The chilly cold weather can sometimes make it hard to keep your style game at the top. Winter is a beautiful time of the year and nothing should stop you from looking your best during this season, not even the chill. There are certain dressing items that can help you stay warm and look stylish and classy. Read further to know.
A classic piece of clothing that every man should have in his wardrobe. You can wear a leather jacket with a casual t-shirt or pair with a hoodie when the temperature drops. Irrespective of the age, the leather jacket looks fantastic on every man.
A knitted jumper is the perfect piece of clothing to stay warm in winter. A bold colour knitted jumper paired with black or blue denim will look awesome and make you ready to head out in style within a few minutes.
A puffer jacket is a right choice for chilly, windy wintery days. It is easy to match with lots of different outfits that will take your style game a notch higher. The puffer jacket will keep you warm and stylish at the same time.
Turtleneck is an essential piece of clothing for a man’s wardrobe. During extremely cold days, it can be layered under a jumper or wool blazer. Or you can wear it under a loose-fitted, short-sleeved t-shirt for a more edgy look.
Getting a headache from cold is the last thing you would want. Therefore, a beanie hat is a great option to trap the heat at the top of your head and look stylish yet sophisticated. This accessory can complete an outfit and grab eyeballs wherever you go.
As the temperature takes a dip, a warm wool overcoat is a great way to dress up like a model and look and feel warm at the same time. Available in a wide range of colors and lengths, a wool overcoat will match well with the rest of the clothing items in your wardrobe.
There are different ways to pair a cardigan during formal and casual occasions. You can opt for a t-shirt and cardigan to wear under a long woolen coat. Or you can opt for a more casual style by wearing a fitted cardigan under a blazer or jacket. In both scenarios, you’ll look like a million-dollar.
The muffler is a muscular and stylish accessory to complete a winter outfit on formal and casual occasions. You can wrap it around your neck or let it hang loose, there are so many ways to style a muffler and look amazing during chilled winter days.
Leather gloves are a great way to keep your hands warm during winter. Black and brown color gloves are excellent options that blend well with any outfit and make you look fantastic. They will instantly amplify your overall look, so make sure you have a couple of them in your wardrobe.
Dot forget to keep your feet warm during winter with the help of wool socks. Fluffy and cozy, they look well paired with chunky boots and rolled up jeans. Keep the color of socks neutral to pair with the office attire and keep your feet warm all day long.
These wardrobe essentials will help you look stylish from head to toe during extremely chilly winters.
Your skin is asking more moisturizer, you are feeling apprehensive to take a bath daily, and you simply don’t care about how you are looking because all you care about is to stop shaking in the cold waves – these are the signs that winter is here. All your warm woolens are out and like every year you think you don’t have enough winter clothes- right? But skipping the bath, applying moisturizer, and wearing layers of woolens are not the only precautions that you have to take. There are many more things that you must follow to stay fit and healthy this chilling season. The steps are easy and simple to follow.
Read your winter fitness mantra:
Have seasonal fruits & vegetables
Every season comes up with its special fruits and vegetables and that is nature’s way of taking care of us. You will stay fit and fine with the consumption of these things. Winter is the season when you get lots of leafy vegetables and you must include them in your diet. These vegetables and fruits will build stronger immunity and give you a natural shine. Have everything from spinach to radish, carrots to cabbage, oranges to guavas, beet to turnips – all are important for healthy winter life. So, make a chart and have one type of fruit and vegetable daily for the whole week. That way, your body will extract the antioxidants and vitamins from all types of winter special fruits and vegetables.
Walk, run, or jog
Winter is the best time to walk, run, or jog for a longer period. In summers, you sweat a lot and get tired easily but thanks to the chilling weather, you feel the opposite in winter. So, take out your sports shoe and tracksuit and walk briskly run around, or simply jog in the park outside your home or terrace of your home. You will feel more energetic and healthier.
Tulsi is a perennial plant and if not in the summer season, you can practice its consumption at least in the winter season. It has Vitamin A, C, B6, calcium, magnesium, and zinc and that means all your cold-related illnesses will be cured. Have tulsi tea, tulsi soup, or simply di tulsi leaves in honey and chew it. Your immunity will become stronger.
Honey is rich in antioxidants and is free from fat and cholesterol. Also, honey is very effective in curing your winter health hazards like the common cold. Have herbal tea with honey and see the change. You can have honey in pancakes, toasts, oatmeal, yogurts, coffee, or cereals. Also, apply honey daily on your face and see how naturally you start to glow.
Avoid too much of refined flours & sugar
Do you know that too much white sugar and flour will not only contribute to weight gain but can also hamper your immune system? Have momos or chowmein from the street-side stalls but once a month. Replace them with whole grains and natural sweeteners.
Plan a trip
In the winter season, your kids have winter vacation and you can arrange some leaves from your workplace. So, plan a trip anywhere and come back refreshed. Going to a new place or traveling is also an essential part of staying healthy and fit. Why? Because the same old daily life leads to monotony and that reflects in whatever job you do. A break from work or study and exploring a new place will bring new energy in life to perform better. India has some heavenly places that you can enjoy in winter. So, go out and make memories for a better and healthy life.
Don’t forget water
Just because the weather outside is freezing doesn’t mean you should cut down your water intake. Staying hydrated is essential in all seasons. Carry a flask along at work and have lukewarm water. You will not feel thirsty but set a reminder every hour to drink a glass or half-glass of water. Always remember that water flushes out toxins in your body and that’s why you must not forget to drink water in winter too.
Winter is one of the best seasons of the year in a country like India where majorly we all experience a tropical monsoon climate. The regular summer sweat and scorching sun are replaced by a chilling breeze and a warm sun. But the topography of India is quite diverse and that’s why winter has various faces in various parts of India. Some of the places like Mumbai doesn’t allow people to use warm clothes while people in Delhi calculate how many warm clothes to put on. So, you would get a wide spectrum of places in India where you can enjoy the weather. If you belong to the Northern part of India, then you may pack your bags for South India or the beaches. And if you belong to some moderate to warm climate zone, then you can visit the zero points and enjoy a dreamy winter.
Here are some of the best Indian places that you can visit this winter season.
Located at the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The name “Auli” in Garhwali language means “meadow”. This place is situated at a height of 8,219 feet above the mean sea level. If you love adventure, want to try skiing, and walk on the snow then this is the right place for you. Auli is surrounded by coniferous oak forests and that allows you a wonderful view of the Himalayas. One can also enjoy the cable car which is Asia’s longest cable car which allows you the most breath-taking view of the mountains. This January kick-started the National Championship of Skiing in Auli. You can visit this place till mid of March and enjoy the amazing weather!
Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Rann of Kutch, also known as the Great Rann of Kutch
Every winter lakhs of visitors descend on the world’s biggest salt desert – Rann of Kutch stretching 7,505 square miles in the Thar Desert to witness the white expanse of the serene salt sand under the full moon night – a magical sight, indeed! Rann of Kutch takes pride in its Kutch festival, known as ‘Rann Utsav’ that is held in the winter (November-February). From traditional cuisine, shopping, folk dances and cultural performances to art, handicrafts, star gazing, desert safari and several other activities, this festival pack a ton of treasures for everyone. Also, staying in the tents on the periphery of the Dhordo village adds to the fascinating experience.
Located in Kerala, Munnar is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. This place can be visited almost all around the year. If you are visiting in the winter season, you would witness a temperature drop up to 11 degree Celsius. You can also enjoy trekking, rappelling, and rock climbing here. But don’t forget to book your accommodation in advance as it is quite crowded in the winter season. The most notable places that people enjoy here are – TATA Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi, & Devikulam.
The capital city of Rajasthan is one of the most visited places in India. Jaipur is one of those places where mercury breaks the record every summer but it witnesses a pleasing atmosphere in winter. Wearing the chilling weather around you, sitting atop some rooftop restaurant, and enjoying authentic Rajasthani food – this is pure bliss! Winter is also the time for “Jaipur Literature Fest” – one of the much-renowned lit fest in India. So, pack your bags and enjoy your winter escapade here in Jaipur and don’t forget to capture the beautiful Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, & City Palace in your lenses.
Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has a rustic and beautiful appeal. It is a hot place but winter offers you an amiable atmosphere to roam around Hampi and explore various beautiful temples here. Which would be a painful task in summer seasons. In the month of January, Hampi Mahotsav takes place. Therefore, you can book your tickets for January (next year of course) if you don’t want to miss the amazing puppet show, temple parades, dance, music, sports, and many more activities. The majestic architecture of Virupaksha Temple, Vitthala Temple, Matanga Temple, & Hazara Rama Temple would simply steal your heart!
Fashion is a tough nut to crack, especially in winters. This winter, we round up some weird fashion fails that can make you say ‘what the…?’ One needs to understand that winter can look fashionable yet comfortable. Why is ‘Skin show’ a fashion statement, specifically in winters? If you ever find out an answer to this, do hit us up in the comment section below!
Here are some wackiest fashion trends of winter:
There are things that can make you doubt their existence. Ripped jeans are one of them. They look cool in summers but in winters? What’s even their purpose? We see girls walking around in thigh/knee high boots, sweaters and ripped jeans! Such fashion statements can make you go bonkers. There’s still some winter breeze going through the tiny distressed holes, sister! You may want to take care of that.
Next on our list is yet another brainstorming fashion trend, crop sweater or sweatshirts. When we hear the word sweater, all we could think of is a comfy, cozy & warm clothing item. But fashion has evolved. And this evolving fashion goes over our head. A lot of women find them cute or let’s say ‘dope’. Last time when we checked, the purpose of sweaters were to keep us warm during the cold weather. Sweater and sweatshirts being cropped can still be considered when the weather is mildly cold. We still won’t take them into consideration. SMH
Talking about crop sweaters and sweatshirts, we cannot skip cold shoulder sweaters. While this looks super cool and airy in summers, it looks equally discomforting in winters. Why would someone wear a sweater but with two big holes on either of the shoulders? The sight of it gives me chills, reminds me how cold it is! Well agreed, it can still be worn in mildly cold weather like in fall. But to take it further in winters…it’s just sheer stupidity.
With cold shoulders, crop sweaters, there’s another one that just cannot serve the purpose it is supposed to go with its name! Netted sweaters- still a better option if you wear something underneath, something warm and layer it with something, still looks comfortable. But it still makes me doubt its existence!
Finger Cut Gloves
Saved the best for the last, finger cut gloves! Gloves are supposed to keep our hands warm and we get it, with the evolving lives that requires interaction with technology. Technology like mobile phones, laptops, biometric and etc. The option is either you wear it or you don’t wear it. Leaving your fingertips, just the tips exposed to cold, they get numb! Raising the question, why? I’d suggest you wear it while you travel and once you’re inside your office/school/college/homes, you can easily work with warm-enough hands! It does make sense right? Fingerless gloves do serve a purpose but it still makes us doubt the purpose of warming our hands while the fingertips are peeping out of them!
Fashion is evolving. And how! This blog pretty much talks about some silly stuff that many of you might not relate to. “Fashion” is about comfort and feeling good. What’s the point if you are not comfortable because it is quite visible that when you wear such pieces, you’ll shiver and shrink! Why keep your health at stake because of making a statement or impressing anyone? Confidence is the key to make any fashion trend to stand out and make an impact! If you’re not confident enough to pull it, it definitely is going down. Winter clothing can be classy and fashionable too. Try trench coats, high waist jeans, knee high boots, and a lot more. Want to know few basic that can make you look fashionable and stylish even in winters? I’d get back with another blog with few basics to style and be equally fashionable but comfortable and confident! Self-confidence is the best outfit, so style it and rock it! Alas, it’s your choice. Maybe they’re comfortable, just not to us!
As the temperature drops, people start looking out for ways to keep themselves warm. Woolen clothes, fireplaces, and hot cups of coffee are the famous drills to warm up the chill in your bones. But the fancy way people embrace to stay warm in winter is to drink. Can you blame them? After all, it is not just our bodies that alcohol helps to keep warm. It also keeps up our spirits to have fun in those freezing winter days. So, why not make those winter cocktails a little more delicious with some experiments.
Here are some cocktail recipes that can be easily made at home to warm up your winter adventures.
New York Sour
It is a normal whiskey sour with red wine floating on top of it.
20 ml lemon juice
60 ml bourbon
20 ml simple syrup
20 ml red wine
Add bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker and fill it with ice.
Shake well and strain into a rock glass filled with ice.
Now carefully pour the wine over the back of a spoon so that it floats on the top of the drink.
Aged Rum Daiquiri
A subtle blend of rum’s sweetness with sugar and lime juice. All the three ingredients need to be in a perfect amount as overdo of any one of them can ruin the flavor of the cocktail.
60 ml light rum
20 ml lime juice
20 ml demerara sugar syrup
Add all the ingredients into a shaker. Pour some ice and shake well until it is chilled.
Now strain it into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a lime twist for the amazing flavor.
Honey Sage Gin Fizz
It is a simple gin fizz with honey sage infused syrup and a touch of lime.
90 ml gin
30 ml honey sage syrup
45 ml lime juice
15 ltr soda
Soaked green sage leaves
For honey sage syrup:
½ cup honey
½ cup water
5-6 fresh sage leaves
Fill the glass with ice cubes and a few sage leaves.
Now add gin, lime juice, and honey sage syrup and stir it well.
Add club soda to the mixture and stir it again.
In the end, garnish with sage leaves and serve it in a long glass.
It is a delicious chilled drink made with one part cranberry juice and two-part champagne.
2 tbsp. sugar
1 bottle champagne
1 cup sweetened cranberry juice
10-12 fresh cranberries
Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnishing
Fill champagne flutes 1/3rd with cranberry juice.
Add lime juice and sugar to it.
Fill remaining of the glass with champagne.
Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs.
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
The amazing blend of white wine, apple cider, and sweet sliced apples are perfect to serve your guests on Christmas and house gatherings.
1 lemon wedge
¼ cup cinnamon sugar
1 bottle of chilled white wine
1 bottle of chilled sparkling cider
1/3 cup fireball
2 thinly sliced apples
Fill all the glasses with the lemon wedge and dip in cinnamon sugar.
Then combine cider, wine, and firewall in a large pitcher.
Add sliced apples to the pitcher and stir to combine.
Pour the drink in the prepared glasses. Garnish each glass with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
So what are you waiting for? Warm yourself up with these amazing winter cocktails on a casual Thursday night or on a fun-filled Friday night party.
The prime challenge during the winter season is the lack of moisture in the air that leaves an itchy and lackluster skin. You cannot always depend on cosmetic products for that natural glow and glamor of your skin. Of course, they must be great but it is always a safe option to use the naturally occurring things for a good winter skincare. These natural things don’t give you that shine readily unlike the cosmetic products. But the radiance on your skin after regular use of natural stuff is something that people would notice in you. Some also may feel jealous!
Every time when you step out of your house especially in daytime, you cannot apply the cold creams or lotions. Because they would attract more dirt and dust leading to pimples and acne. Therefore, when you are at home, you have to use certain things on your skin so that the moisture is retained even when you go out in the chilly breeze.
Learn these tips and tricks to own that radiant skin in the winter season. And pile up your table with these easily available products.
Even our favorite icon Bebo aka Kareena Kapoor Khan also says in her interviews that she never skips applying honey on her face. Honey is a natural remedy to dry skin and gives an enviable glow to your skin. You can use it directly on your skin or mix it with other things like rose water and milk or yogurt. The consistency of honey is quite thick and thus it won’t be easy to apply it on your skin. Therefore, you have to dilute it with rose water or milk. Take half a spoon of honey and mix with half a spoon of milk and rose water. You would see a change in your skin tone and texture after a week! Before you notice yourself, people around you would notice that surely.
Winter is also the time when there are endless parties at your place, friends place, or at a pub. So, there would be a surplus of alcohol quite naturally. I am saying it from a personal experience that whiskey works wonderfully for your skin. I mixed 1 spoon of whiskey with 1 spoon of honey and rose water. The glow on my skin was to die for!
So, a jar of Dabur Honey or any other brand of honey is all you need for winter skincare.
Rose Water is essential for all kinds of seasons. It works as a great toner for the skin. As the makeup base also, you can apply some rose water on your skin. After cleansing your face and neck, apply some rose water. Or mix this rose with all the variety of face packs that are available in the market. You can mix this rose water with orange peel powder, rose powder, or sandalwood powder. The orange peel, rose, and sandalwood powder of Everyuth is really good and comes at a minimal rate. Simply take 1 spoon of these powders and mix with required rose water for that glow on your face. Make a habit of applying these face packs every alternate day.
Take sandalwood powder for yourself if you have a very oily skin. If you have a mixed skin, then take rose powder or orange peel powder.
So, Dabur Gulabari or another brand of rose water should be in your list of winter skincare shopping.
The presence of vitamin C in this fruit works wonders for skin and also fights diseases! So, while driving back home, stop by the fruit seller and take the juicy and refreshing oranges. Have 1 orange daily after half an hour of your lunch meal. Keep one piece of orange for an easy winter skincare. Simply squeeze the orange and apply it directly on your face and leave it. It would take hardly 5-7 minutes for your skin to soak it up. Then rinse your face with normal water. If you follow this simple routine for at least 10 days, you would see a great result.
And there is a long list of other ways to use it. You can squeeze the juice of oranges and take 2 spoons of it and mix with half spoon of honey. You can use orange juice with sandalwood powder. Or you can mix the required orange juice with a spoon or two of gram flour or besan which can replace your face wash!
You get this fruit easily every season. Bananas are loaded with antioxidants, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, and other fibers. Eat bananas in your breakfast and also don’t forget to use it as a winter skincare mask.
The simplest and easiest way is to mash half a banana very well and mix with some rose water simply if you are in a hurry or running out of other things. Apply on your skin properly and let it sit for some time and then go for a good massage before rinsing.
When you have enough time to pamper yourself during the weekend, you can make a nice banana face pack with yogurt and honey that would cleanse and moisturize your skin beautifully. Take half or 1 banana and mash it properly. You may churn it in a blender for a smoother consistency. Take 1-2 spoons of yogurt, 1 spoon of Aloe Vera gel, and 1 spoon of honey and mix all these together. Apply nicely on your face, neck, and hands and leave for a good half an hour. Now, massage while rinsing.
Your skin would feel young, rejuvenated, and supple just like a baby!
Aloe Vera Gel
Many people think that planting an Aloe Vera plant would give easy access to Aloe Vera gel and commit the mistake of applying the gel directly. The raw Aloe Vera gel may lead to irritation on your skin as it contains latex. So, even when you are thinking to extract the gel directly from the plant, you can do so but only after discarding the latex. But to be on the safe side, you can buy a tube of Aloe Vera gel which is good too. The easiest and simplest procedure to follow all through the winter season is to apply Aloe Vera gel properly on your face and neck before going to sleep.
In the morning, cleanse your face first with cleansing milk and then rinse with water. Now you can apply an Aloe Vera gel face pack. Take 1 spoon of turmeric powder, 1 spoon of milk, half spoon of honey, half spoon of rose water, and half spoon of Aloe Vera gel. You can do this once every week.
Another simple formula is to take half spoon each of Aloe Vera gel, honey, and rose water. The trick is to mix all these three and give a nice massage to your face and neck for at least 5 minutes. You may go for a shower if you are in a hurry or let the pack stay on your face for another 10 minutes after massage.
So, the Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel comes at only 80 bucks and that can be your best friend for winter skincare.
If you follow these easy and simple winter skincare processes, then feel free to share your reviews with us!
“Winter dressing is all about having chic outerwear.”
– George Kotsiopoulos
Gone are the days when people used to fear chilled, snowy winter days and hardly cared about their winter wardrobe. Walking and talking in style is the need of the hour! And yes, that’s even possible on grey, dreary winter days if you dress for it. Ok, we understand we all have “I don’t have anything to wear” moment every now and then. But a few styling tips and experiment with the latest trends can help you slay in cold weather like a pro. So here we are suggesting some winter essentials your wardrobe needs desperately to make you look hot, attractive, and desirable.
Classic Wool Coat
Remember the harsh winter mornings when you are not ready to face the world. But still you have to leave your cozy bed, take a shower and go to the office because that’s what helps you pay your bills. If you have to (have to) do it, then why don’t do it in style while donning a classic wool coat with formals? And of course, make heads turn at the corridor! In fact, a wool coat is a piece of cloth that you can wear almost everywhere in winters.
If you live in an area that enjoys snowfall majority of winters, then a waterproof puffer coat is the best deal for you. Whether you want it long and short, the puffer coats are available in both lightweight and heavyweight materials. They look best paired with jeans, trousers, and leggings and guarantee to keep you warm throughout the day.
A turtleneck sweater acts as both- save from cold and enhances style. From work to social gatherings and day out to parties, turtlenecks can be paired with both skirts and jeans to up your style game. You can also wear it under a wool coat and jackets to beat the winters in style!
Cool parties are not just meant for summers. You can enjoy them in winters as well with warm and chic sweater dresses. They can be paired with tights and boots for an effortless look. So be it lunch with the girls, dinner date with your love interest or a party with colleagues, a stylish sweater dress wore with panache will let you win several compliments.
Yes, the warm, fuzzy oversized sweaters are back in trend and how. When the temperature drops, keep the chill at a bay with lightweight chunky sweaters. With the amount of warmth they provide, you won’t be needing an extra layer of the jacket. Just accessorize the look well with denim jeans, a warm scarf, and cool shades to step out in style!
Leather pants are a must-have in your wardrobe to keep your rocker spirit up and alive during winters. They are like your new best friend in town. And let us tell you this one is going to stay longer! Do reach out for a denim jacket when wearing leather pants to an outing or a party. They will also look best with the sweatshirt of feminine shades when heading for shopping with your besties. Also, it is necessary to own a leather jacket to declare to the whole world that the winter has arrived!
You may not realize the importance of scarves in chilled winter days but they do keep you warm while enhancing your overall style. Available in various colors, styles, and fabrics, you can choose the ones that look best when wrapped around your neck. And there are plenty of other ways to wear them that you can experiment these coming winters.
A cozy and comfortable beanie adds the perfect amount of chicness to your everyday look in winters. Super stylish in look, this winter necessity can be worn in a number of ways to elevate even the simplest of your outfits. Stop shivering in the cold and stuff your wardrobe with trendy beanies to head out in style.
Warm, Stylish Boots
How can we not discuss warm and stylish boots, the essential part of the winter wardrobe? Be it the ankle length boots or tall, knee-length boots, they are a must-have to survive winters and that too in style. Ranging from jeans, leggings, skirts, and dresses, boots can be paired with a number of outfits for different occasions in dreary winters.
Finger Cut Gloves
Your hands do a great amount of work every single day. So it is important to keep them warm in winters with the right kind of gloves. Now, you must be thinking about the difficulty you might face in operating your cell phone with your gloves on. Don’t worry, we have a solution for that as well! Finger cut gloves- as simple as that. Wearing them will serve the dual purpose of keeping your hands warm and letting you do what you love to do on your cell phone.
Update your wardrobe with all these winter essentials to make heads turn wherever you go!