Skea Moyo Skirt
A friend recently asked me about après skirts. Being male, he needed an explanation of why women love them.
“Because you can pull them over your ski pants, shed the pants, keep the baselayers, add cute boots or shoes and be ready for a beer or grocery shopping,” I explained, probably giving too much detail.
But it’s true! And this season, I have a new favorite.
Here’s what I love about the Moyo skirt from Skea.
Edgy, urban details. Made of water repellant fabric with a light Thinsulate lining, the Moyo has side zippers for added mobility and style, adjustable buckles at the waist, and tarnished silver riveting on the belt loops. A subtle regal-looking Skea crest in black, silver and gold is shameless advertising that actually adds a stylish detail.
Versatility. Outdoor-ready, this skirt can go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing just as easily as out-to-dinner. Pull it over base layers or tights and pair it with boots or clogs and you’re good to go.
Also available in water-repellant recycled wool in black or loden green.
For a 30% discount on any skirt on the Skea website, use this coupon code: WPO31RFAFB9I.
S’No Queen Baselayers
Having spent a chill, damp winter in the U.K, I know that the British know base layers. They also understand royalty and realize that while every woman wanted to be a princess as a child, as an adult, it’s all about being Queen.
With style-conscious, super-soft silk infused insulating fabrics and just enough bling for fun, S’No Queen base layers (or thermals as they are called in most of the English-speaking world) are a fun, and useful, addition to your ski gear.
I’ve been wearing the very bling Queen Collection this winter, lightweight black ribbed long undies decorated with a large S’No Queen logo in rhinestones on the crew neck and a smaller logo at the hip. Both pieces also say “S’No Queen” across the back.
The silk makes a great insulator while minimizing bulk, so they’re easy to layer. The leggings are also my go-to under the Moyo après skirt.
In addition to the Queen Collection, check out the Sparkle Collection made of a heavier brushed fabric, infused with silver threads, and the Diamonds and Pearls Collection.
As they say on the S’No Queen website, “elevate your thermals from drab to fab.”
Find them in the U.S. online or at Stefan Kaelin Ski and Golf in Aspen and the Yellowstone Club in Bozeman, Montana.
Rohner: Technical Socks from Switzerland
Since socks are no longer just socks, but components of clothing designed for performance, the options are endless.
Recently, I was given two pair of Rohner Socks: the Ultralight ski sock and the R-Power running sock.
The Ultralight ski sock is 50% wool and super thin. I’ve loved thin ski socks, ever since my Boot Doctor told me that I should. What I’ve learned from wearing this pair is that thinner equals less friction. Thinner also means I can buckle my boots way down which ensures better power transmission from my feet to the skis. Even more, I love them for cross-country skiing, as I get blisters from heavier socks.
Additionally, despite being lightweight, these socks have strategic (albeit thin) padding at the shin and ball of foot. At $20, they’re also a good value.
As much as I like these ski socks, I love the running socks. Made of synthetic fabric, they breathe well and are cushy and soft, although not bulky. Anatomically designed for left and right feet, they’ve got shock-absorbing padding at high impact zones. I’ve found them very comfortable.
Rohner makes socks for men and women for snowsports, running, hiking, cross-training and compression. They also make industrial and dress socks for men.
For a fun and functional sock, check out their America ski sock, a medium weight beauty in wool. I ordered it to wear with boots and the Skea skirt, for those days when I feel like Captain America.
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To facilitate this post, I received base layers from S’No Queen and socks from Rohner. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends.
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