Top Five Winter Trends To Follow This Winter 2021

It’s officially gotten to that time in fall when it’s freezing and hot all in the same day. Fun, right? But the transitional temps also mean that winter is right around the corner! Well, if you’re counting down the days until the first snowfall and are looking for some new clothes to add to your closet when the time comes, you’ve arrived at the right place.

Here, we rounded up five winter fashion trends that you’ll be seeing all over the place (that is, if you haven’t seen them already in seasons past) once it gets cold out. Pssst, we also included how to shop them. Scroll on down below for all the winter fashion inspect you’ll need. And if you’re looking for more fashion tips, check out the fall fashion, bag, and shoe trends while you’re at it!

 

1 Quilted

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You’ll stay *extra* warm in all things quilted for winter.

Miu Miu

 

2 Oversize Quilted Puffer Vest

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Dynamite
 

A super-soft textured vest is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.

 

3 Allure Blue Epuff Cropped Jacket

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Daily Paper
 

A baby-blue coat will brighten up any winter outfit. 

 

4 Bright Colors

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Courtesy of Versace

The brighter, the BETTER! Just look at this Versace ’fit for proof.

Versace

 

5 Bright ColorsCora Short Set

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Hanifa
 

Blue and green is the color combo you never knew you needed in one outfit. 

5 Secret Habits To Make Your Relation Long Lasting

Here are five habits people in long-lasting partnerships often have:

  1. They offer unwavering support

Job loss. A death in the family. Illness. It’s a matter of time before life serves you one of these challenges. Will your spouse be there for you no matter what — and vice versa? If it’s even a question, that’s something you might want to think about. Support is the foundation of every great relationship.

  1. They’re generous

Sounds simple, right? That’s because it should be. Do you go out of your way to make your partner’s life a little bit easier? Do you think of ways to make him or her laugh? Do you help find the car keys even when you’re both running late? Do you surprise your S.O. with a small gift, a note or an unexpected sext during the day? These things are important, especially over time, to make your person feel desired and appreciated. Generosity in any form is almost always received as love. Are you giving enough?

 

  1. They know their love language

According to Gary Chapman, the bestselling author of The Five Love Languages, we all communicate love through five key ways: physical touch, words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time and/or gifts. Knowing your own love language — and your partner’s — helps you communicate your affection in the best ways for your relationship.

  1. They’re present (even when they’re tired)

Nicole Moore, relationship coach and founder of the Love Works Method, says, “The more present you are, the more attractive you are.” So listen. Pay attention. Be grounded. These are important factors in showing your love and respect for your partner. Moore says she always stops what’s she’s doing and turns her attention to her husband when he arrives home. Put simply, it’s “being loving” that counts most. And your presence is your power.

  1. They keep the dating vibe alive

Tony Robbins says, “Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end.” What can you do to keep your relationship fresh? Can you go away for a weekend? Can you have a date night out (or in)? Can you go for a walk without your cellphones and really connect? Can you go see a funny movie together? Can you prioritize sex?

Lasting relationships do not revolve around red roses, grand gestures or even a lack of disagreements. They involve being realistic and showing up emotionally (even when you don’t feel like it). Successful relationships are centred around kindness, friendship and consideration. Simple stuff.

The other night I tried Moore’s tip and warmly welcomed my husband when he arrived home (in the form of a playful pounce). He was surprised and happy. He said later, “That was nice before, ya know, me coming home to that big hug. You can do that again.”

And that was all it took: a big hug. It’s the little things.

 

Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end

Top 10 Healthy Habits To Keep Yourself Healthy

Let’s get real: getting healthy and fit (and staying that way) doesn’t happen by accident. In my seven years in the fitness industry I have seen quite a bit—enough to know what works and what doesn’t. The people who are able to reach their healthy, happy weight and maintain it end up developing very similar habits to one another. These healthy habits aren’t anything crazy or extreme, but they consistently allow individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle for years and years.

Today I’ve compiled these habits of healthy people so we can all adapt our own habits to be our healthiest selves.

ThinkstockPhotos-4713112341. Start off with a breakfast to FUEL your day.

Remember learning that breakfast was the most important meal of the day? While I believe that all meals are important, breakfast definitely is a meal you shouldn’t consider skipping. Studies show that eating breakfast helps to improve focus, satiety, and energy levels throughout the day. 

So what does that mean for you? You’ll be more productive at work, will work harder during your workouts, and you may have reduced cravings and hunger later in the day. Sounds like a win, win, win to me! 

2. Drink lots of water.

The body is made up of 60% water! Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will help maintain your body’s fluid balance so that nutrients can be transported throughout the body. That means you will more quickly reap the benefits of the healthy foods you eat!  

Drinking water throughout the day helps you feel full. It may sound crazy, but many people mistake thirst for hunger and end up overeating. 

It’s also important to drink water because when you stress and work your muscles in the gym, they are losing water. If you aren’t drinking enough water, your muscles will get tired faster and you may not be able to work as hard. So drink up, buttercup!

3. Set a deadline.

People are more efficient and more likely to reach their goals with a deadline in the picture. Having a deadline helps to eliminate procrastination and makes the goal seem more tangible and realistic. Having a deadline doesn’t mean you can start being “unhealthy” after you reach your goal, but it simply allows you to have a checkpoint to work toward. Once you reach your goal and deadline, reevaluate and set a new goal! It’s all about progress, not perfection, and there is always something we can improve on when it comes to health and fitness.

4. Don’t leave your healthy-eating goals to chance. 

I rarely say NEVER or ALWAYS, but this is an exception to that rule. Never assume that there will be a healthy option when you eat away from home. Always be prepared. Check out the restaurant menu ahead of time, pack healthy snacks, bring a lunch, bring a healthy dish to share, or eat something small before so you aren’t starving. You are in control of your health. It’s not anyone else’s responsibility to make sure there is something nutritious for you to nosh on.

5. Remain consistent.

Consistency is key. We all have days where we skip a workout or overindulge, but as long as healthy is your default, there is no need to sweat it! What matters most is what you do most of the time, not what you do sometimes. So, if choosing healthy (moving your body, eating whole foods, and drinking lots of water) is your sometimes, you may want to switch your mindset.

6. Eat whole, real foods.

Make it your goal to have most of your nourishment come from unprocessed, real foods that are as close to the source as possible. What does that mean? Check out the ingredients. If you are eating a handful of almonds for a snack, the only ingredient should be just that: almonds! Whole foods fill your body with more vitamins and minerals, the nutrition we need to stay healthy on the inside.

 

. In my seven years in the fitness industry I have seen quite a bit—enough to know what works and what doesn’t

 

7. Fill your home with healthy, nourishing foods.

This tip piggybacks onto the previous piece of advice. If you fill your home with whole foods, they suddenly become a more convenient option than the processed stuff, and less healthy options are eliminated from the picture. If you surround yourself with healthy, delicious food choices, you are more likely to pick those foods when preparing a meal or eating a snack.

8. Take your workout with you.

 Many people travel frequently for work, to visit family, or for vacation. While traveling can make it less easy to fit in your workout, it’s definitely not an excuse to slack off in the fitness department. Talk with your trainer about a travel workout option, pack a resistance band or TRX strap, or pack a workout DVD that doesn’t require any equipment at all! There are endless resources for fitness on the go; it just takes a little planning ahead of time.

9. Learn to be politely picky when eating out.

I have learned that I can find something healthy to eat at almost any restaurant. Many times, the option I choose is not listed on the menu. It can be intimidating to ask for special options at a restaurant, but you will be surprised at how accommodating your server and the restaurant want to be. Be polite when you make requests, and your tummy will be happy with the healthy and delicious outcome!

10. Dedicate time to mental health.

Whether you practice yoga, write a journal, meditate, see a therapist, or have another way of dedicating time to your mental health, it is just as important to make time for this type of exercise as it is to make time to go to the gym. Having a healthy mental state will help you stay on track with your fitness goals and will allow you to balance your busy and crazy life with ease. Find the method that works best for you and stick to it!