If the arctic temperatures from this past weekend in New York are any indication, we are certainly not out of the woods when it comes to winter. The bad news: your puffer jacket is not going into storage just yet. The good news: there’s still time to hit the slopes! Before planning that ski trip to Aspen, Stratton or Belleayre in our own Catskills, you’ll need to shop to look your very best. Unless of course you’re planning to borrow Mom’s awesome ’80s neon ski suit. Hey, at least you’d stand out on the slopes. Not an option? Well, maybe not for those of you looking for fashion forward (not backward) skiwear.
Luckily, skiwear has evolved over the years to create looks that are not only female friendly, but fashion friendly as well. Tracy’s New York Life has rounded up some of the most stylishly savvy skiwear brands. The best part: all can be found right here in NYC.
Perhaps the most fashion forward skiwear in NYC that we love is from luxury skiwear brand, Bogner. Originating in knits, skis, and accessories imported from Norway, the brand has now expanded to several collections including both Sonia Bogner and Fire + Ice.
|Alenka Red leopard ski pants from Bogner–photo via Bogner|
Bogner’s Sport Ski collection features artic expedition inspired down ski jackets, oriental embroidered fleeces, and red leopard printed ski pants. If prints are not your forte, go for expertly tailored taffeta ski pants in solid black or champagne. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the Vania Hat, a simple braided hat knit by hand (that’s right by hand!). So before you head to the slopes, be sure to stop at the Bogner store on West Broadway in TriBeCa. Bogner is also sold at Sak’s Fifth Avenue in Midtown.
|Vania Hat from Bogner--photo via Bogner|
Another great brand to shop for fashionably aware skiwear is German-born brand, Obermeyer . Obermeyer stays on trend in color-block ski jackets, murano glass printed gloves and Cobra print knit hats. Need I say more? Oh that’s right, where can you buy it in NYC? Check out NY gems Paragon Sports & Century 21 to get your hands on a runway- ready ski look.
|Murano glass printed gloves from Obermeyer–photo via Obermeyer|
|Color-block ski jacket from Obermeyer–-photo via Obermeyer.|
We’re also loving skiwear brand NILS. The NILS mission is defined as “Clothing designed to meet the needs of today’s active woman, whose sense of style and performance is uncompromising.” I’d say we’re on board with that. If the mission alone doesn’t sell you, perhaps a lace-printed base layer or military green aviator style ski jacket will. Paragon comes through again as a local retailer for us New Yorkers.
|Lace-printed base layer from Nils–photo via Nils|
|Military green aviator style ski jacket from Nils–photo via Nils|
So if the only thing standing in your way of a successful trip to the slopes is the thought of wearing Mom’s hand-me-downs, step outside your door and shop these chic brands and surely you’ll be skiing in style.
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