This time last year I was rocking shorts (with tights underneath, of course, I’m not as resistant to cold as Japanese miniskirt-wearing high school students) and a spring leather jacket, because last year on the 2nd of January it was about 15°C and beautiful, sunny weather. And this year? Well, Japanese winter must be a woman because it’s totally unpredictable! Freezing nights and very pleasant sunny days? Check. Wind so strong that it makes that creepy whistling sound when it blows, as if it was getting ready to transform into a tornado to tear off your roof? Check. Hawaiian sun, London rain and Arctic wind — all on the same day? Check, check aaaand check. Oh, and how could I forget — while Japanese summers are horribly humid, the winter air is so dry, you will have to spend a small fortune on moisturizing creams. I’m not complaining though, I can’t even imagine what my fellow expats living in Hokkaido must be going through! Seriously guys, how do you survive up there? Well anyway, here’s some of my winter outfits that kept me warm but didn’t hurt my wallet!
The latest lookbook:
White shirt: I don’t really remember where I got it, but I remember I paid like ¥500
Grey sweater: H&M, ¥300
Black pants: Global Work, ¥3000 (Global Work website)
Coat: GU, ¥4000
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, bought on sale for… ¥7000!
Black sweater: Spinns, ¥800 (Spinns website)
Checkered shirt & checkered skirt: GU, ¥1490 and ¥990
Black boots: I spotted them on sale in my local Marui department store on the way to the hospital, with a fever of almost 39 degrees. They were discounted to ¥8000 from ¥17000 so I just couldn’t leave them there! Moussy (website)
/special thanks to super large fitting rooms in Forever 21/
hat: Glad News, ¥1000
neck warmer: ANAP, ¥800
unicorn sweater (I know you want it): second hand shop in Kita-Senju, ¥1800
Skinny black pants: GU, ¥1490
/it was windy as hell that day and I crossed the Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba on foot, so I needed something simple and comfortable, hence this basic outfit, sorry/
Neck warmer: WEGO, ¥1800
striped dress: bought at Shillin Market in Taipei for about ¥700?
hot pink sweater: bough in a store in ALTA Shinjuku, ¥1900
black skirt: GU, ¥1200
Green sweater: Spinns, ¥1600
/another basic outfit, oh well/
Beige turtleneck: ANAP, ¥1400 (ANAP website)
Pink sweater: bought in Hongdae in Seoul for about ¥1200
Pink boots: Jeffrey Campbell, I think I mentioned them in one of my previous lookbooks, I got them on sale for ¥14000 instead of ¥22000!
(here also wearing the Global Work pants you can see in the first photo too)
/this has to be my favourite January coordinate/
Brown coat: bought in Dongdaemun in Seoul for about ¥6500
Ripped jeans: WEGO, ¥4000
(other items mentioned in photos before)
As I’m posting this, Starbucks in Japan is already selling Sakura Latte. I’m so looking forward to spring! And hanami outfits of course!
Thanks for reading ♥