Aside from the snowboard, clunky ski boots and reflective goggles, one must never forget the perfect après ski outfit(s) while packing for a winter vacation.
After carving down the mountain (professionally or pizza-style — we think both are equally impressive), the notorious après ski gathering serves as the cherry on top of a successful day spent in the snow and has for many years. This tradition has been cheers-ing, fireside mingling and partying since the 1950s, and who are we to end such a celebration now?
In recent years, après ski has become a fashion category in and of itself — a moment in which skiers and snowboarders shed the bulky outerwear and slip into faux furs, trending winterwear and just about anything that will turn heads.
Whether you’ve booked a flight to Aspen — or you live in California and think anything below 70 degrees justifies a bundled up social outing (you’re not wrong) — we have curated the ultimate guide for whatever après ski you might find yourself enjoying this winter season.
WARMING BASE LAYERS
One of the trickiest parts of the après ski outfit puzzle is keeping warm while still achieving a fashion-forward outfit that minimizes the bulk. The secret? This new Airbrush set designed with a brushed interior that adds the perfect amount of breathable warmth to the sculpting signature fabric you know and love. With a closer, snug fit, they provide the perfect base layers to top with a luxe faux fur jacket, a pair of trending moon boots and your winter accessories of choice.
As a reminder, the après ski attire is one that celebrates a little risk. So if you tend to stick to a capsule wardrobe, this is your chance to let loose a bit. Start with a statement sports bra (perhaps the one you just wore while enjoying Tahoe’s fresh powder). Then top with an ultra-cropped shrug that keeps the extremities warm — because we all know that the Hot Toddies and the standard festivities of an après ski gathering will keep the rest of you plenty warm. Finally, add a pant or trouser of equal trend-forward appeal along with a winterized bucket hat and après away.
Winter skirts are here. If you thought this day would never come, we’re thrilled to introduce this top-and-bottom set designed with a polar fleece lining that keeps the heat right where you want it. The half-zip collared coverup features adjustable bungee details that continue to lock in the heat along with side pockets that free your hands to pop champagne (or be a wallflower if that’s more your speed). The a-line skirt with an ultra-cozy inner short is all-weather-approved and just the style your winter vacation closet is needing.
A dramatic coat for a post-ski shindig is as necessary as the live DJ. The celeb-loved and bestselling Stunner Puffer Jacket provides an ultra-luxe option that elevates any base layers. To add to the ensemble, this Micro Sherpa set supplies texture and warmth to the standard sweat set making a head-to-toe look ready for endless admiration.
If you’re looking to level up your après ski outfit even further, Alo has a dedicated luxury collection designed specifically for winter’s most iconic social scene. The Aspen Collection includes three separate capsules that celebrate authentic winter performance wear and luxury prêt-à-porter. From dramatic floor-length faux fur coats to balaclava hoods, this is the après ski fashion scene at its finest.
Did you put together a look that deserves to be at a luxe lodge afterparty? Show us your ski style and tag @Alo in all of your après ski looks.