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Skiwear For The Slopes and The City

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Skiwear for the slopes and the city? Yes, the two finally co-exist. These are the skiwear trends for 2020. City slickers, there is no need to forsake warmth for style. Wear a mannish classic wool coat (Acne at Samui, 17 Drawbridge Street, Cork) with a cosy knit layered over a fine-gauge polo neck (Cos, €49) or a borrowed-from-the-boys brushed-cotton check shirt (Loge Peak ski shirt, €265; www.aztechmountain.com). Try alpine-inspired leggings (ultra-flattering Aurora skinny pants II are created to be as comfortable as your skinny jeans; www.perfectmoment.com) and a pair of on-trend shearling-lined, chunky-soled boots. Pisteside: Spend on a proper ski coat (try PE Nation or Moncler at Kildare Village). Layer same knit over a performance thermal top. Put your sunglasses on a chain (they’re now cool; www.framechain.co.uk). Swap your helmet for a cashmere hat après (you’ll need something to disguise helmet hair). Good boots are important for hitting the pavements down the village or running errands. Ugg have cosy, wool-lined boots (Adirondakk III, €229.95), suitable for harsh conditions. Sorel’s selection will keep you dry in even the coldest of climates. Old-school Moon Boots still rule the slopes and we love them.

City wear … Dress head-to-toe in luxe tonal shades. Think coffees and creams. Choose city-appropriate wool coats over slim-cut pants and boots that will insulate and cushion your feet.

Chalet wear …Invest in high performance technical thermal leggings and mid layers from ski wear specialists like Goldbergh or Bodner. There are as light as they are warm. 

Hiking …Buy bona fide hiking boots like Columbia for an alpine adventure. 1000 mile socks (a sock within a sock) are a must. At www.thegreatoutdoors.ie.

Slope fashion … It’s all about the retro-inspired onesie; www.perfectmoment.com. Add a statement roll-neck to stand out on the slopes.

Cream Roshin wool sweater (made in Ireland), £295stg; www.and-daughter.com.

Gren Fair Isle wool cardigan, €219; www.ganni.com.

Camel Sculptural wool coat, €1,000; www.acnestudios.com.

Joan of Arctic Next suede and rubber boots, €249.99; www.sorel.ie.

Nordic wool sweater, Perfect Moment, €330; www.mytheresa.com.

Black Madeline striped stretch-jersey top, Bogner, €180; www.net-a-porter.com.

Black cashmere track pants, €129; www.everlane.com.

White Adirondakk III boots, €229.95; www.ugg.com

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