Do you feel it already? That restless winterwonderland fever, that makes you want to pack your stuff and head to the Alps asap. To add some extra fever to it, I’ve selected some really nice, colorful suitcase essentials. Just to spice it up a bit and make you shine like a diamant in the Alps.
10 Colorful Suitcase Essentials to Pack for the Alps
#1. Goggles Glam
Sun or snow, always wear goggles on slope! Can’t decide which one though. Am I a real SINNER if I take both?
#2. Sweater weather
You simply can’t go to the mountains without a cool sweater. A boyfriend style, slightly oversized one, is thé essential to take with you this season. I like this one from yeezlouise a lot. It’s a young designer brand from Amsterdam. Do check their website, they’ve got loads of other great designs. It might be difficult to pick just one….
#3. Hike in style
Not only fab for hiking, also very stylish to walk the streets of your own city. Hiking boots are hot this season and while searching the web for cool ones, my eye fell on this amazing Italian brand. For many years the handcrafted Fracap boots are made by the two brothers Michele and Antonio. Every single pair that leaves the shop is still made by these two. Wonderful, don’t you think?
#4. For the love of bags…
Honestly I can’t think of any good reason why you should pack this clutch as an essential for the Alps. Maybe to keep your passport and phone safe while heading there? You definitely don’t need it on slope, I can tell you that and I don’t think you want to carry it around off slope at apresski, way too precious to do that. Just take it with you because….you need it and can’t resist it; this beautiful, bright, yellow and stunning Golden Goose Deluxe brand eye-catcher is screaming to be part of your travel essentials. We understand that, no reason needed. Go ahead, get it!
#5. Go Ahead – Ski Naked
Facial protection is always the first thing you should pack for the Alps. There are so many brands to choose from. This one protects you from windburn and sunburn on the slopes, with SPF 40 and comes in a stylish red can. You can easily store it in the pocket of your ski jacket. Ski Balm from Colorado it is.
#6. Beanie me
Multifunctional. Warm keeper and style maker on & off slope. Dutch brand Poederbaas definitely knows how to take care of both. Sparkling color combinations, soft materials. You can even design your own custom-made beanie. Check out their online tool and start creating, sky is the limit!
#7. Knit it is…
Of course you pack some knitwear! This one is from the Eribé Knitwear collection. Handmade from the finest Scottish wool. Mix & match it with this statement lambskin coat – from one of my favorite Austrian brands Frauenschuh Kitzbühel – and a pair of AG Jeans for an on point casual look. Thanks to the Frauenschuh styling team for creating this look. Love it. All the items shown are available online and at the Frauenschuh store in Kitzbühel.
#8. Carry it
Carry your stuff in style while hiking or skiing? I am pretty sure you will get carried away by the unique collection of Stutterheim. This Swedish luxury raincoat fashion brand has created this exclusive limited-edition collection, together with Japanese bag maker AS2OV. The backpacks are partly crafted from the iconic Stutterheim Rubberized Cotton and look stunning.
#9. Embracing rain
It is very easy to embrace rain and go out for a walk in the mountains, if you wear the suitable clothes. This Stutterheim raincoat keeps you fashionably dry and comes in the most wonderful colors. I love this one in petrol blue. It’s handmade in rubberized cotton, unlined and with double welded seams.
#10. The must-have ski pully
Make sure to pick the right pully to spice up your ski outfit. So many brands and styles to choose from, but believe me, this is the one you want. Why? Because of it’s feminine cut, the extra long zipper, the fab colors and perfect fit. Great to wear on slope, maybe even greater off slope. The sexy black salopette and comfy coat are part of the Goldbergh Fall/Winter 20016/17 collection too.
It’s all about color in my list. Imagine the beautiful contrast, while surrounded by the white magic of the snowy Alps. Make you shine, is what all these brands keep in mind, while designing their stunning items. Happy shopping! Love, Ludwigs