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What to Wear in December while in South Korea

2022-12-19


What to Wear in December while in South Korea


Winter season in Korea typically starts in December and lasts until mid-March. Due to continental high pressure, the temperature is freezing as it brings cold and dry weather. The coldest month is January, which ranges between negative six degrees and three degrees Celsius. The four distinct seasons are Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), autumn (September to November), and winter (December to Mid-March). Due to the extreme temperature drop, layering is key when it comes to dressing for Korea during winter. It is recommended to wear a base layer of thermal underwear or a long-sleeved shirt and pants. In addition to a warm scarf, beanie, and gloves for added comfort. People also tend to wear darker colors during winter, as they tend to absorb more heat.


Layering up on double socks with at least 60% wool is ideal. The most popularized stores to buy winter jackets are Uniqlo, North Face, National Geographic, and Patagonia. Zara in Korea is highly favored by Korean women as it offers fashionable, high-quality clothing for both work attire and individual style. Wearing face masks also helps keep your face warm against the harsh, cold wind. Mittens are also an ideal choice for gloves as the heat generated from your fingers is trapped. Small heat pads, kept inside pockets, can be purchased at Daiso, convenience stores, and pharmacies for extra warmth. The right sneakers or winter boots are essential for both comfort and practicality. Koreans tend to walk a lot; therefore, they take into consideration the style, functionality, comfort, and price before purchasing. Winter boots can be costly, so it is important to find boots within your budget.


In Korean culture, having a well-groomed appearance is an important aspect when stepping out in public. General tips for dressing in Korea are avoiding clothes with offensive images or verbiage. It is more appropriate to dress modestly, covering cleavage and avoiding skin-tight clothing. Skirts and shorts are popular, but exposed shoulders and low-cut tops are disapproved. Etiquette consciousness is necessary when dressing up in Korea. Women in Korea prefer wearing oversized clothing that conceals their form and makes them appear cute or casual. 


As you examine your closet when packing for a trip to Korea, consider warm, comfortable walking boots. You will be walking a lot outside in the blistering cold, and it is essential to be well-prepared. Winter jegging outfits are trending and popular among Korean women. It is often paired with a nice professional-looking winter jacket, solid military-style boots, heavy mufflers around the neck, and a side purse that straps around the shoulder.


Overall, while looking good or fashionable in Korea is important, dress for you, and your comfort style. Everyone has the right to dress how they please and should not be discriminated against based on their fashion.

 

 

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