How To Dress When It’s Hot AF Outside But Cold As Hell In Your Office

By Niki McGloster |  Elite Daily ©

Even men are less fickle than temperature changes in summer.

Packing on piles of clothing on a stifling, humid 90-degree day (at 8:45 am!) seems nuttier than a box of Kind bars.

But picture this: Your daily train ride consists of shaking off remnants of your REM and warding off perspiration pooling in unmentionable crevices. And then you arrive at your office, which now doubles as a deleted scene from “Frozen” for the next three months.

You don’t have to pass up a daringly short dress in favor of navy-colored slacks, though thermal tug-of-war is realer than J. Lo’s bum.

Instead, equip your summer apparel arsenal with light, stylish layers to combat both sky-high temps outside and igloo-like conditions indoors.

Dress it up and make warm-wear cool like a pro with these five how-to tips:

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19 Reasons Why I Only Wear Black And You Need To STFU About It

By Ashley Fern |  Elite Daily ©

Ever since I was a child, I would see my grandma decked out in black from head to toe. It didn’t matter the occasion; this woman only ever wore this color.

I would endlessly make fun of her all throughout my childhood, and she would laugh back at me and tell me one day I’d “get it.”

I thought she was crazy; how boring is it to just wear one “color” for your entire life? But as soon as puberty hit and those bagels I ate every day caught up with me, I understood.

There really is nothing as slimming and flattering as black.

So now, the roles are reversed as my grandma taunts me with “I told you so,” and I buy a different variation of the same black top on a weekly basis. But you know what?!

You live, and you learn, and the karma is being thrust upon me as each one of my friends relentlessly mocks me for my attire.

But I don’t really give a sh*t what anyone has to say because I will continue to indulge my all-black wardrobe collection with pride.

So why is it I, along with a good portion of you guys, just can’t stop wearing all-black everything?

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Lazy, Easy, Effortless

By Jae Vitug | World of Thoughts ©

Okay, so you’ve just woken up and not feel like doing your daily routine. Put some pants on, sweatshirt, bb cream, lipgloss and a bit of mascara. That’s all it takes.

Well of course, us girls we still wanna look pretty, so we just don’t really just wear anything, we still think about it.

Before achieving this, what we need to do is have that one day, where we go to our closet, grab everything you don’t wear anymore and those that are out of style, give it to charities and to the homeless, we can make people happy as well as giving ourselves a  favor.

Why we need to do this? Exactly for our effortless days, so whatever we put on would still look chick and fabulous.

These looks would mainly be composed by ripped jeans, singe top, shorts, maxi dresses, heels, shoes, boots. Just feel comfy yet still feel confident of what you’re wearing.

Spray on some dry shampoo, put your hair in a messy bun, or braid it overnight for a nice wavy touch, then spray some sea salt on.

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Black and White

By Lauren Laverne | The Guardian ©

What better way to get dressed chicly, quickly, than by wearing black and white? In the words of Coco Chanel: “Women think of all colours, except the absence of colour. Black has it all. White, too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Theoretically, of course, this is absolutely correct. Unfortunately it can be surprisingly tricky to get black and white right in real life.

The problem is, simple and easy are two different things. Monochrome is simple but wearing it requires a bit of forethought. Try too hard and you’ll look like a French mime. Don’t try hard enough and you’ll look like a bored waitress (disclaimer: if you are a bored waitress this is an awesome look, carry on). The key is to choose the right monochrome for you, and style it up (but not too much).

The combination is eternally chic, but spring/summer 2014 saw checkerboard collections popping up all over the fashion map, from Alexander Wang to Derek Lam. If you want to give it a try, here is a selection of this summer’s best takes on the look.

Pattern is still popular, but last year’s grids have softened up. Marc at Marc Jacobs showed scalloped black lines on white, giving cool, graphic styling a feminine feel, while black polka dots were – ahem – spotted against a white shift at Sportmax. Carolina Herrera’s and Céline’s monochrome were similarly chic and ladylike. Coast and Oasis have gorgeous stripes in spades. If you favour spots, try this versatile shirt from Miss Selfridge.

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Neutral Hues

By Jae Vitug | World of Thoughts ©

Classy yet an everyday fashion statement? I have chosen pieces of inspiration which I have tried to mix and match with myself for the last couple of months. May be used for casual, evening or your night out.

Neutral hues are amazing on bringing out your skin tone, emphasizing on your best facial features.

Neutrals — black, brown, gray, tan, and navy (okay, and white too) — are the staple of most wardrobes. And for good reason. They can easily mitigate more piercing color combinations, toning down an outfit and providing cohesion. They can also produce rich and textured outfits by themselves when layered and combined with just each other.

With this module, we explore how ensembles comprised entirely of neutrals achieve a rich and interesting look, and how a simple pop of color brings an unexpected boost to an otherwise softer neutral palette.

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