“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for friendly company and for invigorating conversations beside the fire – it is time for home.” ~ Edith Sitwell
Nagaland during the winters is indeed the time of the year when all the towns and villages come alive. Most of the local folks – scattered across the globe flock homewards to celebrate the festive season with their families. Along with the festivities, winters also bring with it the much daunting chills with temperatures already reaching as low as 13° in Kohima (by Oct).In spite of the cold weather, the local folks in Nagaland are in high spirits in anticipation of the upcoming season of celebrations.
With the chills already in the air and an ever-growing list of formal gatherings to attend, it’s almost time to get ready for the favorite season of the year – in true Kohima style – with our wardrobes!To help us get started, we reached out to some of our fashionable folks to give us a first taste of the latest fashion trends about town. So sit tight with a hot cup of tea and scroll down for some winter fashion inspirations from our local fashionistas from Kohima, Nagaland.
The fashionably elegant mother of two, Lungzeu Lungalang Longchar loves classic styles, overcoats and trench coats which she can wear year after year. [Shop Trench Coats HERE]
Warmth, that’s the oxygen for winter, Lungzeu Lungalang Longchar, a proud mother of two cute kids has stocked up her closet with classic styles, overcoats and trench coats which she can wear year after year. Her go-to style is a trench coat over a tee and some classic jeans. We love her adorable kids are fully geared up for winter too! Who said only adults can be fashionable…
Lungzeu’s son, 6-year-old Pangjung stylishly pairs his cute leather jacket with an adorable pair of quirky sunglasses.
6-year-old Pangjung loves spending his time playing games and just doing what any young boy his age would do except he does it in style. He wears a leather jacket with a minimal tee and black jeans. He tops it off with some fancy yet adorable sunglasses – a perfect look for an outing on the streets of Kohima.
Lungzeu’s daughter Aben is all of 4 years, but is already a fashionista – just like her mom! Her warm long coat is perfect for the cold weather in Kohima and is also sufficiently trendy for the fashion conscious crowd 🙂
Summers or Winters, Aben loves wearing skirts – and these lovely trench coats are perfect to keep her warm and cute throughout the cold season! She styles her winter OOTD with a beret and reminds us that “winter is socks and caps season!”
Kewekhro-u Koza, a student pursuing her Bachelor’s degree from St Joseph College, Jakhama firmly believes winter is all about the layering.
“I’m always prepared for the numerous layering. And I should say it has always been exciting to experiment with clothes and winter is the season I anticipate the most.”
Kewe pairs an oversized bomber jacket with a tee and track-pants and finishes it off with a pair of sneakers. Perfect for a winter’s day out in Kohima.
David Leinak from Kohima, a student pursuing his Master’s degree in Science, loves his denims. For winters, he throws on a warm sweater or a sweatshirt to keep warm, and a pair of sneakers to complete his look.
David wears his favorite sweatshirt which was gifted to him by a friend, over grey denim jeans and a sports cap from a local store in Kohima. He completes his look with a pair of Adidas Ultra Boost
Mercy Zhimomi, a 19-yr-old student from Kohima pursuing mass communication and Journalism, loves her shorts and skirts and improvises her winter outfits with long coats and boots. [Shop Boots on Roots and Leisure Shop]
Mercy pulls off her sassy winter looks with an oversized blazer over a chic playsuit dress and thigh high boots.
Henry Lenthang, a college student in Kohima, styles his winter look with a sweatshirt and a pair of jeans – keeping it simple, warm and trendy.
“Kohima during winter is adorned with such beauty! Yes it’s cold and you might get sick, but trust me the joy of wearing those knitted sweaters with a cup of good old hot cocoa in hand warms the heart of every person.”
Henry wears a white sweatshirt and some high waist jeans, sneakers and finishes it off with a military jacket with a DIY name tag on the back.
Another big trend making the waves here in Nagaland is the ever classy Trench Coat, which is the most convenient way to keep warm while looking stylish – especially if you need to wear a dress or a skirt for a formal occasion like a wedding, or any dressy event.
Check out this lovely collection of trench coats by two friends from Nagaland (@shop.aana/Instagram) [Buy them Online HERE] Watch this space for more fashion and trend updates from streets across the world!