It was COLD on my recent visit to The Netherlands. Certainly when you are used to tropical temperatures year long.

The remedy?

Plenty of layers, warm woollen fabrics and knee-high boots.

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I showed you my asymmetrical vest before, but here I have worn it yet a different way and tied it up with a fabric belt

I wore a singlet underneath as well as an old woollen turtleneck sweater. I wore my most comfortable and warm subtle cordoroy skinnies from Unqlo with my (now very old) custom made black boots.

Still not satisfied, I added a silk scarf (ages old from one of my first jobs!) and a hat. That would suffice for indoors!

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I added my grey coat from Zara on top when stepping outside. If the weather was not too bad, I just manage with the silk scarf.

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There were plenty of times when I took out the real stuff though. I absolutely loved my blanket scarf and just could not resist getting another one. Love the colors!

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As for the boots, Greetje keeps pushing me to buy new ones. But these were custom-made for me! They fit like a glove, are sumper comfortable and I think they can still see the light of day.

Are they perfect? Certainly not. But hey, I only need them once a year; they will do.


In the end I had a lot of fun with winter dressing and adding on the layers, thanks to the fabulous winter capsule wardrobe I built. Adding the winter pieces that I still had in The Netherlands made it even more fun!

Black Skinnies: Uniqlo (old)
Silk scarf: Daniel Hechter (old)
Grey coat: Zara
Grey sleeveless long vest: Stella Carakasi
Cream sweater: no idea (old)
Blanket scarf: Zara
Hat: somewhere in The Netherlands (old)
Boots: custom-made in Shanghai 9 years ago

What is your favorite way of layering?


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