I know, I know! We are all melting right now, the last thing we’d wear is a bomber jacket on top of a turtleneck. But imagine…
You wake up to a 10-degree Celsius weather. It’s drizzling outside and you can hear the rustle of the leaves. From your window, the sight of people go about their day, with their brows furrowed and rushed steps. A cute little boy keeps rubbing his cheeks as his mum tries to fix the umbrella that has been overturned by the harsh wind. Later, you step out of your house, comfortable in your turtleneck and jacket. All wrapped up but chills to Your cheeks stings every time a cool breeze pass by and you breathe into your numb fingertips and clammy hands. The tip of your nose feels like it’s about to fall off so you rush to the nearest cafè to get your favorite cup of hot chocolate.
Okay, back to reality. That might be a bit harsh, sorry to bust your bubble, haha. But as much as we want snow right now, it can be quite the hassle, too. That’s almost how I felt back in Taiwan. I love cold weather, though. My brain loves it but my body doesn’t seem to know what to do with itself. My nose freaks out and starts crying without me knowing. My feet is warm in socks but it’s also cold at the same time. It is, indeed, a love-hate relationship.
This is my favorite layered outfit in Taiwan. It was a combination of trendy and practicality. Since we were running around Taipei, mini essentials like my phone and metro card has to be somewhere accessible. The jumper, or dungarees as per our English friends, has a pouch and it made my day better. Pockets and backpacks are not access friendly because 1. the fashion retail industry decided women don’t need pockets (!!) and 2. I have all the things in my backpack, looking through all of my essentials for my card and phone repeatedly all day can be quite tiring.
This turtleneck is rather thin. I had to add a jacket to battle the cold. I think most of our long sleeves here in the Philippines are usually made in thin material, given our climate. Also, thick clothing also cost a lot. So if you’re only visiting a cold country, it’s better to layer tropical-friendly clothes rather than buy thick ones and not use it back home.
Forever 21 gold turtleneck; H&M beanie, dungarees, bomber jacket; Something Borrowed leather backpack via Zalora; Adidas Superstars.
PS. I’m taking a break from my Taiwan series. I’ll be back after all of my summer posts. <3 See you, then.