You'd think wearing a hijab would mean I don't need the help of a beanie to keep my head warm, but nooooooo. God knows why, but my body strangely loves distributing heat to outside environment. Shah is always worried sick at how icy cold my feet can get but they are almost the norm for me whenever I'm in cold weathers—always been that way, since I studied in Christchurch. (PS: Does that happen to you guys as well?)
I've mentioned the debunked myth that most heat leaves through your head (supposedly 20% of body heat, but it's not true!), but I'm pretty sure a lot does leave through my feet—and then an additional 10% of whatever remaining heat flows away from my head; hence, me needing a beanie (and thick socks of course), so thankfully I brought my trusty cat-ears beanie on this trip (worn first in Tokyo!).
You might have checked out the grey coat Shah bought for me but this navy blue bomber jacket from Zara was my chosen one. I don't think navy blue is anyone's go-to colour but I personally love it; somehow I feel like the colour has always suited my complexion, as weird as that sounds. I also wanted a waterproof jacket so getting this jacket was a no-brainer, plus the padding really does keep me extra warm and cosy (albeit only from the hips up).
Pairing the jacket with pinstripe pants that I got on sale from a local brand (a local brand, YES!) and I also nicked Shah's Adidas t-shirt to go with it. Not my usual look but this whole garb feels a little androgynous and kind of cool (to me, at least), but I can't decide if those cat-ears are bringing the "hip" factor down a bit...or perhaps raising it? Not that it matters either way, because it's a constant cosy presence on my head here in Shanghai, and cosy is what really matters right now.
Wearing: Zara bomber jacket | Adidas t-shirt | Hotwind pants | Adidas Stan Smith sneakers | H&M beanie