When wintertime rolls around, it’s easy to work yourself into a panic and let the holidays take over your life. You’re making early-bird lists with the latest app claiming to solve all your gift-giving and -getting troubles (pipe dream), you’re scheduling (and rescheduling) flights home, you’re making sure your favorite stores don’t flub your online orders (don’t you love getting gifts in February?)… You get it. This is why, at least one day this month, you should seriously consider unplugging all digital devices and penciling in a day all to yourself. Do your nails, pull on that perfectly oversize knit sweater, and draw shapes in the frosted window all you want.
Keep reading for six ways to nail your staying-in style.
When choosing winter boots, you might think function trumps fashion. Not the case. If an all-black ensemble is the route you’re taking, pick shiny accessories and a powdery-pink polish that pops against the scenery.
A flash of ruby-red nails is a gorgeous contrast to a fuzzy white sweater. Paint them in the a.m., pour yourself a cup of brew, and let them dry while you enjoy the fresh air.
Nails are going platinum this season, but don’t let that stop you from dusting off Dad’s old vinyl, snuggling up in your favorite neutral cardigan, and listening to your favorite tunes.
Lay down a shearling blanket or go the rugs-on-rugs approach, line up your favorite books and magazines you’ve yet to read cover to cover, and dive in. Take a break and opt for a polish change with Essie’s scarlet Altitude Attitude shade.
All the recipes you’ve pinned the last 12 months? Now is a prime time to start testing them out. Before you grab the whisk, make sure your manicure is on point with a deep polish, like Essie’s jet-black Haute Tub hue, for a perfect out-of-the-oven plating moment.
Air out the thick blankets, throws, and wraps you’ve been saving all year to warm up and refresh your abode. A blanket wrap is also the perfect alternative to a cardigan or winter coat. Once you’ve achieved the ideal level of coziness, let the “cold” in with frosted lavender tips.
How do you decompress during the holidays? Tell us your tips in the comments below.