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10 Après-Ski-Inspired Styles Even Non-Skiers Will Love

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Stuck in a winter wardrobe rut? Why not turn to the ski slopes for fashion inspiration? It’s no wonder ski style is so popular right now, seeing as it’s essentially luxurious athleisure. You don’t have to be a professional skier to channel all of their signature style markers, either: We’re talking puffy parkas, fluffy earmuffs, and luxe knits, to name a few. In fact, the entire après-ski aesthetic is all about what you do after hitting the slopes, like cozying up by the fire with spiked cider and playing card games with your cabin crew. No pro-level ski skills required!

To nail down your après-ski style, start with the fundamentals. A warm, practical coat should be the foundation of your wardrobe because, let’s be honest, shivering in the cold is never a good look. Next, turn to the knitwear. Cashmere and merino wool are two trusty fabrics that help you stay toasty and stylish. You should also consider accessories — winter is the one time of year when nearly every part of your body is covered at once. A bright pom beanie adds color and texture to your ensemble, and if you’re cuttin’ it up on the slopes, your crew will be able to easily spot you from a distance. Lined mittens and furry boots will complete your new ski-inspired closet.

To get started on your après-ski fashion adventure, we’ve gathered up 10 of the chicest, cabin-ready pieces that will add plenty of winter wonder (and warmth!) to your ensemble. Even if you never graduate from the bunny slopes, you’ll still look good out there!

A Cozy Turtleneck

Tory Sport Turtleneck Sweater
Net-a-Porter

With a hint of retro ‘70s flair, this warm orange sweater is going to be your new cold weather go-to. Wear with worn-in indigo jeans and classic duck boots for a quintessential winter look.

A Sleek Windbreaker

Silver Transparent Windbreaker
Full Court

A lightweight jacket is easy to reach for when you need to step outside for a minute or two but don’t wanna deal with a bulky parka. And best of all: it has tons of pockets in the front and along the sides.

A Vibrant Base Layer

Ski Base Top
Sweaty Betty

This high-performance base layer top is the epitome of fashion and function. Featuring sweat-wicking fabric with an anti-bacterial finish and a cool graphic design, it’s a must for rocking on and off the slopes.

A Pom Hat

Katahdin Pom Hat
L.L.Bean

A multicolored pom beanie is as playful as it is practical. You’ll look cool sipping on spiked cider by the fire — but your head and ears will stay nice and warm.

A Pair of Puffy Gloves

UGG All Weather Mittens
Shopbop

These quilted mittens feature a faux fur lining and adjustable elastic cuffs, ensuring that your hands stay warm all day long. Plus, the timeless ivory hue pairs effortlessly with anything.

A Pair of Furry Boots

Timberland Valley Boots
Bloomingdale’s

Looking for some comfortable winter boots that are also relatively lightweight? These fit the bill, and the touch of faux fur around the ankles is a stylish detail.

A Cheeky Knit

Perfect Moment Turtleneck Sweater
Net-a-Porter

How fun is this mint green, cream, and gray palette? This graphic sweater will have you making a major style statement at the ski resort (even if the “resort” is just, um, your living room).

A Layerable Pull-Over

Ziama Cropped Jacket
Roam Loud

Layers are key for skiwear. This neon yellow cropped half-zip provides coverage without weighing down your ‘fit. Throw on some black ski pants and a beanie, and you’re good to go.

A Warm Parka

Canada Goose Water Resistant Down Parka
Nordstrom

Comfortable winter dressing all comes down to having a coat that actually keeps you warm. This water-resistant parka has down insulation, a fur hood, ribbed cuffs, and a drawcord waist.

A Waterproof Pack

Cloud Cirrus Rucksack
Caraa

Stash all your daily essentials in this cloud-like, waterproof nylon rucksack. There are interior and exterior pockets galore, and the luggage slip makes it an ideal travel companion.

Some Fluffy Earmuffs

Surell Fox Fur Expandable Earmuffs
Saks Off Fifth

If your earmuffs aren’t overly fluffy, you’re doing something wrong. More fluff = more warmth. It’s just science!

Some Chic Ski Pants

Perfect Moment Isola Racing Pants
Shopbop

With water and wind repellent fabric, these ski pants are made for a day of hitting the slopes in style. Plus, they’ve got side zippers at the hips for easy on and off.

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Who Is Samuel Bottomley? ‘The Teacher’ Star Is a School-Based Drama Regular

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Channel 5’s new thriller is going to be a challenging watch.In The Teacher, a Bradford high school teacher is accused of having a drunken encounter with a student. Starring Sheridan Smith as the troubled teacher Jenna Garvey, the four-part series will see the educator struggle to prove her innocence. But who is The Teacher star, Samuel Bottomley? The actor who plays 15-year-old Kyle, the student at the centre of the allegations.

The 20-year old actor may be someone you’re already pretty familiar with, appearing in a number of classic British school-based dramas. West Yorkshire-born, Bottomley notably starred as Jordan Wilson in Channel 4’s school drama Ackley Bridge from 2017, where he was challenged to portray his character’s abusive relationship with his father. He also played school bully, Dean Paxton, in the acclaimed musical comedy, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

The burgeoning talent made his screen debut aged nine years old, featuring in the BAFTA-winning film Tyrannosaur in 2011, alongside celebrated actor Olivia Colman. In the years since, Bottomley has continued making waves in movies, starring in Amazon Original’s “anarchic comedy” Get Duked! in 2019, which saw four teens embark to the Scottish Highlands for a weekend on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. Bottomley’s considerable acting CV also includes features in Ghost Stories (2017) and more recently, in the TV series Ladhood.

The Teacher is Bottomley’s latest acting pursuit alongside BAFTA-winner Sheridan Smith, and it seems despite the series’ difficult themes, the actor rather enjoyed his time on set.

“It’s the first time we’d worked together but as soon as I met her, she welcomed me into the cast with open arms,” the actor said, per The Sun. “We sat down and talked about the characters and the scripts and she never let me feel too nervous,” he added. “We were messing around all the time between takes. Everyone had a really good time filming the series and me and Sheridan were always laughing and joking.

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‘And Just Like That’ Episode 9 Looks to Shop

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All the best looks from “And Just Like That,” the “Sex and the City” reboot. They include overalls, cocktail dresses and more.

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16 Asian-Owned Beauty Brands That Will Become Your New Favorite

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Lunar New Year — oftentimes called Chinese New Year — is one of the most widely-celebrated holidays across the Asian diaspora. Some of my favorite memories center around Lunar Near Year — eating sticky rice cake for breakfast, receiving a red envelope after kow-towing to my parents, and indulging in special Chinese dishes to usher in luck for the new year.

Historically, beauty brands have capitalized on Lunar New Year by offering special edition products (usually emblazoned in red and gold packaging). But Lunar New Year isn’t just a seasonal marketing opportunity. It’s a time for families to gather together, remember past generations’ sacrifices, celebrate how far we have come, and carry our traditions (both new and old) into a hopeful future.

This year, consider celebrating Lunar New Year by supporting these indie, Asian-owned brands and their founders who are paving the way for a more inclusive, equitable beauty space.

Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence

Inspired by nature, founder Jason Lau makes the dreamiest blushes and glitter shadows with the intent of capturing the essence of a moment or an emotion to connect with a wider audience. The product textures are ultra lightweight with major payoff and lasting power, and flattering across a wide spectrum of complexions.

BYO Blush
Youthforia

Youthforia is all about making makeup more whimsical, skin-friendly, and, yes, euphoric. Fiona Chan was sick of coming back home late at night (or early in the morning) after staying out all night with her friends and falling asleep in her makeup, only to wake up with breakouts. She decided to make beauty products that she could sleep in — and thus, Youthforia was born. The BYO Blush and the new Pregame Primer were both personally sleep-tested by Chan — she swears they actually helped to improve her skin over time.

Loved for both its efficacy and affordable price point, Cocokind was created by Priscilla Tsai as a sustainable, transparent skincare brand that won’t break the bank. The brand is also dedicated working against anti-Asian hate, teaming up with Tower 28 to create an AAPI Advocacy bundle to celebrate the Lunar New Year and benefit The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF).

Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation
Sephora

Known for its milky lip glosses (also included in the Cocokind x Tower28 Lunar New Year bundle) and eczema-friendly face products, Tower28 has gained major buzz since launch. Founder Amy Liu has worked for some of the biggest brands in the skincare game (ever heard of Kate Somerville or Smashbox Cosmetics?), but struggled with finding makeup products that wouldn’t irritate her eczema-prone skin. So, she made her own. Boss move!

Super 8 Vibrant Silk Lipstick

As one of the earliest AAPI beauty brand trailblazers, Jennifer Yen of YenSa Beauty had an untraditional path to beauty. She started her career out as a villain on Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and became frustrated at the limited roles being offered to her, as well as how stage makeup was wreaking havoc on her skin. She founded beauty brands Purlisse and YenSa Beauty, both of which are heavily inspired by her Chinese heritage and based on the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine.

Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Matter Of Fact

If you’re sick of your vitamin C serums oxidizing, feeling sticky, and smelling pungent, you’re not alone. That’s how former K-pop star Paul Baek felt before founding skincare brand Matter of Fact. Baek wasoverwhelmed and confused upon entering the beauty space to address his own skin issues, and resolved that there must be a way for skincare to be straightforward and simple. His determination led to a vitamin c formulation that retains 94.25% of its initial 20% ascorbic acid concentration after 16 months, according to the brand’s clinical trials. The result is a clear, light serum that brightens the skin, with none of the downsides of other vitamin C serums.

Cosmic Glow Oil
Supernal

In 2019, Melissa Medvedich launched her indie brand Supernal on the Lunar New Year. Her Chinese grandparents instilled in her the importance of taking care of her skin, and Medvedich spent two years researching how to perfect her now cult-acclaimed Cosmic Glow Oil and Illumine Restorative Oil Serum (every bottle is still handcrafted in small batches by Medvedich herself!). In honor of Lunar New Year and Supernal’s third birthday on February 8th, Supernal will be offering a mini Cosmic Glow Oil and Illumine Restorative Oil Serum with every purchase on the Supernal website.

Good Light We Come in Peace Probiotic Serum

After an incredible career as a reporter, writer, and editor-in-chief of website Very Good Light, David Yi felt that the beauty industry was still lacking something — and thus, his skin care brand Good Light was born. The highly-curated skin care line offers clean, high-performance products (its Moon Glow Milky Toning Lotion is an editor-favorite) with a mission to make the beauty space a more welcoming space for all.

Circumference Green Clay Detox Face Mask
Infused with green clay, this face mask will draw impurities out of your skin, leaving it hydrated. It’s best used on combination to oily skin.
Net-a-Porter

Jina Kim started Circumference with the intention of combining her love of skincare with sustainable solutions. But Circumference has always veered away from greenwashing and vague claims of “clean beauty” — the brand is rooted in science, and has always been transparent about its sustainability efforts. Circumference lessens its carbon footprint while also optimizing its products efficacy by sourcing ingredients from plants raised happily in their native, bio-diverse environments.

Nail Artist Polish in Emma
Emelie Heath

As a Korean-American adopted by white Jewish and Christian parents, Emily Rudd struggled with finding her own identity, while also noticing how scarce the Asian representation was in advertisements and pop culture. Her search led her to brightly-colored comics, art, and beauty — and her nail polish brand, Emilie Heathe. The line is an amalgamation of all the places in her journey to self-acceptance, using Asian ingredients like bamboo, rice, and sea buckthorn to help strengthen the nails.

Inner Balance Serum
Strange Bird Beauty

Strange Bird Beauty was born from Tina Chow Rudolph’s desire to prioritize her own emotional self-care, while contributing to a future with more Asian representation in the beauty space so her daughter could see herself. The ingredients of Strange Bird Beauty, like ginseng and licorice root, have been used for thousands of years in Asian culture, and all of the crystal-charged products come with an intention to say aloud as you apply.

Texturizing Cream
Black Bean Grocery

Black Bean Grocery’s food-themed packaging transports you to Chinatown, modeled after the jars of traditional Chinese preserves lining the shelves of Asian grocers. Founded by Brandon Ly and James Bui, Black Bean Grocery’s product lineup seem to be mostly be volumizing and texturizing hair products, like a pomade, root powder (named after Chow Yun Fat), and a “Dai Lo” Styling Powder.

Nail Polish in No.13 Chili Pepper Red
Sundays

Sundays Nailcare takes the therapeutic process of getting your nails done to the next level. The NYC salon is a soothing space without any pressure to socialize or talk if you’re having a low-energy mental health day. Founder Amy Lin also spent a year working with a chemist to formulate the perfect non-toxic nail polish formula that won’t chip for days.

Sound Renewal Moisturizer
Superegg

Superegg’s name and concept is based off of the centuries-old Asian skin practice of using raw egg face masks to boost skin elasticity and brightness. Founder Erica Choi, a licensed esthetician and fashion blogger, decided to start her own business after working 10 years in the luxury beauty, fashion, and hospitality industries and seeing a need for a sustainable, luxury skin care brand rooted in Asian practices. The brand’s packaging is a standout, too — the moisturizer comes in a curved, egg-like shape, and Choi has pledged to work towards refillable packaging options by 2025.

Strangers Parfumerie
Yuzu Soda

Strangers Parfumerie is an indie perfume brand based out in Thailand. The owner and founder, Prin Lomros, created the line to capture whatever inspires him (be that his own memories, his favorite movies, or the music he’s listening to) through experimental fragrances — his fragrance Oliver is actually inspired by Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. His Parfums Prissana line draws directly from Asian mythology, food, and history, spanning from Russia, to Nepal, to Japan.

Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Treatment Serum

Glow Recipe, founded by Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, is one of the most well-known Asian-owned brands on the market — and for good reason. The brand has developed a cult following for its fruit-focused skin care products that feature innovative textures, high-tech delivery systems, and fun packaging.

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