These were the views I got to enjoy all last weekend in the Dolomites…one of Italy’s mountain ranges that form part of the Alps. Over our ski weekend I was constantly pulling off to the side of the slopes to take more photos because it’s just so breathtaking! I’ll be putting together a dedicated travel post on our trip, but for today we’re going to talk TRAVEL STYLE.
We spent a total of 4 days down in Italy, taking the bus down on Friday night, skiing all day Saturday and Sunday, and then heading back home to Germany after skiing on Monday. I packed everything, including my ski clothes and helmet, into a suitcase a little larger than a carry on! Here’s what I wore for travel, on the mountain, and out to dinner.
The Bus Ride to Italy + Exploring Brixen
We spent 5+ hours on the bus heading down to Italy on Friday, so comfy clothes were essential. I just got this graphic sweatshirt recently and the bus ride was the perfect occasion to pair it with my favorite leggings for a travel day.
How cute are those colorful buildings? We stayed in an adorable old town called Brixen and wasted no time exploring once we arrived. There were a lot of tiny stores, windy streets, old churches, and medieval city walls.
If you want to see more of Brixen and the Dolomites check out my highlights on Instagram.
To save on packing space I only brought my ski coat as an outer layer and wore my snow boots on day 1 instead of packing them.
Hitting the Slopes
Let me tell you, Italians always know how to dress– even when it comes to skiing! Compared to some of the trendy ladies on the mountain I looked pretty frumpy! But the important part is that my snow gear kept me warm and dry for a full day on the slopes.
P.S. I just updated my post about how to get snow gear on a budget. Check it out if you’re trying to get ready for winter sports without spending an arm and a leg.
Don’t mind my natural look for dinner…after skiing all day the last thing I wanted to do was come back to the hotel and do my hair and makeup!
Each night for dinner I wore my new high-rise step hem denim and loafer mules with a different top. These jeans have a lot of stretch so they’re very comfy, and I would recommend sizing down for a better fit. Whenever we go on ski trips I like to bring slip on shoes to wear to dinner since my feet are usually tired from wearing ski boots all day. Certainly no heels!
We ended up walking to a bar for drinks on one of the nights, but other than that we kept it casual at the hotel.
Ski trips are the easiest for me to pack for since I take skiing pretty seriously and don’t mess around with too many other outfits. If you’re headed out on a snow adventure this winter I hope this helps you pack 🙂