A new year is here, and along with it, many women are embracing new lifestyle habits—trying new things or joining activities they may have let fall to the wayside by the end of last year.
Have you thought about what new habits you want to add (or add back to) your routine? Take a look at some of these popular activities to see what you may like to work into your busy schedule—and how you want to dress for it all!
The new year is a fresh start for everyone, so why not start by finding a good book and getting together with friends to discuss it? Reading can deepen your sense of enjoyment in life while helping you build those all-important social connections.
In fact, we love a good book so much, we’ve partnered with Simon & Schuster to create our Chico’s Book Club. Each season, we’ll feature a new book, with in-boutique fashion shows inspired by the characters, plot and setting, to go with it! Be sure to check back regularly and read the comment section for a chance to engage with other women reading our book pick.
Of course, no book club would be complete without snacks and the perfect outfit. This is an excellent opportunity to show off fashion trends. Consider a jade blouse and a pair of white jeans—you can pair the look with statement pieces like a chunky necklace or earrings. Jade is a trending color this year—bright choice.
Clear your mind of the clutter and get back to the basics. Meditation can take you on an internal journey that gives you clarity, peace and calm. This is why it is one of the most significant women’s 2022 trends.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes that move with your body (for example, our cozy and comfortable Zenergy loungewear) while you sit on your floor cushion and breathe away. Even a practice as short as ten minutes per day can boost your overall satisfaction with your life. The key is to start small and be consistent. Meditation is scientifically proven to provide health benefits, so any amount is a good amount!
Perhaps one of the most popular “new year” resolutions that women make is getting more exercise. One fun way to improve your health and physique is through a long game of golf. This sport will help to bolster your physical health with essential benefits, such as:
- Weight and body fat loss
- Improved muscle tone
- Increased endurance
- Reduced stress
- Improved cardiovascular health
Of course, if you have never played before, you may not have the appropriate attire. Get your walking shorts, polos, and cardigans from the Zenergy Golf Collection before hitting the links.
If golf isn’t your thing, then you might like a rousing game with a newer sport known as pickleball. It holds all of the same benefits but gives you a different experience. Much like tennis, playing with others allows you to make this a creative social outlet and make new friends on the course or court.
Along with exercise and keeping up with women’s 2022 fashion, most women are interested in boosting their health in the coming year. Cooking more meals at home instead of going out to eat is better for your physical health and budget.
Meal planning can help motivate you to stick with this new habit, even when you feel tempted to pick up the phone for takeout. You may want to master a unique style of cuisine or work your way through a new cookbook to ensure you stay on track and avoid dieting boredom. If you’re looking for a delicious recipe to try in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorites:
- Ina Garten’s Provençal Fish Stew
- Trisha Yearwood’s Unfried Chicken & Coleslaw
- Jeanne Kelley’s Spinach Salad with Grilled Shrimp
- Gina Homolka’s Sweet Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash
- Robyn Youkilis’ Healthy Chocolate Cake
New Outfits for the New Year
Trying something new is always a good idea! There’s no perfect time like the new year to dive into a hobby that will spark joy. Whether your goal is to learn a useful skill, better your physical health, or enrich your mind, a new hobby will nourish you like no other. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to get yourself a new outfit. Shop Chico’s new arrivals to own the new year.