How to Keep Yourself Warm with a Lighter Weight Coat?

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I am going to talk about something very practical here in this post rather than how to look fashionable but of course we are aiming to have both! You might have remember I mentioned about a Ponte di Roma coat is perfect for not so cold winter in my pervious post. Here I am in the same coat but for a much colder day. Moving from a warm city to much colder Paris and now London, I have learn how to keep myself warm enough in the winter. Of course a big warm jacket/coat with thin clothes underneath is always a good idea especially if you aren’t going to stay outdoor for long. But to me the best way to keep warm is wearing lots of not so chunky layers rather than a big jacket/coat and it blocks the cold wind much better this way. In this outfit, I have 4 layers on bodice and a separate layer covering my neck:

Under layer: thin and simple 3/4 sleeves top. It can be any old top you have but ideally thin which doesn’t give extra bulkiness to your total look and 3/4 sleeves aren’t going to show from whatever you wear on top. In terms of the material, my idea one is pure cotton, tight woven material blocks the wind much better and you won’t perspire as much with natural material. I have this layer on almost with all my outfits in winter.

Second layer: thin knitted hoodie. I am a big fan of hoodie. Maybe it is because of the weather in London. It’s raining all the time and normally just showering. On top of that, the temperature sometimes drops suddenly. Hoodies is perfect for small rains (I hate caring umbrella) and with the hood on make me feel much warmer if the weather drop too much in the night.

Third layer: cropped mohair sweater. For personal preference, I like the under layers showing. I think this is the fun part of layering but of course it is not necessary.

Top layer: Ponte di Roma coat. A medium weight autumn to winter coat.

Final layer: my favourite part of layering is have my neck all covered. I think I can wear even shorts in winter as long as my neck is fully covered and warm enough. 😛

And from below photos, you can see how gorgeous this location is, it is pity not to show you more photos of it without me and my outfit. If it is in your interest, roll down to the end for more photos

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Shop the look

Ponte di Roma Coat (Shein)

Knitted Hoodie  / Cropped Mohair Sweater (sold out)

Big Scarf (sold out online but available in Zara stores) (love this one)

Celine Belt Bag (discontinued but you can find same model in smaller sizes in stores)


All photos are taken inside gorgeous National History Museum. Nearest station is South Kensignton and more photos blow.

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9 Comments

  1. January 14, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Love this look☺️✨

    • January 15, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you so much for checking in :)) 😘

    • January 15, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Me too! I have been wearing it a lot :))

  2. January 15, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Great layering and stunning location! I love the leather leggings with the look x

    • January 16, 2017 / 3:32 am

      They are actually leather like coated jeans but my favourite pair from all saints :))

  3. January 16, 2017 / 3:37 am

    I got a very similar coat in navy from Agnes B years ago and love it!

  4. January 16, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Natural history museum is one of the most beautiful museums in the world.

    • January 16, 2017 / 10:00 am

      I actually have a super old Ponte di Roma coat in navy from Agnes B too!! How funny 😜 I think I learnt this particular material from Agnes B for the first time. And yes it’s such a gorgeous museum. There are lots of beautiful ones like British museum or v&a or tate Britain.. Sometimes I feel I haven’t spent enough time in museums.. Will try visiting more this year 🙂