23 vintage photos to inspire your Winter Olympics 2018 look

Monday, February 12 2018

23 vintage photos to inspire your Winter Olympics 2018 look

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The secret to being stylish on the slopes? Embracing ski gear’s most outlandish features—Neon! Prints! Fur!—without restraint. For evidence, look no further than Brooke Shields and her fluffy pink earmuffs in Quebec.
From mirrored sunglasses to bandanas to fur gloves, accessories are the primary ingredients for cooking up a fashionable ski ensemble. Cher and Princess Diana lead the headwear pack with a tight fuchsia headband worn low on the forehead and a chunky, plaited hair bandeau, respectively. Wear with a matching ski suit, or go in the opposite direction with a contrasting colour for extra visibility. The other surprising headpiece of choice? A fedora, worn with earmuffs and red-rimmed goggles by American actor Lynn-Holly Johnson, or layered over a printed foulard for extra warmth and style, as seen on model Veruschka in Vogue .
Neckties, printed in traditional mountain motifs such as edelweiss or simply striped, are elegant alternatives to bulky scarves, as exemplified by Prince Charles on more than one occasion, and a playful way to break colour-blocked ski suits. Stepping away from traditional ski eyewear is possible by adopting oversized oval frames like Brigitte Bardot or a classic pair of aviators.
Just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics, look back through the best of celebrity winter style in 19 photos. 1 /23