For those who have braved the cold—make that freezing—weather during their travels, you all know how challenging it is to put together a wardrobe that will keep you warm without looking grandma-sweater cozy. We feel you, and we’re here to help! Here’s a comprehensive shopping guide, from innerwear to outerwear, for a stylish winter wardrobe that’s très chic as it très toasty:
UNIQLO HEATTECH Ribbed Scoop Neck Long-sleeved T-Shirt, P590, SM Megamall
Snuggle into this reliable insulating inner top that has bio-warming technology and an extra-smooth feel for total comfort.
UNIQLO HEATTECH Camisole, P590, SM Megamall
Here’s a camisole version for lighter-layered outfits that still call for an extra boost of warmth.
UNIQLO HEATTECH Socks, P590, SM Megamall
People often forget to keep their feet warm, and that’s a winter no-no! Make sure your toes stay nice and toasty in these HEATTECH socks that keep the chill at bay.
2. Layering pieces
BERSHKA Velvet jacket, P1795, Glorietta 2
Ah, the trusty hoodie! Wear it as your sole outer piece or layer it under thicker jackets. You could even it use it as loungewear for chill nights in.
STRADIVARIUS Polo neck sweater, P895, Glorietta 2
A good old turtleneck is a winter essential for its sophisticated shape and its plethora of styling options—you can go for a simple, sweater-and-blue jeans look, or you can layer it with a long skirt and tights.
ZARA Flowing Trench Coat, P3995, Greenbelt 5
If there’s a stylishly versatile yet incredibly hard-working piece of a cold-climate outfit, then it’s got to be the beige trench coat. It’s a classic that never goes out of style and utility!
ZARA Hooded Puffer Coat, P4995, Glorietta 3
For those who’d like to amp up their outfits with a trendy twist, here’s an oversized ruby puffer jacket that’ll make you warm as it is red-hot.
Tip: style it off-shouldered with the belt clasped for an en pointe look (if the weather permits).
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THE NORTH FACE Htup New Tka 100-Ap, P4490, SM Megamall
An ‘active coat’ is essential especially for those who like doing outdoor activities such as running, hiking, or cycling. The fabric of this jacket is Thermal Kinetic Advancement (TKA) fleece that’s lightweight and wear-resistant.
LEVI'S 711 Skinny Jeans, P2499, TriNoma
Opt for a great pair of jeans as your centerpiece especially if you’re traveling light. Having one in a dark wash also makes it easy for when you need a sophisticated outfit for a night out.
H&M Leather Chelsea boots, P3290, SM Makati
Chelsea boots work with any outfit and are practical for on-the-go travellers.
Tip: Style them with jeans or black tights for a sleek touch.
MANGO Mixed print scarf, P1295, Power Plant
Add color to an otherwise bland ensemble via a tri-colored scarf like this one! Wear it as a cape or wrap it around your neck as you please.
MANGO 100% Cashmere beanie, P1295, TriNoma
Don’t neglect your ears by wearing a beanie! Having one in cashmere is totally a winter investment.
MANGO Zip leather gloves, P995, Greenbelt 5
Who says that gloves can’t look chic? Take yours to another level with red leather—perfect for that beige trench coat.