Apres Ski Fashion: 20 Outfits to Give Your Winter a Lift

First, let’s start with the basics – apres ski (or après-ski if you want to be precise) means “after ski” and covers a variety of social activities post time on the slopes. It could be sitting by the fire, sipping tasty beverages, hitting up a cozy bar to listen to live music, or even unofficial shindigs in woodsy locations with friends while still on the mountain.  The main takeaway is a celebration where the coolest outfits are casual, decidedly unfussy and made for the cold.

The apres ski look has currently gained a cult following the likes of which it hasn’t seen since the 80s. Even among the non-mountainous urbanites, the spirit of the slopes has turned into one of the biggest trends to hit the season.

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Sound like a trend you could slide into? From top to bottom and accessories in-between, we’ve got twenty outfits that are must haves to nail the apres ski look…

Let’s start with the classic combination – namely, some neutrals. This roll neck ski jumper from Perfect Moment’s 2021 season looks amazing when paired with some slim fitting khaki-colored Goldbergh pants, Andrew Marc’s shiny/matte puffer, a pair of sophisticated, olive sunnies from Knockaround and rag & bone’s exaggerated Chelsea boot from their new winter collection.

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Leather leggings (or faux in this case) plus a thigh-grazing, comfy cowl sweater are a great combination. Add a solid winter boot, like this beauty from Clarks, and give a little nod to your boarding cousins with a bucket hat gone fab in Fendi. All that’s left is to slide on some bold-browed “Grand Brandy” sunglasses from Blenders and you’re ready to sip some warm elixir by the fire.

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For the fun loving mountain momma, here’s a playful take. We start with winter weight, gray leggings and slide on Smartwool’s Smartloft mini skirt. Then add rag & bone’s bright and cheery fair isle sweater that matches playfully with the just-released, color bright Heritage Boots from Ugg. Pulling the whole look together, slide on a pair of Knockaround’s Mile Highs aviator glasses in rose gold and copper-tinted lenses. Who needs a lodge when your look is straight fire?

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A sweet selection of pastels make for a pleasing palette. Smartwool’s full zip ski sweater in light green goes comfy-cozy with adidas’ Terrex padded pants (part of their new ski clothing collection). Bonus – these pants are made with Primeblue, a high-performance recycled material made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. Keep your tootsies toasty with Timberland’s chukka boot in rosy pink, then top things off with Blenders’ super popular Pacific Grace shades and prAna’s frosty blue headband.

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Cold weather and corduroy go together like marshmallows and cocoa. These fantastic flares by Cato come in sizes up to 24W. Pairing it with this texturally interesting open knit sweater and toasty tartan puffer vest start giving off those lodgy vibes. Finish things off with a pair of Golden CC sunglasses and Clarks’ warmlined hiking boots. Cheers!

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A bright color blocking vest is classic ski apparel. Adding a neutral-colored technical shirt underneath keeps the silhouette looking sleek. You’ll want to choose ankle length jeans for sure in order to properly display these unique boots from rag & bone. Crown this look with a creamy blush colored beanie and you are ready to go!

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This outfit starts with a classic cable knit in a fresh, mauve-y-mulberry color. A crisp, white turtleneck adds some extra coziness, while these high-waist, bootleg cut leggings from Alo Yoga keep the silhouette streamlined. Blenders’ new line called Lion Heart gives homage to goggles (without going too far) and of course, sliding on some boots by Sorel immediately complete the look.

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In the world of skiing there are few brands that have achieved the cult status like the Moon Boot. Finding a pair on sale, like we did, is kinda unheard of. Lucky you, not only did we land you that treasure, we’ve given you a full outfit to go with it, including some pants of equal puffery, courtesy of Backcountry. A frothy, striped sweater from Stella Nova and Blender’s Iron Lilly glasses in vibrant sunset bring the color factor, and last but not least, finish with a fleece vest from Columbia over top to get that layered look.

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Blue looks good on you, baby! Especially when it’s this colorful cutie from New Day. With such a cool fair isle mood, we’ve kept the rest of the down below straightforward with black bodycon scuba pants and Senso’s sherpa-lined Chelseas. Up top, we go for complementary colored elements, including a lovely amber scarf from Milly and gorgeous tortoise frames from Blenders.

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Channel your inner 80s snow girl with this cool retro outfit. The deep purple, racer stripe turtleneck from Milly goes perfectly with Tipsy Elves’ Alpine Explorer jacket. Some black leggings from Helmut Lang keep the silhouette sleek. But the accessories is what truly pulls this look together, with some fabulous headgear from Blenders, a wool beanie from Canada Goose and these awesome plushwave boots from Sperry. Gnarly, dude!

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Loving the apres ski look but not necessarily the price tag? Here’s an inexpensive outfit that hits all the right notes at an attractive price point. Starting with this amazing find from Aeropostale in the form of a fuzzy fun fleece pullover with a print that gives off that cool, lodge-y vibe. A chocolate brown bodysuit from Lulus goes great with some faux-suede leggings and some cool gray hiking booties from M. Gemi. And talk about a bargain, these super glam sunglasses from Blenders called Americano are pure luxe drip at half the cost you’d expect for them.

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We’d be remiss if we didn’t include an outfit with one of this season’s biggest trends – the Shacket. This gorgeous one from Cato comes in sizes up to 5x and looks amazing with a butternut-colored top from Issac Mizrahi and some sumptuous faux suede pants from Good American. Slip on Cole Haan’s Omni Hiker boots and the piece de resistance…Blenders Stormation frames in Eclipse.

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Looking like you just arrived in your G6, this outfit has Aspen written all over it. Starting with Aztech Mountain’s stripe sweater, we add luxe, cream-colored faux leather leggings and Gaovot’s fantastic faux fur vest. Blenders’ delicious Dream Twister aviator glasses are the perfect protection from any random paparazzi and Clarks’ Wallabees will keep your stance solid with every vogue-pose.

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Get your shine on with this sexy combination of faux leather Boss Pants from Good American and Cato’s metallic bronze puffer vest. Adding some creamy neutral interest are New Day’s alpine-inspired sweater and Suicoke’s Evab boots. Uniting all these colors together is Blenders Native Charm sunnies. C’est magnifique!

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When you can’t wait to get to your activity, this outfit couldn’t be more easy. Winter leggings and a quick quilted ski skirt look put together but not fussy. This sweet sequined jersey from Goldbergh shows off your mountain spirit (even if you’ve never been…hey, we won’t tell). Give your noggin an apres ski fashion makeover with this super cute pom pom beanie from Rue21 and Blenders fantastically futurist Loveshine sunglasses in SciFi. Don’t forget your tootsies – these waterproof boots from Santana Canada will keep them nice and warm.

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Feeling a little less Aspen and a bit more Jackson Hole? Well who doesn’t like to channel a more lowkey vibe? This ski town area is known for being fashionable but not fussy. With this in mind, we go for a cute but casual pair of vintage denim overalls, courtesy of Boyish Jeans. And what says more than ‘apres ski’ but Kier + J’s very own cashmere sweater in bubble gum pink. Add Blenders’ Sugar Mac shades, Puma’s uber-fuzzy beanie and then go old school with Backcountry’s tri-colored puffy coat and the one and only yellow boot from Timberland.

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Here’s another great option that channels a little western with your apres ski look. We start with a gorgeous fringed jacket from The Kooples and add Smartwool’s super warming wool sweater. A RE/DONE pair of vintage 90’s Levi’s are just the right cut to show off your Madison western boots, with the cutest little gold star ever. Top off your look with Blenders’ sunny yellow Keen glasses and skip the expected cowboy hat and go for a head warming Chapka from Chloe instead. Your ears will thank you.

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While we’ve been focusing on mostly pants, there is always room for cute dresses in the apres ski look. Case in point, this quilted number from Smartwool which looks sleek and chic while insulating. Add some unexpected flair in the form of adidas’ limited edition tights that are a collab with Marimekko. Some fab plaid boots from Sam Edelman will keep your feet on terra firma while Blenders’ Jet Line wraps will give a touch of jet-setter to your look. All that’s left is a medium density down jacket from Lole and you are good to go!

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For those who don’t shy away from pattern play, this outfit is a feast of proper mixing procedure. An alpine-inspired sweater is the start and then an unexpected twist with Kara Traa’s quilted capris. Of course with that much calf showing, you simply have to have a fun sock and this one by Burton does not disappoint. Marc Jacobs’ white plaid booties are functional and fun and of course, a great pair of aviator style glasses from Blenders, in a cool icy blue metal frame bring the whole look together.

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Our last look is pure luxe. While still maintaining the apres ski outfit mindset, this look takes everything to next level through the use of luxury fabrics and furs (faux that is). The cornerstone of the look is this magnificent, off-the-shoulder, faux fur top, which looks extra luxe when paired with Joe Jeans’ iridescent-coated high rise pants. High top Moon Boots with just a little faux fur fringe tie everything in nicely. This leaves us to have some extra fun, adding Blenders’ beautiful turquoise and tortoise shell glasses, along with Eugenia Kim’s oversized wool cap that’s just begging for a pop on the head, followed by a little cock to the side.

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