THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH TRENDS
STRATTON, VT. — Fans and snowboarders at this month’s U.S. Open at Stratton Mountain were mixing things up stylewise.
Wool hats remained the accessory of choice, especially indoors. Many women and men opted for solids, but a few went with stripes or snowflakes. Some have taken the apres-ski trend a step further by wearing ski goggles along with their caps back at the base lodge.
Stickers — a badge of sort for snowboarders and skateboarders — have moved from equipment to clothing. Grenade Gloves, The Journal, Deviant Clothing and recording artist John Mayer doled out decals. Instead of just slapping them on their snowboards as many have for years, some fans sported them on jackets, shirts and belts.
Three other staples on the snowboard scene — hoodies, down coats and short-sleeve T-shirts worn over long-sleeve shirts — just won’t die, but that doesn’t mean drudgery. Hoodies were spotted in a variety of more feminine colors and styles, including a sequined number. Burton’s down coats in faintly metallic shades were on the scene and many sported the T-shirt combo as outerwear.
Several female fans wore vintage coats, snorkel jackets and hats trimmed with fake fur and the real deal. But not everyone was looking for some extra warmth. Many women went with low-riding pants and body-hugging tops.