It’s finally December – marking the end of the year, new beginnings and of course the festivities that come with them. And what better way? to cap the year than with a much-deserved break (tip: all it takes is four days of leave for a nine-day vacation during the last week of December).
Whether you’re planning to ice-skate in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree in New York City or witnessing a tremendous fireworks display with the Eiffel Tower in view, it’s best to do so in comfort. But when you’re in some of the most fashionable cities in the world, keeping warm is simply not enough.
We’ve provided some tips and tricks to beating the cold in Part One of our guide. Now, things getting a bit more serious when almost sub-zero temperatures come into play. But thanks to UNIQLO’s thoughtfully created clothes, it’s all easy winter style with no bulk.
A thick wool coat is essential. Opt for a hooded version like the one Sean is sporting. The nifty design detail not only helps to keep your ears from freezing but also saves you that extra luggage space needed for beanies and ear muffs.
Because the coat is mostly what’s visible (no sense in having it opened and suffering for the sake of style, really), a statement piece will help to set the tone of the outfit. The toggle fastenings of the duffle coat here, offer an alternative to the usual buttoned or zipped ones and looks great over both formal and casual outfit options.
Thanks to UNIQLO’s ever-expanding HEATTECH range, the deceptively thin revolutionary fabric comes replete with heat-retention capabilities. Perfect for this level of cold is the all-new HEATTECH Extra Warm that provides the highest level of warmth in the range. It provides up to 1.5 times more warmth than HEATTECH Extra Warm, yet is still thin enough to be the base layer of your winter outfit.
Wear the HEATTECH Extra Warm under a long-sleeve mock neck T-shirt and pile on UNIQLO’s ultra light down shirt jacket for added warmth. Yes, that’s three layers under Sean’s duffle coat and he still cuts a slim figure. Complete the look with a pair of HEATTECH jeans and gloves (there really is almost HEATTECH-everything) and you’ll be fine partying it out in the cold.
Key notes: statement outerwear and HEATTECH Extra Warm
Other handy items: HEATTECH scarves and 100% cashmere jumpers