Before it is too late and the season change….
I want to share my Winter Style with all of you.
I was lucky that this winter i can go back to United States and had my holiday there. Temperature was around -23′ lowest and 0′ highest when i was there. (And it was freezing cold because US hit by the storms. In facts, it was the most coldest days since 1960 the news reported! Everybody layers themselves like a mummy)
Snow wasn’t that thick because i went to New York on December. The snow thickens around mid January usually.
I will share my tips to stay warm during the freezing cold days too, without wearing too much layers. Sound interesting? Let’s head to the first style.
The Sweet Asian Look
I call this “the sweet asian look” because the westerns tend to be more casual. And the asian…… Mostly tends to look as sweet as possible.
So what do you need?
A cute hat
Cute gloves (usually with poms)
Cute outer or skirt or pants
And a nice turtleneck!
Turtleneck, grey skirt playsuit bought at random boutique.
Boots from Stradivarius (IDR 799K)
Sweater and legging from random boutique.
Headband wool H&M (US $10)
Jacket SEMIR Shanghai (IDR 2 mil)
Outfit from random boutique.
Boots Staccato (i can’t remember the price. It’s between IDR 1-3 mil)
The Casual Look
Now second look. The casual look.
This look not requires many details of your outfit and accessories. Just dress up to your comfort 🙂
So you will only need your best hoodie, sweaters, put the glasses on, and some rocking boots!
Pull & Bear hoodie (IDR 350k)
Legging from TOKO LUCKY 88 with thin fur (IDR 100k)
Boots Rotelli (IDR 1 mil)
For the second photo here, just add on stand out accessories and tadaaa you can turn the simple look to sweeter version! 🙂
(Turtleneck, skirt, from random boutique)
Turtleneck: Uniqlo (IDR 129K)
Jeans: Uniqlo Windblock (IDR 499K)
Boots: Rotelli (IDR 2 mil)
The Edgy Look
Third look is edgy.
Edgy here i assumed as a high fashion.
Bold mix and match of colors, patterns, or being simple but put on eyectaching accessories.
So here you can wear all your outfits but pay attention on the extra details. Not the cute sweet one, but choose one thing that will stand out the whole look.
For example, oversized leg jumpsuit and furry jacket.
Remember the key to any oversize and long outfits is to wear high heels, and preferably the slim one. ❤️
Jacket from Northstorm (US $100)
Jumpsuit (instagram @4her.id)
Boots Stradivarius (IDR 799K)
That’s all about the winter’s look i have.
Now is the time to share the tips to stay warm without being mummy 🙈
1. Invest on thermal outfit
I love my Kathmandu merino sets. It is so thin, but gives maximum warm and comfort. Bought this at Australia and cost IDR 800.000 for 1 piece. So both pants and shirt cost me IDR 1.600.000
Down side, it is non static. So you can feel the static when you put off your outfit. And coz it statics, you can expect a light struck on skin. Not always happen, so relax 😊
If you want cheaper alternative, you can buy the Ultra Warm Heat Tech Uniqlo.
1 piece is IDR 399K.
Material is thicker than Kathmandu. Non static. Comfortable.
But for the warm….. i do feel that Kathmandu is warmer 🙂
For guys…. you need to buy either Kathmandu or Marks & Spencer merino or Ultra Warm Heat Tech Uniqlo.
2. Invest on windproof jacket
This is a good deal! Because the one thing that make you suffer during the winter is not the snow, or the cold temperature. They’re nothing. But the wind………. this is the thing that make you stoned and freezed.
So what brand is good? North Face! But i know North Face design is not stylish. So you can go with whatever brand you like. Just make sure it is really wind proof.
It’s great if you can get these triplets on 1 jacket:
Wind proof, water proof, and goose fur!
I have one. The brand is SEMIR . I bought this at Shanghai long time ago. Cost around IDR 2 millions (cheap and affordable for such a quality!)
(Photo please refers to the Sweet Asian Look, the jacket i wore on Brooklyn Bridge)
Another jacket that is so popular is Canada Goose! I’m dying to have one. They have many designs and all is waterproof and windproof. They don’t really use goose fur for the filling inside the jacket, but it is guarantee to deliver you heat to stay warm.
One thing hinders me from buying… the jacket is US$ 900 the lowest 🙈
Looking for affordable alternative with great quality?
Primark!!! My dad bought this at London. The price is only IDR 230.000 i love to wear this 🙂
I have no down side comments for this brand, except it can’t be bought easily haha.
So that’s all.
I didn’t wear scarf. I put on gloves and earmuffs only few times when the wind is too strong only.
Gloves and earmuffs, no specific brand preferred.
Oh don’t forget to wear wool socks. It really helps your feet to stay warm, unless you wear UGG boots, then you don’t need wool socks because the boots is warm by default. And waterproof 🙂
So if you still wondering how many layers i put…
I only wear:
Underwear – Kathmandu / Uniqlo pants and shirt – Sweater (super thin. It is not knitted or even thick hehe) for top – legging for bottom – and Semir/Primark Jacket.
And mostly i didn’t even put on my jacket. Coz i carry my son, so i still sweat heavily on those freezing wind moments.
Do you have more tips to stay warm? Please share with me ❤️ i believe many want to know too 🙂
Have a good day!