Trend Report: Chalet-chic

By Holly E. Thomas
Sunday, January 2, 2011; W08

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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