Trend Report: Chalet-chic

By Holly E. Thomas
Sunday, January 2, 2011

When screen icons Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck were schussing down the slopes in the likes of "Charade" and "Spellbound," winter-weather style was -- pardon the pun -- at its peak. In 2011, cozy knits, retro patterns and luxe leather accessories are still sartorial staples.


Created by a local skin-care guru, Skincando's Combat-Ready Balm helps battle the winter epidemic of dry, chapped skin. $5-$60 at


A tall boot with a sturdy heel is a must-have for navigating slushy sidewalks in style. The Nico boot from DV by Dolce Vita pairs sleek camel leather and faux-shearling trim with a manageable two-inch heel. $169 at


Jetting off to a winter wonderland? Or just tackling a long list of errands? Either way, do it with leading-lady panache by toting a structured satchel in a neutral hue; Street Level's 3042 shoulder bag is a budget-friendly option.$68 at


With a rustic pattern in a soft blend of lamb's wool, cashmere and angora, Sparrow's Promises to Keep cardigan makes for an ideal topper with slim jeans and boots. $188 at area Anthropologie stores and

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