There is a good chance that most people will hit the slopes this winter and whether it be to ski or board your way down, cozy up in the lodge, or carve up the half-pipe you'll need to bundle up. All of my siblings snowboard and we've all noticed how similar boarding jackets are. While activewear is graphic and bold, what about looking fashionable? Not all of us want to be suited up in nylon and spandex. SInce the season calls for layering to keep warm, why not utilize the fashion-powers of knits and flannel to create a ski-bum vibe that is not so ordinary?
While we all love the refined, trendy, and flirty, not many Fashionistas really stray too far into comfort. It's really hard to mix comfort and fashion without ending up with a Juicy Couture track suite. This Fashionista, however, pulls from some really classic winter fashions to create a trendy, ski-lodge-esque, and comfortable look. For starters, there's a clear vibe you can get from the look that reads something similar to ski-bum or snowboarder-chick. Look closer, though and you can see the different winter trends in this look. Plaid is and will always be a go-to fall/winter print and her bold red plaid mixed with moments of yellow and black makes a great statement that goes along with the season. Her jeggings are a great peacock-blue that has warm tones in it, and are reminiscent of skiing spandex. I'm really digging the green and navy rugby striped scarf; that green plays so well with the red flannel shirt. She adds more knits into the mix with her gloves and beanie, but it's her white chunky knit sweater that gives this look a real ease. The different textures of knits and wovens are really interesting within the look, and those Ray Bans add a cool touch. This chick is ready for the slopes, I'd say.
Here are my picks for some winter boarder finds. I'm kind of in love with this chunky knit sweater from Club Monaco on Shop.com, the double row of buttons adds a cool military touch. Urban Outfitters always has great flannels that are reasonably priced (especially for college students!). Here is one by Character Hero. And finally here's a Rugby plaid scarf that's on sale for $49.99!