How To Make The Most Out Of Your Work Life | Clozette

Being an adult lead us to tons of new opportunities. And one of the best ways to improve ourselves and make our dreams come true is to pursue the career we have always dreamed of. So whether you plan on being an entrepreneur or you prefer to work for a company, there are a lot of things to keep in mind to make sure you make the most out of your working experience.

To help you out, we listed our top tips to get you started on maximising your work-life adventure!

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Know the value of teamwork



Everybody needs support. And the best way is to find a common ground among the people you'll be working with. Most likely, if you go for a job or career that you truly love, you will easily find people who share the same passion and goal. Always remember that any project is achievable through teamwork and that every successful person -- from Jack Ma to Mark Zuckerberg -- know the value of it.
Build relationships



In relation to the first point, trying to work well with your team should not just be for the sake of a project. Being too bossy or inconsiderate just because you want to keep up with a deadline will not only ruin the team's rapport, but will also affect your team's performance in the long run. Make sure you enjoy each other's company and appreciate each of your team members' to ensure a healthy and productive relationship within the workplace.


Always strive for quality



Trying to maintain a high level of quality in terms of whatever it is that you are asked to do demonstrates your credibility and reliability. Keep in mind that a company is just as good as its employees and how your experience in the workplace turns out to be is just a reflection of what you make of it. Just think about Google-- it's one the best places to work for because they promote mutual creativity and motivation felt all over their working environment.


Learn how to accept and act on criticisms



Along with working comes with both positive remarks and constructive critiques. Analyse each and every criticism you'll get and use it as an avenue to grow as a person and as a working professional. Pursuing any career is a continuous learning process never lose heart no matter how challenging things may seem.

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How do you make the most out of your working life? Share your stories in the comments below!
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History repeats itself-- whether or not this statement makes its way into your own personal philosophy, it does prove true when it comes to fashion. Trends and styles that were considered 'rad' and 'mad cool' back in the 80s and 90s are some of the looks that we found ourselves raving about all over again. And from one to two trends sported by our favourite celebs, these 90s fashion pieces have once again taken over the fashion world by making their way back into the runway... and into our hearts. 

Curious as to what these trends are? Keep on reading to find out which of your current fashion favourites are simply a blast from the past!

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Denims



We can say that denims never really went out of style. But somehow, 2016 seemed to be the year for the sturdy twill fabric's return. From classics such as pants and jackets, to fresh looks with dresses and button-downs, denims simply take the crown for being our casual go-to fashion piece.
Crop tops



Before Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Rihanna, and all our fave style icons gave us "abs envy" with this fashion trend, crop tops used to be the go-to top to complete the 90s sexy school girl look. From Britney Spears' "Oops I Did It Again" music video to Liv Tyler's "Empire Records" movie look, it's no wonder why this iconic fashion piece is making its waves once again.


Chokers



Remember the time when we used to wear stretchy, plastic chokers around our neck to match our sparkly butterfly barrettes? And as if the cringe isn't enough, remember when we actually thought it was cool? Don't worry! We're all together on this one. As if to give us a second chance, chokers are back in the game looking more chic and stylish compared to the ones we used to wear back in the 90s. Along with grunge-y throwback trends that made its return to the runway, from red carpets to street wear, this accessory truly came back better than ever.


Hoops and chunky earrings



Step away, studs! Bigger is better once more with hoops and chunky earrings. With bolder fashion trends taking the spotlight this year, it's no doubt why these babies are making its way back into our OOTD ensembles. And with nudes reigning over the latest makeup looks, going a little flashy with your accessories is a liberty that's more than acceptable to pull off.


Combat boots



Besides the sexy school girl look, the 90s fashion scene is all about that "too cool to care" attitude. Sounds familiar? That's because 2016 has proven to be the year to break all the existing stereotypes, especially in fashion. And what better way to "kick" things off (pun intended) than highlighting these androgynous pair -- the combat boots. A little bit of "badass" and a whole lot of "practical", this 90s favourite has gone a notch higher from being patronised by alternative fashion lovers to being paired up with even the preppiest of looks.

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What other "old" trends would you like to make a comeback? Let's talk it all out in the comments below!
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Ready to get your style back on point? Makeover series ‘How Do I Look? Asia’ is returning for its second season on DIVA TV to help women up their sartorial and confidence game this 29th August 2016. Helming the show is none other than the series’ original U.S. format host and current executive producer, Jeannie Mai! The vivacious personality will take on How Do I Look? Asia 2 and we cannot wait to see her sassy, always-on energy onscreen.



Behind Jeannie is an all-new glam team: Malaysian TV personality Marion Caunter, Singapore social media influencer Andrea Chong, L’Officiel Manila editor-in-chief Pam Quinones, and Indonesian creative director/fashion academic Diaz Diaz. Together, they will transform eight women into a stylish makeover success that celebrates their individuality. As Jeannie puts it, “Fashion is a business, it’s something you buy. Style is a personal love letter to your individuality.”



In May, we scored a sneak peek into the set of How Do I Look? Asia 2 at Universal Studios Singapore, where they shot eight episodes under a short span of two weeks -- crazy! At the set, we met up with Jeannie, Diaz Diaz, Andrea Chong, and the one-and-only Mama Mai -- Jeannie’s mum. If there’s one more thing we love about Jeannie, it’s her endearing relationship with Mama Mai. Watching the mother-daughter pair candidly interact with each other is precious comedy at its best. Ahead, we talk to Jeannie (and a little guest appearance from Mama Mai) about her take on the second season of How Do I Look? Asia.

What’s different about HDIL Asia 2, as compared to its U.S. format?


Jeannie: In America, we [shot the show] in four different locations. We managed to make an even better set here in one space. It’s so efficient, I’m so proud. My favourite part [about] How Do I Look? Asia is that you’ll see everything. When I’m yelling at the crew [asking], “What do you guys think about this look?” And they are [silent]. I’ll be like “No! I want to hear it!” There’s nothing hidden on this set. Things like that you’re going to see [them] “raw”.



Who was one of the most memorable participants in the show?

Jeannie: We have a woman who lost 40 kilograms and still lives in what we call the “phantom fat”. Most of these women still think that they are in their big body, so they still dress oversized. She did, [and] she still thinks: “I can get “fat” any day now, so I’m just going to live in this”.

I’m not a psychologist [and] I’m not a doctor. But what I can do is to give one glimmer of light to get her to see what I see in the mirror -- and hopefully that would make a change.


What do you like, and what do you not like, about the HDIL Asia 2 set? What would you like to change about it?


Jeannie: That’s a great question ‘cause I already have a list of what I want to change. I love the set way more than the one in the US. It’s all right there, so I walk less on heels. Number two: I want more snacks. More chocolate, different snacks [every day]. I love our breakfast! Our breakfast and lunch are Malaysian or Singaporean food, like Nasi Goreng or Mee Goreng. I love that, because in the States, you actually gain weight ‘cause it’s [always] fried eggs and fried sausages.



Who are you following on Instagram right now, since you’re so hot over Instagram?

Jeannie: Oh, good question. Who are you following on Instagram, Mama Mai?

Mama Mai: Who am I following on Instagram? I follow most people…

Jeannie: You’ve been following everybody who follows you? Don’t do that. We’re going to talk about that. I’m going to unfollow some people, because you don’t follow everybody on Instagram, mum. For me, I love Andrea Chong. She’s beautiful. Her stuff is amazing. I love Nicole Warne. I follow The Real -- my show. I like foodies, I follow a lot of “food people”.


Name at least one current fashion trend you’d like to send straight to the Ew Tube.


Jeannie: A current fashion trend… Okay, hold on, there’s a lot. I’m excited to pick one. Is it a fashion trend to pose a certain way? Or is that not? I hate these (starts gesturing cute poses). I think it’s so annoying. I do it for fun, like when you’re laughing at something. When girls are all like (starts gesturing again), I think it’s weird. I don’t think it’s sexy.



Which celebrity do you want to transform?

Jeannie: Oh god, I don’t want to transform her, because I think I’ll get caught into her spiral of cray-cray. But Bai Ling is really interesting to me. I will sit from afar and enjoy. I don’t [want to] change her. [To Bai Ling:] Keep doing what you do, because I love following you and watching. Like wow, you really did that.

What advice would you give women who are trying to find their personal brand of style?

Jeannie: Style is a personal love letter to your individuality. Start with your individuality. What kind of music do you listen to? What colours move you? What are the things that make you you? With that, start to decorate your style.

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