Style Travel · January 25, 2019

Dancing on Ice

…although I can’t guarantee this post will be half as entertaining as a Wes and GC Sunday night special.

Taken last week during our wintry trip to Verbier (which you can read more about here), I was pretty stuck when it came to packing a wardrobe for skiing. Lacking serious layers, thermals and insulated socks- my wardrobe for this kind of trip was very much limited to a boohoo puffa jacket (it held up in Iceland so I had faith), bed socks that are from Christmases’ long gone and mittens so big they resemble professional kitchen oven mitts.

Thankfully, the people at Perfect Moment kindly loaned me some ‘proper’ salopettes and a jacket for the real deal (being a novice I took note of everything I’d ever seen Ms. Williams do in similar situations which fared pretty well)- but what does one wear in the mean time?!

I’ve seen enough knitted ski jumpers in Beyond Retro in 2008 to last a lifetime, so when it came to actually rifling through my wardrobe I was stuck.

I’ve spoken before about how I’m typically about as outdoorsy as Gillian Mckeith in the jungle– so this kind of trip definitely required a little bit of wardrobe pre-planning. With these & Other Stories cords acting as the perfect ‘omg-i-can-squeeze-thermals-under-these-too trousers’, my style inspiration quickly turned from Eddie the Eagle to eighties ice-skater- which can perhaps be blamed on my love of Hanna Steffanson and her white boots, combined with a great enjoyment of having watched the Torvil and Dean drama on ITV over Christmas.

Paired with this chevron Pull & Bear bomber jacket which supplied serious seventies chalet vibes (something about burgundy and sage green which sets my heart a flutter), I felt suitably ready for the ‘rink, even if I was a pair of blades and a whole heap of balance short… There’s always next time!


(Jacket: Pull & Bear, Jumper: C/O & Other Stories, Cords: C/O & Other Stories, Boots: C/O & Other Stories (old but similar), Earrings: C/O Rock ‘n’ Rose)*  links used are affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage of the sale if you happen to make a purchase


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