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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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                                    8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                    8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                    In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                    Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                    Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                    Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                    Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                    The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                    There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                    How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                    According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                    Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                    Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                    The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                    Listen carefully:

                                    We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                    The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                    Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                    8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                    There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                    Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                    1. Pray Daily

                                    You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                    When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                    Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                    Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                    2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                    A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                    By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                    Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                    If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                    This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                    How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                    3. Smile Often

                                    Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                    Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                    Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                    The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                    4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                    A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                    When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                    Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                    Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                    5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                    I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                    Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                    What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                    6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                    God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                    I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                    I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                    7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                    You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                    How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                    First, go to my website (find my website here in my profile) and take the smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                    If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                    If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                    If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                    Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                    8. Go Exercise

                                    Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                    The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                    You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                    12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                    The Bottom Line

                                    It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                    It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                    Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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