Another year, another Uniqlo collaboration. The Uniqlo x Marimekko (opens in new tab) collection is a thing of beauty and it's time to get excited.
Luckily Uniqlo is here to save us, on the coat front at least. Teaming up with cult Finnish textiles and fashion brand Marimekko, Uniqlo have just unveiled their latest limited-edition holiday collection and the prints are pretty epic.
Top of our wishlist is this sleeping bag-esque coat which is the perfect antidote to the winter blues with its cosy high neck and down filling. Known for their original prints and colours Marimekko's signature style can be seen across the collection with bold designs that are both practical and wearable. The Ultra Light Down Cocoon Coat comes in two colour ways, so you can choose between green or grey or if the length is a little off putting, an Ultra Light Down Cocoon Parker is available in pink, blue or grey.
Even cooler is the fact that all coats roll up into a mini pack, just like a sleeping bag, making them easy for travel or escapes to the countryside.
But don’t be put off if you’ve already got your winter coat sorted. The collection also features printed roll-necks, jumpers and shirts as well as some very cool socks - if you're looking to nail the art of self-gifting would make the perfect Christmas gift to yourself.
The Limited Edition Holiday Capsule Collection is available now.
Lydia is a freelance travel writer, and Lifestyle News Editor at My Imperfect Life
Her travel writing has been published in BBC Good Food, Oh magazine, Harper's Bazaar UK, Town&Country, ELLE UK, MailOnline, Woman, and woman&home
She began her career compiling fashion and beauty pages for teen magazines at the BBC where she interviewed and styled some of the world's biggest pop acts—from Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato to One Direction—before joining celebrity magazine Now, as Fashion and Beauty Director, and later Woman magazine as Lifestyle Director.
Travel has been a constant passion over the course of Lydia’s 14-year career. At 19, she took her first solo trip to Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico and has gone on to explore parts of 53 countries, returning to many often.
At 23, she quit her job and traveled out of a backpack for a year, living on just $26 (£20) a day. Of the 15 countries she visited, 13 were explored by land in a bid to cut her carbon footprint. Some highlights from the trip include a teaching by the Dalai Lama in the foothills of the Himalayas, sleeping on the world's largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, and being completely overwhelmed by the magnificent Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border.
In 2015 Lydia traveled solo through India and Nepal for three months, visiting some of the most spiritual places in the world, and completing Nepal’s Annapurna Base Camp trek over the course of nine days.
In 2021 she spent three months traveling solo through Portugal and Spain where she was on a mission to hunt out the best restaurants, find one-off boutique hotels and visit incredible art exhibitions.
Day-to-day she manages a global team of nine news writers and oversees news content on My Imperfect Life
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