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Anyone who hails from the tropics most likely included experiencing winter on their bucket list. If you’re lucky enough to finally do it, start your preparations by building a capsule wardrobe dedicated to making sure you won’t get the chills on your trip. Now, this doesn’t mean that you need to bundle up in dowdy clothing. There are many ways to dress comfortably for winter without sacrificing style, here are some stylish winter essentials that you can wear to stay chic for the season.

Look for a stylish wool coat

Joseph Stafford oversized wool-gabardine coat, USD1,775 (

When it comes to coats, wool ones are of the best for winter. They provide ample warmth without being too stuffy, plus they feel so soft against the skin. Since you’ll probably be travelling with a coat or two, look for one that has a sleek, versatile design so you can easily match it with different shoes and outfits.

Wear a cute, cosy scarf

Johnstons of Elgin cable-knit cashmere scarf, USD440 (

The easiest way to elevate any winter outfit? Wear a cute, super soft scarf and you’ll instantly look a hundred times more fabulous than before. Even though it can be a bit pricey, it’s still best to go for cosy fabrics like cashmere or linen for ultimate comfort. The best part about investing in scarves is that even when you’re already back home you can still sport them at places where the air conditioning can be too cold, like at the office or in the malls.

Opt for sleek boots with a snug fit

Gianvito Rossi Margaux 65 patent-leather ankle boots, USD995 (

Your beloved ballet flats won’t stand a chance at keeping your feet warm during the winter. Sure, sneakers could do the job provided that it won’t be snowing but nothing can really beat the toasty feeling a pair of boots provides. In buying one, there are a few non-negotiable things you need to look for: a snug fit, water-resistant material and durability. You also want to make sure that it can still fit comfortably even with socks on. As a bonus, boots with heels helps streamline your silhouette so you won’t look too bulky despite the layers you’re wearing.

Wear quality knitwear indoors

MANGO Bicolor Cable-Knit Sweater, SGD34.90/~USD25.40 (

Go to any clothing store and there’s a good chance you’ll find some quality knitwear in the cutest designs. However, those that are available in tropical countries are looser and more flowy in general. For the winter, pick those that are denser and thicker. When you’re indoors, you can wear it with skinny jeans, over a dress or with skirts and tights.

Use gloves

BALENCIAGA Printed leather gloves, USD550 (

It’s no secret that the skin on our hands are very delicate and can easily lose moisture during the winter. Stay protected by wearing a pair of gloves and moisturising often. By doing so, not only will you reduce the possibility of having dry, chapped hands you’ll also be able to showcase your personal style. Just a reminder: don’t forget to turn on glove mode on your smartphone!