The Correct Way To Layer Winter Clothes | Clozette

As tropical dwellers, we often take for granted how easy we have it when it comes to dressing up. Sure, we do have to deal with the intense heat and humidity from time to time, but at least we have the option to just wear a one-piece linen dress and call it a day. Even if that's the case, mastering the skill of layering for colder climates is still a must especially if you're a jet-setter who loves to travel during the holiday season (a.k.a. winter season for most of the popular destinations). 

You don't really need to purchase a whole new wardrobe. Even summer clothing can work for winter as long as you layer correctly. The only new thing you really need to have, if you still don't own one, is a coat. Keep reading for tips on how to layer winter clothes without looking bulky.

Begin with the base

The Correct Way To Layer Winter Clothes

What's a good base for winter layering? Your usual loungewear consisting of a tank top and leggings (preferably thermal) is actually enough. All you need is something that can buffer between your underwear and the next layers. Next, wear thick socks, and if it's extra cold — as in below zero degrees Celcius — you should consider wearing double socks, but only if it's comfortable for you. 

The first insulation layer

After the base, you need to have an insulation layer. This where those stylish body-hugging thermal pieces come in handy. If you're looking for recommendations, UNIQLO's HEATTECH Ultra Warm is a good choice. They come in a wide range of colours and the pieces' unique fabric makes it a great insulation layer. Another bonus is that it's breathable enough to be worn when you're back in the tropics. Over this, you can layer a sleeveless dress or go with trousers over the leggings for a sleek look.

Another outfit idea is to layer your summer clothes. For example, wear your mini skirt over leggings or a bustier over your thermal top for an interesting touch. 

Next, the mid layer

The Correct Way To Layer Winter Clothes

After wearing the insulation layer, you can now get creative with the mid layer, which can be a comfy cardigan, a stylish vest or anything that's thin enough not create too much bulk but would still be good for retaining body heat. Keep in mind that this will be what you'll wear indoors when you take off your coat so make sure that it would complement your skin tone and suit your taste. 

Finally, outerwear

Thanks to new fabric technology, most coats right now are relatively lightweight but can still effectively warm you up. Look for those with pockets so you can stuff your hands in them whenever your digits are feeling extra cold. If it isn't very chilly, you can also opt for just a thick hoodie. For streamlining your silhouette, parkas (for a relaxed style) and a peacoat (classic look) are some of the types you should check out.

Don't forget accessories

The Correct Way To Layer Winter Clothes

Scarves are one of the very useful and versatile accessories you can bring with you for winter. Aside from being super stylish, they will protect your face — especially your lips — from cracking because of the cold wind. Another thing you shouldn't forget is a pair of gloves. Trust us, it's a must for winter so you can protect your hands from getting dry and your nails from turning into a bluish hue. 

Next, check out these tips on how to style scarves.



There's no denying that the stars of the Korean music industry’s style is always on point. Quickly rising to become one of the most influential trendsetters from the bunch is BLACKPINK's Lisa. Before she became the most followed K-pop idol on IG last April with 17.4 million followers then, the Thai K-Pop artist was already known for her rapping and dancing prowess on-stage. Now, she has become an influential style star to watch.

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就讓「人間芭比」 Lisa 替 #VogueHongKong 的十二月刊作出預告,同一期還有Christmas Book隆重登場,而這本Christmas Book的封面人物正正是當今韓流的代表人物、以音樂及時尚風格風靡全球的 @Blackpinkofficial 成員 #LalisaManoban @lalalalisa_m 。被譽為「人間芭比」的 Lisa 擁有如同洋娃娃的五官,及可駕馭任何服飾的窈窕身段和氣質,繼而成為了 #CelineByHediSlimane 的繆思。這個封面由創意總監 @HediSlimane 親自掌鏡,經典黑白風格攝影下的Lisa 把 @Celine 渾然天成的復古帥氣風格演繹得淋漓盡致,不羈中性美表露無遺。 An Early Merry Christmas greeting from #VogueHongKong - in our Christmas Book cover! The December issue of Vogue Hong Kong will come with this festive magazine featuring all the fashion for the Yuletide season. At only 22 years old, #LalisaManoban @lalalalisa_m is the most influential personality of @Blackpinkofficial in both social media and fashion. With Barbie-like appearance and versatility she has become a muse for all. The cover shoot is photographed by creative director @HediSlimane in signature black and white style , for more stay tuned for our coming December issue and the Christmas Book. Photographer : HEDI SLIMANE Stylist : @onlyGEEEUN Hair Stylist : PARK SEMI Makeup Artist : LEE MYUNG SUN Wardrobe : @CELINE #voguehongkong

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Her first solo magazine cover on Harper's Bazaar Thailand's May 2019 issue sold 120,000 printed copies. In June, after posting a photo wearing Celine’s Triomphe bag on social media, global searches for the bag rose to 66 per cent. But she’s not yet done. To end the year and welcome another, she has worked with multi-hyphenated creative director Hedi Slimane for the covers of Vogue Hong Kong and Madame Figaro Japan for their December and January Issues respectively.

To celebrate the rise of one of our favourite style icons this 2019, we’re looking back at some of her best fashion moments on Instagram. Let’s all marvel at her versatile style that’s full of charisma.

Iconic plaids

First, we want to give a shoutout to the iconic plaids BLACKPINK has been wearing in their performances. It’s bringing back our love for the fabric, and we just couldn’t get over how Lisa has managed to wear the print with a touch of a gothic school girl vibe.


Leisurely athletic

Though she can adopt any kind of style, it’s always the athleisure looks that she slays the best. Just take a look at this monochromatic adidas ensemble — it’s the epitome of sporty chic. 

Daylight glam

Glitz and glam when the sun’s out? Who knew that works? BLACKPINK’s Lisa makes the party staple appropriate for day by dressing it down with a plain white top and jeans. Her knee-high boots add an edge and the red Celine Triomphe bag — yes, that bag — adds a pop of colour that’s just perfect for sitting front row at Celine’s fashion show.

Hip camos

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We couldn’t get our eyes off this look. It’s totally casual and low-key but still screams iconic ‘90s fashion. It’s equally hip and sexy. Dare we say, it brought the bucket hat and camouflage cargoes back on every fashionista’s radar. 

Dark tropicale

All covered in black on a tropical beach? BLACKPINK’s Lisa says yes. The K-Pop star gave her sunny escapades an interesting touch with this sheer pleated dress cover-up. Add to that the straw hat tied with a black ribbon and her look somehow became dark yet dainty at the same time.

A look that kills

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Last but not least is our fave ensemble of Lisa’s from BLACKPINK’s Kill This Love music video. This new era in their music career is glittered with ensembles that are a different kind of power dressing. Looks literally could kill in this black and white outfit. Her fringed skirt proved to be a glam contrast to the edginess of her leather coat.

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Next, see our favourite vacation looks by BLACKPINK.



The holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes all the holiday releases and pop-up stores. From gift guides to limited edition collections, you won’t be at a loss when it comes to options for the rest of 2019. Ahead, all the latest happenings you should know about.

Visit the Bao Bao Cloud Concept Store

The launch of the BAO BAO CLOUD Concept Store in ION Orchard last 13 November also saw the launch of the Prism Pochette. This was BAO BAO Issey Miyake’s first pop-up in Singapore and outside of Japan. The Prism Pochette (SGD360/~USD264.56), which comes in seven colourways, challenges the wearer to be creative in how to style and carry it. Aside from the seven colours, there are also 12 bar colours for you to choose from. Mix and match the design combinations (which range up to almost 80 ways) and how to carry the Pochette — as a clutch, a fanny pack, a sling bag, and more.

Lit up the city at the Coach x Raffles City Holiday Party

We got an exclusive preview of the Coach holiday collection last 15 November, which includes several ready-to-wear pieces and Tabby handbags that will be exclusive to Raffles City. After a surprise performance from nutcracker-dressed drummers, we were ushered to witness the lighting of the Coach Christmas Tree. This would be the only Coach-branded Christmas tree in the world this year, standing at 16 metres tall and inspired by the Coach mascot, Rexy. Beneath the Christmas tree is an interactive room featuring flashing Christmas elements from the floor and reflected onto the mirrored walls. This interactive display operates from 10am to 10pm, from 16 Nov to 26 Dec.

Drop by the Neal’s Yard Remedies Christmas Collections Launch

Neal's Yard Remedies Christmas Sets

Why not add some organic products to your Christmas shopping list? Neal’s Yard Remedies has a selection of frankincense-based items made for women of varying life stages. There is the Intense Lift Collection for women in their fifties, the Age-Defying Collection for women in their forties, and finally, the Rejuvenating Collection for women in their thirties. All three collections are made from sustainably-sourced frankincense from Oman, the world’s first certified organic Boswellia sacra frankincense, which is considered to be a treasured ingredient in Oman’s culture for thousands of years.

Meet Milani’s new Asian Muses

Milani's New Asian Muses

During the initial launch of the Milani Gilded Rouge Palettes last September, it was also announced that Milani Cosmetics was conducting a search for the new Milani Asian Muses. Last Friday, 15 November, the chosen Milani Muses were revealed to the media during their Holiday party. Five extraordinary women from different walks of life now get to be the face of the brand in all their Asian campaigns. The event also saw the launch of five new exclusive Gilded Palettes, two new setting sprays, a new shiny lip topper, and new additions to the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation range.

Shopped for our new holiday scent at the Bvlgari Parfums Pop-Up

Bvlgari Parfums

We visited the gorgeous Bvlgari Christmas House outside of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, with its spacious interior that perfectly showcases all their key fragrances for men and women, including some festive gift sets for this year’s Secret Santa spread throughout three rooms. Every visit to the Bvlgari Christmas House will have you leaving with a special personalisable Christmas-themed token. The pop-up is open until 5 January 2020.

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Catch up on last week’s news here.