Vintage Ski Style

Fashion December 13th, 2012

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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? We certainly are. A nice blanket of snow makes everything feel more festive. But in the past fifty years or so, winter style has gotten a bit less styled. Shearling and cable knit sweaters have been replaced by the all too practical puffers and fleece.

So we’ve pulled together some inspiration photos from back in the heyday of skiing style. No one would dare set foot on the slopes in Aspen, Zermatt, or Sun Valley without looking incredibly chic. While we’re all about staying warm, look for defined waistlines in coats and always carry a pair of cashmere gloves. Don’t forget a pair of big round black glasses to complete the look.

Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier; Audrey Hepburn in Charade; Vintage Skiiers; Lee Radziwill; Elizabeth and James Janeane Coar with Fur, $1,289; LGR Keren Sunglasses in Brown and Green, $325; Crocodile Passport Holder in Paprika, $880

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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