By Grace Ang
Hot chocolate, leaves like leaping flames, crisp air and snuggly sweaters. That’s what I think off when I look outside my window. As winter creeps into Shanghai, people are discarding their flip-flops for UGGS, and tossing their tank tops for V neck-sweaters. For a while we had lace-up leather sneakers, cropped sweaters and ankle length maxis in fall. But now we’ve transitioned into the season of thick,royal coats,This week, students at SAS have commented on their winter shopping experiences and favorite classic winter pieces.
For most, winter has hidden the inner fashionista. It is as Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Students are trading in their flamboyant summer pieces for “conveniently fashionable” pieces for the winter.
“My staple item for the Winter are boots!” Angella Qian, a senior, exclaimed, while gesturing to her slightly worn out, twin-face sheepskin Brown UGGS boots speckled with unraveling tiny, brown threads.
Qian also went on to state her favorite winter accessory: The Infinity Scarf.
“They’re cozy and fashionable at the same time,” she said smiling from ear to ear.
Kris Li also shared her favorite winter article to stay warm during the winter. “I would always go with a Shawlneck or a cozy sweater,” she remarked, shrugging.
Lillian Xue, says one of her favorite winter shopping locations is a local Chinese store called “Tang Tang,,” which has an online outlet on Taobao as well as a physical one in the vendor’s home. “
Adding to the long list of exotic places to buy winter clothes, Yewon Shin mentioned her best winter shopping experience in Seoul, Garosu Gill, a beautiful promenade adorned with rows of golden gingko trees. Due to its wide array of chic open studios, cafes, restaurants and fashion shops, it is popular choice among citizens and foreign tourists alike.
“A lot of celebrities go there- I’ve actually seen Kim C and other celebrities’ vans before.”