Autumn and winter fashion


AUTUMN and winter are two seasons that we can never experience in the Philippines. Thus, a lot of us always look forward to those trips that can give us the chance to enjoy them.

Every year, I could see friends and relatives who are making sure that they enjoy such seasons in a different country. Most of them have taken advantage of the available tour packages that have been made affordable.

In Asia, among the most frequently visited nations are Japan and South Korea.

Accordingly, one of the many reasons why Filipinos visit these countries during autumn or winter is the chance for some awesome #OOTDs. Well, there could be truth to this. Personally, I want to try mixing and matching ensembles and finishing the look with a winter hat, a pair of boots and gloves, and a shawl.

For beauty expert April Kaye Garino of Kayesthetics, picking the right #OOTD for the season is non-negotiable.

“During autumn season, Korea's cooler temperatures of October and November need warmer outerwear! So, staying fashionable but comfortably warm is also a must,” she said.

I agree with Kaye. It was winter time when I was in Japan, and autumn when I was in South Korea. I must say that the latter is colder than the former. It was in Seoul when I experienced a negative temperature even if it was only autumn!

By picking the most appropriate ensembles, your trip would be more fun.

“My takeaway from my recent trip to SoKor (South Korea) was to always choose basic colors so you can easily layer clothes,” Kaye suggested.

“It's also the best time for #OOTDs as the colors of autumn are great for shoots so I stayed with white, black, and neutral colors to highlight the scenery.”

As to the must-haves, she recommended heat tech undershirt or longsleeves, which can be layered with a fleece jacket and coat. You can finish it with a nice pair of comfy boots and accentuate the look with your bag, scarf or cap or bonnet.

She has another tip, too. It would help if you always bring an extra coat or scarf as the cool weather may become a little more extra during morning or night time.

For trade promo officer Jovita Tarnate Quiñones, it is still important to adopt the “travel light” concept, despite the extremely cold weather. To do this, she shared a tip.

“To stay fashionable while traveling to Korea in winter, one must pack lightweight winter clothes (i.e. coats and body warmers) in lieu of its bulky counterparts. There are plenty of these available in stores that sell winter stuff in malls. Lightweight, easy-to-pack clothes allow for more room in your luggage so you can bring more OOTDs! I personally opt for plain colored tops which I can easily pair with different accessories for that stylish, classy look,” she said.

She likewise emphasized that no matter what the purpose of your travel is, you have to enjoy it.


If you have special events and fashion tips to share, or just want to discuss about any fashion-related concerns with me, you are always free to reach me at mendoza.jennygrace@gmail.com.


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