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Not Without These- Winter Essentials

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Ladies, it’s winter time! Shed your crop tops and off-shoulder bliss and say hi to these winter essentials that you cannot do without it. Denim jackets, overcoats, knee-high boots and mufflers take the centre stage now.  This time is crucial for often it happens that in order to not mess with our style statement we tend to get sick and then the bed is the only solace. So, what we are required is to take care of the must-haves lest we stuff ourselves with layers and layers. That’s definitely not in! For throughout the year we diet only to look fat in winters?? A big NO! Then what about the hourglass figure that shows up in the overcoats?! Well, that is one of the essential that helps you rock winters with style and grace.

Overcoat

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An overcoat is enough to press the cold and heats your body sufficiently. If you wearing a bodycon dress or pencil slit skirt then these overcoats are good to be paired with. Any office-goer should definitely have these in their wardrobe. It is a confident style statement and helps you carry yourself with great panache. Don’t’ forget to wear pumps footwear whenever you go with overcoats.

Denim Jackets

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If it’s not too cold and you’re in a playful mood then don these sassy denim jackets. It’s comfortable and surfaces your vibrant self. Have you seen Alia Bhatt’s Vogue photo shoot where she plays with the monochrome blue but ruffles it up with different shades of denim like a denim skirt, flared denim pants and a denim jacket. Add a touch of boldness to your outfit with a tough look and pair it with a perfect footwear. Sneakers are cliche, go for strap heels or cowboy boots. Wear anything but nothing mundane. That’s the beauty, you see!

Turtleneck sweaters

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Every day might not be a good hair day or simply a good day. Hence, for such days turtleneck sweaters are the best. When you don’t feel like doing anything but taking a stroll down to your favourite coffee shop and then snuggle back in your sweater like a turtle, put on these. Pair it with parallel jeans and wedges. Simple and still good to go. And a cup of coffee just compliments your look. Take a day off just for yourself and turtlenecks.

Leather Jacket

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Yes, a leather jacket! How can anyone miss these? Leather jackets are perfect for any party, trip, a moonlight walk, I mean anything. It goes with almost every occasion. These jackets have a speciality, they help you establish your identity in a crowd. And most amazingly you come out all strong. In winters, all you need is to be strong and fight off the cold and that cannot be done without a leather jacket. It is a must-have, remember!

Well, these four essentials cover all your mood. And winter just became easy to handle. It’s time to jump out of the old knitted sweaters and get into something trendy and playful. Happy Winters!

 

Be Winter Ready!

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Cold nights, large sweater,warm tea, soft socks

and a box of chocolates.♥

Winter are approaching, its the weather to take out your mufflers and cute sweaters and jackets. But keeping that aside winters usually take a toll on our skin, hair and more importantly on our bodies. So, the only way to prevent yourself from the harshness of the weather is by taking some measures to keep yourself at par with the weather.

1.  Avoid head wash with hot water.

One should always prefer washing their hair with luke warm water in winter. Although some people prefer having head wash with cold tap water but cold tap water freezes the head for 1-2 mins which is clearly not advisable. Instead, wash your head with luke warm water and then when once your done washing your hair just use cold water for a final rinse.

winter head wash
wash your head with warm water

Cold water is preferred as it closes the pore and the shine and the moisture of the hair remains intact. More moisture lesser frizz. But specifically in winter, use luke warm water to keep your scalp from freezing and you away from the horror of cold shower!

2.  Keep your body hydrated.

Its winter and no one wishes to drink to cold water. The moment  water goes down your throat it gives shivers to the spine and so we often avoid drinking water moreover, in winters one never feels thirsty but that is where we make a mistake.

drink water in winter
keep yourself hydrated

Body needs water to function properly. it regulates the body temperature and helps to keep your body hydrated. Drinking water can increase your metabolism and help you feel full, longer. This could help curb your appetite and keep you fit during the seasons of yummy hot beverages (mainly hot Gulab jamuns and Gajjar ka halwa).

Don’t follow the myth of drinking at least 4 Litres of water but just try to at least drink upto 2 litres. One way to do so is to keep a bottle filled with water near you, the moment you’ll pass a glance at it you will remember to drink.

3.  Moisturise EVERYDAY!

The skin becomes dry and flaky during winters if not moisturised daily.The human skin is the body’s largest organ and requires regular attention to stay young, blemish-free and healthy. Just like how you pulled your jackets, sweaters, and boots out of storage, you can put in a little bit of prep work for your skin too.

winter skin regime
skin moisturising

Regularly using lotion and moisturiser  in winters should be a part of good skin care regimen. Choose a lotion with plenty of vitamins and with an SPF of 15 to protect your skin during the day. Also use lotions that are oil free, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), allergy and dermatologist tested. And, if you are confused between which product to use then opt for olive oil . There are no side effects of using for you skin and hair too!

P.S.- Go for Figaro olive oil.

4.  Eat. Eat. Eat.

winter food
hot chocolate

Even though its winters, the season of meethais, hot chocolates , hot fudge and everything hot and full of calories one should keep a track of what they are eating. No one want to loose out on their summer body so just some tips to reduce the effect of all the unhealthy high calorie intake .

  • Incorporate some greens in your daily diet. In winters the one thing available in markets are the green leafy veggies. Eat some greens on daily basis if not as a delicacy then maybe eat it in salads. They help in maintaining metabolism, and are really good for eyes.
  • Daily eat dry fruits. They are full of oil and nutrients that keep your body free of anti-oxidants and are high on fibres.
  • Try eating seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds etc though they might seem small but they have great effect on the body. Specially in winters many people have joint pain due to weather change and pumpkin seed help in preventing such joint pains. Same way flax seeds are famous for being the secret remedy for a good blemish free skin and healthy shiny hair.

5.  BE COLOURFUL in winter!

winter clothes
colourful winter clothes

Its that time of the wear where you can wear any colour to give yourself a relief from gloomy days. Wear bright colourful clothes and wait, why limit yourself to just clothes? GO EXPERIMENT. Accessorise your look with cute mufflers, scarfs, caps, gloves, boots and yeah don’t forget to wear some hoops!