On our first day in Colorado we headed to a mountain we haven’t visited before — Arrowhead Mountain. We love that when we travel to the Vail area, there are several mountains within a thirty minute distance of where we stay. We ride at Vail most often because it’s so big and we never get tired of boarding it, but it’s nice to have the option of variety. Our day was slow to start so we decided to snowboard only in the afternoon, and took our time in the morning to get to Arrowhead mountain, walk around, and take these pictures first.
We got lucky and arrived just after a storm had passed through, so we had mild sunny weather to enjoy the whole time. I love sunny winter days where you can dress normally and don’t need to bundle under thick layers. My comfort in my clothes throughout the day (moveability, temperature, appearance, etc.) really affects my mood. I’m definitely not having as much fun walking around a beautiful snowy village if I’m freezing my buns off or feeling constricted due to all my layers. And the same is true with feeling sticky and sweaty in my clothes in the summer. Comfort is key! So I always try to strike a balance of the things that are most important to me in an outfit.
Every time we’re in a cold environment my outfit starts with my Hot Chillys base layers. I have these leggings and this top, which were initially purchased as snowboarding gear, but I wear them under my clothes all the time. You’ll be amazed at how warm this seemingly thin layer keeps you! The best part is you can’t even tell I have them on under this pink checkered flannel shirt and my vintage fit jeans. It’s a simple hack to make sure you stay warm in the snow without making your outfit suffer.
I chose my best waterproof gear to keep me dry while we walked and played in the snow. This pink Stutterheim raincoat and these short Hunter boots are two favorite investments I’ve made in the name of style. They’re the perfect combination of fashion and function! There’s no better find if you care about fashion than something that does it’s job and looks good too. Speaking of practical fashion, my earrings made in the shape of a lift ticket were perfect to wear even while we snowboarded because they’re so minimal and clean (not to mention on theme). They’re from the same friend and jewelry-maker whose pieces I last featured here and here. I’ve even commissioned a custom piece from her as a gift for someone and it turned out incredible. If you’re looking for unique jewelry made sustainably, look no further!
Everything is linked below to shop this post! My raincoat and rainboots are perfect to pair with dresses and shorts for those spring showers ahead!