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20 Ways To Look Marvelously Hot In Winter

20 Ways To Look Marvelously Hot In Winter

Each fall is practically Christmas for all fashionistas worldwide. Runways are filled with fresh ideas, innovative approaches and creative designs, so it’s pretty hard to keep your focus on one thing only. However, when the whole thing is over we can easily determine what the must-wear items are, thanks to the general highlights and those items which made a strong personal impression on us individually.

As far as I’m concerned, there are twenty different trends and currents that all fashion enthusiasts should be aware of. Being fabulous isn’t an easy task – it comes from thorough research, so start reading.

1. OTK Boots

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    Whether you have visited a runway show or not, I’m positive that you have witnessed the development of this trend – over-the-knee boots are practically the base of the street style this fall. Everywhere I turn I see a pair of gorgeous OTK boots staring at me, so this is a must-have item. Among other stylish suggestions on their runway show, Burberry went a step further with their boot designs.

    2. High Waist

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      I’m thrilled that high waist is big again. There’s probably nothing more feminine than when a women emphasizes her gentle waist. Besides, a good belt or a great cut can do wonders for your figure, so you should experiment until you find the right design.

      3. One Shoulder Cut

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        Showing skin is a gray area – no one can really draw a strict line that parts tasteful from plane rude, so everything is mostly up to personal taste. But, there’s one cut everyone will agree on – whether you go with a one shoulder dress or shirt, you won’t make a mistake. Besides, it adds a little bit of mystery to the outfit.

        4. Ladies Wear Gloves

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          Here’s another trend comeback that made me really happy – gloves. I love them in all shapes, textiles and sizes because there’s something quite distinguishing about them. Whether you’re a glove person or not, you should be wearing them – they protect your skin and make you look stylish. This is one of those stylish tips no woman should ever miss out on.

          5. Victorian is Back

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            If you’d like to add a bit of edge to your outfit, garments inspired by Victorian era fashion should definitely be a part of you fall collection. These bold pieces really contribute to making you look classy and powerful, so if that’s an impression you’d like to leave go all Victorian.

            6. Soft, Feminine Bohemian

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              On the other hand, if Victorian era clothes aren’t really your cup of tea, and you’d prefer to celebrate your femininity through more casual outfits, your choice of clothes should be Boho and Boho only. It’s quite nice that there’s a trendy selection from the opposite end of the spectrum, so that no one feels like they’ve been denied a chance to let their personality shine.

              7. Put on Some Fuzz

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                Putting together an outfit that’s both beautiful and useful isn’t always easy, but now you can combine stylish and warm clothes thanks to fuzz. It’s everywhere really – on collars, cuffs, waist – so you won’t have to suffer out in the freezing cold this winter in the name of fashion.

                8. All in White

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                  We all know that a classic white shirt is one of those essential ten items that should be found in every woman’s closet, but this fall is practically a golden age for those who adore white in general. It’s quite strange, because these collections are usually inspired by fall colors, but we can all agree that going for white is a nice change of pace.

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                  9. Patches Are In

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                    Once again, the complete opposite of bright and white, those who are fond of vividly colored garments will be able to find a wide selection, because this fall is all about the patches, and my suggestion is to go with ponchos.

                    10. Eastern Motives

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                      The lands of the East have a long, recognizable history, and the motives that are derived from it carry strong symbolism. This fall, you’ll be able to see a lot of garments inspired by Eastern cultures – they’re quite enigmatic and mystical, which makes them very desirable.

                      11. Dramatic Capes

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                        If you’re up for a bit of drama, now is the right time to get a cape. Many different brands decided to go with them as an important part of their collections, so you’ll have a wide selection with different lengths and buttoning available.

                        12. Powerful Pant Suits

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                          There’s something irresistible about menswear – similar to Victorian inspired clothes, pant suits make every women feel strong and powerful. You’ll be able to find these outfits in fifty shades of gray – literally. The women who can’t get enough of menswear should definitely check out what else is trending. These clothes can really drag you in, so remember to put on something Boho from time to time, just so you don’t wake up one morning and see that you essentially have a men’s closet.

                          13. Slip Dresses

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                            This isn’t one of those things that are designed to subtly hint at the untold natural beauties hiding beneath layers of fabric – obviously, slip dresses can be taken off in a matter of seconds. If you’re wondering what you should wear on your big date, look no further.

                            14. Comfy Culottes

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                              Fashion isn’t always comfortable – as a matter of fact, it isn’t in most cases and all fashionistas know it. However, this fall brings us culottes, so you can have a break from time to time and enjoy those rare moments of comfort. The thing that makes them so attractive is their skirt-like appearance – so you’ll be wearing pants, look feminine in them and be comfy the whole time. Pretty awesome, right?

                              15. Fringe, Fringe, Fringe

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                                If you like when your clothes do dancing movements while you walk, you need to get at least a couple of different garments with fringe. Fashion is all about finding a way to express your personality, and if you’re playful and fun your clothes should be as well.

                                16. Windowpane Check

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                                  It’s like Scottish plaid has been minimalized – like everything in fashion lately. The windowpane check design is everywhere; on skirts, dresses, coats and pants, so you really can’t make a mistake whatever you decide to go with.

                                  17. Polka Dots

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                                    Whether they are in black and white, big or small, polka dots somehow can’t go out of style. They emit that lively 50s spirit which was the age of huge divas, so if you’re up for something evergreen, this is the pattern to go with. The fact that you decide to go with something classic like this doesn’t mean you fall into fashion stereotypes you see day after day – it only means you know what’s good.

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                                    18. Duster Coats

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                                      Sure, capes are dramatic, but if you want to achieve a truly dramatic look that draws the attention of the whole room when you enter and enables you to turn heads on the street, a duster coat is an absolute must have.

                                      19. Cozy Knitwear

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                                        When you’re feeling a bit less dramatic, and when you want your clothes to keep you warm, knitwear should be your choice. This fall brought us many different designs and patterns and you should be happy to know that all of them are quite cozy.

                                        20. Fall Colors

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                                          Other than white, there are no particular surprises this year, you just need to get the shade right. Naturally, burnt orange and olive and army green should be the base of your fall palette, and you should climb your way up from there with dusty violet, different shades of gray, and earthy brown tones.

                                          That pretty much covers it. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the next big trend that will break the internet is, but I’m sure it will be one of these twenty runway ideas. What’s your favorite?

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                                          Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                                          How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                          How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                          Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                                          The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                                          The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                                          Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                                          Review Your Past Flow

                                          Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                                          Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                                          Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                                          Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                                          Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                                          Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                                          Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                                          We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                                          Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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