5 Things You Should Be Doing For Yourself | Clozette

Set your foot in adulthood and face it with all that you have. Being an adult is a challenge, so you better set your goals right because it's about to get real from here. And to be brutally honest, time is not on your side. One day you'll notice that you've missed out on the things you should have done and wanted to do. But of course, we're always here to help you out.

To guide you on your venture to adulthood, here are 5 things you should be doing for yourself right now--before it's too late. 

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Taking Care Of Your Body



Health and wellness are things that you should pay attention to as early as now. As what doctors always say, "prevention is better than cure."  To avoid all forthcoming diseases you may have in the future, commit to giving your body the nutritious food and exercise it needs everyday. It's also important not to stress yourself out. Learn how to handle situations and maintain a clear mind so you'll always spread positivity around you. 

Travelling Your Heart Out



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Travel is the best thing you can do to expose yourself to different cultures, food, languages, and art. It's the best source inspiration and a way to see things from a new perspective. If you don't travel now--then, when? You may not have the time and energy when you get older, so book that flight, pack those bags, and start discovering new things!



Mastering Practical Skills



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There will be a point in your life when you're no longer able to ask your mom to cook your favourite meal or call your dad to help you change your flat tire because you're already living on your own. Learn essential skills like cooking so you can whip up a good meal, basic sewing so you can fix a loose button, and most importantly how to budget your expenses. Trust us, these skills will help you achieve that happy and sound adult life you've always wanted. 



Building Meaningful Relationships



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Now is the right time to say goodbye to people who add negativity to your life and stick to those who genuinely care about you. Aside from your family, your friends are also your biggest cheerleaders, comforters, and life coaches. You help each other out and go beyond the usual partying to actually have a conversation with them. Those are the friends you want to keep for life. 



Learning Not To Settle



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You're young and you have a long life ahead of you. If you settle now, you'll get stuck and might not move on to bigger opportunities. This applies to your job, your goals, and even your education. You should never stop learning and trying new things that make you happy. Broaden your horizons and don't be afraid to experiment! 



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Travelling from the tropics to wintry climates can sometimes involve wearing so many layers that you resemble a human-sized marshmallow with feet – not a flattering look by any stretch of the imagination. Fret not, you can avoid this fate! With a little planning, you can look like a million bucks instead of the Michelin Man.


When you’re travelling to considerably colder climates (think 10°C and below), the key is to layer--but it’s also the types of layers that matter. For example, ditch thick thermal leggings for thinner ones, and you’ll cut bulk around your silhouette, not to mention space and weight allowance in your luggage!


Here’s a cheat sheet that’ll show you how to arrive in style (and warmth) for your adventures in chilly climates. 


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 Thin Thermal Camisole



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Not all the clothes you have are thick enough to warm you up during the winter. The solution: a thin thermal camisole that can be layered up with your regular clothes. 

Thermal leggings



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If you’re worried about the cold being too punishing upon arrival, wear one pair of leggings and pack a second pair in your carry-on luggage. Alternately, if your spirit animal is a polar bear (i.e. you don’t get cold easily), you can go without the thermal stockings on the flight and simply put on a pair before you land.



Long-Sleeved Knit Top



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A long-sleeved knit top made of wool or cashmere  will keep you nice and toasty when you arrive at your destination!



Coat



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A coat long enough to cover your hips and bottom. To keep your silhouette sleek; go for a pea coat instead of a quilted parka. 



Boots



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One of my favourite things about dressing up for winter-- boots. They are essential not just to keep you warm, but they tie your outfit together. If you’re travelling via an airport that requires the removal of shoes to clear customs, boots with zips instead of laces are a smart choice. Knee-high boots are a safe bet to keep you feeling warm and looking foxy at the same time.


Travel hack: Spray Scotchguard over your boots (at least 48 hours before getting on the flight) to waterproof them and stave off the eventuality of waterlogged, squishy boots. Check the label beforehand to ensure your boots won’t be damaged.



Scarf, Gloves, Socks, and Headgear



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A warm sscarf, gloves, socks, and headgear. If beanies aren’t your style, try a pair of earmuffs instead.



Now for the fun part: your transformation to winter-ready chic! When you’re about an hour and a half away from landing, hop into the bathroom and pull on your knit top, jeans/ jeggings, and thermal stockings (if you’re not wearing the stockings and jeans already). You can freshen up at the same time, thus avoiding the bottleneck of people rushing for the bathroom before the seatbelt light comes on for descent. Back in your seat, get your boots on, whip your coat and scarf out, and you’re ready for wintry adventures in style!


Now you are totally prepared for your flight, but where are you heading to? Not sure yet? Check out BeMyGuest for your next travel inspirations! 



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Bill Blass once said "When in doubt, wear red." Red is the classiest and most feminine colour for women. It signifies love, passion, fire, energy, and strength--a few of the many traits women associate with. Thus, together with our friends from Zalora, we've put together this list of Little Red Dresses (or LRDs) to help spread the Go Red For Women campaign.


Go Red for Women is an initiative adopted by the Singapore Heart Foundation to highlight the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. They have also partnered with National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS) to increase awareness of heart disease in women and to encourage younger women to take better care of their health. 


Watch this video to know more about this cause and get inspired to wear red!




Click next to see our top picks for red dresses >>

Edgy



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If your fashion motto is always "living life in the edge" then this modern take of an LRD by Inner Circle is the dress for you. It's asymmetrical hemline and almost peek-a-boo sections make it a sexy choice for night out in the town. 



Boho



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If your style is more on the boho, free-spirited, and lazy-dressing vibe then a loose yet flowy red dress such as this from CATWALK88 is your pick. The pane led design, pleats, thin straps, and high slits will surely turn heads as you walk by. 



Girl Next Door



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If "fun", "playful," "sweet" are the 3 words that people like about you, then you must be the girl-next-door type. Look like a sweetheart in this bandeau skater dress by Something Borrowed. Pair with flats and braid your hair for some extra flair to your look. 



Preppy



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Preppy is a fun and trendy choice by women who like to experiment a bit with their prep-side. This dress from Girlondon is a must-have for youThe white collar adds a nice pop and crispness to it without going overboard. 



Classy



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For those who always want to make a statement with classy pieces, then this minimal dress by ZALORA is for you! Dress it up with a pair of chic black heels or a nude sandals for a day-to-night look like no other. 



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