What is Après-Ski?

 

By Marni Williams

It’s hard to believe that the après-ski trend has emerged. When I think of après-ski, I think dank clothes, sore thighs, matted hair—I feel the furthest thing from chic. After I hit the slopes, the last thing I want to do is engage in social activities or, God forbid, step foot inside a nightclub. I just want to lie in a warm epsom salt bath for a very, very long time.

Maybe I’m reluctant to grasp on to this trend because I’m a terrible skier and I have flashbacks of my parents screaming at me to “pizza!” down the hill. But you know what, if renowned fashion houses all over the world can transform my personal nightmare-of-a-sport into something more practical—even luxurious—then maybe I can come around to it after all. Come to think of it, sitting by a cozy fire with a hot toddy in-hand does not sound too bad right now. Take a look below to see the latest in après-ski fashion:

Neon Retro Ski Suits

Courtesy of Shinesty

Courtesy of Shinesty

Run to your nearest Goodwill or the back of your parent’s closet because ‘80s ski suits are back! From Millennial pink to fluorescent highlighter rainbow, the brighter, the better.

Moon Boots

By Jimmy Choo.

By Jimmy Choo.

Moon boots are the ultimate après-ski footwear. They scream, “I’m ready to get off this mountain, hand me that hot toddy right now!” Even Jimmy Choo is on board.

Pom-pom Beanies

The Stradivarius look, with matching scarves.

The Stradivarius look, with matching scarves.

These trends are no longer reserved for the glitterati of Aspen and Deer Valley. You too can look cute AF with a massive pom-pom on the top of your head.

Happy skiing, but most importantly, happy après-skiing!

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