What to Wear: Autumn Season in Japan

what to wear autumn season in japanAfter two years, I finally made this blog post in perfect timing for the fall season. I badly miss Japan while rummaging some photos from my hard drive. So here’s a blog post what to wear autumn season in Japan.

Last November 2015, I got the chance to return to Japan for the Autumn experience. It was a magical moment for me as I was able to travel solo in Japan again. I was in Tokyo, Japan for 9 days from November 28 to December 7, 2015. My second flight ticket to Japan was cheaper than the first one as I got it for less than PHP 5,000. The flight was from Cebu to Tokyo and Tokyo to Manila.

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What to Wear Autumn Season in Japan?

As you can see, I don’t have money for #ootd or Outfit of the Day in Japan. I was being practical so I just looked for clothes in my closet. Sweaters and jackets for layering are the best things you can do.

  1. (1) Uniqlo Waterproof Fuchsia Jacket – I bought this when I was in Singapore last September 2015 because there were no available Uniqlo stores in Cebu that time. But buying a high-quality waterproof jacket from Uniqlo was a good investment. I really loved it as I was able to use this for my trip to Taiwan as well.
  2. (1) Beanie – I got this in a shopping mall in Cebu for PHP 250.
  3. (1 or 2) Scarfs – Bought my brown scarf in the men’s accessories as I love the color.
  4. (1 or 2) Gloves – Got my gray gloves during my trip to Manila when we went to Snow World with friends and my pink gloves during my skating session in Kuala Lumpur.
  5. (1) pair of Jeans – Wore this during my flight from Cebu to Tokyo but I ended not wearing them during my whole stay in Tokyo.
  6. (2-3) Sweaters – I ended up wearing four (4) layers in total because it was really cold.
  7. (2) pairs of Stockings – I bought two colors: black and skin tone as my inner wear or the first layer.
  8. (2) pairs of Knee High Leg Warmers – Also bought two colors: black and skin tone as the second layer if I’m wearing a skirt or a mini dress after the stockings or the third layer after wearing leggings.
  9. (1) pair of Yoga Leggings – Serve as a second layer.
  10. (2-3) pairs of thick socks – The second layer after the stockings either short or long socks in 3 colors: black, white and gray.
  11. (1 or 2) pairs of shoes either boots or rubber shoes – I only brought with me a pair of pink rubber shoes as I don’t have money to buy winter boots. I was being practical and wear the only shoes I have with me.
  12. (1) pair of shorts – Bought this when I was Kuala Lumpur in 2013. I always bring this and wear it even the summer. It serves as the fourth layer after the leggings.
  13. (1) skirt – Braved myself to wore a black mini skirt as the fifth layer under my shorts.
  14. Mini dress (sleeveless and with sleeves) – I have 2 mini dresses which I can also wear during the summer. My dark blue sleeveless dress is made of 95% Polyamide and the aqua green dress with sleeves is also made in the polyester quality. It’s stretchable and easy to wash.
  15. (2) T-shirts and (2) Tank tops – Other clothes good for layering.
  16. (7) pairs of underwear – I do handwash every after a shower.
  17. (2) pairs of bra – Sometimes I don’t wear a bra because I was wearing four layers already.

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Check out my article: Photos – Autumn in Japan 2015

Always Moisturize in the Cold Weather

In a cold weather, I always have a skin breakout which the face of my skin becomes sensitive, dry and itchy.

  1. Lip balm to moistened your lips – You can buy this at Watson’s and other drugstores near you.
  2. Nivea moisturizer for your face – It’s very handy in a circle blue can and you can buy at Watson’s as well.
  3. Human Nature 100% Natural Hand & Foot Salve – I got this from a friend and I love the Vanilla Peach scent.
  4. Foot Deodorizer – After a tired long walk around Tokyo, it’s good to spray a foot deodorizer obviously on your feet and also to your shoes.

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Tips for the Hair

Every time I go to Japan, I always cut my hair with bangs as most of the girls there cut the hair like that, so I just blend with the Japanese girls.

Finally, I hope you will find this blog post for your autumn experience in Japan and don’t forget to follow my Japan Travel Series below.

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Roxanne is an aspiring digital nomad. A virtual assistant since October 2009. She is a hobbyist blogger, photographer and travels a lot.

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