Packing for a Ski Trip

I just returned from a ski trip to Vail, CO with 18 family members and friends. The weather was crisp and cold, and it snowed every day. The scenery was breathtaking. I had every intention of photographing some of the cute outfits that I brought with me. But, almost every single person on the trip got sick or injured, including me. I spent the week in bed with a box of tissues watching all three original Karate Kid movies. I’m home now, but my nose is still red and the outfits won’t photograph the same without the mountain scenery. So here is a different visual suitcase to show you the types of things I brought on the trip to look chic and stay warm, if I would have gotten out of bed. These items would look chic for any winter weekend away, not just for skiing.

These pieces are so versatile that all the tops would look great with all the bottoms. The turquoise sweater and the dark red jeans are an on-trend color combo. Even the raspberry jacket (love that nipped-in waist!) will look great with the dark red beanie and jeans. I would wear the short-sleeve sweater with a white or black turtleneck underneath for warmth. In the spring, swap the turtleneck for a white, button-down shirt. Besides keeping you extra warm, the ripped jeans will look very cute with a pair of ┬ásilk long johns peeking out from underneath (I buy mine at Land’s End).


Illysia Neumann-Loreck

Ski Set 2

Levi’s Intarsia Sweater
Intarsia alpaca and wool knit, on sale for $59.90 with an extra 25% until Jan 7th

Miss Selfridge Black Star Sweater
Acrylic and nylon, $68.00

American Eagle Outfitters Crewneck Sweater
Reverse Fair Isle Sweater in acrylic, nylon and wool, on sale for $39.99

Lacoste Graphic Top
Wool and cotton sweater, on sale for $116.99

Vanessa Bruno Long-Sleeve Sweater
Silk and Wool sweater, on sale for $105.00

Topshop Sweater
Chevron pattern in acrylic, $76.00

Uniqlo Parka
Nylon and down park, comes in a ton of other colors, $69.90

Abercrombie & Fitch Jeggings
In dark red, on sale for 39.00

The North Face Ski Pants
Low-rise, $160.00

American Eagle Outfitters Black Jeggings
Super stretch, on sale for 44.99

Cuffed Skinny Jeans
Ripped jeans with raw cuffs, $46.80

Sorel Leather Boots
Waxed canvas, faux fur and rubber, on sale for $119.90

Lace up boots
Waterproof with a flatform sole, $121.50

Marc by Marc Jacobs Knit Beanie Hat
Nylon and wool hat, on sale $46.99

Merrell Knit Beanie Hat
Acrylic with fleece lining, on sale for $16.93