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17 Fall Winter Fashion Essentials That You Need To Have In 2015

17 Fall Winter Fashion Essentials That You Need To Have In 2015

Winter’s around the corner. Now that we are in the middle of fall, it is better to have a wardrobe planned ahead. Say a “see ya later” to your summer garbs, and make space in your closet.

This year’s fall winter fashion will see some bold and bright colors. Colors that will be big hits are red, maroon, burgundy, orange, sapphire blue, emerald green, white, and of course black. Of course, one must be absolutely comfortable in what one is wearing. Because these colors are “in” don’t mean that you have to have wear these colors. Choose whatever you are comfortable in. In my opinion, I always prefer polished, yet adventurous colors in winter because it makes me feel vibrant amidst the dark, gloomy days. But that is my personal choice.

Black is one color that never goes out of fashion. More or less, we all feel confident in this one color. A black dress, or a black trouser, a black shirt, anything, is a must in our closet. Without any further ado, let me present you with the fall winter fashion essentials that you need to have in this year.

1. Winter hats for the girls

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    This hat is an accessory itself. The flower is big enough to draw attention. You don’t need any extra accessories, otherwise your whole get-up will be over dramatic.

    2. Different caps for men

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      When you are out on a boy’s day/night out, this is a unique way to draw attention. You will surely be the one standing out from the crowd!

      3. A must-have silk scarf for the ladies

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        A bright, colorful silk scarf is so in this winter! The patterns can be floral, geometric, abstract, or splashes of colors. Pair your silk scarf with a plain top, and you are all set!

        4. A bright scarf for the boys too

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          No, boys! You are not going with the silk scarves as the girls are. But you will have big checks of solid colors in your scarf. Muffle it around your neck in whatever style you want, you’ll still be cool for this winter!

          5. A classic plaid shirt is a must, ladies!

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            This winter will see a lot of plaid shirts, girls! That too, nothing fancy. A plaid shirt can be donned on a tank top, and finish it off with a jeans. Simply classic!

            6. Sweater dress for the women

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              You can wear the sweater dress with a legging, or if you are bold enough to face the cold, just wear it. The sweater dress is mainly turtle-necked, and has one shade of color.

              7. Stylish sweaters for the guys

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                Men, this is one of a kind sweater that you can sport with your formal as well as informal outfits. This kind of sweater will sure make a statement for you.

                8. The trench for the lass

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                  The classic trench coats are in, and then, this kind of chic coats will be very much the fad this winter. The colors are contrasting, making you look playful, and contemporary at the same time.

                  9. The trench for the gent

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                    Guys, this season wear your trench coats in style. Lift up your collar, and walk down the path as if you are walking down the runway!

                    10. Official blazer part-1: women

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                      The renowned brands are saying that this fall winter, women will be donning blazers taken from the men’s design. The outline, pattern, and the shape indicate very manly outlooks.

                      11. Official blazer part-2: men

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                        Men, just like every time, every season, 3 pieces suits are always the fashion. You can experiment here and there with the shape and the cut.

                        12. The leather story- 1

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                          Winter will be incomplete without a leather jacket in the closet. Don’t just opt for the traditional black one. If you can, go for colors like deep maroon, or red. Bring out your stylish side!

                          13. The leather story- 2

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                            Men, same goes for you. Don’t just stick to the customary black leather, instead, be a bit adventurous and go for something different. Stand out amongst the crowd will be your statement.

                            14. Denim for the dame

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                              A bit flared, a little above the ankles will be your denim as the fall winter fashion. If you don’t want to buy because you have quite a number of unwearable denims, do one thing. Alter one (your ex favorite, maybe?) and sew it in your own fashion.

                              15. Denim for the dude

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                                Another year of skin hugging denims. These are stretchable, so you’ll be comfortable in wearing it all day. As for the color, the darkish hue is preferable.

                                16. Walk the talk, women!

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                                  From block heels, no heels, to stilettos, this fall winter will see a variety range of footwear for the women. The formal shoes have a manly touch to them similar to the blazers. There will be two types of boots. One has some blings, a good one for clubbing, while the other is simple, yet classy, can be used for both formal and informal occasions. The stilettos have bead works, or maybe stones too, a perfect for some fancy dinner.

                                  17. Men, walk in style!

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                                    Men, for your casual day out, sneakers are the best bet. They are comfortable, and they come in colors too. A shade of fluorescent tint will add some character to your shoes. The formal pairs are simple, nothing to fancy about them. Meanwhile, go for some small blocked heels. A leathered texture boots can come in two colors: black and brown. Both are smart, and will suit your formal suits as well.

                                    You can have one of these, or you can have multiple of these, but don’t  go bankrupt on buying stuffs so that you are very much “in” the fall winter fashion. Instead, mix matching one or two of your new garbs with your old ones is also a great idea. Don’t forget to accessorise with a neckpiece, or a big, dangling earrings, a fancy watch (men, this is for you too), and some bracelets. Also, don’t forget to line your eyes with a dash of eyeliner, and a bold color on your lips. Stay fashionable and stay warm! Happy winter, everyone!

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                                    How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                                    How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                                    Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life. To control your thoughts means to influence the way you live your life.

                                    Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affects your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality)

                                    I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive, and just a general waste of energy.

                                    You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your power back? Isn’t it time to take control?

                                    Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your thoughts. Be someone who can control your thoughts—become the master of your mind.

                                    When you change your thoughts, you will change your feelings as well, and you will also eliminate the triggers that set off those feelings. Both of these outcomes provide you with a greater level of peace in your mind.

                                    I currently have a few thoughts that are not of my choosing or a response from my reprogramming. I am the master of my mind, so now my mind is quite peaceful. Yours can be too!

                                    Who Is Thinking My Thoughts?

                                    Before you can become the master of your mind, you must recognize that you are currently at the mercy of several unwanted “squatters” living in your mind, and they are in control of your thoughts.

                                    If you want to be the boss of them, you must know who they are and what their motivation is, and then you can take charge and evict them.

                                    Here are four of the “squatters” in your head that create unhealthy and unproductive thoughts.

                                    1. The Inner Critic

                                    This is your constant abuser who is often a conglomeration of:

                                    • Other people’s words—many times your parents
                                    • Thoughts you have created based on your own or other peoples’ expectations
                                    • Comparing yourself to other people, including those in the media
                                    • The things you told yourself as a result of painful experiences such as betrayal and rejection. Your interpretation creates your self-doubt and self-blame, which are most likely undeserved in cases of rejection and betrayal.

                                    The Inner Critic is motivated by pain, low self-esteem, lack of self-acceptance, and lack of self-love.

                                    Why else would this person abuse you? And since this person is youwhy else would you abuse yourself? Why would you let anyone treat you this badly?

                                    2. The Worrier

                                    This person lives in the future—in the world of “what ifs.”

                                    The Worrier is motivated by fear, which is often irrational and has no basis. Occasionally, this person is motivated by fear that what happened in the past will happen again.

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                                    3. The Reactor or Troublemaker

                                    This is the one that triggers anger, frustration, and pain. These triggers stem from unhealed wounds of the past. Any experience that is even closely related to a past wound will set him off.

                                    This person can be set off by words or feelings and can even be set off by sounds and smells.

                                    The Reactor has no real motivation and has poor impulse control. He is run by past programming that no longer serves you—if it ever did.

                                    4. The Sleep Depriver

                                    This can be a combination of any number of different squatters including the inner planner, the rehasher, and the ruminator, along with the inner critic and the worrier.

                                    The Sleep Depriver’s motivation can be:

                                    • As a reaction to silence, which he fights against
                                    • Taking care of the business you neglected during the day
                                    • Self-doubt, low self-esteem, insecurity, and generalized anxiety
                                    • As listed above for the inner critic and worrier

                                    How can you control these squatters?

                                    How to Master Your Mind

                                    You are the thinker and the observer of your thoughts. You can control your thoughts, but you must pay attention to them so you can identify “who” is running the show—this will determine which technique you will want to use.

                                    Begin each day with the intention of paying attention to your thoughts and catching yourself when you are thinking undesirable thoughts.

                                    There are two ways to control your thoughts:

                                    • Technique A – Interrupt and replace them
                                    • Technique B – Eliminate them altogether

                                    This second option is what is known as peace of mind.

                                    The technique of interrupting and replacing is a means of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Eventually, the replacement thoughts will become the “go-to” thoughts in applicable situations.

                                    Use Technique A with the Inner Critic and Worrier and Technique B with the Reactor and Sleep Depriver.

                                    1. For the Inner Critic

                                    When you catch yourself thinking something negative about yourself (calling yourself names, disrespecting yourself, or berating yourself), interrupt it.

                                    You can yell (in your mind), “Stop! No!” or, “Enough! I’m in control now.” Then, whatever your negative thought was about yourself, replace it with an opposite or counter thought or an affirmation that begins with “I am.”

                                    For example, if your thought is, “I’m such a loser,” you can replace it with, “I am a Divine Creation of the Universal Spirit. I am a perfect spiritual being learning to master the human experience. I am a being of energy, light, and matter. I am magnificent, brilliant, and beautiful. I love and approve of myself just as I am.”

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                                    You can also have a dialogue with yourself to discredit the ‘voice’ that created the thought—if you know whose voice it is:

                                    “Just because so-and-so said I was a loser doesn’t make it true. It was his or her opinion, not a statement of fact. Or maybe they were joking and I took it seriously because I’m insecure.”

                                    If you recognize that you have recurring self-critical thoughts, you can write out or pre-plan your counter thoughts or affirmation so you can be ready.

                                    This is the first squatter you should evict, forcefully, if necessary:

                                    • They rile up the Worrier.
                                    • The names you call yourself become triggers when called those names by others, so he also maintains the presence of the Reactor.
                                    • They are often present when you try to fall asleep so he perpetuates the Sleep Depriver.
                                    • They are a bully and is verbally and emotionally abusive.
                                    • They are the destroyer of self-esteem. They convince you that you’re not worthy. They’re a liar! In the interest of your self-worth, get them out!

                                    Eliminate your worst critic and you will also diminish the presence of the other three squatters.

                                    Replace them with your new best friends who support, encourage, and enhance your life. This is a presence you want in your mind.

                                    2. For the Worrier

                                    Prolonged anxiety is mentally, emotionally, and physically unhealthy. It can have long-term health implications.

                                    Fear initiates the fight or flight response, creates worry in the mind, and creates anxiety in the body. This may make it more difficult for you to control your thoughts effectively.

                                    You should be able to recognize a “worry thought” immediately by how you feel. The physiological signs that the fight or flight response of fear has kicked in are:

                                    • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, or surge of adrenaline
                                    • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                                    • Muscles tense

                                    Use the above-stated method to interrupt any thought of worry and then replace it. But this time, you will replace your thoughts of worry with thoughts of gratitude for the outcome you wish for.

                                    If you believe in a higher power, this is the time to engage with it. Here is an example:

                                    Instead of worrying about my loved ones traveling in bad weather, I say the following (I call it a prayer):

                                    “Thank you great spirit for watching over _______. Thank you for watching over his/her car and keeping it safe, road-worthy, and free of maintenance issues without warning. Thank you for surrounding him/her with only safe, conscientious, and alert drivers. And thank you for keeping him/her safe, conscientious, and alert.”

                                    Smile when you think about it or say it aloud, and phrase it in the present tense. Both of these will help you feel it and possibly even start to believe it.

                                    If you can visualize what you are praying for, the visualization will enhance the feeling so you will increase the impact in your vibrational field.

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                                    Now, take a calming breath, slowly in through your nose, and slowly out through the mouth. Take as many as you like! Do it until you feel that you’re close to being in control of your thoughts.

                                    Replacing fearful thoughts with gratitude will decrease reactionary behavior, taking the steam out of the Reactor.

                                    For example: If your child gets lost in the mall, the typical parental reaction that follows the fearful thoughts when finding them is to yell at them.

                                    “I told you never to leave my sight.” This reaction just adds to the child’s fear level from being lost in the first place.

                                    Plus, it also teaches them that mom and/or dad will get mad when he or she makes a mistake, which may make them lie to you or not tell you things in the future.

                                    Change those fearful thoughts when they happen:

                                    “Thank You (your choice of Higher Power) for watching over my child and keeping him safe. Thank you for helping me find him soon.”

                                    Then, when you see your child after this thought process, your only reaction will be gratitude, and that seems like a better alternative for all people involved.

                                    3. For the Troublemaker, Reactor or Over-Reactor

                                    Permanently eliminating this squatter will take a bit more attention and reflection after the fact to identify and heal the causes of the triggers. But until then, you can prevent the Reactor from getting out of control by initiating conscious breathing as soon as you recognize his presence.

                                    The Reactor’s thoughts or feelings activate the fight or flight response just like with the Worrier. The physiological signs of his presence will be the same. With a little attention, you should be able to tell the difference between anxiety, anger, frustration, or pain.

                                    I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestion to count to ten when you get angry—well, you can make those ten seconds much more productive if you are breathing consciously during that time.

                                    Conscious breathing is as simple as it sounds—just be conscious of your breathing. Pay attention to the air going in and coming out.

                                    Breathe in through your nose:

                                    • Feel the air entering your nostrils.
                                    • Feel your lungs filling and expanding.
                                    • Focus on your belly rising.

                                    Breathe out through your nose:

                                    • Feel your lungs emptying.
                                    • Focus on your belly falling.
                                    • Feel the air exiting your nostrils.

                                    Do this for as long as you like. Leave the situation if you want. This gives the adrenaline time to normalize. Now, you can address the situation with a calmer, more rational perspective and avoid damaging behavior, and you’ll be more in control of your thoughts.

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                                    One of the troubles this squatter causes is that it adds to the sleep depriver’s issues. By evicting or at least controlling the Reactor, you will decrease reactionary behavior, which will decrease the need for the rehashing and ruminating that may keep you from falling asleep.

                                    Master your mind and stop the Reactor from bringing stress to you and your relationships!

                                    4. For the Sleep Depriver

                                    (They’re made up of the Inner Planner, the Rehasher, and the Ruminator, along with the Inner Critic and the Worrier.)

                                    I was plagued with a very common problem: not being able to turn off my mind at bedtime. This inability prevented me from falling asleep and thus, getting a restful and restorative night’s sleep.

                                    Here’s how I mastered my mind and evicted the Sleep Depriver and all his cronies.

                                    1. I started by focusing on my breathing—paying attention to the rise and fall of my belly—but that didn’t keep the thoughts out for long. (Actually, I now start with checking my at-rest mouth position to keep me from clenching.)
                                    2. Then I came up with a replacement strategy that eliminated uncontrolled thinking—imagining the word in while breathing in and thinking the word out when breathing out. I would (and do) elongate the word to match the length of my breath.

                                    When I catch myself thinking, I shift back to in, out. With this technique, I am still thinking, sort of, but the wheels are no longer spinning out of control. I am in control of my mind and thoughts, and I choose quiet.

                                    From the first time I tried this method, I started to yawn after only a few cycles and am usually asleep within ten minutes.

                                    For really difficult nights, I add an increase of attention by holding my eyes in a looking-up position (closed, of course). Sometimes I try to look toward my third eye but that really hurts my eyes.

                                    If you have trouble falling asleep because you can’t shut off your mind, I strongly recommend you try this technique. I still use it every night. You can start sleeping better tonight!

                                    You can also use this technique any time you want to:

                                    • Fall back to sleep if you wake up too soon
                                    • Shut down your thinking
                                    • Calm your feelings
                                    • Simply focus on the present moment

                                    The Bottom Line

                                    Your mind is a tool, and like any other tool, it can be used for constructive purposes or destructive purposes.

                                    You can allow your mind to be occupied by unwanted, undesirable, and destructive tenants, or you can choose desirable tenants like peace, gratitude, compassion, love, and joy.

                                    Your mind can become your best friend, your biggest supporter, and someone you can count on to be there and encourage you. You can be in control of your thoughts. The choice is yours!

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