No one wants to be the laughing-stock of the mountain towns, and
while most people know better, we all know that there are still
many people who are seemingly clueless about hillside fashion.
First of all, let’s be honest, flying down the slopes, with the
freezing winter wind blowing in your face has the tendency to cause
many people’s noses to run. One of the biggest fashion mistakes is
to wear your mucus on the slopes, so please remember to stuff one
of those cute little Kleenex packages into your pocket…just in
Next, while many people believe the drive to their favorite ski
resort to be the equivalent of a time travel, no matter how hard
you may try, it is still the year 2003 and those one-piece ’80s
jumpsuits are no longer fashionably acceptable.
“The one piece ski suits from the ’80s may be very functional
but they are one of the ugliest things you can wear,” said Donyelle
Dewey, a senior majoring in technical journalism and sales
associate for Alpine Haus, a local ski shop.
The next major fashion don’t has been a style no-no for some
time and has somehow refused to fade out. Some people still think
that tight ski pants are sexy. Let’s rid the slope of this fashion
horror once and for all.
“Stretch pants are another ski fashion that is definitely out of
style,” Dewey said.
Jenni Cordova, a senior majoring in apparel design and
merchandising, agrees with Dewey.
“Wearing those ugly stretch pants is a really bad move,
especially with a big coat. It makes people look disproportioned,”
As we all know, protective eyewear is of the utmost importance.
While goggles may seem funny looking they are the best
multi-functional eyewear and are a must-have for anyone on the
slopes. However, the same sunglasses that you would wear on your
way to the mall are not acceptable.
“The sunglasses that many people consider to be stylish do not
protect your eyes and have a good chance of falling off when you
are skiing or snowboarding,” Dewey said. “Goggles are much more
functional and are great for protecting your eyes.”
The goal on the slopes is to be casual and comfortable. There is
no need to be flashy and the worst fashion mistakes are made when
people try to bring back stylish fads from past years, and in
worst-case scenarios, from past decades.
“Whatever a person does, they should not wear those crazy
multi-colored joker hats,” Cordova said. “Just wear clothes that
somewhat coordinate and are casually warm.”
Dewey agreed with Cordova.
“Any person hitting the slopes should have a nice pair of ski
pants, no bright colors, with a coordinating coat and some kind of
fleece underneath their coat,” Dewey said.
So, bottom line, before boarding or skiing this winter get rid
of your ugly bright ’80s jumpsuit and don’t forget your