Trending NOW: Apres-ski and Beach vacays

Whether you fancy a post-powder prosecco or seaside surf ‘n turf, you best make sure your getaway garb is on point.

 

Après-ski

 

If you’re jetting off to the snowy tundra this season, you’ll want to be prepared for après-ski.

 

Aprés-ski is a tradition that began in Telemark, Norway in the mid-1800s and is French for “after ski.” This phrase describes any and all activities that take place after a day hitting the slopes.

 

If you’re not a skier, don’t fret, this crowd doesn’t discriminate. You could have aced a black diamond, tumbled down the bunny hill or spent the day exploring the town and you’ll still be welcomed and encouraged to toast to the day while taking in the majestic, mountain scenery.

 

So, what should you wear to this snowy soirée?

 

Stylish Ski Jacket – Finding a ski jacket that works on and off the slopes is ideal.

 

Look for a metallic, bold color, printed or multi-color puffer coat to accomplish this.

If you’re spending your vacation lounging by the fire (and not on the slopes), consider topping off your look with a fun, faux fur option. Soft, fuzzy styles look great amongst the snowy scenery.

Balance a sporty, laid-back look with the faux fur or punch up a neutral sweater and denim combo with a colorful fur-trimmed jacket.

 

Layers are key – Depending on your location, the temperatures may be rather mild during the day, especially when the sun is out.

 

Temperatures can also heat up after a few cocktails by the fire and a bit of dancing. Instead of basic, long-underwear, opt for a colorful or printed base layer.

This way, when you remove a layer or two, you’re style will stay on point. Tory Sport offers matching breathable, seamless base layers in geometric and fair aisle prints.

 

Track sole boots: Chunky, track sole boots will perfectly complement any snow bunny look.

 

They are comfortable, practical and thankfully, on trend. You can wear them with jeans, ski pants, leggings or any other slim pant.

 

SweatersSweaters are a must. You want something that’s soft, warm and will take you from bowls to bubbles.

 

A traditional cable knit or Fair Isle style is always a safe bet. If you crave adventure, follow suit with your look and opt for a bold color or fun print. Shop Gucci for loud color combos and wild embroidery.

 

A+ Accessories: Don’t forget about the accessories when packing.

 

Cat-eye or metallic sunglasses, a pom hat, cashmere headband or faux fur trapper will keep you warm and on trend.

 

 

MaxMara Weekend Puffer: $435

J.Crew cable knit: $395

Timberland track sole boots: $170

Tory Burch Trapper: $398

 

Tropical Beach

 

If the thought of snow-capped mountains has you feeling cold and running for that cashmere cardigan, skip the mountains and head for the beach.

 

A beach vacation is often more chill and relaxing, but you can (and should) make sure your wardrobe is ready for anything – lounging by the pool, exploring the town or salsa dancing into the evening.

 

Bohemian Caftan – Every beach-goer needs a lightweight, breezy caftan to take her from bungalow to beach.

 

Whether you prefer a short or maxi-style, look for one with an array of colors, embroidery, tassels or any other unique design detail to give your look a bit of personality.

You can easily transition this to drinks at the hotel bar – simply swap your sandal for a wedge.

 

Boyfriend Shorts – Your boyfriend shorts are a must-have on any beach vacation.

 

At home, you may have worn them with a basic tee and sandals or sneakers, but on the beach, dress them up. These shorts will look just as good with a frilly or off-shoulder top and wedges when heading out for the evening.

 

Palazzo Pants – A maxi skirt and dress may be at the top of your list, but why not change things up a bit and go with a palazzo pant?

 

This extreme wide-leg style flares out from the waist, is breezy and will keep you cool under the beaming sunlight.

You will find them in a variety of prints and colors, so have fun with it! You can pair these with a one-piece suit when heading to the beach, a silk cami and strappy sandals for date night or a crop top and wedges for a beach party.

 

A+ Accessories: Similarly to aprés-ski, you need the right accessories to complete your look.

 

Don’t leave your house without packing a pair of colorful statement earrings. Choose a piece that will go with a variety of styles – from your favorite maxi dress to the boyfriend shorts and off-shoulder top look.

An oversized straw hat, sophisticated sunglasses and a festive tote should also be included on your packing list.

A tote with colorful poms, geometric or aztec print and/or tassels will instantly punch up your look.

 

Head to Everything But Water at Somerset Collection to shop an assortment of colorful caftans and island-ready accessories.

 

 

Eleven March11 Dress: $250

Misa tassel earrings: $96

Misa tote: $105

Stuart Weitzman sandals: $380