How To Enjoy The Holidays When You're A Homebody | Clozette


Celebrating Christmas in a winter destination? It sure is a wonderful dream. But sadly, in reality, holiday trips aren't always manageable for all. Sometimes, plans get cancelled for various reasons, or perhaps, one just wants to avoid the stresses and expenses of travelling at this time of the year. Whatever the reason that made you decide to celebrate the year-end festivities at home instead, we’ve got your back. Beat your FOMO and have an equally magical experience with these holiday activities you can try right at the comfort of your home.



Get crafty


Personalised decor


Been wanting to try out painting or some other forms of art for some time now but just couldn’t find the time to do it? Perhaps this is your chance to get into it. Keep yourself busy this season by crafting some stuff. Maybe you can personalise your holiday décor by creating your own ornaments or by simply painting over your old baubles. Also, instead of spending tons on gift wrappers, why don’t you opt to DIY your wrappers by recycling paper and embellishing them with cut-out designs and origami? Get your creative juices flowing and add colour to your celebrations.


Experiment in the kitchen


Baking cookies


You can’t really celebrate without good food, and this makes cooking one of the most important holiday activities at home. That’s why this season, get into the kitchen and cook up a nice holiday meal. We all have kitchen traditions that we love, but this time around, try to experiment. Bake a pastry you never have before, or try to prepare a complicated dish you haven’t had time to try out in the past. Lastly, bring the flavours closer to home by using local ingredients that are in season. 



Go on a holiday movie marathon


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Of course, when talking about holiday activities at home, watching holiday movies is something you definitely shouldn’t miss. As cliché as it may be, you can’t deny how watching these movies really completes our holiday experience. So indulge in the guilty pleasures of binge-watching these films for light-hearted fun. Put on the tried and tested classic flicks or maybe try watching the newer releases on Netflix and other streaming platforms.




Host a party


Hosting a Christmas party is just one of the many exciting holiday activities at home


Amp up the fun and excitement this holiday season by throwing a party at home to celebrate Christmas or the New Year. So that it isn’t too stressful for you, keep the occasion low-key and invite only the people closest to you. Host a pot-luck at home, play some Christmas tunes — or better yet, host a carol karaoke night. Use this time to catch up with your loved ones you dearly miss.


Organise


Cupboard shelf


Yes, you read that right. You might think tidying up your house would dampen your cheerful holiday spirits. But you don’t need to treat this activity as a chore or duty you must tick off your to-do list. As you sort out your belongings and throw away your clutter, reminisce on happy memories, and reflect on the actions you’ll undertake in the future. We guarantee, getting things done and clearing out your home will make for a relaxing atmosphere — just the perfect setting to welcome a new year and a new decade.



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Taking the term 'I woke up like this' in style, we're shining a light on the 'pyjama' trend. See, sleepwear works just as well in daylight as they as do in the nighttime. Gracing the Community front with sartorial elegance, take inspirations from these Clozetters on ways to style your own 'pyjamas looks'.


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Mattel’s Barbie has always been a style icon. From her giant ballgowns to her pinstripe power suits, she’s been known to wear all the fashion trends that have come and gone. So it wasn’t surprising that she would soon be hopping on the streetwear style, with its comfy pieces and daring details. The BMR1959™ Collection celebrates the fashion heritage of Barbie and showcases how current trends influence the brand. Designed by Carlyle Nuera, the lead designer for Barbie® Signature, this curated collection celebrates personal style and self-expression by mixing and matching high and low styles with reimagined ‘90s trends and contrasting patterns. Interested in seeing Barbie and Ken in the bold and modern style of today’s trends? Read on.


Overalls and Oversized Accessories


Male doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


A neon-green pair of short overalls paired with a bright blue puffer jacket, this Ken doll looks like a miniature version of a guy you’ll pass by while walking down the street. Sporting an oversized pair of cat-eye sunnies, a statement chain necklace, and bright orange sneakers, this doll isn’t afraid to play with colour — just look at that dyed hair!

Logo Galore


Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


Streetwear is all about artistically displaying that brand name on every possible inch of the clothing. This doll is no exception. From the dangling ribbons that cascade down from her shoulders to her Yeezy-esque sock sneakers — even capping it off (pun intended) with a backwards baseball cap — you definitely know which collection she’s wearing.


Florals and Gold


Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


This Barbie will want you to stop and appreciate her entire OOTD. With the bright red dress and its floral print, it’s very vintage. But since it’s paired with her gold heels and angular sunnies (arguably the most streetwear-inspired piece in her ensemble), the contrasting elements make for a fun visual. We’re also loving her sheer white lace bomber jacket, very on-trend.



Athleisure Aesthetic


Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


This Barbie rocks the athleisure aesthetic with her cropped, logo-print sweatshirt over a bike shorts romper with checkered detail. Some bright pops of colour come from her pink athletic shoes and a blue waist bag. Her crowning glory: extra-long braids are styled in a partial top-bun accented with baby hairs.


Ken with the Undercut


Male doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


This Ken doll has that casual hypebeast vibe with his undercut hairstyle styled into a bun. He sports an oversized pair of aviator spectacles, a fanny pack, and comfy slides, all with gold embossed logos. For ultimate comfort, he’s wearing an orange and red hoodie with allover logo-print shorts.


Moto Maiden


Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


Look at this doll wearing a neon motocross dress with a bold BMR1959™ logo paired with a denim logo-print jacket, platform sneakers, cool neon beret and hoop earrings. We like her neon ensemble and though the pieces alone may be too much, together in one outfit kinda makes sense.


(Cover photo from: @Barbie)


Did you know that Mattel also released a line of gender-neutral dolls?
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