No, despite what a particular kind of Bangkokian will tell you, it’s not time to bring out the fur just yet.
It’s getting cooler in the city, with temperatures reaching the low twenties and winds making it feel like near single digits. Granted, we’re a little melodramatic when the weather changes, but it’s also very exciting. The western world may call us crazy, but when the storms hit the city and the chilly evenings make us tug at our pashminas, have you too not asked for the sweet embrace of a hot cup or tea or — dare we say it — a hot chocolate?
It’s a confusing time to get dressed. Wear your favourite suede shoes and you may destroy them in the rain. Wear your favourite hoodie and you may sweat in the sudden heat wave. Evenings can be cool but they can also be humid. Everything is weird.
But you can still dress well.
Here, we’ve put together a little guide to what to wear during this in-between-seasons phase we currently find ourselves in. Maybe you wear this to an alfresco brunch. Maybe you wear this on a weekend trip to Khao Yai. Maybe you wear this to your morning meeting. Paired with an umbrella (for rain or for sun), we’re tried to tackle it all with warm hues, thicker materials, and versatile pieces. Scroll on for some inspiration, and see you (if you brave it) out there.
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Is this pale shade of yellow having a bit of a moment lately? We feel like it is. Embrace Sweater Weather with a cosy sweater, and take this Stella McCartney piece (approx. THB 16,540) as a prime exemplar. We love the relaxed fit and the dropped shoulders, as well as the charming addition of the London flagship address printed on the front. We can’t make it to London to see the Christmas lights just yet, but we can dream.
You know what’s still cute? Matching co-ords. We love this autumnal shade for the season, proving that monochrome is not dead and still very stylish. Exclusive to Net-a-porter, this Frankie Shop set (approx. THB 6077 for the set) is composed of a sweatshirt and sweatshorts, and manages to hit that sweet spot between loungewear and going-out-wear. Pair with heels for an extra urban look.
Are festive dinners filling up your calendar like how they’re filling up our calendars? Here’s a perfect dress to sport. Khaite’s Beth dress (approx. THB 52,505) is made from finely ribbed matte knit which provides both stretch and structure to give you a beautiful silhouette. Elegantly boasting a festive-green hue, the low sweetheart neckline has something very alluring about it, proving that simple can still be the most sensual and sophisticated.
For those days when the sun decides to come out, opt for a cap. American Eagle has just landed at Pomelo, bringing many of the brand’s favourites to the store. This cap (THB 690) is ideal for those incognito mornings where you want to grab a croissant and don’t want the paparazzi to catch you, or your beach escape to Samui to escape the bustle of Bangkok in peace.
If there is one jacket that gets all the attention during this season, it is the denim jacket. AGOLDE’s version (approx. THB 5523) not only boasts a friendly price point, but also has a bit of that vintage flair for a nice lived-in feel. We love the shade of blue it comes in, but desire it even more for the eco-friendly materials from which it is crafted. The perfect coverup for chilly evenings, don’t forget just how versatile a denim jacket can be. Pant suits, dresses, fun tops: here’s your calling.
Looking to dress a little more preppy? Gucci paves the way. Inspired by the 1970s, this mini dress (approx. THB 125,476) has something of a trench coat without actually being a trench coat. Cut from vibrant pink wool, the silk-blend cady boasts zipped patch pockets and a very vintage oversized collar. The waist is accentuated through the ‘GG’ belt, for a very feminine look. Pair with platform sandals to your next luncheon.
H&M has unveiled their holiday collection for 2020, featuring many adorably sparkly touches. Just like the denim jacket, the cardigan is another essential for this weird-weather season. A nice coverup, this cardigan (THB 799) is part of the CONSCIOUS campaign, and is made from a soft knit, containing some wool. It boasts an elegant V-neck with buttons down the front, which you could wear open or closed, depending on your look of the day (or weather of the day).
Another cool number from H&M’s holiday collection, we love this bandeau denim jumpsuit (THB 1399) not only for its cool cut and cool buttons, but even moreso for the idea that you can pair it with a white shirt. Think about it: what other time of year can you wear a white shirt underneath your otherwise more revealing ensembles? It’s a great way to style it up at the end of the year, when your shoulders may feel a little cool during your chilly rooftop dinners.
Sretsis unveiled a whole new collection inspired by apres-ski fashion earlier last month, and we can say it’s entirely apt for the season. Right now, however, we’re in love with the Serena Sailor Jacket (THB 6600) for it’s elegant look and timeless materials. We’re already seeing ourself in this en route to Christmas and New Year dinners, especially together with the matching tweed dress inside. After all, is there anything more festive than the pearl? Is there anything more versatile, too? A staple come rain or come shine.