Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Kate Middleton's Ski Clothing

Kate and William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have just returned home to Anglesey from a ski holiday in the French Alps. According to press reports they flew easyJet.William is said to have whisked Kate away on holiday for missing Valentine's Day, following a long six weeks apart, in which he has been flying a helicopter for the RAF in the Falklands.

Perhaps the couple flew with the budget airline because skiing is such an expensive hobby and the clobber can be very expensive. If you love skiing as much as William and Kate seem to then I have a couple of Kate replicate ski outfits for you. The main thing to do when replicating Kate's sporty ski wear look is to think sweet, sensible and stylish.

Hello Magazine have exclusive pictures, so best go out and buy yourself a copy if you want to see Kate in her most recent clobber.

In the past, Kate has worn a practical red Schoffel ski jacket with black salopettes, which are spot on for that sophisticated royal look.

Below is a replica of Kate's red Schoffel and it's called the Selma Jacket, by Schoffel. It costs £320 reduced from £400.Schoffel also do great black salopettes, check out rockandsnow.com for more gear.

You could also try shopping the Stella McCartney ski range to achieve Kate's ski style.Stella's clothes are super stylish and super comfortable.The white jacket, below, sold through Sweaty Betty is only £225.

Don't be caught in a blizzard without a pair of Bolle goggles. Kate has been seen sporting a pair in the past.

Lastly, don't forget to pack attire for all that apres-ski action! Think jeans and a tailored jacket or faux fur gilet to channel Kate's laid-back look; remember, they have those wonderful log fires, so you won't need clumpy coats for apres-ski. Here's a few ideas:

J Brand 811 Mid Rise Skinny Leg Jeans £245.

This Zara jacket (£79.99) is simply divine (the image on the website really doesn't do it any justice, so you just have to trust me!). It has wonderful leather patch detailing on the elbow and, although not available on the website, comes in a beautiful taupe colour (which would compliment Kate's  hair perfectly). My sister bought the jacket at the weekend, and I love it. We joked in the shop it was very KMiddy! I never switch off from keeping my eyes open for Kate inspired pieces.

 Dash faux fur gilet £25

Team said items with knee high boots, suede if possible! And don't forget the layers underneath (a simple, plain t-shirt or roll neck jumper will suffice!)

Happy skiing!!!

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