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Is warm weather preventing you from wearing certain clothing items and accessories? We’ve got you sorted with alternative pieces from Bottega Veneta and Skims

Even though it’s the end of October, Hong Kong’s temperatures are saying otherwise. As much as we’d like to don down jackets and bust out boots, it’s unbearable to do so. So we’ve selected items that are similar to what we want to wear, but warm-weather appropriate.

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Instead of a blazer…

Don a waistcoat.
 
It’s even too warm for blazers most days, but waistcoats make excellent tops—their structured shape looks professional in work settings, and they look excellent in casual settings too. Coordinate this Raey waistcoat with your trousers for a slick look, and keep the accessories minimal.

Instead of a trench coat…

Go for a trench skirt.

Nothing says cold weather like a trench coat but, at this rate, it’ll be a few more months before we can crack them out. In the meantime, this trench skirt from Monse will tide over our desire to wrap up in a classic trench.

Instead of a turtleneck…

Wear a sleeveless mock neck top.

If we could, we’d be putting on turtlenecks quicker than you can say “autumn”, but unfortunately they don’t bode well in 25 degrees. The next best thing is this bodysuit from Skims—the high neck looks super chic paired with all types of bottoms, and the lack of sleeves means there’s no chance of overheating.

Instead of a leather jacket…

Wear leather shorts.

If it’s too warm for a trench, you can forget about a leather jacket. Leather skirts are an obvious way to go, but why not switch things up with long leather shorts. These buttercream Bottega Veneta shorts are a sporty chic alternative and look great with an oversized white shirt and chunky trainers. They will also work when the temperature eventually drops.

Instead of a puffer jacket…

Try a nylon mini dress.

This dress by Ganni, made of recycled nylon, emulates the sheen of a puffer jacket without the insulation. Wear a T-shirt underneath to keep cool and accessorise with boots, trainers or even heels, depending on whether you want to dress up or down.

Instead of a tartan scarf…

Try a tartan trouser.

Tartan and checked prints are a go-to for winter weather, and the best way to get a hint of a print in your outfit is with a scarf. However, we think we’d melt just looking at a scarf right now, so take the tartan elsewhere. These cargo style trousers from Stella McCartney tick all the cool boxes—they’re perfectly slouchy and have a punk vibe to them.

 

Instead of knee-high boots…

Opt for a chunky loafer.

There’s something so alluring about a slim leather knee-high boot, but the thought of peeling them off after a toasty day isn’t fun. Keep the attention on your legs with a pair of Loewe chunky loafers instead, and style them with long socks for a cosy winter vibe.

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