Lucky for you, warm and cute ski jackets are not in short supply. Here are three of my favorites for this season:
Mountain Hardwears Tuf Gene Jacket ($175) has just enough Western styling to make you feel like a maverick on skis. With an insulated fleece lining that feels like fur, a hood you can snap in place below your chin (so it doesnt flap around annoyingly), two front patch pockets, and a slightly high-waisted fit, the jacket feels feminine but still rugged. Its not the most technical piece of clothing Mountain Hardwear makes, but itll keep you plenty toasty on a 20-degree day.
Cloudveils Womens Hoback jacket ($495) is so bomber that I wore it backcountry cat skiing in Aspen last February. The Gore-Tex shell kept out the snow, while the Primaloft insulation kept me cozy. Plus, its got all the technical essentialspit zips, a zip-out powder skirt, and a zip-off hoodfor a long day on the slopes in less-than-bluebird weather.
Looking for something thats as fashionable as it is functional? Kjuss Ladies Prime jacket ($1,690 kjus.com) may blow your budget, but youll look like a Bond girl. The sleek black parka with foil details is made out of 800 fill down and four-way stretch fabric. Its got Aspen written all over it.