5 Things For A Productive Summer | Clozette

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If you're craving for something else other than lazing around the house this summer then we've got the list for you! Summer is not all about the things you can do with your free time. It's also about making the most out of it while having fun! 


Check out 5 things you can do for a productive summer!


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Get Sporty



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Want to  get fit but bored with all the normal workouts? You can have a fun workout with a few of your friends by trying a new sport! Join a club or a training program or rent a space for you and friends to do a few exercises in a different and enjoyable way. 

Go Somewhere New



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Travel is such a fulfilling activity and it is no doubt a source of inspiration. Book a flight and plan a trip alone or with your best girl friends for a trip to remember. Actually, you need not go far--maybe there's a museum in your area that you haven't visited yet? Now is the perfect time to go there! 



Learn A New Hobby



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Crafts and D-I-Ys are so in nowadays. They're fun and keep your creative juices flowing. Take it up a notch by committing to learning a new hobby like origami, knitting, or even calligraphy!



Geek Out



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Do you have a stash of books you're dying to read? Summer is also perfect for that. It exercises your brain and keeps you closer to finishing that to-read list one book at a time. You can even make it a daily thing and read a book in different cafes and libraries!



Reorganise Your Home



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Get your design skills flowing and get a few rearranging done for your home. Organise your things--maybe even throw out a few ones, add a few containers, decorations, or paint your wall a new pastel colour. You'll find the whole new look satisfying!



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Memories are the best thing that we can take with us when we grow up. They remind us of our youth, worthwhile moments, and a worthwhile piece of time that we can never get back. That's why Summer is full of things that make our memories worthwhile. 


Let's take a look at how our free-spirited Clozette Ambassador Lexie Puzon makes new memories this season! 


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What do you love most about summer?

First of all, a year without summer is like a week without Friday, pepperoni pizza without the pepperoni, and lastly it's like a road trip without the music & singing endlessly. What's the point? Exactly. What I love about summer is it wraps you around like a good ol' sweater. This is the time of your life that you can be as free as a bird, go adventures wherever you want and not think about the deadlines. It is the time where the sun is out and it's time to get tan and bask under the sun all day. It's where you make the most of your break and live your life to the fullest and check off those things you've been itching to do!


How was your recent trip to Baler different from your other travels?

My recent trip in Baler was pretty amazing. It's different from my out-of-the-country trips because our country is known for it's beautiful islands that we can call ours. I realized the beauty of our The Philippines and how we should be proud of it. It was different because I was just not on a vacation, but I was also seeing the kind of life they have there (all thanks to my sister who lived there for a month) It's the one trip I keep close to my heart.





Do you have a particular go-to summer outfit or makeup look? 

My go-to-summer outfits would be anything crocheted, off-shoulder tops, tropical prints, and Birkenstocks. I love this look because you can never go wrong with it! It instantly gives you that stylish, refreshing summer look. It also gives that bohemian vibe that I love. The pop of tropical colors and the coolness it gives to our eyes definitely seeks attention without being intimidating, and the daintiness of the color creates this approachable and positive vibe all around you. All you need is to find the most flattering cut for your body and you're good to go. 




As for the makeup, I would go for light and effortless look by using my Max factor BB cream 3 in 1 foundation. It's a foundation, sunscreen and foundation all in one. Then a lip gloss to keep the whole look refreshing that will definitely go with my sunkissed skin.






What was your most memorable summer trip and activity? 

The most memorable activity would be riding a japanese bike by the bay in Baler. Mainly because it was my first time to experience such a view. My view was by the ocean while seeing the sun set with the air going through my spine. It's an experience that I want to savor. 




Other than travelling what are the other things you do to make new memories this season?

Normally, I go to more humble coffee shops that are waiting to get discovered and blogged about it. Also, I find adventures within the city such as museums, festivals, and concerts.





What makes you excited about travelling? 

What excites about travelling is wandering around and finding pieces of myself along the way. But the best thing is the feeling of fulfillment.




Do you have any tips to share for our Clozette girls who'd like to maximize their summer and make new memories?

My advice would be, for every adventure is an opportunity to unravel the great unknown--don't hesitate to grab it. As the saying goes "You'll never know if you'll never try". And after a while, the sun will set again and rise, and each time it does we just learn to admire its beauty--just like our tanlines and sunburns that will eventually fade. Summer is just like that when the waves touch our toes by the shore, they leave footprints in the sand. That's how you should remember every summer adventure.



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Travelling is a true test on how practical, savvy, and fashionable one is. After all, when limited by choice, it's all about whether a fashionista is able to adapt and be practical with the clothing options she has chosen to bring along. 


To help you out, here are 5 tips on how you can be stylish when travelling!


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Twist Up Your Basics



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A no-brainer choice would be your basics--pants, shorts, dresses, sneakers, flats, polo shirts, and jackets. You can bring them in both plain and loud colours so you have a wide variety of choices when it comes to styling them. Don't be afraid to make a statement!

Stick To Denim



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Denim is the safest choice if you're confused with what to pack. It's comfortable but can still look chic if you know how to style it. Treat it like a blank canvas and add colours, textures, and accessories accordingly. 



Bring A Few Trendy Pieces



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Trends are usually a worldwide fashion phenomenon. If you want to get noticed by the streetstyle crowd, bring a few trendy pieces that are colourful and can really stand out from the rest. Make sure they're still comfortable so you can be trendy and laid back at same time. 



Align With The Weather



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Your destination may not have the same weather as your home country so it's best to research first. Bring loose clothes if you're going to a tropical country with a sunny weather, and pile on coats and sweaters if you're going to a chilly place. Accessorize and mix-and-match according the activities you have planned for your trip. 



Bring A Versatile Bag



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Bringing your essentials such as cash, cards, passport, beauty products, and gadgets should be in a separate bag that you can bring with you at all times. But since you can only bring one bag (or two at most) for your essentials, it's best if it's spacious, secured, and can match all your other outfits during your trip. We highly recommend a roomy handbag, sling bag or rucksack, 



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