Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Winter Survival Guide Part One

It's officially that time of year where everyone wants to go into hibernation. But how do you survive the cold conditions? Looking and feeling ace, that's how.
Let's start from the inside and work outwards because once you feel good on the inside, you look good on the outside - Gok Wan knows. 
It's important to realise that during the winter you get a lot less exercise than what you do durin the summer. In the summer, you're walking everywhere and always outside where as in the winter, you're snuggled up on the sofa munching on mince pies. It's important to still get your daily dose of exercise because you can't over eat and get lazy during winter then rush to get back in shape for summer, that's not good for your body. Simple exercises can be done in the comfort of your own home so set yourself up a little 10 minute a day exercise burst. It can consist of anything that will get your heart racing and do a little extra to keep your muscles lean. Here's an example:

30 Seconds Of Each
Squats, REST
Sit Ups, REST
Leg Raises (right leg), REST
Leg Raises (left leg), REST
Crunches, REST
Scissor Lifts, REST
Press Ups, REST
Mountain Climbers, REST
Lunges (alternate legs), REST
Bridge (lay on your back and push your hips up and back down, then repeat), REST

Yes, it's a little extreme and I'm terrible at exercising but it'll make you feel a lot better after it!
Note: Please stretch before and after, I don't want be responsible for you not being able to move the next day..

Exercising is key for an active lifestyle but it's important to eat healthy too. It's not just about the weight, it's important to get many vitamins and nutrients in your body to fight against common colds and feeling rough throughout the winter season. Try waking up to a green tea in the morning and adding fruit snacks in the day in order to help you apply a healthier lifestyle slowly. 

Once you're feeling good on the inside, it's time to start looking good on the outside. Keeping warm doesnt mean being puffa jackets and skii boots, you can be stylish whist dressing appropriately for the weather. I have created a few options of the perfect winter day time outfits and all from the highstreet of course! 


Miss Selfridges

New Look

Boots Shirt Cardigan Jeans Necklace

I love winter clothes so much and these are just a few examples of keeping warm but stylish. I love the idea of dresses and tights for A/W too, just not during the windy weather.. only Marilyn could pull off that look!
Keep an eye out for part two of my Winter Survival guide next week!


  1. those outfit are so perfect! love it. great tips on the exercise ;)

  2. I love this post! It included everything I could want to know about winter! Definitely eyeing up that scarf from Miss Selfridge now too! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

  3. Those outfits are what I need every single winter. Bless your heart.(: <3