The Return of the Varsity Coat & Cat-Ears Beanie: Snow Day In Seoul

One of the many things that got me  the person living in a tropical country  excited about going to Seoul and experiencing its winter: I get to whip out my all-time favourite winter coat againnn, namely this oversized tan/camel varsity coat!

Plus omg guys IT SNOWED WHEN I WAS IN SEOUL ahhhhhhh!!! This was I think only my third time ever witnessing snow falling, so I was understandably excited.

    Read: See me wearing the coat three other ways

      I also have a soft spot for both the thick cosy leopard-print cardigan underneath my coat (which I wore a lot in China) and my cat-ears beanie; they're two things in my closet that I truly adore but don't get the chance to wear in Malaysia.

      So, remember what I said about how wearing a hijab is not a guarantee that it'll protect your head and neck from the cold in my previous Nami Island outfit post? I actually taught myself that lesson on this very day: I was in such a hurry to leave the hotel room to shoot in the snow that I forget to grab a scarf.

      Needless to say, right after snapping all these photos, I quickly ran upstairs to my room (or more accurately, I willed the elevator to ascend a heck of a lot quicker) to grab a good thick scarf and wrap it twice around my neck before heading off to get a good bowl of piping hot bibimbap for dinner.

        PS: If you have never tried a bowl of steaming hot Korean bibimbap, you should!

        Wearing: Sense of Place varsity coat  |  Bershka leopard cardigan  |  Forever 21 mustard jumper  |  Zara ripped jeans  |  Adidas Superstar x Pharrell Williams  |  H&M cat ears beanie  |  Uniqlo Ultra Warm Heattech top & leggings


        1. Seeing you stylishly bundled up against the snow is delightful! You are clearly enjoying the experience and dressing for it. Seoul snowfall such a novel reality to find my Liyana in that I can't help smiling!
          I love that mustard color sweater; it's a color that is great with good ol medium wash denim. I like it combined with the blush/camel of your coat. I'm so glad that you've layered another fuzzy-fun leopard cardy over the mustard sweater. For someone who spends the bulk of her time in a much warmer climate you're a smart cold weather girl!
          Love, Jude

          1. I enjoyed my winter experience so much more than I anticipated. I've always sort of hated winter but this trip completely changed that, 180 degrees!

            That leopard cardi was absolutely necessary, I must say. I think I learned a lot from my previously experienced winters; I was determined to make this winter trip less horrible than previous ones. To my surprise not only did I not hate the cold; I actually didn't mind walking around in subzero temperatures and wished I could have gone to more places!

            I am very much looking forward to future winter trips now =)

        2. So adorable and chic, Liyana! It must be awesome to finally wear those two things; cardi an beanie in freezing Korea hahah..I love the peek of leopard from under the coat and your cute gloves. I was eyeballing your heattech top and girl, I am loving that brown! Such a cool shade with retro feels. Can you wear that top here in Malaysia or is it meant for cold weather only? :) xoxo

          1. The brown-yellow-mustard top is actually a jumper/sweater from Forever 21 (my thermal Heattech top is underneath it!), and the shade is actually VERY similar to the t-shirt you wore with the batik skirt! But unfortunately it is way too thick to wear in Malaysia, the knit is suuuper thick. I'm still keeping my eyes peeled for a top in that brown mustard-y shade that I could wear here in our hot and humid weather!


        Post a Comment

        I'd love to have a conversation with you about my post. Please share your thoughts & I'll reply as soon as I can!

        Contact Form for Pages [DO NOT DELETE]

        Hi, I'm Liyana

        I'm a modest blogger based in Malaysia. Here on The Good Weekender, you can find journals of my evolving modest personal style, based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest, and doing it all on a budget.