Listen, every now and then you’ve got to embrace a good theme, and when it comes to ski trips, I’m fully going for it. But before discussing this fairisle masterpiece, first, let me address the elephant in the room: Yes, I am aware that this is not technically a dress but instead, a matching set. Gasps at the audacity! Screams! Faints! Hear me out. I LOVE matching sets and always include at least one in the 30 Dresses in 30 Days series because when you wear them together like Shopbop and nature intended, you get the full effect of a dress, but have all the flexibility and styling options of a top and skirt. Let’s not ignore a good look simply because its seams have not been bound together in holy matrimony.
Ski trips call for a look that feels at home by a cozy fire with a mug of something in-hand that may or may not be spiked. Here, I’m wearing Adam Lippes’ Cashmere Fair Isle Crew Sweater with its matching Fair Isle Knit Midi Skirt. I’ve gone full Fair Isle, forward my mail and hold my calls. This wool/cashmere blend is perfect to fend off chill and to also pretend I’m living my dreams of owning property in the Alps. I also love how well each piece will work on its own throughout winter when I have to come home and embrace real life again.
Even the coziest looks need to be accessorized, and I’m using this moment to wear two things that don’t get enough air time around here, quite honestly. First, the white boot. I love a striking white boot in winter. There’s something seasonal and fun about them, and I also love how they give a bit of polish to this otherwise soft and relaxed look. And finally, if you’ll turn your eyes northward, you’ll notice a white, crystal-embellished headband that is essentially your crown.
For a ski trip, you should feel entirely comfortable dressing to elevate your surroundings. (No pun intended.) All those movies and ads we’ve ever seen featuring people having stylish après-ski fun? You’re living them right now—do not hold back. Below, shop a few more ways to style yourself for countless cozy winter moments.