Winter Outfit Layering Tips, kay me Style

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it’s all about keeping warm and cosy! Staying chic and work appropriate is often a concern for women here in Tokyo as well as overseas – but kay me is here to help with our quality fabrics that are comfortable and easy to care for, wonderful for a stress-free winter.

Let kay me guide you on how to layer up this winter for work days without compromising on style or comfort…

Step One: Warm Underdress


Start with a good foundation – a base layer is key for keeping you warm and protecting against any chills. Our warm underdresses are available in charcoal for darker dresses and greige for lighter dresses. The separately-constructed top and skirt are made from different heat-insulating rayon blends and designed to hug the body while being soft and stretchy.

Step Two: Pure Wool


When the mercury heads down, make sure to reach for one of our beautiful pure wool dresses or skirts. This winter we recommend our Navy Leopard and Office Animal print dresses, as well as our office-friendly slim fitting switch skirts in navy, light grey, beige or black. Simply pair these dresses and skirts with a matching jacket for easy early mornings, or mix and match with contrasting shades for an easily expanded wardrobe.

Step Three: Knitwear


For those in need of an extra layer, our Japan-made knitwear is the perfect choice. Fully washable and effortless soft and light, our turtlenecks, cardigans and boleros can be worn for weekends as well as work day and evening events. kay me stylists recommend wearing our subtly sparkly knit jumpers with our pure wool suits for a lovely pastel winter look.

Step Four: Outerwear


Princess lines or a padded trench? Choose your style from our range of pretty coats in classic A-line shapes and cute prints. Our wool coats are available in navy and white-grey, while our cotton-padded trench coats feature flamingos on a navy base, giraffes on a caramel base, and cats on a grey background – great for standing out from the crowd.

Swap a coat for one of our Vegan-friendly faux-leather jackets for weekend style on the go.

Step Five: Select Scarves


The finishing touch to any kay me outfit, our kay me Select scarves have been personally chosen by Junko Kemi and expertly handmade in India by artisan craftspeople who also hand-weave for Maharajas.

Choose from cashmere, wool and silk blends, lace and sequins. kay me stylists love opting for all-navy evening outfits topped with a navy scarf, or varying wintery pastels with light suits paired with pale scarves. A great gift for someone special – or yourself!

Introducing Office Animals, from kay me

As the days are cooling down in Tokyo, at kay me we’ve been searching ways to heat things up again!

Aside from our favourite seasonal tricks like our drinking favourite English tea and eating Japanese nabe hot-pot cooking, we’ve been dressing up in our favourite new leopard prints – and with two prints and variety of dress styles to choose from, there’s plenty to spice up your wardrobe this winter, whether at work or at play.

Navy Leopard


Elegant and simple, our cool navy print with white background is a stylish choice. With three dress styles, including our figure-flattering waist-gather dress, Venus drape dress expertly made from a single piece of hand-drapes fabric and asymmetry dress with skirt in navy pure wool.

Pair these dresses with matching navy and white jackets in wool and our Japan-made knitwear for the office, or wear with our special stretchy faux-leather jackets for weekend style with edge.

Pink Leopard


With soft pink, blues and white, our new Office Animal leopard print is sweet and feminine, just as at home in formal or romantic situations. Our hourglass silhouette Venus drape dress is complimented by our blousing dress with loose top and contrasting tight skirt in navy pure wool.

Wear with white for a fresh look, or pair with darker navy for evenings.

Other animal prints…


The animal kingdom has long been an inspiration for Junko Kemi’s designs at kay me, and here’s a small selection of some of our other wild and wonderful animal prints.

See our animal print gallery for even more prints and patterns!