Thursday, November 25, 2010

Winter Neverland

Winter Neverland

Winter is finally here, or at least that's what they say. But if you're in the middle of the world, the winter season would probably feel like spring. One thing to know about Abu Dhabi is it doesn't get that cold anymore. According to my parents and almost everyone who has lived here for more than 5 years, Abu Dhabi used to get really cold enough for you to wear a coat, scarf, gloves, and probably earmuffs, when going outside. I feel jealous of those people who have been able to experience that. I can just imagine the amount of winter wear I'll definitely buy to keep myself warm.

At this time of the year, I always see lots of shops selling really big coats and jackets. Those kinds that should be sold in really cold places, or those that experience snow during winter. As much as I love seeing them, it's not really advisable for a place with this kind of climate. So, how do you dress up for the winter season in Abu Dhabi?

1. Get a sturdy jacket.
This can either be a blazer, cardigan, or even a jacket, specifically those that have wool content. Wool can be blended with cotton, linen, or polyester. So, it wouldn't be too hot or too cold for you. I suggest wearing blazers with jeans, and cardigans with leggings or tights. But, I doubt that you can still wear tights in this weather. So, why not opt for the lovechild of jeans and leggings or more popularly known as jeggings, if you want something that wouldn't look too bulky on you?

2. Invest in some scarves.
You can buy scarves in any length, design, color, and shape. But much like the jacket, you should take note of its fabric. As always, wool is a must. It doesn't necessarily have to be 100% wool. It depends on your preference. Most of the time, you don't need to wear a scarf, especially in the morning. So, you can always use it as an accessory. Drape it around your bag, and put it on during the night.

3. These boots are made for walking.
The reason why I love the winter season is because it's that time of the year when wearing boots will not raise eyebrows. In Abu Dhabi, it is advisable to wear boots that reach until mid-calf and not more than that. But then, the most important point is that you can walk in them. Flat boots, high-heeled, leather, suede.. It doesn't matter. I actually prefer suede boots, usually ankle-length.

If you're not a boot-lover like me, you can always wear socks with your stilettos. It's very stylish nowadays. Opt for dark socks under light heels, and light socks on dark heels. Just play with it!

But when all else fails, wear your trusty sneakers.

4. You sock.
This is not optional. Choose the wool ones again. H&M has a good selection of socks, leggings, and tights for winter. I usually buy mine from them, and I wear them all the time. They're very comfy!

5. Accesorize!
No matter what season it is, never ever forget to accessorize! It is a sin to go outside your house without, at least, a pair of earrings. :-)

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