When SF Goodwill suggested the theme for our latest collaboration, we were immediately on board. Anyone who lives here knows that sensible layering is an essential part of outfit planning in these parts. Those from other regions of the country may scoff at San Franciscans wearing down stuffed clothing practically year round, but we residents know the truth. It can get downright cold here with very little notice! The fog rolls in on your warm sunny day and suddenly you have your puffer jacket, vest or coat zipped up to your nose. And we also know Karl doesn’t mess around; that chill will go right through non-insulated layers.
Of course Bay Area residents have also been known to spend some time up in the mountains this time of year. Winter sports provide us the opportunity to explore wardrobe options that make very little sense at home. The après ski aesthetic is all about mixing fashion with practicality, which is something about almost every Californian can appreciate. Whether you spent a day on the slopes or have just been hanging at the lodge sipping peppermint hot chocolate, you have a good excuse to try out this cold-weather take on sporty chic.
I was first drawn to this jacket because of it’s color: not quite red, not quite pink, but so rich and saturated! But what really sold me on it was the fact that it is vintage. We can totally picture our mom zipping down the slopes in something like this in the 80s. We were amazed no one had snapped it up before us at the bustling Haight Street store. I was also thrilled to complete the look with a pristine pair of Madden Girl combat boots from the West Portal Goodwill Boutique. Après ski accomplished!
Britt’s Vintage Après Ski Look: $35
Vintage Macy’s Ski West puffer jacket: $14.99
Madden Girl combat boots: $19.99
Compare to $100 – $220+ for both these items new.
Black Gap turtleneck sweater (Clement Goodwill): $8.99
Pants from Old Navy.