Pairing your Prada with Patagonia has never been more in vogue.
Outside-the-box collaborations between fashion and high-performance outdoor labels are suddenly plentiful: Think North Face’s line with Supreme, the Arc’teryx mashup with Palace, and L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder. Thankfully, as temperatures drop, there is no reason to scrimp on warmth or style.
Take a cue from Jodie Turner-Smith, who gave her North Face x Gucci floral puffer a downtown edge by wearing it with a cropped tee, jeans and combat boots. Or Sophie Turner, who paired a black-and-white patterned shirt with baby-blue suspender snow-veralls for a day on the slopes with husband Joe Jonas. The look was so chic that it would be perfect for a cozy outdoor dining date (side of hot cocoa optional).
Whether your vibe is après ski or camping chic — also known as “gorpcore,” a term inspired by the trail-mix acronym “good old raisins and peanuts” and coined by the Cut in 2017 — here are some pretty performance items to invest in this winter season.
A playful riff on the ubiquitous puffer coat, style this squishy skirt with leggings and a sturdy pair of winter boots.
Wrap it up
This sturdy belt does double duty: You can loop it around a pair of ski pants or cinch over a bulky winter coat for a polished “coat dress” effect.
Water repellent and filled with 100 percent responsibly sourced goose down, this cozy pair of mittens more than lives up to its name.
Walk on the wild side all winter long in this goes-with-everything pair of printed leggings.
The bright stuff
This eye-popping neon hoodie serves as both a practical layering piece and as a standout on its own. Wear accordingly.
For those with basic-black-boot fatigue, this pair is anything but. Brightly hued, they’re also waterproof and lined with fleece.
Simple winterwear always goes well with a bit of colorful flair. Top off your cold-weather bundling with a bold scarf.
A fashion-meets-function collaboration so good, it warranted its own pop-up shop in the heart of Williamsburg (open until mid-February). Our pick is this classic beanie — a splurge that will last you for years to come.
A colorless gloss that leaves your lips well-nourished during these cold winter months.
Rock festive socks all season long, whether it’s on a socially distant walk or a multi-mile run. Style them so they poke out over your shoes for a pop of fun (hey, it’s the little things).
The classic Nalgene gets a cool makeover from this minimalist athleticwear brand.
These shiny shades are an easy (and effortless) way to inject even the most basic outfit with some p-o-p.
This colorblock collaboration between Fila and Rowing Blazers embraces ’90s-ski-jacket nostalgia to a T.
Sporty in design, the face of this retro-inspired watch showcases a reflective effect.
Pack it in
Perfect for a weekend on the slopes or running errands in the city, this nylon carryall is the ultimate in functional chic.