How To Make New But Lasting Friendships As An Adult | Clozette

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Maintaining old friendships is hard, but starting new ones as an adult is just as difficult. According to a study, once you hit your late 20s, sparking new friendships will start to become tougher. So what do you do if you realise that you want companionship but don't have anyone to turn to? Well, here are some tips to help you get going on that new friendship journey.


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Just go for it


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While some friendships organically happen, there are some that need to be initiated. Don't be scared to approach people who you think are interesting and would possibly make good friends. If you're in graduate school, get to know your classmates. Go out with your officemates. Join a book club or a workshop. Comment on a photo of a person you're following on Instagram. Strike up a conversation with a stranger. Even if it doesn't turn into a solid friendship, at least you've managed to practice being more sociable.


Don't be scared


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One of the things that matters a lot in a friendship is trust. Now, we're not saying you should pour your heart out to anyone who would give you the time of day. But we do encourage you to shed your walls and try to be vulnerable to the people who you think could potentially be your friends for life. Sometimes, with age, we become more cynical and it's harder for us to trust others. But relationships will not become deeper than regular “hi's” and “hellos” if you don't open up.

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Consistency is key


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Among the most important factors in maintaining a friendship — aside from trust and mutual respect — is consistency. Being consistent in keeping friendships was easier when we were younger because we see each other every day in school or our friends live close to us. When we become adults, it's quite difficult to be more consistent because of the many other things we find ourselves involved in. Relationships, in general, won't work if you don't put in the work. So once you've found a new friend you'd like to keep, make sure to communicate and nurture the relationship. 


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Having trouble deciding if you should end some friendships? Here are some tips on letting go of toxic people.


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We're easing into the new year quite a bit now. Vacation is definitely over, and everyone's back to work — especially the people in the worlds of fashion and beauty. There's a new thing happening each week! But you don't need to worry about not being able to keep up because we've got you covered. Here's the latest and hottest news we caught on our radar.



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Your New Vice


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Urban Decay is the latest brand to venture into the liquid lipstick territory. The first collection, which has a huge variety of colors and comes in matte and metallic versions, will hit stores on January 19.



Blonde + Orange


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If you haven't decided what kind of hairstyle to go for this year, get inspired by this cool new hair color called "blorange". It's a combination of blonde and orange, which sometimes can also look peach and rose gold.


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Something to smile about


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Kylie Jenner's lip kits are one of the most coveted makeup products right now, so it's no surprise that they're almost always sold out. It's a good thing then that the reality star created one for the benefit of Smile Train, a charity that helps children with cleft lips and palates, because the sales of the lip kit have now amounted to nearly $500,000.


New at Sephora SG


There are *lots* of new Korean brands to try at Sephora Singapore, including Blithe and Kocostar. We were there to witness the unveiling of the brands, and we're mighty excited. Follow us on Instagram @clozetteco so you can take a peek at collections and brands before they hit stores with us.



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Luxury for millennials?



Louis Vuitton has tapped into the millennial aesthetic via a collaboration with hip brand Supreme. The collection is definitely more chill and apt for those who want some luxury without having to sacrifice their laidback style.


Quirky Stickers



Luxury designer brand Anya Hindmarch is translating some of their quirky designs to tech. The brand, which became massive because of its “I Am Not a Plastic Bag” design, has launched stickers for iMessage. The chat stickers have the same quirky graphics as the brand's leather stickers, which can be used for handbags and cellphone accessories.  




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RIP American Apparel


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It's almost like an end of an era. Cult-favorite U.S. fashion brand American Apparel is slowly shutting down after it being acquired by Canadian brand Gildan Activewear.




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Rose gold is a colour that isn’t a classic yet, but it is just as beautiful and versatile as gold and silver. Over the years it has come and gone in fashion. But thankfully, in this decade, it is back in full force. From dresses to shoes to accessories, the entire fashion industry has once again fallen head over heels this pink-meets-copper combination.

Now, because rose gold has become such a popular shade, finding quality fashion pieces that look both trendy and sophisticated can be a little difficult. So to make things easier for you in your rose gold quest, we have listed five gorgeous rose gold fashion pieces that you need in your life, stat — and the best part: they’re all affordable.

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Metallic Heels


Forever 21 Metallic Strappy Heels, USD29.90 (forever21.com)

By combining two trends –— block heels and rose gold — everyone's favourite brand, Forever 21, was able to create a shoe that would be the “icing on the cake” for a lot of different looks. Which is why, whether you’re going out or just heading to the office, you can be sure that this shoe will complement your outfit.

Surf Rider Sunnies


Charming Charlie Throwback Surf Rider Sunglasses, USD9 (charmingcharlie.com)

For those days when you just can’t be bothered to put on a full face of makeup, these sunnies from Charming Charlie will complete your look in a second. With its sleek details and flattering frames, these specs will not only protect your eye area but also add a touch of edge to your ensemble.

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Phone Case


Topshop Rose Gold Bee iPhone 6 Case by Skinnydip, USD40 (topshop.com)

Dressing up your phone has never been cuter. This rose gold bee phone case from Topshop will add style and protection to your iPhone 6 without making it bulky and heavy.

Maxi Dress


NaaNaa Cami Maxi Dress With Thigh Split In Rose Gold Liquid Metallic, USD49 (asos.com)

Elegant with a hint of sexiness, this NaaNaa rose gold maxi dress is perfect to wear for weddings, balls, and black tie dinners. Plus, its material and undertone will make Asian skin tones glow and pop, so once you slip this on, you can be sure that all eyes will be on you.


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Faux Leather Clutch


Chelsea28 Floral Faux Leather Clutch, USD49 (nordstrom.com)

If you like a purse that is as versatile as a black handbag, then say hello to the Chelsea28 faux leather rose gold clutch. Perfect for casually running errands or heading to a night out with your best friends, it will stylishly carry all your essentials, thanks to its sleek structure and delicate details.


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