Winter Lookbook 2016

In my recent trip to South Korea, I had my first subzero experience, lowest at -9 degrees Cel s ius. Though it is not record breaking for m...

In my recent trip to South Korea, I had my first subzero experience, lowest at -9 degrees Celsius. Though it is not record breaking for most people, it is a big deal for humans from the tropics. Weeks of preparation conducted prior to our trip, I was in search of the perfect and sufficiently thick winter clothing and accessories to survive the cold and harsh condition during winter.

You might feel that winter is all about layering clothes and wrapping yourself up like a dumpling, don’t worry! Because I am going to share several outfit ideas to rock this cold season on a budget. As someone who only experiences winter occasionally on vacations, there is no need to splurge on expensive winter gear. Of course, unless you do not mind a little investment. But as for me, great quality winter pieces at affordable prices is the way to go!

Except knitted wears, I got most of my stuffs from Taobao. It was pretty much a risky purchase, given that there are many dishonest sellers with their inferior quality products. Thank God, all my purchases were in great condition and of reasonable quality. I got my knitted wears from ASOS, back in the days when I was overly obsessed with knitted sweaters and had this craze over the sweater weather theme where you could not have it in Malaysia. Also lucky for me, I bought these knitted sweaters before the Malaysian Ringgit took a plunge.

I have created my best five outfits by putting all these lovely pieces together and layered them in style:

Winter Look #1


It was -5 degrees at Andong. I wore my maroon Uniqlo heat tech turtleneck fleece top over my long sleeved shirt, layered with Uniqlo’s plaid patterned fleece jacket. Putting on my thick down jacket as the final layer provided the most insulation at this temperature. Completing the look, I added a white scarf around my neck to keep me warm in style. Wearing my khaki coloured skinny pants from Mango added a warmer tone to the outfit. I like how the patterns and colours coordinated in this outfit. The maroon colour stood out a little, but not too much among the other colours. The plaid pattern added a little fun and made the layering appear more diverse.

Matching the outfit, the elegant pink structured bag gave a sweet and feminine touch to the ensemble. I also love how the beret went so well with the entire outfit. Truly a great alternative for head wears, if you are bored with beanies.

Deets:
Heattech Fleece Turtleneck Top // Uniqlo
Fleece Jacket // Uniqlo
Down Jacket // Taobao
Skinny Pants // Mango
Winter Boots //Universal Traveller
Bag // Zalora
Beret // Carousell
Scarf // Acewin
Winter gloves // Taobao



Winter Look #2

Buttoned up

Knitted sweaters are the must haves in this season. Not only do they keep you warm, they also give you the comfort as well. I finally could showcase my ASOS knitted sweaters as the weather permitted it here. I added a knitted sweater as the thick layer over my cotton shirt and completed it with my mustard coat. The large scale plaid patterned scarf wrapped around my neck gave me additional warmth. Matching my light cream knitted sweater, I chose a darker shade of beige for my beanie. To accent the dark shades of this vibrant outfit, a pair of black pants did the trick.


Deets:
 Knitted sweater // ASOS
Plaid Scarf // Taobao
Mustard Coat // Taobao
Black pants // Uniqlo
Beanie // Shopee
Winter Boots // UT
Bag // Zalora



Winter Look #3


Get cute and cosy with furry sweaters! I got this furry crop sweater, knitted using multiple coloured yarns from ASOS. It is really a great piece for layering, as the front section of the cropped sweater showed the layer beneath it. Definitely perfect to showcase your outfit coordination. My basic white striped shirt layered with the furry sweater, completed with my comfy jeans from Uniqlo, made this look possible.

Deets:
Knitted Crop Sweater // ASOS
Scarf // Acewin
Striped Shirt // South Korea
Blue Jeans // Uniqlo
Beanie // UT



Winter Look #4


We finally had snow in our hands after three days of cold, icy wind.  Of course, winter gears had to be sufficient. My two warmest garments in my luggage did an amazing job keeping me warm. Despite its bulky and cumbersome appearance, my down jacket totally provided me with adequate insulation. Plus, it was a total steal from Taobao. The down jacket layered on my cable knitted sweater. The maroon beanie added some colours and vividness to this look. Totally stood out from the white, snowy background. Put on a nude backpack on your shoulder and you are ready to go!
  



Deets:
Knitted Sweater // ASOS
Scarf // Acewin
Down Jacket // Taobao
Beanie // Daiso
Bag // Alfio Raldo



Winter Look #5


              
            
I love how my crop top sweater perfectly layered over the basic ribbed top from Cotton On. Its furry texture made it look so exquisite and posh.  Throwing on a mustard coat transformed the look to be classically bold and funky. I styled my scarf using a double wrapped neck knot. Again, my khaki coloured Mango pants gave a warmer tone in this outfit, balancing the bright hues of my entire look.











Deets:
Ribbed Top // Cotton On
Cropped Knitted Sweater // ASOS
Mustard Coat // Taobao
Skinny Jeans// Mango
Bag // Zalora




That was all I could come up with using my limited winter pieces. I really wish I could bring more coats, however, my luggage weight had its limitations.  While some people might find outfit layering troublesome, I found it very enjoyable and I savoured every moment of dressing up. It allowed me to be creative while mixing and matching clothing, creating ensembles of different moods and styles. In addition, it is now officially my ultimate dream to reside in a country blessed with four seasons. Every season will bring a change in my wardrobe. I will surely be thrilled to try out different outfit styles for each season. Well, a girl can dream.








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11 comments

  1. I love all your style. I definately need to lose weight before travel during winter...if not I will look like teletubbies in the winter suit.

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  2. Great winter look.. Superb to look nice during winter.. Cool!

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  3. You look great in winter wear. Very fashionable.

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  4. Super like your winter style Eunice! And I also love your handbag :)

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  5. Very nicely done coordinates. I am impressed that with just one layer of pants you could withstand that cold. I wouldn't be able to!

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  6. I love your mustard coat a lot! The colour attract me. =D

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  7. Love this look book love the yellow mustard coat. You look so cute.


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  8. loving your style.. you look super fabulous... i think I have to add a trip to Korea in winter too... hahaha

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  9. I don't really like to purchase from Tao Bao coz' afraid the size might not suits me. Love the way you dress up.

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  10. love your style! they don't look too bulky, very nice!

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  11. love South Korea. Your OOTD looks really great. nice one

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