I just about froze to death today on my island, so I thought I'd make a post about what I wear when it gets cold. This is my patchwork cloak, by far the warmest thing in my wardrobe. It's also one of the more outrageous items, and I like that.
I honestly don't know why cloaks ever went out of style - they're cute and pretty much just like wearing a big fluffy blanket all day. This particular one is nice because not only is the outside fabric really warm, but it's got a layer of fleece sewn into the middle. It has hidden pockets, too, right at hand level, and they're perfect for sticking hand warmers in for really cold days.
The funny thing is, I've had multiple Japanese people tell me that this thing looks a lot like a kimono. I have no clue where they're getting it, but they seem to approve if only for that single fact.