Top 10 Ski Outfits to Hit the Slopes in Style (Plus Some Extras)

Seeking to update your look on the slopes? From jackets to snowpants to baselayers, Ski expert Hannah Bibbo pulls together combos that combine fashion and function.

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We’re past the days where we have to sacrifice fashion for practicality and comfort on or off the ski slopes. Skis and snowboards have flashy graphics and top sheets on them, boots are sleek and you can find a pair in just about every color, and you can match all of your gear if you want to. So why not look your best, while you’re also skiing your best?

We dug into the top ski clothing and snowboard clothing of 2021, taking into account both fashion and function. From jackets to snowpants to baselayers, we’ve got you covered when it comes to new outfit ideas for the slopes — and we even included plenty of accessories below.

The Best Outfits for Skiing and Snowboarding in Style

A black and white photo of a group of skier friends posing on the slope

Photo by Hannah Bibbo

You may be thinking, "Don't I just need to stay dry and warm?" And the answer would be yes, that's all you need to do, but why not add a little flair to your outfit and grab a couple of double-takes as you're skiing down the mountain?

1. The Puffer Jacket with Skinny Snowpants

If it’s good enough for Princess Diana, it’s good enough for us. It’s warm (practical), but also cute enough to keep on for whatever après ski activity you have planned.

The jacket itself will be the statement piece of the outfit, adding a pop of color, so pair it with a solid color ski pant. If you don’t mind tighter-fitting ski pants, I’d recommend a pair of sleek white or black narrow-legged snow pants!

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2. Bibs with Literally Anything

Bibs are BACK! They keep you dryer and warmer than regular snow pants, and are typically a little looser fitting than traditional snow pants. Some of them even come with a little kangaroo pocket, like my fave Flowlow Foxy Bib, great for chairlift snacks. Pair it with the Flylow Lucy ski jacket, and you have the perfect match.

Pink Flylow Foxy Bib

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3. Mix it up with Some Fun Patterns

Cheetah is in and we are here for it. Make a statement (and stay warm) with these DC Collective Cheetah bibs. Warning: Will attract attention.

Similar to the Puffer Jacket, the cheetah print would be the staple item of the ski outfit, so pair it with a solid black or white jacket. You can even rock this outfit all the way through après ski if you throw it over a solid black merino wool turtleneck.

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4. ‘80’s Retro Onesies

Not only will a onesie keep you warm, but the retro style has actually never gone out of style on the ski slopes. The brighter the better, and it really doesn’t matter what’s underneath because you probably won’t want to take it off.

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  • You get extra points for this super bright option from Shinesty. They also have some rad '90s onesies to check out, too!

5. All White Everything

Or honestly, any monochrome outfit. We all saw Michelle Obama rock the monochrome (she was an internet sensation) during the inauguration, so we know it’s in style this year. Why not try it out on the slopes, too!

White long jacket
White ski pants

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  • Curated has them both! I’ve picked out a jacket and pant combo that won’t steer you wrong.

6. These Bootcut Bibs and Matching Turtleneck Sweater

What’s better than rocking bootcut bibs down the mountain? Pairing it with a striped matching turtleneck sweater. You won’t have to worry about a cold neck, and you’ll look chic heading to your après ski activity.

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The Best Outfits for Anything But Skiing

We love love love (did I say love?) skiing, but we know that’s not always the main event. So we pulled together some ideas that’ll keep you warm off the slopes while looking your best.

Tables and chairs at an eatery at the bottom of a slope

Photo by Hannah Bibbo

7. This Cozy, Oversized Fleece

A fleece is a must-have for every après-ski activity, and you’ll want to add this fleece from a local Crested Butte shop, Slut Strand Society, to your wardrobe. Want to feel pretty and rad? Show off those Slut Strands and throw on the fleece. Throw it over your bibs or pair it with some warm, merino-wool leggings.

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PS: Slut Strands aren't just an accessory to level up your ponytail or bun – it's a true lifestyle. Check out how these ladies of skiing are using them to empower themselves on the slopes, express femininity, and more.

8. A Fur Coat

Or faux fur, either will do the trick! It’s an easy piece to throw over any base layers you were wearing throughout the day, or some jeans or leggings if you weren’t on the slopes. Either way, it’s an easy way to spice up an otherwise basic look!

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  • Asos has so many options.

9. A Fur Vest, if the Fur Coat is Too Much

Too much fur on the fur coat? Try a faux fur vest! The same rules apply from above, and you could even add a turtleneck sweater or merino wool sweater underneath for an added layer for warmth. Stick with black, or a neutral color, since the fur vest is the statement piece, here!

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10. A Merino Wool Sweater

Graphic tees may be out, but merino wool sweaters with “après ski” or winter graphics are totally fair game. Throw a down vest over it if you need another layer, or rock it on its own.

Dale Of Norway navy blue and white wool sweater

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  • Ask your Curated expert to hook you up with the sweater and vest from our partner site!

Accessories to Make it Pop

Because are cute ski outfits really complete without some extra accessories?

11. Smith I/O Mag Goggles

No ski outfit is complete without ski goggles. My faves are the Smith I/O Mag goggles because there isn’t a frame to detract from the rest of your look and they have magnetic lenses, which are super easy to change, even if your hands are cold. From low-light lenses to sunny bright days, they have lens options that will keep you going.

Smith ski goggles

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  • Your Curated expert can get you a pair!

12. A Helmet with MIPS Protection

So helmets are more functional than fashionable, we know, but it’s completely necessary. We recommend one with MIPS protection — which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System — for extra safety and durability. You only get one head, after all!

Since this is more functional than fashionable, we’d suggest something white or black for a minimalist look so the emphasis will be on the rest of your outfit! But, since we know fashion is of comparable importance, so just show off those slut strands and you'll be good to go.

Black Smith helmet

If you want some help picking out a helmet with MIPS Protection, ask your Curated expert.

13. A Matek Balaclava

Matek is changing the outdoor clothing game. There’s an emphasis on sustainability and affordability on top of being fashionable and functional. It really checks all the important boxes. The style is bold and retro-inspired and seems like it’s here to stay.

The balaclava, in particular, even doubles as a neck gaiter and face mask, all while keeping your head super warm.

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14. Hestra Mittens

From someone whose hands are always cold (literally always, even in my own house), I can tell you these are incredible. They may be more functional than fashionable, but, when you’re trying to show off your cute outfit all day, these will keep your hands toasty warm the whole time.

They make both snowboard and ski gloves and mittens, so you have multiple options to pick from!

White Hestra mittens

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15. Funky Sunglasses

These are less for on the mountain and more for your drink at the bottom, but they pull any après ski outfit together, as any true staple would.

Black Goodr sunglasses

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16. Puffer Scarf

This may be too much to throw on over your puffer jacket, but add overtop your merino wool sweater, and voila!

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17. Sorrel Boots with Micro Fleece Lining

You’ll be wearing your ski and snowboard boots on the mountain, but no matter how comfortable your boots are, you’ll want an option for some snow boots when you’re finished! Try some sorrel boots with microfleece lining — your feet will thank you.

Where to buy the look:

  • Asos is tried and true, or you can get them from Sorel.

Looking for more outdoor gear inspiration? Check out our Instagram or reach out to me or a fellow Curated expert and we'd be happy to help you craft your ideal look for the slopes.

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Hannah Bibbo
Ski Expert
I started skiing before I could walk, or shortly there after. I grew up skiing on the east coast, mainly at Killington. I went to college in Denver, and a main reason was to be closer to the mountains. My first job was in a local ski shop, where I learned the ins and outs of the gear, what to look f...
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