5 Steps To A Productive Life | Clozette

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With everyone's busy schedule, shuffling from work or school and up to maintaining a lasting blog and social media presence, the tasks do pile up; and soon you find that your to-do list is a mile long. But don't let it discourage you. If you're set on doing something you love and it's something you want to sustain for a long time, it's all about increasing your productivity--to always ensure you complete a fresh set of tasks daily just to get into the groove of things.


To help you keep up with those tasks, here are 5 ways you can be more productive in all aspects of life!


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Get Started Early



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Make it a habit to wake up early, get a good shower, and eat a healthy breakfast. This doesn't just prepare you physically but also mentally as it sets your mind to the tasks you'll be doing for the day. It gives you the proper mindset and the willpower to actually finish your work!

Plan Ahead



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Failing to plan is planning to fail. Lay your tasks out and arrange them according to difficulty. Studies show that doing the most difficult task first (or the task you dislike the most) will make it easier for you to finish the rest. Also, if you have a big task that can't be done in one sitting, divide it into smaller tasks and commit to doing those tasks until you meet your deadline. It's all about prioritizing and staying focused.



Write It Down



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Need to remember something? Write it down. Don't take a screenshot or type it on your phone. The physical task of writing it down allows you to process the information better. This also works when you're in meetings--write down notes, concepts, and the tasks assigned to you so you get a better understanding and you get to strategize things better. 



Take Productive Breaks



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No time should be wasted, especially if you're catching a deadline. However, you also have to take breaks if you feel like your brain needs it. Instead of browsing social media sites, take a productive break by either drinking coffee, reading an article or a book, or even by stretching your body a bit. This sudden shift gives your brain rest and helps you refocus to finish your task again later on. If you're lucky enough, your Eureka! moment might even come during these little breaks!



Keep Your Desk Clean



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It may be something simple, but a clean desk has its benefits. Firstly, it helps you finds things better, so you're not rummaging for things that you need. Secondly, it gives you an uncluttered view of your personal things making you less irritable or restless. Lastly, it sets your mind to do actual work! It's like purging all the unproductivity out and letting the organized thoughts come in! 



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Despite how hot, sunny, or confused the weather may be, our Fashion community is always consistently showcasing their flair for fashion. Even if the lazy, laid-back looks are the perfect ones to sport this season, we appreciated those that took the road less travelled and wore polished ensembles. Polished looks are for those who chose heels, glam accessories, and structured silhouettes over loose and basic pieces.


Without further ado, here are 5 polished looks that made it on our weekly OOTD Roundup of the best looks spotted in our Fashion Community! 


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Everestsays

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In celebration of Singapore's National Day, Star Clozetter Everestsays sported an #SG50 OOTD that's polished from her shades down to her shoes. The placing of the colours kept the look balanced, with the accessories classy and on-point. This is a lovely polished look you can wear from day-to-night. 

cassansaurusanaesi

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Cool and polished? Only cassansaurusanaesi is able to pull that off flawlessly. We all know this Clozette Ambassador's style is beyond the usual basic and monochrome trend, that's why her looks are always a source of style inspiration. We love her embellished top and metallic oxfords! 



Aggylow

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Aggylow  presented us with another #SG50 outfit that is worth raving about. We love how she cleverly wore an all-red look and posed against a while wall for that red and white combination. This look may seem simple but it's actually quite an eye-catcher with its deep red colour choice and the touch of black in all the right places. 



RochelleAbella

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RochelleAbella is a Clozette Ambassador with a polished style that never fails. This ensemble in particular caught our eye because of the pairing of those chic heels and blazer, absolutely complementing each other so well with the black and white patterns. Now this is how you turn basic into something fab!



HLRYYS

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Clozette Ambassador HLRYYS sure knows how to steal the show in style! This skirt is an absolute stunner and the way she styled it made it the perfect casual glam look. Since the skirt is already a show stopper, her minimal accessories and sling bag kept it balanced with its simplicity. It can't go more polished than this!



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The real reason why celebrities always look so well-dressed is because they have stylists. But in truth, regular fashionistas can also rock their own chic looks if they just put a bit more effort in styling their clothes. It doesn't need to be as complicated as looking for pegs, searching shops for clothes, and filtering out the options. 


All you need are these 5 basic principles of celebrity styling!  


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Principle # 1: Layer Clothes



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Layering clothes isn't just for the cold season, it's also essential in looking like a celebrity. Imagine seeing someone in top, jeans, and sneakers combo and compare it to someone wearing a top, leather jacket, jeans, and sneakers combo. Doesn't the latter one look more fabulous? You can layer tops, jackets, coats, bandanas, scarves, and cover-ups to look dressier than usual!

Principle 2: Accessorize With Glam



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If you really want to acheive that celebrity look, then you have to remember that accessories are as vital as your clothes. They define your overall style--whether it be basic, edgy, boho, or classy. The safest choice are gold accessories and minimalist jewellery so you can achieve glam in an instant! 



Principle 3: Inject Your Personality



Rihanna's style is distinguishable from Beyonce's style and vice versa. Same goes for almost all A-list celebrities out there. Each of them making their own mark in the fashion industry. With every look, they make sure they inject their personalities and let their style shine through. For a celebrity, it's not always about what's trending, it's about their personality speaking through their clothes and creating the trend. So go ahead and pour your personality into everything you wear.


Principle 4: Make It Look Effortless



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Celebrities have the talent to make their outlits look so perfectly put-together, it's like they didn't think about it at all. The secret to that is obvious--just don't think too about it too much. Don't overdo it. Less is more. But if you do have to put more, make sure it's a fashion statement and not a costume-y outfit. 



Principle #5: Strut In Statement Shoes



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Have you even seen celebrities walking in a pair of drab, worn-out, ugly shoes? No. Shoes can make or break your outfit. That's why celebrities make it point to buy the best pairs they can get their hands on. These shoes don't have to be expensive, they just have to look stylish and be of good quality. 



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