Here’s your guide to looking alpine-ready with the latest collection from Tu at Sainsbury’s

Planning to hit the slopes this winter? No, dahhling, neither are we but that’s no reason to miss out on this season’s fabulous chalet chic. So get ready to channel the après ski vibe with the new collection from Tu at Sainsbury’s – it’s full of gorgeous off-piste pieces that combine effortless style with more than a little tongue-in-cheek fun.

Checks are a must-have addition to your wardrobe, either as casual shirts, snug scarves, super-cute minis or easy-to-wear leggings. These all pair perfectly with a classic chunky knit, Jacquard sweater or Fairisle cardigan. You could even show off a whisper of midriff in a cropped cable, revive the 80s with a pale teal batwing number or rock a novelty winter motif for serious ski kudos.

Leave ‘snow’ doubt about your commitment to the trend by donning a sleek stirrup ski pant or jogger pant with a graphic printed tee – looking relaxed and chic has never been easier with stretchy fabrics and slouchy pull-overs that’ll have you dreaming of curling up chalet-style.

No log fire? Cosy up in faux fur layers. For a subtle edge, look for it in trims and accessories, such as retro earwarmers, headbands and boots. Or wrap yourself in a gorgeous fur gilet. The perfect day-to night piece, it looks great with the super-chic Aspen-inspired pieces, such as a jewelled knit or swishy pleated skirt, finished off with an elegant, quilted tote bag.

Footwear is key for this look, so be sure to choose a boot with plenty of alpine appeal. Faux fur-lined bikers, laced hiker boots and slouchy pull-on boots will leave everyone in no doubt you’re ready for winter, especially when you top it all with a jaunty bobble hat.

For the finishing touch, treat yourself to a winter coat you won’t want to part with when spring arrives – we’ve got a crush on a bright red Crombie-style number and a beautiful collarless bouclé coat that’s ideal to wear over draping polo necks. Now all we need is a dusting of snow…

The Tu Autumn collection is available now online and in selected stores. Subject to availability. Search Tu clothing.