PSA: We’re about to enter another polar vortex. Take cues from the slopes of yesteryear and get ya’self a ski suit.
My parents’ closet is a treasure trove for all things ‘80s. Their cold-weather wardrobes have survived seasonal clean-outs with a North Face ski collection straight off the fluorescent slopes of Colorado Springs. Since I was old enough to appreciate them, I would wear the bright yellow and green vests, neon nylon windbreakers, and itchy wool caps in rainbow intarsia, burning up in the LA winters. Little did I know that my retro look would prove as some low-key trend forecasting for winters to come.
In the past few years, we’ve seen ski style rise in popularity both on and off the slopes. The one-piece ski suit, in particular, has made its way back into our repertoire, with designs that are as stylish as they are weather-resistant. Heritage brands like Moncler have updated their offering with collaborations with designers like Simone Rocha to Craig Green while making way for new innovators like Perfect Moment. The styles are actually pretty wearable, too. With an arctic freeze headed our way in the new year, there’s no better time than the now to adopt this look. Below, our picks for the best—and most wearable—one-piece ski suits of the season.