In hindsight, as cute as this floral suit is (well, I think so anyway), it really wasn't the most practical thing to wear during winter in Milan because remember I said how incredibly staticky of a person I am? Which means materials that tend to easily carry static charge reeeally aren't the best things to have in my winter wardrobe?

The 97%-polyester-3%-elastane floral pants were annoyingly clinging on to my legs — or to my HeatTech, more precisely  and bunching up unattractively. Perhaps some of you are thinking how obvious it is to not wear polyester in winter when the air is drier but in my defence(s):

1. Malaysia is hot and humid which means I never had to worry about static charges so you've got to forgive yo tropical girl for forgetting about them when packing for her winter trip!
2. I didn't realise my suit was made of polyester. Even if I had known, I didn't know polyester attracts static charges more than most materials  until I Googled it after my trip!
(Also, I found out polyester is not the coolest of materials, so food for thought on that one...)

    So there you go. Probably not the best defences ever but even after all my winter trips, you have to understand that not growing up in the season (after season after season after season...) means I have so much to learn about dressing for it still!

    I'm still looking forward to wearing the suit in Malaysia though so I hope you guys wouldn't mind seeing this suit again, static-free (well, hopefully) and without the coat! I'm not going to go with sneakers next time so I'm already excited thinking about the footwear options for it.
    PS: Opinions welcomed!


    I took these photos near the entrance of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan which makes such a pretty background for my outfit shoot, don't you think? Ideally I would love to do an outfit shoot during the day but since my photographer works a 9-5 job, and it would be near impossible to take photos without having a crowd behind me at this location (which you can see in my two-toned jeans + new winter jacket post), that just wasn't happening.


    This static-related incident actually jogged my memory of reading a post by the fab Samantha of Fake Fabulous about static charges on her clothes a long while ago, so I searched her blog for this post; I wish I learned early on (and remembered) about the static effects of polyester from it! However I did learn plenty about sneaky layerings in winter-dressing from Samantha who lives in Scotland, so if you've never visited her blog you should check out Fake Fabulous for colourful outfit inspirations!


    Wearing: H&M floral blazer & pants  |  Bonika Studio navy coat from Tokyo  |  Adidas Stan Smith  |  Furry bag from Nishi Ginza mall, Tokyo  |  Bershka bobble beanie