If we’re being straight, what precisely is a “ski sweater” anyway? A brief workplace ballot resulted in obscure phrases like “fair isle-ish?” and “like a roll-neck sweater in an ’80s color palette that girls in Aspen would wear!” So in accordance with R29 editors…we’re nonetheless not fairly positive. But there was one factor all of us agreed on: While there isn’t any precise definition for a “ski sweater” per se, there is a particular je ne sais quoi that enables a knit to earn the title. When you see it, you understand it.
If you do not ski, it’s possible you’ll not have a lot incentive to be on the hunt for a ski sweater. But if we have discovered something about traits from the previous few years, it is that you do not have to be good on the sport to be good at sporting its designated clothes. (See: working sneakers, tennis skirts, skate footwear, mountaineering anoraks, ballet flats, baseball hats, and extra just lately, bike shorts). And these days, après ski is the place it is at. Take the ski apparel, minus the ski, and voilà: you are sporting one vogue’s greatest traits of the season.
Whether you are truly planning on hitting the slopes or simply desirous to appear to be you are recent off a flight from Aspen, we have rounded up 15 ski sweaters that nail the look.
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