5 Ways to Get Better Sleep — Tonight and Every Night

One in 10 adults experience insomnia as a chronic condition, and about 50 percent have had trouble with it at some point in their life, according to the Cleveland Clinic. 50 percent! It’s a little bit jarring to think that so many of us have a hard time getting rest — but since you’re here reading this, we’d venture to guess that your one of those people that either have trouble falling asleep at night or are habitually wake up at 3 a.m. without being able to drift off into sweet slumber again. How to get a better night’s sleep is a question that plagues almost everyone’s mind at one time or another.

We’ve all heard the usual sleep hygiene tips like avoiding caffeine, exercising regularly and switching of electronic devices a couple hours before bed — but what happens when those supposedly tried-and-true tips don’t work?

We asked Nicole Kwan, a health writer and editor, to create a list of her best recommendations to give your body a fighting chance to fall into quality, restorative sleep and stay snoozing all night long.

Try out these Hints and see her full list here — but remember, chronic insomnia is a serious condition. If you can’t sleep for prolonged periods of time, please see your doctor.

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1. Switch Up Your Lighting

You know that too much screen time before bed is a bad thing, but do you know why? They’re powered by blue light — and according to Harvard research, blue light at night can suppress the secretion of melatonin (the hormone that tells your body to switch into sleep mode). While any kind of light is bad for melatonin production on one level or another, Harvard researchers found that blue light suppressed melatonin for about twice as long as green light and can shift circadian rhythms by twice as much.

Your phone already has a built-in bluelight filter option, but what about your actual lights? Turns out even LED bulbs that look white give off a bluer hue. Harvard research suggests using dim red lights for night lights because they found that red light has the least power to shift circadian rhythm and suppress melatonin. Swap your normal nightstand bulb for one with a warmer, red hue, like Lighting Science’s GoodNight bulb.

2. Shower Before Hitting the Sack

Showering about 90 minutes before bed not only helps wash the day away, but some research shows it actually helps make you sleepy.

“The body naturally cools down as bedtime approaches, in sync with the circadian rhythm,” Dr. Janet K. Kennedy, a clinical psychologist and sleep expert in New York told the New York Times. “Showering artificially raises the temperature again and allows for a faster cool down, which seems to hasten sleep.”

To double down on your sleepy shower, use this softening body lotion from Lush after for its calming and balancing lavender. According to a study published on the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, Lavender can cause central nervous system depression. Translation: It relaxes your nerves and makes you ready for bed.

More: 5 Expert Tips On How to Crush Your Health Goals During the Holidays

3. Roll on Some Essential Oils

Essential oils have been around since the dawn of time practically, but they’ve been enjoying a Renaissance of sorts for the past couple years — and for good reason. They totally work.

A body of research shows that essential oils can provide relief for disrupted sleep and improve sleep quality in adults,” says The Sleep Doctor, Dr. Michael Breus. “A 2017 study compared the effects of aromatherapy and acupressure massage on sleep quality and overall quality of life in women. Researchers found that a blend of sleep-promoting essential oils worked more effectively to improve both sleep quality and quality of life than acupressure. The blended oil was also more effective at improving sleep than a single essential oil.”

So, in other words, blends rule. If your thoughts race when you’re trying to rest, start a new nighttime ritual with this 21 Drops Sleep Roll On. The essential oil blend includes organic sandalwood to help quiet the mind, organic palmarosa to reduce anxiousness, and organic ylang ylang to encourage peace. The ritual part comes in the application: Starting 30 minutes before bed, roll it in a circle five times to your temples, wrist, and neck and breathe. Repeat.

4. Wake Up With the “Sun”

When your phone is your alarm, your choice of tone always ends up being a little… jarring. The Philips Wake-Up Light offers a choice of five soothing nature sounds that won’t cause you to startle yourself awake.

But that’s not the most interesting part — the alarm simulates a sunrise, with light increasing gradually, which helps you wake up more naturally. The sound only chimes in when the “sun” is fully up. And remember how you’re supposed to avoid blue light at night because it squelches melatonin production? You want the opposite to happen in the morning, so exposing yourself to subtle blue light helps wake you, according to Very Well Health.

Our list writer Nicole Kwan has used the Wake-Up Light for about four years and she says it definitely makes waking up more pleasant and she’s more energized throughout the day.

5. Try a Weighted Blanket

We’ve seen them around as ways to help pets with anxiety, but turns out that weighted blankets might be just as soothing for humans.

There aren’t a lot of independent studies on weighted blankets, but researchers have found that deep pressure stimulation is calming for anxiety, and Raj Dasgupta, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California and a spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, says the blankets may help people with anxiety, depression and chronic pain sleep better, according to WebMD.

“It’s like having the best hug for a long period of time,” he says, adding the blankets may be ”a good alternative to life-long sedative hypnotic medications (sleeping pills) at night.”

Sounds like it’s worth giving a go, right? Try the Gravity Blanket, which is engineered to be about 10 percent of your body weight.

Do you have any tips for getting better sleep? Let us know in the comments!

Holiday Party Outfits: How to Double Your Seasonal Wardrobe in 2018

‘Tis the season for tons of parties! This time of year always has us dreaming of holiday party outfits — and how we’re going to come up with enough ideas to stay looking fresh and put together through January 1.

But with the brunch craze (still) in full effect and day drinking officially becoming socially acceptable, we realize that this party season might be even more hectic than years past. 2018 is going to be the year of soirees that take place during the day and the night.

We’re not ones to complain about having to hit the party circuit a little harder — but now that a day soiree is just as common (and important) as the traditional evening holiday cocktail party, our closet supply is starting to look a little scarce. This year, we’re all about getting creative and stretching our festive clothes from everyday to after dark.

More: 5 Expert Tips On How to Crush Your Health Goals During the Holidays

Holiday Party Outfits 2018: It’s All About the Shoes

Relying on a gorgeous pair of shoes is nothing revolutionary, but we’re leaning in on the trend of casual — yet uber fashionable — footwear to stretch our holiday clothing budget. And the list One Dress, Two Ways is providing us with all the inspo we need to elegantly navigate from day to night (and doubling up our wardrobe) by just changing shoes.

Holiday Party Outfits: How to Double Your Seasonal Wardrobe in 2018 | Hinted
Ribbed Midi Dress, $79; at Mango. ADIDAS Swift Run Sneaker, $69; at Nordstrom. Steve Madden Fefe Feather Sandal, $129; at Nordstrom.

Exhibit A: The super-versatile combo pictured above. A simple, sleek ribbed midi dress in a neutral color paired with these pastel ADIDAS is an awesome choice when you want to dominate Saturday by powering through a friend’s casual luncheon, running errands and getting some holiday shopping done. But when it’s time to dress things up for that office cocktail party, all you need to do is slip into these sexy, feathery Steve Madden heels and you’re all set. A seamless transition.

Holiday Party Outfits: How to Double Your Seasonal Wardrobe in 2018 | Hinted
Topshop Velvet Midi Dress, $75; at Nordstrom. Dr. Martens 1460 Boot, $125; at Nordstrom. Sam Edelman Ariella Ankle Strap Sandal, $99; at Nordstrom

Exhibit B: This crushed velvet dress that, when paired with classic Dr Martens boots, allows you to run from day party to day party looking as stylish (and ’90s-licious) as Cher Horowitz heading to the mall. But when the sun dips low, that same dress crosses over into romantic date territory when you put on these strappy Sam Edelman sandals.

So, in summary, by investing in a couple pairs of solid, comfy pairs of footwear and maybe splurging on some drool-worthy fancy heels, you’re going to be able sashay from day to night with minimal effort (or expense). Plus, don’t try to tell us you won’t be wearing those Docs every day from now until mid-spring.

Check out the full list for even more holiday party outfits.

More: A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

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✨Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match: Week of November 5, 2018 ✨

By Aurora Tower

New Shoe! New You!

This is a pretty epic week, with a number of significant shifts affecting your happiness quota. It starts on Tuesday when wildcard planet Uranus retrogrades back into assertive Aries, where it stays for four months. That means it’s time to be the best version of yourself—which is why we’ve found a a bounty of confidence boosting shoes to help you blaze your path. On Wednesday a powerful new moon shows up in intense Scorpio. Your energy is at full strength, so don’t be surprised by a powerful romantic encounter. Tuesday brings a shift in the collective focus to reveal just how all your hard work is paying off. And on Thursday, good luck Jupiter moves into philosophical Sagittarius until December 2019. Now is an excellent time to focus on your true beliefs, values and priorities, since you’ll be stepping things up in the months to come.

More: 5 Expert Tips On How to Crush Your Health Goals During the Holidays

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Virgot Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Sam Edelman Adelle Faux Fur Sandal, $78. Image: @newgirlnyc/sam edelman

Play the Field, Virgo

Your social life is super busy right now, but that may be causing you to reassess exactly what you’re comfortable with, in terms of dating. It may also be time to recalibrate your boundaries.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Libra Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Vince Camuto Westcott Sandal, $71; at Nordstrom

Let It Go, Libra

You are refining exactly what you want out of your career in the long-term, and what you’re willing to put your all into. You may have to let some things go to make room for new ones.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Scorpio Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Sam Edelman Hai Knee High Boot, $239. Image: @tk_wonder/Sam Edelman

See It to Be It, Scorpio

You’re one of the most visionary signs of the zodiac, Scorpio, and there’s an incredible new level of what’s possible emerging for you right now. Make necessary adjustments to allow for a new path.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Sagittarius Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers, $530; at Shopbop. Image: @shopbop

Kick It Up a Notch, Sagittarius

You have been unusually introspective recently, and it’s paying big dividends now. A new lease on life is stirring inside you and you’re ready to let your creative genius out of the bottle. Launch!

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Capricorn Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Studio Boots, $595; at SJP. Image: @sjpboutiques

Chase What You Love, Capricorn

Some changes to your friend group or home situation are causing you to reappraise what you truly desire in your relationships. Listen to your intuition and it will offer up valuable insights.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Aquarius Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Sam Edelman Darcy Embellished Mule, $139; at Nordstrom. Image: @nordstrom

Feel the Love, Aquarius

You’re making some major personal decisions right now that could involve a whole new path (or a move!). Tweak your communications, and you can attract a whole new group of like-minded friends — or just that one special person.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Pisces Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Marni Sling Back Pumps, $790; at Shopbop. Image: @shopbop

Get Out There, Pisces

You’re ready to swim boldly into a whole new phase of your life and career, Pisces, and take on a more public role. Spend some time finding things that make you feel fab to boost your confidence and be ready for what’s next.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Aries Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Loeffler Randall Jade Kitten Heel Mule With Bow, $375. Image: @loefflerrandall

Bet On Yourself, Aries

It’s time to consolidate your focus and put all your eggs in the basket of what you truly want, Aries. If you’ve been wavering, you now have the ability to go full steam ahead, even if others don’t get it.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Taurus Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Schutz Marcelle Ankle Strap Sandal, $239; at Nordstrom

Take Your Leave, Taurus

Relationship matters are front and center, and something important is either starting or ending. You can reach a whole new level of intimacy with a renewed commitment to communication.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Gemini Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Boden Astell Heeled Boots, $198; at Boden

Be Ready for Your Closeup, Gemini

An exciting work chapter is energizing you this week, but make sure you stay focused on your core priorities. Expect the right relationships to line up that will help you get to the next level.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Cancer Week of November 5, 2018 | Hinted
Prada Flame Sandal, $1100; at Nordstrom. Image: @nordstrom

You’re on Fire, Cancer

You have renewed confidence and momentum this week that just may carry you through to a new work opportunity. Don’t be afraid to mix things up and do the unexpected.

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Boden Kitten Heel Boots, $102; at Boden

All Signs

All signs: Can’t decide? Go with knock out red!

More: A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

5 Expert Tips On How to Crush Your Health Goals During the Holidays

For a lot of us, the “I’m never doing this to myself again” moment happens every Thanksgiving when we stuff ourselves silly with broccoli casserole, turkey, mashed potatoes and three pieces of pumpkin pie — and wash it all down with wine, wine and more wine. Turkey Day is the notorious kick-off of an unhealthy season, and every year we vow that this year things will be different. This year, we will we stay on track and stay healthy during the holidays. We won’t overeat during the time period between the last Thursday in November and December 31st ever again.

OK, back to reality. Of course we will slide off the mountain at some point during the holidays (what is Thanksgiving for?), but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep on track as a rule.

Nadja Pinnavaia, Founder & CEO of Euphebe Healthcare.

So how does one stay on track when there’s temptation lurking around every corner? Preparation is definitely key, and we are studying the list PreHoliday Body ReBoot top to bottom. It’s basically a manual to keep us healthy and sane all through November and December.

Plus, it’s written by Nadja Pinnavaia, Ph.D., who happens to be the Founder & CEO of Euphebe — a company committed to health and bringing back real food — so we know it’s legit.

“The list was inspired by how to combine having fun, looking after yourself and feeling festive while still feeling good,” says Nadja. “It is based upon the premise that if we get our core nutrition right by having nutritious, predominantly plant-based meals, we’ll feel better and have more energy.”

More: The Secret to Comfortable Holiday Dressing

Here are more of Nadja’s tips for staying healthy during the holidays.

1. Start Your Day Off on the Right Foot

Nutiva Raw-Shelled Hempseed, $13.48; at Amazon

That’s right, the old adage rings true: You can’t be your best if you don’t eat a good breakfast. And if you eat something nutritionally satisfying and filling in the morning, you’ll be less tempted by those Christmas cookies your co-worker brings into the office.

“Starting off with a good breakfast is important, which is why I start off with a slice of Ezekiel bread topped with avocado, hemp seeds and some baby spinach,” Nadja told us.

Hemp seeds (like these from Nutiva) are loaded with protein ad omega-3s that are good for your brain, so meal is a gift that keeps giving throughout the day.

2. Make Time for Meditation

Our days can get a little hectic when it’s not the holiday season, so a lot of us start to feel a little overloaded and fried-out when the holidays hit. Taking a moment to get some zen in is key during this stressful time of year.

“Days are fun yet packed, so a bit of meditation in the evening helps the brain noise quiet down,” advises Nadja.

3. Work It

Physique 57 OnDemand, $19.95 a month

Indulging this time of year is inevitable. We’re not gonna deny it. That just means exercise is a even more important to keep us feeling good.

“I think exercise is a great way to feel better, especially after a night out,” says Nadja.

The only problem? Who wants to go to the gym after after chowing down on chocolate Santas or hitting the party circuit extra hard? Not us. The key is staying motivated with exercise that you actually enjoy. Nadja loves Physique 57, which is OnDemand so you can work out from the comfort of your own home.

4. Get Your ZZZs

Stress makes it hard to sleep, which makes things tough when you need all the energy you can muster to shop for gifts or hit holiday soirees. Make sure to keep track of how much rest you are getting so you don’t over-do it.

“I love my Withings Steel HR watch, that monitors everything including my sleep!” says Nadja.

More: A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

5. Do Good 

The ReNew Lightweight Half-Zip Puffer, $98; at Everlane

‘Tis the season to give back, right? Nothing beats the holiday blahs better than doing good.

“I really care about what’s happening to our planet,” says Nadja. “I know that a plant-based diet massively limits the drain on our planetary resources, so when I saw Everlane was making jackets from recycled plastic, I thought that was super cool!”



Check out Nadja’s full list here and then tell us: What are your tips for staying healthy during the holidays?

✨Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match: Week of October 29, 2018 ✨

By Aurora Tower

It’s a week to launch your biggest dreams, which is why we’re featuring the debut collab of Halogen x Atlantic Pacific that’s arrived just in time to forecast one of your most fashionable weeks of the year. The cosmos are ready to dress up and Halloween promises to be full of adventures and sweet surprises. First up, Monday delivers extremes, as Mercury the messenger sidles up to Jupiter, planet of extravagance, which could bring really good news, or not so good, in the form of tone-deaf inflammatory conversations. Then on Tuesday, you get a little bit of emotional breathing room when Mercury moves again, into optimistic Sagittarius. Halloween Wednesday is the main event, with Venus sliding into Libra, meaning love could strike in the most unexpected of places. Before you leap, decide if you want to go on a bumpy romantic thrill ride. If yes, enjoy the rollercoaster ahead.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Leo
Leo: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Cashmere Wrap, $199; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Let Them Know, Leo

You love L-O-V-E, Leo, especially extravagant displays of affection. You could get both this week, but if intentions are off, even the most sentimental of gestures could misfire. Send clear signals.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Virgo
Virgo: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Long Plaid Coat, $249; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Feel Validated, Virgo

You want people to see things your way, VIrgo, and you may very well get your wish this week, with others having AHA! moments that finally celebrate and acknowledge your POV. Validation!

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Libra
Libra: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Colorblock Pleated Midi, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Let It Go, Libra

You like to keep the peace, Libra, but your tolerance may have been getting pushed to its limits recently. If you aren’t feeling it pull the plug, and put your own needs first. You’ll be glad you did.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Scorpio
Scorpio: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Menswear Plaid Blazer, $149; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Listen to Your Instincts, Scorpio

You hate to backtrack, but there may be no other way to tweak something important than to take a step back and reassess this week. Trust that the right answer will come to you intuitively.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Sagittarius
Sagittarius: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Crinkle Midi Skirt, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Say It Nicely, Sagittarius 

Your epiphanies keep coming, Sag, but you may not like the messages they’re sending you, especially if it means making adjustments to a certain friendship. Aim to work things through diplomatically.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Capricorn
Capricorn: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Faux Fur Coat, $249; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstom

Come Clean, Capricorn

You’re getting a second chance at a major work project. That’s the good news. Just make sure you are crystal clear about your priorities and responsibilities this time around. It will work out much better.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Aquarius
Aquarius: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Tweed Jacket With Removable Faux Fur, $199; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Play the Long Game, Aquarius

If a challenging work relationship has been testing your boundaries, it may be time to step back and think about the big picture. The solution may actually be closer and simpler than you realized.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Pisces
Pisces: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Stripe Turtleneck Sweater, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Put It In Drive, Pisces

You have been tweaking your long-term vision and strategy, and now it’s time to fully commit to your chosen course of action. Figure out what’s holding you back so you can let it go. Then go!

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Aries
Aries: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Hidden Placket Blouse, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Make Peace, Aries

A major financial decision is putting everything into perspective. It also means you may need to smooth over a certain important relationship, so it’s time to offer the proverbial olive branch.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Taurus
Taurus: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Shimmer Stripe Sweater, $59; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Take Control, Taurus

You are facing the reality of an important relationship, and that may mean you need to make some personal tweaks in order to support the flow. Don’t consider it a sacrifice, but an improvement.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Gemini
Gemini: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Shimmer Dot Sweater, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Get Going, Gemini

If work matters haven’t been exactly going the way you wanted, you may need to put a little more heart into the matter. Suspend your fear of looking silly, and put it all on the line.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Cancer
Cancer: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific High Waist Wide Cuff Ankle Pants, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Look Inside, Cancer

You have been all about work hard, play hard recently, but you might need to take a pause and reassess how you are truly feeling. If you’re not super comfortable at home, a move could be exactly what you need.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: All Signs
All signs: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Georgiana Bow Pump, $109; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

All Signs

Party season is on the way and we love these for their festive versatility.

A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

One of the greatest tragedies of September is all of the awesome Labor Day sales. Yes, we love a good bargain as much as the next person, but it’s so frustrating to find the perfect white dress at an amazing price — and not being able to wear it for at least six months. It doesn’t make any sense, yet most of us will sadly bow to an archaic fashion rule that we don’t understand. Seriously though, why can’t you wear white after Labor Day?

Upon a little digging, we found that there isn’t really a hard and fast answer to the question. Only some theories:

A) According to a Time article published in 2009, some people think the rule was born out of function. Basically, back in the day there was no A.C .or patio misters, so it’s possible that people wore white to avoid heat stroke.

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
Satin Crop Blouse, $59.99; at Mango

B) Once upon a time, wearing white was a sign that you could afford to vacation in a non-urban area. In other words, cities are dirty. If you had the cash to take off somewhere not as dirty, you wore white (or, if you stayed in the city and wore white, you clearly had money to burn and didn’t care if your clothes got ruined because you could just buy more). If you were poor, you toiled away in the city all summer in the heat and wore black so you didn’t look like you were covered in filth all of the time.

Can you believe that this is a fashion rule that we still refer to, even though it’s obviously out-of-date and nobody really even knows where it originates from? Also, none of the aforementioned theories really explain why you have to stop wearing white after Labor Day. Who even came up with that exact cut-off date? We’re calling B.S.

More: How to Transform Your Fall Style Without Blowing Your Budget

We’re loving the list 5 Looks to Up Your Style Game because it’s serving up some serious white outfit inspo. It’s one of the reasons why we’ll be wearing white all fall and winter long. Here are some more reasons you should, too.

1. Snow Is White

You’re gonna try to tell us that we can’t wear white when from the month of December to March, white is literally all around us? Nah.

If mother nature is into it, so are we.

2. Because Being a Rebel is Empowering

No one ever tells us what to wear (or what not to wear), even if it is derived from decree from the days of yore that everyone seems to have bought into for decades. We are confident enough to dress ourselves how we want, when we want.

3. It’s a True Neutral

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
A New Day Dominique Pointed Kitten Heel Wide Width Booties, $34.99; at Target

Neutral colors have no bounds, and white is the ultimate neutral. You can throw on something white with leather, corduroy, denim or some ruby red tights and it always works. It’s limitless. So we’re not limiting the time of year it can be worn.

Need proof? These Dominque Pointed Kitten Heel Booties go with anything. Anything.

4. It’s Surprisingly Cozy

Sometimes white has a reputation for coming off a little sterile, or even bland. But a fuzzy white scarf in the dead of winter is the perfect way to cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and still look pulled together.

White also has a unique ethereal quality, and when you pair a white sweater like this Tularosa Jen number with a long skirt, like this For Love of Lemons, Romy Tiered Maxi, you’ll get a boho/angelic vibe that will breathe life into a drab winter wardrobe.

5. It’s Sophisticated… Yet Casual

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
Eyes On You Set, $128; at Free People

We love a good millennial pink, but it can be hard to pull off a grown-up look for work wearing it. Not impossible, just difficult. On the other hand, these white wide-cut pants with buttons paired with this white jacket (both from H&M) are the picture of perfect office elegance.

At the same time, that same pink hue brings a certain boldness to an outfit that doesn’t scream “I’m casual.” When you’re wearing white, it’s totally possible to pull off both casual and sophisticated. (Like when you’re wearing this Free People Eyes On You ankle length sweater set.)

And that’s 24/7, 365, baby.

What are your favorite ways to wear white after Labor Day?

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Halloween Hater’s Survival Guide: Costumes You’ll Actually Wear After the Holiday

Remember back in the day when Halloween was, like, the funnest day of the year? We diligently plotted our costumes for weeks, eagerly anticipating the parade at school when everyone got to show off their work.

Sure, in reality it was just a lap around the blacktop next to the kickball field where the P.E. teacher made us run a mile twice a week — but for an hour a year that blacktop was transformed into a magical procession of ghouls, zombies and Princess Ariels. It was that special time in our lives when you could sprinkle some fake blood in your hair or throw a sheet over year head before heading out at dusk to plunder the neighborhood for fun-sized candy bars.

But somewhere along the way, a lot of us fell off track. Maybe it’s because the costume ante got upped sometime around freshman year of college, and all of a sudden it felt like we were required to spend $500 to show up to a Halloween party in style.

Now there are pretty much two types of people in this world: People who live for Halloween and dropping their life savings on a get-up that they will wear approximately 4 hours of their life…. and the rest of us who are just kinda “meh.”

More: How to Transform Your Fall Style Without Blowing Your Budget

The Case for Wearing a Costume

Easy Halloween Costumes You'll Actually Wear After the Holiday | Hinted
Party City “Basic Witch” Beanie, $5

But here’s the deal. It’s super easy to resign ourselves to stay at home to hand out candy while wearing one of those “This IS My Costume” t-shirts moms used to rock in the ’90s, but we think this Halloween it’s imperative to bring a little magic into the world by wearing a costume. It’s been a crazy couple years for everyone, and — at the risk of getting a little cornball — what the world needs now is for everyone to take a night off to have a little fun. A chance for our inner child to come out and play.

Still, we get that it’s hard to justify spending so much money for one night (or a couple of parties if we’re lucky), but when you strategically invest in some pieces that you can actually use after October, what have you got to lose? We’re taking a ton of inspiration from the list 6 Last-Minute Halloween Looks, No Costume Required! because all of the shoppable items make for great costumes, but are also stuff we’d wear every day.

Easy Halloween Costumes You'll Actually Wear After the Holiday | Hinted
Topshop Animal Print Jumpsuit, $60

Like take this animal print jumpsuit, for example. All you need is some ears, and you’ve got yourself a fierce Halloween ensemble and an outfit that will take you all through the holiday party season. Same goes for this Bardot lace body-con dress. Just add a delicate masquerade mask, and you’ve got a costume, plus something to wear on New Year’s Eve.

And this Free People black polka dot top paired with this “Basic Witch” beanie pull double duty for a costume and hanging out at a coffee shop on any old random weekend.

Check out the rest of the list here, and then go get that costume. Do it for the Pink Power Ranger who was so excited to go trick-or-treating all those years ago.

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✨Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match: Week of October 22, 2018 ✨

By Aurora Tower

Bond, Girl!

Fall vibes move from fun and flirty to sultry and sizzling this week, as the sun slides into mysterious Scorpio on Tuesday. What this means? Do something a little radical! Whatever your hangups have been, let them go and open yourself up to your passions and connecting with people you love. Wednesday’s full moon is cathartic and emboldening. The union of the Sun and Venus in retrograde on Friday promises a very sexy weekend. An ex or crush is likely to make an unexpected appearance. But luckily, with the support of pragmatic Saturn, you remember that plain old fashioned common sense is still your BFF.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Leo
Leo: Mango Satin Gown, $149

Strike while the iron is hot, Leo

An unexpected and exciting job opportunity could come up. Even if the surprise factor is exciting, figure out if it’s truly in alignment with your long-term goals.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Virgo
Virgo: Avec Les Filles Wrap Puffer Jacket, $149

Indulge your wanderlust, Virgo

You aren’t known as the ‘throw caution to the wind’ spontaneous type, but you could get the urge to book a one way ticket this week, so embrace your travel fantasies. And pack something chic and warm.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Libra
Libra: Novis Faye Pleated Evening Skirt; Image: @shopbop

Buddy up, Libra

If you have been wrangling with a big picture financial situation, a solution could finally emerge, but it likely won’t be what you thought, so stay open to an even better option.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Scorpio
Scorpio: Moth Bow-Backed Sweater, $128

Listen to your heart, Scorpio

This is your time, and the spotlight is shining hard and bright on you and your closest relationships, so be candid about what you truly desire, even if it’d been evolving.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Sagittarius
Sagittarius: DVF Ruched Turtleneck, $298; Image: @Nordstrom

Wait for it, Sagittarius

You’re open to the unexpected, but even you could be surprised by the revelations you have this week! Don’t ignore that nagging suspicion. Instead, act on your intuition.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Capricorn
Capricorn: Ulla Johnson Jolee Dress, $575; Image: @shopbop

Trust your heart, Capricorn

Your network and alliances are very important to you, Capricorn, and some of those special relationships appear to be shifting. One may even be headed in the L-O-V-E direction.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Aquarius
Aquarius: FP Loveless Midi Dress, $148; Image: @freepeople

Go your own way, Aquarius

You can be very decisive when you make up your mind about something, Aquarius, and this week could be when you reach your limit. Try to be sensitive with your feelings, and everybody else’s, but do what’s best for you.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Cancer
Cancer: IRO Equate Dress, $850; Image: @shopbop

Prepare to be lovestruck, Cancer

If Cupid finds anyone this week, it is going to be you, so don’t bother looking too much farther than your already trusted friend group for that special spark.

Aries: Gal Meets Glam Maggie Dress, $148; Image: @galmeetsglam

Time to decide, Aries

You don’t like to overcommit if you can help it,  but you may be forced to pick a lane and stay in it this week, Aries. Think of it as a way of helping you simplify your strategy for the win.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Taurus
Taurus: Halogen Faux Fur Cape, $149; Image: @nordstrom

Keep on truckin’, Taurus

When the ball is in someone else’s court, you can feel frustrated, but if you’re committed to finding a win-win solution now, you can bust through major obstacles and come out on top.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Gemini
Gemini: Gal Meet Glam Collection Diane Mock Neck Fit & Flare Midi, $168

Choose a positive perspective, Gemini

You tend to dislike routine, but if you can re-frame your choices as something empowering, you will recognize how much of a boost it gives your body, and your spirit.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Pisces
Pisces: Nooki Design Star Faux Fur Collar, $78; Image: @anthropologie

Say cheers, Pisces

Renewed interest in a passion project or educational opportunity could fire up your enthusiasm this week. If messages get mixed, try not to take others’ responses personally. Stay positive and cheerful.

How to Transform Your Fall Style Without Blowing Your Budget

Is it just us, or did fall come extra early this year? Maybe it’s climate change, but it sure feels like the blustery weather hit before we were prepared in 2018. Not that we’re complaining. We love autumn and fall fashion, in particular, is something we look forward to on an annual basis.

The only problem? We hadn’t really budgeted to double down on a ton of cold-weather outfits quite yet — and we were kind of stressing about how to bridge that style gap between summer and winter.

We were stressing, until we got a hold of a list Francesca Castagnoli, Chief of Content for Hinted, put together titled 10 Trends that Transform Your Fall Style, Under $100.

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Give Your Closet an Affordable Upgrade

New Fall Wardrobe on a Budget: Transform Your Style on the Cheap  | Hinted
Dream Maker Stripe Scarf, $58; at Free People.

Here’s the secret to transforming your fall style without blowing your budget: You just need to pick some new favorites and run with them.

Francesca found 10 fall weekend essentials that we’re dying over, and they are all super budget-friendly. She’s provided us with the perfect items to upgrade, while still working with what we already own.

The pieces run the gamut from a cozy statement scarf to wide-leg cords that are perfect for work, and toe the line between investment staples and on-trend looks for the 2018 season. They are those special kind of pieces that are both soon-to-be-classics-that-will-last-you and high-impact trends for 2018.

New Fall Wardrobe on a Budget: Transform Your Style on the Cheap  | Hinted
Inside Out Pullover, $78; at Free People.

This Free People Inside Out Pullover really caught our eye, and not only because of it’s bright color. What’s really blowing our minds is that it retails for only $78. How often do you come across a quality sweater (by Free People, nonetheless) for under $100? Like, never.

“A knit this eye-catching does a lot of the styling for you,” says Francesca. “All you need is jeans or black pants, chic sneakers and a carefree attitude.” 

Another piece worth mentioning? These Faux Fur Lined Boots. There’s not many pieces of footwear in life that can easily transition from afternoon in the woods to dinner date in the city, but these boots, my friends, can do just that.

You can check out the rest of Francesca’s list in all of it’s fall glory right here.

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