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Ski Style Must Haves

By Amy Bailey — January 31, 2016

In skiing, like with most things, the right gear makes all the difference. If you are looking to hit the slopes in gear that has peak functionality and elevated style, here are my favorite brands for the best slope style:

  1. Phenix Ski Lily Jacket – Any ski bunny knows how hard it is to find a well-fitting ski jacket. I cannot imagine a better fitting jacket than the Phenix Ski Lily Jacket plus state of the art technology IMG_5096features mean this jacket provides high water resistance, superior warmth, heat retention, excellent mobility, and freedom of movement. Phenix Ski Lily Jacket with Fur $820. You can find Phenix Ski at Christy Sports, Jans, and other stores can be found at
  2. IMG_5068Helly Hansen W Bellisimo Pant – Ski pants that don’t make you look like you have frumpy elephant legs – yes please! The Bellisimo pant by Helly Hansen makes me want to sing ‘Hallelujah’. These pants are beyond warm, very slenderizing, and provide excellent movement. Helly Hansen W Bellisimo Pant $225 Helly Hansen.
  3. Skins Thermal Compression Long Sleeve – Providing the best base layer warmth, the Skins Thermal Compression Long Sleeve is ideal for skiing with unique scientifically proven engineered gradient compression that improves circulation, provides more fresh oxygen to your muscles while helping you shape, tone and sculpt your body $109.99 Skins.
  4. Skins Thermal Compression Long Tights – Looking for optimum warmth and movement for your legs, choose Skins Compression Tights $124.99 Skins.
  5. Columbia Women’s Optic Got It Mid Layer Half Zip – The Optic Grab It half-zip fleece features wicking side panels, thumbholes and 180g thermo-stretch fleece, making it the perfect choice when conditions are a bit chilly, on sale $39.90 Columbia.
  6. IMG_5461Swiftwick Pursuit Line Socks – The best socks for warmth and wicking are Swiftwick. The PURSUIT™ Line is the world’s first 200 needle compression sock made from all-natural Merino Wool, sourced from farmers in the U.S. Our premium-cut fibers create a soft, non-scratchy feel. Linked-Toe technology prevents blisters by eliminating bunching in the toe-box. Combine this with Managed Compression™ that supports all 3 arches in the foot, and you have a no-hotspot, blister-free, perfect-fitting sock. With such excellent wicking you can also wear these socks multiple times before having to wash making them ideal for skiing, $15.99 Swiftwick (Did I mention Swiftwick is based out of Brentwood, Tennessee?)
  7. IMG_5488Conte Of Florence Pom Pom Hat – A top trend in ski towns, the pom pom hat, although you may want to change your boggan before you put your helmet on. Conte Of Florence makes the most beautiful pom pom hats in a variety of styles $75 and up Conte Of Florence.
  8. Kangol Furgora Skull Cap – For a snug warm hat that fits nicely under your helmet and has ski bunny style reach for the Kangol Furgora Skull Cap $50 Kangol.
  9. IMG_5055Giro Sheer Helmet – Highlighted by refined details and amazing fit, the Sheer Helmet is built for women who demand both comfort and style in a lightweight package. This helmet provides complete comfort while Seamless Compatibility combines with our innovative Stack Ventilation to help keep goggles fog-free all day long $160 Giro.
  10. IMG_5189Giro Amulet Goggles – From fit to optics to style, the Amulet is engineered from the ground up to surpass all expectations of a great women’s goggle. The smooth, sculptural frame design features a spherical lens boasting an unbeatable Lenses by ZEISS, resulting in a solid, supremely functional frame built just for her $$120 Giro.