How To Pack for a Ski Trip

by Shalice Noel

Après Ski Sweater // white pants // boots // beret

This will be our first ski vacation as a family.  The kids have no idea what to expect so we’ve been prepping by watching Warren Miller Ski movies all week.  Our enthusiasm is growing rapidly.  Ski trips are not our typical lay around the pool and soak up the sun kind of holiday. This week will be heart-pumping, adrenaline, learn something new, need for speed, catch some air kind of holiday. So follow along as we explore the slopes of Vail next week! As we prep, I’m predicting vintage ski apparel will be very “hot” this winter, so even if you don’t have a ski vacation planned, you can always capture the ski fashion at home.

Three ski attire must haves:

Vintage Ski Sweater

Add French words to a sweater and you have me like….ga ga.

Ski Goggles

I didn’t even know Chanel made these!  I’m sure we can figure out somewhere to wear these off the mountain. Any ideas?

Ski Coat/Pants

Look for bright colors and form-fitting styles like this jacket and ski pants. I also picked up this cute sweater. I mean, how cute?

Chevron always works in the mountains. After all, the geometric pattern is inspired by the mountain peaks, right? 

Enough with geometry lessons! As for the kids, we are looking for more cozy and practical snow gear.  Warm, waterproof coats are a must.  Traditional Sorel snow boots are always my favorite. They last a long time, keep their style and we pass them down from kid to kid, so  purchase the unisex looking boots for your little ski bunnies.


Oh….and to get all this gear into your suitcase, here’s a tip.  Stuff as much as you can of the squishy bulky stuff like hats and gloves into large zip lock bags. Press down on the bag and let all the air out before you zip it up. That way, you condense the bulk and you keep all those loose, matching items together in the bags. Also, put those cute Sorel boots to work and stuff goggles into them!

Please comment with your ski memories below. I love hearing about your experiences. We’ll share ours once we get back!

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La Bijoux Bella | by mia November 29, 2017 - 5:08 pm

Oh such a cute and fun beautiful stylish look! I have always love ❤️ skiing! ♥️??♥️??

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shalice noel November 29, 2017 - 5:16 pm

Thank you! Love ski style and can’t wait to go! Xx

Leyla November 29, 2017 - 11:12 pm

I’ve never been skiing but now I want to go so I can wear all your recommendations! Have so much fun!!

Leyla //

shalice noel December 1, 2017 - 12:19 am

Leyla you need this sweater in Chicago! I hope you can go skiing soon. XX


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