How To Dress Like The Celebs
Let’s be honest, whether we admit it or not, most of us love having a good nose over what the celebs are doing, who they’re hanging out with, where they’re going. There’s something voyeuristically satisfying about scouring the latest magazines and lusting over fashions that I know I could never afford. It can be flashy or understated, modern or vintage, but chances are it’ll cost a small fortune. Still, we can dream right?
With the season fast approaching, I’m looking to the celebrities for their take on mountain fashion. Regardless of whether they can actually ski or not, they sure know how to do mountainside chic, both on and off the slopes. Think sumptuous fur hats a la Kate Moss or imitate the most dapper mother / daughter pairing on the slopes, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, who exude après-ski luxury in full fur ensembles.
Here’s a selection of some of my favourite ski looks from seasons past that are getting me in the mood to don my (faux) furs and jump on the next plane to Klosters. If you’re lucky, maybe there’ll even be some high street versions you can get your mitts on too.
1. Goldie Hawn.
As much as I would purely choose my outfits based on how beautiful they are, I am incredibly prone to the cold, so when it comes to skiwear especially, keeping warm is very high on my list of priorities. So my heart skipped a beat when I saw this gorgeous coat on Ms Hawn. Oozing style yet seemingly super snug, the length of the jacket will keep out the cold and the large hood is perfect for shielding your face from the wind. As I’m sure many of you will agree, I’m hoping the fur trim isn’t real because as glamorous as Goldie looks, I’m not advocating animal sacrifice for the sake of fashion. Faux fur looks just as good and your fashion conscience will be clear.
Goldie Hawn in Aspen, December 2010 - Credit: Pedro Andrade / Kevin Perkins - Source: PacificCoastNews.com
2. Elle Macpherson.
I love everything about this. From the gorgeous hat on her head to the stylish boots on her feet, this is one hot model. Elle exudes alpine chic in this statement jumper that would be perfect for snuggling up for evenings in front of the fire, whilst the boots add a cool, biker edge taking you right into the après-ski scene. Note how she’s cleverly accessorised her red shades with her red tartan shirt; such an easy way to style like a Super.
Elle Macpherson in Aspen, December 2013 - Credit: AKM-GSI
3. Kate Moss.
Is there anyone cooler that Ms Moss? For decades now we’ve been looking to Kate for style inspiration and with good reason. Her monochrome ensemble is the ultimate in skiing chic and whether she can ski or not, she sure looks good doing it. We all know the ‘black is slimming’ rule so there’s no reason you can’t rock it like Kate on the slopes as well as off. Whilst I’m a strong advocate of wearing a helmet and protecting your lid, her slouchy beret is a slick alternative to the standard bobble hat, and she’s even kept up the theme with matching accessories. Top marks for the Mulberry, Mossy.
Kate Moss in France, February 2010 - Credit: Bigpicturesphoto.com
4. Kate Hudson.
Like mother like daughter; clearly good fashion sense is in abundance in the Hawn / Hudson gene pool. Kate rocks the matchy-matchy look here without looking overdone. Keeping it cool with a slouchy beanie (just like our previous Kate) and loose-fitting sallopettes, Ms Hudson looks like the ultimate ski chick. With just a dash of red in her jacket, offset with a black jacket, jumper and gloves, Kate avoids overstepping the mark. Copy her look with a dash of your accent colour in your skis too to complete the look.
Kate Hudsen in Aspen, December 2011 - Credit: © Jenny White/Broadimage
5. Moroccan and Monroe Carey.
I mean would you just look at them! Mariah Carey’s twins are certainly up there in the rank of trendy tots - Moroccan’s co-ord deep navy suit looks super stylish with its red accents, whilst Monroe rocks the pink chic; she’s even mixed it up with a little black tutu skirt. If you've got little ones yourself then bright colours and warm materials are what you need to look out for. If you fancy the look yourself, then pick one block colour and work the rest of your outfit around it. Bet you never thought you'd be taking fashion advice from a pair of three year olds!
Moroccan and Monroe Carey in Aspen, December 2013 - Credit: FameFlyNet
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