How to Sizzle on the Slopes

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It’s the weekend, where is everyone? Pssst – they’re up in the mountains soaking in the sun and hitting the slopes. Whether you’re a black diamond snowboarding babe or skipping the slopes for a spa day and Après-ski; Zuri Girl has a plethora of fashionable puffy coat options.

The first step is visualizing your ski chalet style before even starting your trek to the Alps. Think of yourself as a gliding piece of art against the blank canvas of pure fresh powder. Now, let’s talk trends.

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There’s a classic Northface meme saying ‘Oh, you wear a Northface jacket? – You must go on so many adventures.’ If the Swiss Alps aren’t an adventure, we don’t know what is so wear it with pride. Northface has a collection of tri-climate ski jackets in bold neon shades like ‘Rave Green’ and ‘Spicy Orange.’ Check out their feminine prints including a new one – Hawaiian! Surf’s Snowboard’s up!

We fell in love last winter with Westcomb’s down jackets. It’s like being wrapped in a blanket without the bulk and we all know feeling skinny in a poofy jacket is no easy feat. This season Westcomb has a Cayoosh Hoody and the 900-fill down includes Polartec Power Stretch Pro which is the feature making us feel slim on the slopes. Other brands with playful styles including wolf print and 80’s flashbacks are Volcom & Spyder.

Zuri Girl Does Après-Ski Chic

Style Don’ts  Try to do a sexy supermodel strut in ski boots – it’s impossible. After giggling, make a mental note that clunky uncomfortable ski boots are an Après Ski style don’t. If there’s time after your last run; change out of your insulated ski-pants so you’re not sweating bullets – literally – chatting up Mr. Charming later at the bar.

Style Do’s Opt for stretchy jeans or black leggings under your fave furry boots or UGGs. After all, your feet deserve some special treatment. Wear a comfy cable knit sweater or your soft shell jacket and to cut down on beauty prep; go with a top knot bun, stylish beanie or faux fur hat. Finally, add a moisturizing BB cream, a bit of powder and a bold lipstick, which will compliment the sun-kissed glow you can only get from a day in the Swiss Alps.  PS – Don’t forget the must-have accessory of the moment before it fades: metallic sunglasses.

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Maybe you’re a mom in St. Mortiz savoring your child’s first ski lesson as he trembles like a baby deer – aka Bambi on a bunny hill. Or you’re up at the crack of dawn in Davos eagerly awaiting the first lift. The key to sizzling on the slopes this season is rocking bright jackets, coordinated ski outfits, and as always in sub-zero temps: strategic layering. Up, up, and away – we’ll see you on the gondola gorgeous. ~xoxxo, ZuriGirl

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5X7 -5Bio – Dale Janeè is a San Francisco fashion columnist, TV stylist and founder of international lifestyle blog SavvySpice.com. Recently married enjoying life and chocolate in Switzerland; Dale is the founder of Savvy Sleepers luxury anti-aging satin pillow cases. A classic beauty secret called a ‘nightly retreat’ available in the US and now Switzerland.

Photo courtesy of Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

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