Snug and stylish
You’ll be forgiven for thinking that in Hong Kong we don’t get a winter. Whilst we may not need to reach for the (faux) fur or Michelin Man style parkas, that doesn’t mean we don’t get a little chilly every now and again. And whilst it can be nice to bundle up warm against the biting cold, we have the luxury of not having to worry about the practicalities. We’re never going to get that cold, so dressing for winter can be a little more fun, meaning that you can reach for options that would normally be out of bounds come January. And seeing as the novelty of actually wearing a jacket is short-lived in our city, here are our favourite options for how to nail the winter trend while we can…
No surprises here. The leather jacket has long been a wardrobe staple and goes with pretty much anything. A great option to toughen up girly dresses, or to throw on over jeans and a tee. We recommend investing in pieces that will last for years to come, but high street shops like Topshop also do more budget-friendly options.
Invest: Acne Studios leather biker jacket, available online via Net-A-Porter
Budget: Faux Leather Biker Jacket, available online from Topshop
Something Different: Appliqué biker jacket available online from Mango, Leather Effect Jacket available online from ZARA
Silk or Satin Bomber
There’s something so luxe about a silk bomber. Dress it up or dress it down, you’re sure to be feeling a little fancy wearing one of these. Good quality silk is also the perfect option for Hong Kong winters when the weather can’t quite decide what it’s doing.
Invest: Silk Bomber available online from Grana, Tiger Embroidered Satin Bomber available online from Whistles
Budget: Satin bomber jacket available online from H&M
Something Different: by the way Remi Varsity Bomber available online via Revolve, Tularose X Revolve Emma Bomber Jacket available online via Revolve
A personal fave of mine. These loose, light-weight and long-line coats are ideal for layering. We love this look for day-time with blue jeans and a statement tea (and a chunky scarf for when temperatures drop), or wear over a leather skirt (sans tights).
Invest: Lovers + Friends Zach Duster available online via Revolve
Budget: Native Youth Longline Coat available online via ASOS
Something Different: Flynn Skye Dresden Jacket available online via Revolve
A good option to go for if you’re a little tired of your five-year-old leather jacket. The suede biker can instantly update any look. We love it in jewel tones like burgundy and emerald green, or softer neutrals like millennial pink and soft powder blue.
Invest: Driftwood Suede Moto Jacket available online from Shopbop, Suede Agnes Biker available online from Whistles
Budget: New Look Faux Suede Biker Jacket available online via ASOS
Something Different: Faux Suede Biker Jacket available online from ZARA, Embroidery Suede Jacket online from Mango
There’s no way you won’t be feeling decadent wearing a flowing kimono. In other climates, these may be reserved for spring/summer, but in the 852, we can easily get away with wearing these in the cooler months. When temperatures drop you can wear over a simple turtle neck sweater, or throw on over a cami to luxe up an evening look.
Invest: Equipment Theron Robe available online via Revolve
Budget: Flower Power Kaftan available online from Mango
Something Different: Kiss The Sky Maxi Kimono In Floral With Velvet Trim available online via ASOS
Every wardrobe needs a decent blazer, and with the suit trend being huge this season, tailored looks are back in a big way. Double breasted styles seem a little more appropriate for the season, and are a current fave amongst street style stars, but a classic cut in either navy or black is sure to be a hard-working piece in any wardrobe.
Invest: Jospeh Laurent Wool-Twill Blazer available online via Net-a-Porter
Budget: Oversized Jacket available online from H&M
Something Different: Velvet Blazer available online from ZARA, Embroidered Blazer available online from ZARA
A trend that we saw making a come-back in the latter half of 2017, military styles may not be for everyone, but are a great alternative to the usual suspects when it comes to seasonal dressing. Look for good quality detailing; think intricate detailing, big buttons and tailored cuffs. As a statement piece, it’s best to choose a military jacket in a darker neutral, so that it can be worn with more options in you wardrobe.
Invest: Moleskin Toggle Jacket available online from ZARA, Short Black Military Jacket With Velvet Details available from The Kooples
Budget: Military Style Jacket available online from Mango
Something Different: Velvet Toggle Jacket available online from ZARA