I LOVE winter clothes! I am really into layering; and I think it suits my body type more than summery dresses etc.
Which is tough as I live in the Middle East!
Luckily, Air Conditioning is inconsistent at the best of times, in malls, at the cinema, in restaurants, at work; so you are still able to don your favourite sweater and not sweat too much!
It is always advised to take a cover-up around with you in the Middle East, the main reason of course is due to appropriate dressing; the second reason; as I mentioned – chilly A/C.
When I first moved to the Middle East around five years ago, I emulated the usual expat look of bringing a shawl/ or wrap with me to wear around the malls etc. But once I found my footing, and salary – I could experiment more!
Wraps aren’t for everyone, and sweaters aren’t for everyone either. Our body types are all different, and so we are lucky to have choices.
This post will just have a few snaps of the types of winter wear I’m fashioning currently. These mostly consist of boots (ankle and knee-high), leggings or jeggings, long t-shirts, sweaters/jumpers (no wool, angora, animal products etc), waistcoats, light jackets, baggy men’s bobble hats, and light cotton scarves.
Some layered looks I covet:
And don’t forget to check your labels! To avoid wool, angora etc!