I don’t care what anyone says, leggings are better than pants. Come winter, all I want to do is throw on my favorite stretchy leggings and a comfy sweater and call it a day, especially after all of the Holiday foods come into play. If you love leggings too but are not sure how to wear them or are looking for more ideas to dress them up, I did the style-check research for you.
Below are some amazing ways to wear our favorite Repeat Possessions leggings, so you can have your cake and eat it too. Literally.
Oversized Knit + Leggings
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One of my favorite looks all year round is burgundy leggings paired with an oversized cream sweater and boots. The contrast between the cream and burgundy shades brings a boho chic vibe fit for any occasion. Try this look with your favorite Nikibiki leggings and our perfectly oversized loose-knit sweater.
Faux Leather Leggings
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Faux leather leggings are one of my all time favorite essentials for fall and winter. Dress these up with a casually chic white tee and minimalist utility jacket to counterbalance the heaviness of the leather. Finish the look off with black booties and your favorite bag. Get this look with our faux leather leggings!
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Houndstooth leggings are perfect in the cooler months, and they bring a classy edge to any outfit. Pair our Nikibiki houndstooth leggings with a long line tee, leather jacket, booties (of course), and a matching wide brim hat for a polished, yet comfortable, #ootd.
Nordic Snowflake Leggings
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Tis the season for snowflake prints! These leggings are all about cozying up by the fire and enjoying Holiday merriment with friends. Dress up our knit Nordic snowflake leggings with some fluffy ankle-boots and a long-line chunky knit sweater for the perfect eggnog sipping outfit.
Winter is coming, and with that we have cozy sweaters, handsome snowmen, and a never-ending buffet of delicious holiday meals. However, we all know there’s trade-off for all of this holiday merriment, which is that cold weather brings some of the most disastrous beauty fails including dry flaky skin, and staticky hair. I’ve put together my itchy skin, peeling face, static, winter survival guide so you can look and feel your best all season long. Here are my 5 winter beauty tips:
Dry Winter Skin
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Cold weather is incredibly rude to my sensitive skin, and I often end up with numerous dry patches and itchy spots. One of my favorite remedies for dry skin is an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal is rich in protein, which protects skin from water-loss and helps maintain moisture. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory for itchy, inflamed skin.
Winter Beauty Tip – How To: Fill your tub up with warm water and add a cup of plain oatmeal and several drops of lavender oil. Throw some cucumbers on your eyes and relax! Your skin will thank you.
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Yay cold weather! Boo staticky, unmanageable mane. Without fail, every winter, my hair turns into a science experiment. Heaven forbid I wear a chiffon shirt and hear snapping static clicks every time I move. My top two remedies (which I use together) are large amounts of Argan Oil, and dryer sheets.
Steps for this Winter Beauty Tip:
Step 1: Rub a dime-sized amount between your palms and run through wet hair before you blow dry.
Step 2: Post blow dry, run a dryer sheet over your hair. Voila! No static for the rest of the day.
Bonus Tip: Pack spare dryer-sheets in your purse for static emergencies. They also work on clothes.
Cracked, Rough Feet
You can prevent rough feet from starting by using a pumice stone once a week to gently scrape away dead skin cells. Another trick I like to use involves an intense moisturizing session.
Winter Beauty Tip – How To: Before bed, apply a thick coat of moisturizing cream and Aquaphor to your feet. Put on a pair of cotton socks over the moisturizer and sleep in them. Due to the heat of the socks, your feet will absorb most of the moisture and start to feel a whole lot smoother.
Flaky Facial Skin
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No one likes dry skin, ESPECIALLY when it’s on your face. It’s impossible to apply foundation or feel confident with a peeling situation. Luckily I found a natural, home remedy scrub that actually works.
Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub via beautymusta.com.
Winter Beauty Tip – How To: Cleanse and dry your face. Mix 1 teaspoon of brown sugar with 2 to 5 drops of coconut oil and gently scrub onto your face for about two minutes. Rise with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
Don’t Skip The SPF
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Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean we should neglect the everlasting power of the sun, especially if you’re going to be in areas with snow and it’s sun-reflecting properties.
Winter Beauty Tip: Be sure to wear a moisturizer with at least SPF30 daily.
Traveling during the holiday season can be stressful. From flight delays, to lost luggage and staying organized, it’s difficult to keep a jolly holiday state of mind. Luckily, I’ve been there, and from experience I give you my top 5 holiday travel tips to get you through the season!
1. Effectively Pack A Suitcase
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Holiday travel means lots of coats, jackets, tops, dresses, and all of the above. A girl needs options, so if you can’t squeeze all of your potential Holiday outfits in a carry-on, that’s okay. I’m being realistic here. The best way to effectively pack a suitcase is to start by rolling softer garments like your Nikibiki seamless basics and folding the stiffer ones. Rolling your clothes leaves less chance of a wrinkled #ootd when you arrive. Arrange the rolled items in the bottom of your suitcase followed by folded garments on top. Cover these two layers with a dry-cleaning bag and top with your final essentials. As far as shoes, wear your boots and pack the smaller flats and heels. Fill your packed shoes with smaller items like phone chargers, socks, and jewelry.
2. Keep Your Essentials And A Spare Outfit In Your Carry-On
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If you’re checking a bag, which I already assume you are given the outfit choices, make sure to pack a spare outfit and your most-needed essentials in your carry-on. I always put my makeup, deodorant, and toothbrush in my carry-on just in case there’s a mix-up with my bag. That way, if your checked bag gets lost, at least you’ll still feel pretty and smell nice on your way to the mall while you wait for your bag.
3. Get To The Airport Early
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No one wants to deal with the stress of a long line, especially when you’re in a rush. It’s better to grab a coffee and wait in the terminal with your laptop for an hour than risk missing your flight. This also applies to connecting flights. Make sure to plan connectors accordingly leaving extra time in between, especially during snow season. Give yourself at least an hour in between flights just in case there’s a delay.
4. Ship Wrapped Gifts Ahead Of Time, Or Wait Till You Arrive To Wrap Them
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TSA adamantly suggests this tip as they might have to unwrap a present to inspect it. I suggest wrapping your gifts and shipping them a few days before your leave. Not to mention, no one wants to gift suitcase-smushed bows and boxes to their loved ones.
5. Get Comfortable And Enjoy The Ride
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Pack your favorite blanket, neck pillow, and device for movies and audiobooks in your purse or carry-on. You should also wear something that’s comfortable (and cute) so you’re not fussing with clothes the whole flight. My favorite outfit is a slouchy soft chambray shirt and these leggings because tucked into boots, they look like distressed skinny jeans but they’re so soft! With all the stress of holiday travel, it’s important to take a deep breath and get comfortable along the way. I always make sure to reserve a window seat and create my own little peaceful corner. Set yourself up with a movie or book and noise canceling headphones and wrap yourself up in your favorite blanket for a restful flight.
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