The Dolomites is where the cold hard beauty of high-altitude European life meets the joyous exuberance of Italy’s fabled bella figura to create a ski scene that is hands down the most stylish on earth. Whether you’re slaloming down the World Cup downhill course at Saslong or knocking back Campari sodas at one of Cortina d’Ampezzo’s buzzy apres-ski bars, the trick, when it comes to dressing in the Dolomites, is to not hold back.
This RRL Ralph Lauren handwoven overnight bag is the ultimate in log cabin high-living with its leather top handles, buckle strap closures and distressed copper-tone rivets.
This stylish aviator jacket is made from premium lamb leather with a contrasting damson shearling lining for extra warmth and its brown overdyed finish is gives it a nice vintage. Perfect for dressing up for those après ski parties with check wool trousers and a roll neck.
These A.P.C indigo denim jeans are easy to mix and match with blazers, knitwear and shirts. And they look great with everything from loafers, trainers to hiking boots. A nice tip is to give them a small turn up and put some chunky wool boot socks underneath.
These DSquared hiking boots are a fantastic investment and cool to wear not only at the ski resorts but also in town during the winter months. They are easy to style up with everything from jeans, chinos, cords to wool trousers.
There is no better way to keep your head warm this Winter then with this classic fleck Donegal knit design. It strikes the perfect balance of being nostalgic ski and yet very wearable for the town as well as the country.
This dark brown matelassé leather bag by Miu Miu with top handle and detachable strap is as versatile as they come and its vintage leather will age beautifully Style it up with everything from wool coats, to heavy knits and bomber to varsity jackets – this bag is going everywhere!
This reversible fleece coat by Isabel Marant is ideal for those colder outdoor events; its stitch design gives a feeling of craft whilst being modern at the same time. Great styled with jeans and trainers for a more weekend casual vibe or if you want to go for more of a party feel then then style up with leather trousers and boots.
This fuzzy mohair blend Loewe scarf is a punky pink beauty: not only will it keep you super warm for those winter walks but you can style it with everything from bomber jackets to leather coats.
This Ganni sheer black lace shirt crafted in cotton by will is the perfect go to party top for this winter. With contrasting white top stitch and large collars and cuffs it effortlessly can be mixed with denims and maxi skirts. As the hem of the shirt is cut square its versatile to be styled both outside as well as inside your jeans.
Leather trousers are everywhere this winter and these vintage inspired flared pants by GRLFRND are a great investment. Cut from subtle black leather have a high-rise waist and slim legs with splits through the flared cuffs.
Chloé’s beloved ‘Betty’ boots have been reimagined in timeless black rubber trimmed with shearling. The sleek upper draws inspiration from classic Chelsea styles, while the lug sole riffs off wellington boots. Wear yours with chunky knits, tucked into cropped jeans to show off the logo-print heel tabs.
By James Sleaford, Style Director, Secret Trips. James has worked in the fashion industry for 20 years and has held the post of Fashion Director of French GQ. – www.jamessleaford.com