Winter Staples with Uniqlo

Sydney weather is great at the moment, but the temperature changes quickly. It’s cold in the morning, the sun comes out and it’s like a mild summer’s day up until about 4pm, and then it’s back to being cold again after the sun goes down. The best way to combat this is to layer. During the day when it gets warmer, I won’t wear a jacket but I’ll want one stashed somewhere close by so I can layer back on once it gets cooler in the afternoon.

The one staple that I always pack with me is the Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket. This jacket is incredibly warm, and it keeps its shape so there’s no need to be precious with it. It’s super lightweight and comfortable. When I’m not blogging or shooting, you’ll often find me running around in sneakers and really comfortable clothes. I usually throw this in my handbag or just leave it in my car, as it folds into a tiny little bag. (The jacket comes with its own bag! Perfect!)

I love this jacket so much that I had to get my mum one!  Since she takes Grizzly (our Pomeranian) for a walk early in the morning when it’s quite cold dewy at the park, I picked the Ultra Light down Parka for her because it has a hoodie for the mornings as they get colder.

Here I’m pairing the ultra light down jacket with a chambray shirt and ultra fine merino crew neck knit with Uniqlo’s super comfy jogger pants. I’m looking forward to a bit of cold weather here in Sydney before I head over to London in 3 weeks! Yikes! 3 weeks to go! Count down is on that’s for sure. I’ll be packing this jacket with me!



* Sponsored article disclaimer: Although this article is not an independent review, all opinions are my own. Ash x

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  1. La Bijoux Bella| by mia on April 24, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Adore this cute look … I always have to have a sweater or a jacket with me. I feel like a fragile branch of tree in the wind without one. Love this thin and slim look of a down jacket. It’s just the parfait look overall! Always looking fabulous and beautiful no matter what you wear Mademoiselle Ashley! 🙂

    ?LA BIJOUX BELLA ?| By Mia |A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  2. Style Appetite on April 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Love the casual styling here – you look so pretty babe ♥
    Also got one uniqlo vest and a ULD-jacket, as they are just perfect to put in the bag (and also while traveling) – but hopefully soon Summer will arrive here in Berlin and I wont need them anymore 😉
    xxx Tinas

  3. graceandcoy on April 25, 2017 at 12:46 am

    the weather in Melbourne is exactly the same, although it’s expected to rain ALLLLLLL week this week D= Hopefully, it decides to change like it always does and stay dry 😛

    and can I please take a moment to lust over the uniqlo jacket? It folds and has a bag??? Ok, I need this especially since the weather is always up and down in Melbourne as well.

    three weeks??? Man, it’s coming quickly isn’t it? Are you already set to go or still packing?

    Stay safe lovely.


    p.s. you are so beautiful <3

  4. Britta on April 25, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Sis!! I adore this casual layered look! You are so so good at layering classic pieces!
    So exited for London!!!

  5. Miki (@mikialamode) on April 25, 2017 at 6:27 am

    You look great!!! I like that bomber and those jeanst. Uniqlo is a great brand. When I lived in Japan, it’s where I picked up most of my basic and classic pieces. When it gets cold, their heat technology tops are awesome!! 🙂 Honestly, I can’t believe that jacket fits in a little bag!! What a good item to travel with.


  6. SHEhijabi on April 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Ashley, I’ve taken a break from my assessments to come and read your post! 😀 Love the jacket and love how you’ve styled it! I really admire your genuineness and cannot believe you’re in Sydney for only 3 more weeks!
    Love this blog post! Faye xo

  7. thefashionheist on April 26, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I feel like this year is the year of this style of jacket! Honestly becoming a fave and you work it so well lovely x

    Aicha |

  8. Carla Abreu on April 26, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Super lightweight and comfortable jackets are def a must have, when they’re super stylish, like this one, that’s even better!! Can´t wait to see your London style !! I wish you the best to a new life that’s about to start! xxxCarla

  9. carmitive on April 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    You styled those basics so on point babe! I love this total look <3
    xx, Carmen –

  10. Carmelatte on April 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    What a great outfit <3 Such a stylish jacket! And a plus for your white bag 😉


  11. jenellewitty on April 26, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    I have the vest version of one of these, they are so so good! Love that they squish into a bag as well, so handy. You can usually catch me in one of these running around town in sneakers too.
    xx Jenelle

  12. MimaMochi on April 27, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Everyone needs a lovely down jacket in their wardrobe. The range and quality of Uniqlo seriously amazes me. This jacket looks so beautiful in the pics and by the way you describe it seems like a “can’t live without” item. I will look into getting one as the weather in Melbourne has become equally as dismal as Sydney. Stay well gorgeous Adrianna xoxo

  13. miri on April 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Ash,

    I love your easy and elegant style. You look so chic and pretty.

  14. Dolce Nina on April 28, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Such an amazing outfit! xoxo

  15. SHANTEL ROUSSEAU (@ShantelRousseau) on April 29, 2017 at 10:16 am

    You look so cute! Uniqlo opened fairly recently in Toronto and I love – the best place for basics!


  16. Safinaaz on April 30, 2017 at 6:35 am

    I love the way you styled the jacket. Love the way you casually styled it. It looks perfect with your chambray top.
    Grey Canvas

  17. Siffat Haider on May 1, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Omg babe you are slaying!! The jacket is so cute, I want one for when it’s cold here!

  18. Publicist in Pearls on May 1, 2017 at 9:48 am

    You look so adorable, Ashley! Love that jacket! I’m always freezing and it looks like the perfect layering piece! Such a cute, cas look!

    xo, Jennifer

  19. joannefung on May 1, 2017 at 11:22 am

    This outfit is super cute! I love the jacket, and the tip about layering is so important for anyone who lives in a temperamental climate. I hope the weather starts evening out for you soon!

    Joanne |

  20. Avalon on May 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Loved the shoes!! Super chic and the outfit looked great too. It’s actually about to be summer where I’m from, but it’s so cool to see how the seasons are in other countries and parts of the world.

    – Avalon from

  21. gail on May 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I always love wearing Uniqlo, because the quality is beyond amazing! Love your look too girl!

  22. Love Of Mode on May 1, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Such a versatile and easy to wear jacket. Perfect for winter and chillier spring days as well!

    Have a great week girl!


    Tamara –

  23. Cindy Elena on May 2, 2017 at 3:44 am

    This would be amazing if I didn’t live in Mexico the weather here is so warm I can’t even stand to wear jeans!

    xo | Cindy Elena

  24. Nevena Krstic on May 2, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Your outfit is so cute and I love your hair! 🙂 xx

  25. Jessica on May 4, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    You nailed this winter look! I love the casual and edgy vibe!

    Jessica |

  26. Face to Curls on May 5, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Love the jacket; it’s so cute. Uniqlo is a great brand with versatile and easy to wear pieces.

    Ann-Marie |

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