Here’s How You Can Make Yoga Pants Work For Every Occasion This Summer

My absolute biggest struggle in life (aside from finding a boyfriend, making money and not being too hungover most days) is putting on pants. Specifically, pants with buttons and zippers and other bullshit that hinder my ability to human.

That’s why I usually opt for yoga pants. And by yoga pants, I mean leggings because who wears actual yoga pants anymore?

They’re the easiest things to wear because they go with absolutely everything, don’t hurt your waist and are basically the most perfect article of clothing that has ever existed.

You know what would make yoga leggings even more perfect? If I could get away with wearing them to work.

Luckily I work in a creative office, so I have significantly more liberties than most of my friends. But it’s still a struggle figuring out how to pair my favorite workout pants to a day full of meetings and reporting to my boss.

International Yoga Day was June 21, and it inspired me to put together some options for you. Here’s how I style my workout leggings so no one can tell I’m living my best life:

When you don’t have time to change after work:

I have this really unfortunate tendency of scheduling my yoga classes 10minutes after I get out of the office, which leaves me just enough time to grab a bottle of water and race to the studio.

Pair your yoga pants with a long vest to cover your tush and a striped top to tie it all together. Metallic sandals will make you look infinitelychicerthan you are, and they also hide the fact that your pants have an elastic waistband.


When you have to run to work after bikram:

It takes serious commitment to go to the gym before starting your grind. The hardest part of it, for me, is having to bring a zillion things to change into before work. No more!

Keep your leggings on and throw on a structured hoodie-sweater hybrid over a tank or sports bra (or no bra at all #FreeTheNipple). Pair this with slip-on sneakers and a blingy necklace to look like you tried, at least a little.


When you have to hit the clubs post-hot yoga:

I usually have to make a beeline from the gym to the bar and naturally, I rarely look like my most on-fleek self.

A pair of yoga-ready leggings, however, are surprisingly club-worthy. They’re skin-tight, they’re shiny and they’re easy to dance in. Is there anything better?

Pair your spandex with a mesh bodysuit to add a touch of sex appeal. A metallic choker will also break up your all-black outfit and look sleek as fuck.


When you have to run to brunch:

Post-yoga brunches are my favorite thing in the world, and unlike the Lululemon-clad ladies who lunch that attend my local yoga studio, I’m not about to just go to Serafina’s wearing whatever I wore to work out in.

Just kidding. I still want to wear my workout pants to hide any potential food babies.

Pair a printed set with a black crop (or a fitted black tee, if you don’t want to bare your tummy) and a vintage denim jacket. Finish off with a pair of graphic kicks to get the brunch party started, and you’re prepared for anything.

Yoga pants are basically the best thing to ever exist and I’m going to wear them exclusively from now on.


Read more: http://elitedaily.com/women/yoga-pants-outfits-to-work/1530742/

Your Sports Bra Obsession Is Going To Put Victoria’s Secret Out Of Business

Given the choice between a sleek, expensive Ferrari and a well-designed bra, I’d choose lingerie every time. Anyone can make a car (scoff if you will), but supporting breasts is an art form. The cup has to fit just right, the underwire brushing my ribs without stabbing into my sternum or floating away under my cleavage like a lost astronaut in a space thriller.

Ribbons, bells and whistles are all well and good — I’d get never say no to lace” tattooed on my bicep if I didn’t think it would make job interviews weird — but the quality has to be theretoo. I’m the first person to admit dropping $100 or more is worthwhile, if it’s the right brassiere.

But, in the age of activewear and sweatpants you can actually wear to the office like real pants because they’re relabeled joggers, natural is best.

Gone are the days of perfectly circular breasts on models, replaced by Photoshop-free, body-friendly campaigns like American Eagle’s #aerieREAL. Ten years ago, we wanted to look like Paris Hilton. Today, Karlie Kloss in a top-knot and T-shirt is the dream.


Most of us are increasingly comfortable in our own skin, but one brand in particular is suffering: that old mall staple store, Victoria’s Secret (VS).

Teenagers just aren’t begging their frazzled mothers to buy the Dream Guardian Angel Boobs XXL (Adds 15 Cup Sizes!) like they used to. In an attempt to stay hip to trends, the Wall Street Journal reports the brand has invested in more naturalistic offeringslike bralettes and sports bras.

Because these products come without the cushioning, satin and heavily-scented glitter body lotion of previous VS products, they’re less than half the price of traditional bras— an athletic style called The Player starts at just $15. That just doesn’t add up to the same revenue made on pricey lingerie, no matter how many styles customers greedily stuff in their shopping bags.


Furthermore, the Journal attributes the fall of Victoria’s Secret to its advertising campaigns.

Surely, you remember the mail-only catalogs that sustained high school teenagers with poor self-esteem and acne? Bronzed, boob-alicious women on tropical beaches, 12 pounds of hair extensions on each. Except, back then, I’m pretty sure I thought that was all real hair and they were just far more genetically blessed than I.

In September, Spanx alum Jan Singer will take over as VS CEO. The company seems to believe her ten years of experience in making the female body look and feel its best is the right direction to take.

As for me, I’ll take my expensive bra-buying elsewhere.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/women/sports-bra-victorias-secret/1540907/

These Hairstyles Are for the Truly Stout of Heart, Not for the Wishy-Washy. Not At All.

We know Halloween is coming up and that it’s expected for people to go all out. Halloween costumes are all about making others notice (and fear) your appearance. But then there are the folks who need appreciation 365 days a year. These dedicated people are our subject today. 

When Cheryl says she has eyes in the back of her head, she means it. She means only one eye, but it’s no less terrifying.

When Cheryl says she has eyes in the back of her head, she means it. She means only one eye, but it's no less terrifying. Strange and Interesting Things

Yeah, the hair sculpture is impressive, but you couldn’t dye your eyebrows to match?

Yeah, the hair sculpture is impressive, but you couldn't dye your eyebrows to match? StuffPoint

“But I told my barber I was a soccer fan.”

"But I told my barber I was a <i>soccer</i> fan." prafulla.com

There comes a point in your life where you have to let go of the past and move on into a new age. That point is now, dude.

There comes a point in your life where you have to let go of the past and move on into a new age. That point is now, dude. Reddit/DavisReddit

Mickey knew his blood sugar could drop to a dangerous low at any second, so he always went prepared.

Mickey knew his blood sugar could drop to a dangerous low at any second, so he always went prepared. Tumblr

Annie was going through her apathetic teen phase, and she wanted everyone to know it.

Annie was going through her apathetic teen phase, and she wanted everyone to know it. Glamour.com

She thought she was going to be the the most unique kid at school…

She thought she was going to be the the most unique kid at school... Sheismynutritionist.com

…she walked in the next say and saw her new arch rival.

...she walked in the next say and saw her new arch rival. jroo.me

His 360-degree beard says “I’m a man of adventure,” but his eyes say “Dear God, what have I done?”

His 360-degree beard says "I'm a man of adventure," but his eyes say "Dear God, what have I done?" Reddit/newton101

No, they totally look like overpriced headphones from a distance. Totally.

No, they totally look like overpriced headphones from a distance. Totally. soraspy.com

Denise was inspired by the Statue of Liberty, but crowns were so last season.

Denise was inspired by the Statue of Liberty, but crowns were so last season. Oddee

No matter your style, delusion is a terrible fashion choice.

No matter your style, delusion is a terrible fashion choice. nedhardy.com

“One day I’ll escape this prison.”

"One day I'll escape this prison." funmag.org

People made fun of Mary for being over-the-top with her fashion, but she was really illustrating various species of coral in what was perhaps a misguided attempt to make marine biology more accessible.

People made fun of Mary for being over-the-top with her fashion, but she was really illustrating various species of coral in what was perhaps a misguided attempt to make marine biology more accessible. Funniest Haircuts Ever

You think you get into the holiday spirit? You so don’t.

You think you get into the holiday spirit? You so don't. Izismile

Jerry got tired of the weight of his dreadlocks, and also felt he should look festive. Luckily, there was a solution.

Jerry got tired of the weight of his dreadlocks, and also felt he should look festive. Luckily, there was a solution. Reddit/The_Automator22

Joe always wanted to try the classic handlebar mustache, but he also really liked the mustache he already had.

Joe always wanted to try the classic handlebar mustache, but he also really liked the mustache he already had. Imgur

I sincerely hope this is the same woman who did the Christmas tree.

I sincerely hope this is the same woman who did the Christmas tree. doylez.com

You must have to budget a lot for all that hairspray. Just saiyan.

You must have to budget a lot for all that hairspray. Just saiyan. Reddit/The_Doctor_00

When you want to read, but your hair keeps falling in front of your face

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We like to think of this as some horrible, horrible mutation of the mullet.

We like to think of this as some horrible, horrible mutation of the mullet. Izismile

People kept asking what her favorite dessert was, so she figured she would make it obvious.

People kept asking what her favorite dessert was, so she figured she would make it obvious. obviouswinner.com

On his way out, Dan felt a good strong tailwind coming from the east. Sailing would be smooth and serene.

On his way out, Dan felt a good strong tailwind coming from the east. Sailing would be smooth and serene. CuriousPhotos

If you scan it, it spells out a secret message.

If you scan it, it spells out a secret message. rsvlts.com

They made fun of Billy’s haircut, but when he put sunglasses on it and walked backward, he was the only one who didn’t need a fake ID.

They made fun of Billy's haircut, but when he put sunglasses on it and walked backward, he was the only one who didn't need a fake ID. lolriot.com

 So what do we think? That these are totally going to be the next hottest trends? Yeah, we thought so too. 

Read more: http://viralnova.com/hair-product-companies-rejoice/

This Ballet Turned Fashion Show Film Is Breathtaking

If only getting dressed in the morning were this easy.

1. Filmmaker duo Luke White and Remi Weekes, AKA Tell No One, created a beautiful short film called Mine

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=BjkYyVCtZAU&t=83. youtube.com / Via nowness.com

The film brings to balletic life beautiful Spring Summer pieces from Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, La Perla, Maison Martin Margiela and Bottega Veneta

Performed by a troupe of contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, they transform a breathtaking ballet performance into a graceful and magical fashion show.

(H/T) Superstarmagazine.com

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/ckgurl/this-ballet-turned-fashion-show-film-is-breathtaking

32 Regrettable ’90s Guys Fashion Trends

Nobody ever pulled off JNCOs.

1. Overalls with one strap down.

Overalls with one strap down.

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Nothing said, “I’m a badass not a farmer,” like having one strap down on your overalls. In reality you just looked like you were one of the Little Rascals.

2. Hip-Hop Looney Tunes T-shirts.

Hip-Hop Looney Tunes T-shirts.

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AKA the most “urban” gear a lot of kids from the suburbs ever wore.

3. Skechers Chrome Dome.

Skechers Chrome Dome.

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The shoes that put Skechers on the map! It’s oh-so-mid ’90s design was a weird cross between a hiking shoe and a sneaker. Plus, they were also chunky!

4. Middle part bowl cuts.

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Literally looking like a butthead.

5. Oakleys Eye Jacket sunglasses.

Oakleys Eye Jacket sunglasses.

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Probably the most coveted sunglasses for guys in the ’90s — they were also terribly unflattering. Unless you wanted to look like a bug.

6. Backwards baseball hats.

Backwards baseball hats.

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Literally, from 1990-2000, the only people who could read your hat were the people behind you.

7. Hemp necklaces.

Hemp necklaces.

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These were basically the ’90s equivalent of chokers for guys; except they were incredibly itchy and the wooden beads would painfully press-up against your Adam’s apple.

8. Caesar cuts.

Caesar cuts.

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We can all blame George Clooney for this trend.

9. Flannel tees/ Plaid short-sleeve shirts.

Flannel tees/ Plaid short-sleeve shirts.

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Ugly plaid wasn’t just for flannels thanks to these short-sleeved shirts.

10. Hoop earrings.

Hoop earrings.

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Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life for ’90s me!

11. Bowling-inspired shirts.

Bowling-inspired shirts.

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Could these shirts have BEEN anymore big and shapeless? Also, you could probably blame Swingers for the rise in popularity of these shirts.

12. Socks with shower sandals.

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And the sandals had to be Nike or Adidas, no exceptions.

13. Kangol hats.

Kangol hats.

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The ultimate cool guy hat, which, let’s be honest, you thought you could wear with anything. For school? Yup! For date night? For sure! For a wedding? Duh, it looks fly with a suit. The reality, Samuel L. Jackson is the only living person who can successfully pull off a Kangol hat.

14. Fanny packs.

Fanny packs.

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Via etsy.com

I mean, what else were you supposed to carry your pogs and Game Boy in?

15. Pagers.

Pagers.

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The ultimate baller-status accessory. Of course, it was important that you clip it on the outside of your pants so that everyone knew you had one. Maybe you even kept it safe and looking extra stylish by attaching it to your pants with a chain.

16. Wale cords.

Wale cords.

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The perfect way to let everyone know you were coming by the not-so-subtle zoosh sound they made as you walked.

17. Overly baggy jeans.

Overly baggy jeans.

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If ’90s guys had one style motto when it came to pants it would be: THE BAGGIER THE BETTER. Of course, you also looked ridiculous walking around with pants so big that they were difficult to even keep up.

18. Levi’s “Button Your Fly” shirts.

Levi's "Button Your Fly" shirts.

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Via bim.shopstyle.com

Who thought this was funny? Oh yeah, the same dudes who rocked those Looney Tunes T-shirts.

19. Acrylic striped ski sweaters.

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These sweaters weren’t just hot and itchy, they were also not the greatest quality (no matter how much you paid for them). They usually looked pretty ratty due to the horrible amount of pilling they would get — after wearing them just once!

20. Big, fat, chunky skate shoes.

Big, fat, chunky skate shoes.

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Via insidemycar.tumblr.com

Which you probably wore without ever setting foot on an actual skateboard.

21. Fat laces.

Fat laces.

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Big-tongued chunky sneakers needed equally as big laces to go with them.

22. Bucket hats.

Bucket hats.

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The perfect accompaniment to that windbreaker you got at the thrift store to complete your On Golden Pond look.

23. White crew neck T-Shirts under everything.

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A blindly white T-shirt was a ’90s essential whenever you wore a button-up or V-neck.

24. Vertical striped button ups.

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Were these supposed to make us look taller or something? The appeal is lost on me now.

25. Velcro wallets.

Velcro wallets.

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Via tactics.com

Who needed a leather wallet? This was the perfect place to keep that old condom you carried around.

26. Cross Colours.

Cross Colours.

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The fashion equivalent of Skittles.

27. Carpenter jeans.

Carpenter jeans.

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Basically these were just jeans that came with an extra loop on the hip for you to put your hammer in.

28. Big Johnson T-shirts.

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The T-shirt for bros, before there was even a word for “bros.”

29. Mandarin collars.

Mandarin collars.

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Via popcultureidiot.blogspot.com

They should be called “Mandar-outs,” amirite?

30. Starter Jackets.

Starter Jackets.

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Via fullmetalstarterjacket.tumblr.com

The best thing to wear when you wanted to look like you put on 25 pounds. Also, the jacket was incredibly noisy thanks to the whoosh-whoosh sound you made whenever you moved your arms.

31. Rayon shirts.

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“I know what guys will like! Silky printed shirts that are made from synthetic fiber! Quick, call the ’90s and tell ‘em we’re coming!” – Person who created these fashion fails.

32. Frosted tips.

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Have you seen the awful photos of Justin Timberlake with frosted tips? Yes. Well, the sad truth is that frosted tips looked even worse on you.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/regrettable-90s-guys-fashion-trends

Learn How Brands Are Outpacing Publishers

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Aliza Licht, SVP of global communications at Donna Karan International will join the stellar lineup of speakers at this year’s Mashable Media Summit. Tickets are almost sold out, so make sure to buy yours now.

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Licht is the voice behind the award-winning DKNY PR GIRL account @dkny. At the summit she will discuss how brands have evolved into content creators and publishers. Licht will be joined onstage with Honor Brodie, creative director at Tory Burch, Raman Kia, executive director of digital strategy at Condé Nast, and Mashable‘s associate business editor, Lauren Indvik will moderate the panel. You won’t want to miss this in-depth discussion, so get your tickets today.

Other influential speakers joining the summit include Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, Kay M. Matadi, head of entertainment at Facebook, Bonita Stewart, vice president of Americas Partner Business Solutions at Google, David Carey, president at Hearst Magazines, Joan Walsh, editor-at-large at Salon, and Tom Bedecarre, CEO of AKQA.

You can view the agenda online, and in the gallery below, see an inside look at some of the speakers who will appear on stage at the Media Summit. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

14 Disastrous Fashion FAILs That Completely Missed The Mark

Yeah, don’t try these at home.

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Read more: http://cheezburger.com/2338309/14-disastrous-fashion-fails-that-completely-missed-the-mark

Freezing Japanese Guy Uses A Sweater To Turn Himself Into A Turkey

Japanese blogger Mr. Sebuyama of Omocoro.com has come up with with an ingenious and thrifty, if a bit strange, way of weathering the cold winter.

The winter in Japan has been especially cold this year, and Sebuyama say’s he doesn’t have money for warm clothes. So he decided to put on a sweater – and nothing else. Turns out that you can wear a sweater over your entire body, provided that you’re willing to look like a walking plucked chicken. [Read more…]

In these pictures, he demonstrates how to get dressed. He starts by using a computer, but things get really wild when he goes out for a barefoot stroll. Mr. Sebuyama’s comfort, despite the fact that there is still snow on the ground in places, only serves to illustrate just how warm the sweater outfit truly is. Or that he’s nuts – we’re not sure which.

Source: omocoro.com (via: japanalyst)

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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/japanese-man-turkey-sweater-mr-sebuyama/