December 2nd, 2018
It’s getting cold, right? So that means your wardrobe probably needs a little update. Here are the key seasonal pieces you need to add to your rail, as well as a round-up of the hottest winter fashion trends and women’s winter style inspiration.
Winter fashion trends
This season, we’ve spotted some themes to keep in mind when topping up that winter wardrobe. Here are the ones to look out for:
Did a leopard print jacket ever go out of style? We don’t think so but be sure to add this print to your wardrobe this season if you don’t have any already. Don’t be afraid to try out leopard print in an alternative colour, bold pinks and greens make for fun additions while pastel shades are easy to pair with everyday items in your wardrobe.
Don’t let the guys hog this type of formal wear. Swap your Christmas party dress out for a sharp, tailored suit. A strong blazer over a pair of skinny jeans and a plain top works too – you don’t have to be matchy-matchy to nail the suit trend.
Not just for your Grandad, tweed is the material you need this season. Best reserved for jackets, it works on all styles from longer length pea coats to puffed up parka jackets.
Check prints were always there but this season they’re stealing the spotlight and are available in a huge range of colourways. Mini skirts and oversized blazers are the best choices when you want to incorporate this print.
Size matters this season. When it comes to hoods, the bigger the better – perfect for whatever the British weather has to throw at us. Fur lined looks were popular on the seasonal catwalks so lean towards this look when considering your hooded jacket or hoodie.
What you need to nail 2018 winter fashion
Trends are great but how do you translate them into your wardrobe? Here are the key pieces you need to pick up to factor in those seasonal themes.
1. The right jacket
Probably the most important purchase you’ll make all season, your jacket is the first thing people see and what you’ll wear most days. Here are three strong contenders:
The all-rounder jacket
This is the jacket you throw on when it looks bleak out. It’s the jacket you wear to work, to your mates, to the shops at the weekend. It’s the style that doesn’t fail but still taps into those winter fashion trends. Look for a style featuring one of this season’s prints or material musts – we’re feeling a subtle tweed teamed with faux fur for a jacket that looks good whatever the weather.
The statement jacket
This is the jacket you pull out for the evening when it’s just too cold for your fave leather style. It’s got a huge hood to ensure your hair looks good even if it’s raining on the way to your destination. Longer length or shorter cuts are both available this season – choice is yours.
The dry days jacket
When you don’t need an umbrella, this is the jacket for you. Sherpa styles are still sticking around, with beige shades creating a neutral throw on that works whatever your vibe. No need to worry about that hood, just look for something slightly oversized and snuggly.
Choose from our full jacket range here.
2. The dress to impress
Winter fashion doesn’t mean you need to put away the shorter dresses. Layering is a style trend to adopt all year round. As well as your must-have party dress or jumpsuit for all the festive fun you’ve got planned, here are the dress styles that’ll impress this season.
The knit dress
Comfy, cosy and damn they look good – knitted dresses are the perfect blend of a jumper and a throw on and go dress style. Darker shades team nicely with leather jackets, chunky ankle boots and a smokey eye for Saturday night style but they can also be played down with a pair of trainers and an oversized parka for casual days.
The shirt dress
Ideal for the office with a pair of nude tights and boots or at the weekend with trainers and patterned knit tights, a check shirt dress is a go-to dress style this season. Red check keeps things festive, making it the perfect choice for your Christmas Day look. Look for thicker, quality materials that let you wear this dress style on its own, without needing to layer too much underneath.
The sweater dress
The ultimate weekend dress style, pick up a sweater dress in a bold colour and let it do all the talking. Layer up with an easy going hoodie, sports socks and bright white trainers for an athleisure vibe that still keeps you warm. Throw on a rucksack and be ready for wherever your weekend plans lead you.
Check out our full range of dresses and jumpsuits here.
3. Jumper inspiration
Knitwear is always a winner in winter but this season pick up one of the styles below to nail those winter fashion trends for 2018. Check out our full knitwear guide for this season, for more inspiration.
The slogan jumper
Let everyone know what you’re all about with a slogan style jumper. Whether you wanna shout out to your fave cities or rep your fave brand this type of jumper is perfect for winter 2018. Look for preppy, American varsity inspired designs that wouldn’t look out of place on a cheerleader.
The oversized jumper
When it comes to knitwear, oversized is always a good call. Chunky, grey knits pair well with cord skirts and ankle boots – find one with a turtleneck and you’ve got winter fashion nailed. Introduce a couple of oversized knits into your wardrobe for those days when you don’t want to make an effort but still want to look good.
Every girl needs a cardigan in her wardrobe and while you might lean towards black or navy to work with everything, a pastel shade shouldn’t be snubbed. Thicker knits + large pockets + ribbed sleeves = the perfect cardigan combo. Ideal for styling with your fave jeans and a lightweight long sleeved top or over a cute shift dress for work days, it’s a winter fashion must have. Check out our guide on styling cardigans here.
Nail women’s winter style for 2018 with these must-haves, either circulate what you’ve already got hanging in the wardrobe or pick up a couple of key pieces to pair with your everyday looks. Take a look at our new season section for more inspiration.Read more
November 30th, 2018
Festive line up looking good? Whether you’re rocking up with your ice skates in Cornwall or hitting up the festive markets in Lincoln, you wanna look good. Christmas in the UK is big news, with a whole host of events all over the country to hit up.
That’s why we’ve put together our round-up of the best winter warmers – outfits that look on point but also save you from the cold. From jackets that impress to looks that see you through from day to night, we’ve got everything you need this season.
Cuddling huskies, sea swimming on Christmas Day or heading out for Xmas Eve – if you’ve got the event planned, we’ve got the inspiration. Check out our visual guide below and pick out the perfect look for those festivities.
November 30th, 2018
Rumours have been making all the right waves and name for themselves in 2018 – tipped to be the next big thing in electro indie, they’re a band that you’ll get kudos points for liking before everyone else joins the party. We caught up with the artistic trio to find out what’s being dreamed up for next year and beyond…
How did the trio come about, and where did the name come from?
FEDE: The project came about a few years ago. I was finishing my last year of university in London when i met Marion. Me and Mark had already been writing songs and recording demos for a while by then. We asked Marion if she wanted to join us, as we were looking for a female vocalist and her voice was exactly what we were after. When we stared writing, the music had quite a mysterious vibe, and that’s why we landed on the name Rumours. Honestly there is no particular reason why we chose the name but it just felt right with the music at the time. Our logo means “almost equal to…” which symbolises the way rumours travel fast and they get twisted as they get passed on, sometimes even changing completely..
Best rumour you’ve ever heard?
MARION: I just heard that Bon Iver will be closing All Points East festival in London in 2019. Which means I am definitely going, but playing would be even cooler.. Hint hint
Your Instagram profile says you’re ‘three friends on a mission’ – a mission to do what!?
FEDE: Let’s face it. Being an independent artist could be quite tricky sometimes, it’s full of ups and downs and it can be hard to survive the industry. It’s not always all fun and games as most Instagram accounts show.. Our goal, as I think is the same for most artists, is to be successful doing what we love and to reach as many people as possible with our music. Our journey has been really fun and rewarding so far, and we are grateful for the experiences and people we’ve met through music, but we are aware that there’s a lot of work to be done in order for this mission to be accomplished..
You’ve received incredible critical and credible acclaim from leading music mags – some of whom have likened your music to being hypnotic, sensual, evocative and electronic. How would you sum up your sound?
ALL: We have received incredible support and appreciation from numerous mags and blogs so far and that fills us with pride and gratitude!
To be honest with you, sometimes journalists and writers are much better than us at describing our sound, so here and there we’ll recycle or let’s say quote, some of them when asked to define our own sound! Avoiding that in this instance, our sound is wavy and laid back, but punchy, with just the right amount of grit, while we try to make catchy hooks stick in your head for all eternity. Haha.
You’ve been likened and billed by some as the next ‘The XX’ – what do you make of this comparison?
MARK: To us that is definitely flattering, we all really like ‘The XX’s music and deeply respect the incredible things they’ve accomplished as a band so far. We wouldn’t say our music is directly influenced by them, but I can totally see how the male/female vocals and the chilled and laid back style, can be somewhat similar. I think the main difference between us and them, is in the choice of sounds, that highlight the different musical influences our bands have. I think electronic elements are more present in our tracks. Synths and Electric pianos are main features, while “The XX” sound makes me think they might have more of an indie rock background..
What’s Edges all about – is this a literal or metaphorical talking point?
MARION: Edges is about feeling vulnerable. And metaphorically speaking, about standing too close to the edge, waiting too long to react when you know that a conclusion needs to be made – so you feel like your world is turning upside down as you fall into the unexpected.
What sort of person or situation ‘takes you to the edge’ of losing it (aka no patience for!)
MARION: I think we would all agree that I am a rather impatient person…. so if I am to make a list it could get really long. But if I have to chose I would say slow walkers and bullies. Bullies are voted presidents of countries now, I have no patience for that.
Your music videos have got an artistic edge to them – pun intended – where do the concepts come from, and why is everything you do so damn cool!?
FEDE: Wow, that really is a compliment.. Thank you. The concept behind the videos has so far been coming from the directors, and then discussed between us in the band until we find what works for everyone. We are quite lucky as we have a lot of friends in all kinds of creative industries, and they always take part in our videos. It’s not always easy to come up with something cool and professional on a relatively low budget, so we have definitely been lucky to have good friends to help out. The last video especially was a great experience shooting, and it’s quite funny how it came about.. We met Hannah, the director, at a Sofar Sounds show in London. She heard Edges and had this great idea for a video, the rest is history..
What’s it like to watch Rumours live?
MARK: I think that seeing us live definitely makes people understand what this project is about on a deeper level. We take each and every show as a chance to improve and it truly is the most important and exciting way for to us to share our music with people. We all started out as live performers, which is not always the case with electronic music acts. We really love being on stage, and the more we play together the better it gets!
What event/gig experience would you as a band put on if money was no object?
ALL: If money was no object we would want to put on a huge event with all of our amazingly talented and creative friends getting involved for a night of music, fashion, art and visuals…
You’ve been styling out new Superdry recently – has your perception of the brand changed at all?
MARK: I have to be honest, my perception of the brand has changed!! Even though I’ve known about it for years, for some reason I have never found myself in a Superdry store before. Now that I have, I know that there is loads of stuff I would absolutely love to wear every day.
Give us some rumours of what’s coming up for Rumours in 2019…
ALL: We are super excited for what’s coming, we’ve shuffled a few things around internally and have expanded the team. We are writing a lot and we are very happy with our music at the moment, we feel it’s as close to our hearts as it ever has been. We have a lot of new material ready which we are looking to release starting from the beginning of next year.. And who knows, maybe an EP later along the line…in the meantime watch out of a little treat at the beginning of December! Read more
November 29th, 2018
You may not want to believe it, but Christmas is nearly here. Whether you’re the type to belt out the Buble in October or try to ignore the advent calendars until December is actually here, you still need to decide on your Christmas party outfits.
Want to dress to impress at the work event? Turn up on the dancefloor with your mates on Christmas Eve and look good doing it? Or just stand out at the house party and gift exchange you have booked in the diary – we’ve got the Christmas party outfits for you.
Winter 2018/19 trends for Christmas party outfits
Stay on trend – even if you’re donning a novelty jumper – and incorporate these trends into your Christmas looks. These are good for guys or girls, trust us.
- Animal print – We’re talking subtle additions of leopard print here, maybe a stripe there.
- Puffer jackets – Bigger is best when it comes to your jacket. Inspired by 90s looks, a puffer coat is the piece of outerwear to throw on before you go out.
- Earth tones – Browns, yellows and greens are the shades of the season.
- Country vibes – Get riding with country-inspired looks – basically double denim and all the check print.
- Shimmer – Sequins, shimmery materials and glitter are all you need to make an impression.
Christmas party outfit one – The office party
You’ll want to keep things a little reserved but still make an effort when you head out with your colleagues. What you wear depends on the venue, a ball style event definitely calls for a tux or a longer length dress but if it’s your usual meal and drinks style gig here’s some inspiration.
Office Christmas party outfit for men
A jazzy shirt and jeans combo is a failsafe option for the work Christmas party – add chunky boots instead of your usual boat shoes for comfort and your own twist on the look. Navy leather creates a streamlined look but throw in a brown belt and matching leather strap watch for a sophisticated touch.
Blue hues and a sharp collar keep things smart but you can still have fun with prints. A floral pattern is a daring take on your classic shirt for a formal event. If you really want to kick things up a notch add a bow tie.
Office Christmas party outfit for women
Rust colours and gold hues look incredible on the dancefloor – plus you’ll stand out from your colleagues who’ll likely opt for blacks and reds. Pair with heeled ankle boots to tap into those country inspired trends.
Full on sequins or a shimmery material in a bodycon dress is a good choice. Choose a long-sleeved style to keep things modest around the boss but leave legs bare. Finish with an oversized jacket to keep the cold out when waiting for a taxi home – pick a colour that matches your main look but that you can wear all season.
Christmas party outfit two – Christmas Eve drinks
Dress for wherever the night may take you to celebrate the gift unwrapping and day spent with loved ones that’s soon to come. A drink at your local can quickly turn into a night out in town – just be sure to stay hydrated so you can actually enjoy that roast dinner your family cooks the next day. Christmas Eve should definitely be all about the glitz and glam so here’s some outfit inspiration to get you started.
Christmas Eve outfit for men
A jacket featuring sharp lines and a tailored fit is your go-to for Christmas Eve. Paired with a cable knit jumper, you have a festive ensemble to see you through the night. Even if you roll into your parent’s in the early hours of the morning, you can keep this outfit on and act like nothing’s happened.
A cream jumper looks good wherever you end up, pair with dark jeans and boots to get past the bouncers.
Christmas Eve outfit for women
Christmas Eve is a time to celebrate – which means you should definitely embrace all things sequin. Black sequins on a mini dress are sexy for the dancefloor but paired with a leather jacket and ankle boots you’ll still be good for the bar beforehand.
Leave hair wavy and loose but have fun with make-up – a smoky eye and a nude lip make for a sultry look to deck the halls with. Look for a leather jacket that contrasts with your dress choice – a strong collar and sharp shoulders in a slightly oversized fit looks like you’ve thrown on your boyfriend’s coat. Add some fun novelty ears, like reindeer antlers – but don’t expect to finish the night with them – and you’re good to go.
Christmas party outfit 3 – The house party
Planning a get together with your pals to swap gifts? Know your crush is going to be there? You want to look the part – and still feel festive. A house party is pretty relaxed but still a chance to make a bit of an effort. Try out these looks.
Christmas house party outfit for men
A check shirt is the perfect smart casual vibe and in a festive red, you can’t go wrong. Pair with a plain white tee, cropped jeans and white trainers and you’ve got a look perfect for chilling on the sofa with a drink in hand.
Take along an oversized puffer or parka jacket for the walk home – choose something extra warm to brave those early December morning temperatures.
Christmas house party outfit for women
Crushed velvet is on trend this season and looks incredible in a slouchy t-shirt dress style. Choose a green hue for all the festive vibes and either wear with bare legs and ankle boots or black pattern tights.
Tie hair back in a loose ponytail and work a red lip and basic eye make up for a low key vibe. At the end of the night, pull on a thick down jacket with an oversized faux fur hood – ideal for that Christmas Day walk after dinner too.
Christmas party outfit 4 – The family get together
Family can’t get together on Christmas Day? You’ve probably got another event planned in the diary to meet up – and you’ll want to look good for it. Whether you know you’ll be drinking with the cousins, hogging the cheese at the buffet or catching up with your Nan, here’s what to wear.
Christmas family party outfit for men
A long sleeved, slim fit polo shirt pairs well with comfy jeans and boots for an outfit the looks good but doesn’t appear try-hard. Look for a polo that fits close to the body to show off all the hard work you’ve done at the gym and a collar that isn’t too structured.
A bomber jacket is the perfect lightweight outerwear to throw on before dashing to the car. Pair with a matching scarf and glove combo and finish with hiking style boots.
Christmas family party outfit for women
A shirt dress is comfy, good looking and perfect for whatever type of family event you’ve got planned. Look for embroidered shoulders or pockets to tap into that country trend and team with tights and fur-lined boots for a cosy finish.
Take your biggest jacket for the big dog walk as a group or when playing outside with the kids. A longer length parka jacket in a neutral shade should keep things snug.Read more
November 18th, 2018
Grey is the new black: What to wear with grey clothes
Guy or girl, a neutral wardrobe makes it so much easier to add those stronger seasonal pieces – like that new jacket in a strong shade of red you’ve been eyeing up or those leopard print boots you’re not sure how to style.
Grey doesn’t have to mean drab, off-coloured or dreary. It’s the perfect transitional colour if you currently lean on black for every outfit. Want to try it out? We’ve rounded up some inspo when it comes to what to wear with grey clothes.
Which shade of grey to choose
Grey comes in a range of hues and temperatures to suit all occasions. Different shades of this colour give off different vibes. Here, we’ve broken down which shade of grey is best for the next event planned in your diary.
- Dark grey – Formal occasions require a grown-up, darker grey shade, think a full grey suit paired with a white shirt or a tailored grey dress with heels.
- Green-grey – Some greys feature a tinge of green in certain lights, look for luxury materials in this shade to wear to special occasions. A velvet green grey dress or a suede jacket over a shirt and trousers are ideal for those important dinners or parties.
- Light grey – The perfect colour for knitwear, slouchy t-shirts and everything in between, light grey is casual and a great alternative to white.
Colours that complement grey – Choose your pallette
Grey is neutral, so you shouldn’t have any issue pairing it with other shades and prints in your wardrobe. Here we’ve pulled together some inspiration if you’re wondering which colours complement grey best.
Grey + millennial pink – The ultimate colour combo, grey and pink is a firm favourite in interior design but also translates well into fashion. Pink trousers and a grey jumper pair well for casual athleisure looks while suede pink trainers and a grey suit add a cool twist to a look for the office.
Grey + blue denim – A staple for any wardrobe, grey looks smart but still stays casual when paired with blue denim. A structured grey overcoat with a white shirt and blue jeans is easy to throw together but always looks good.
Grey + forest green – Sage greens and darker forest green hues pair well with light grey tops and jumpers. Use accessories to pull in the green, oversized scarves and matching hats are a cute way to pair the neutral shade with something brighter.
Grey + orange – We’re all about orange here at Superdry and it isn’t just for autumn. Orange accents on prints are a good starting point – look for logos and tags with a dash of the colour on a grey base.
Grey + black – Can’t go wrong with a classic – grey and black creates a monochromatic vibe that works for any situation. Black jeans and grey jumpers are a winter staple for guys and girls – perfect for dinner dates with mates or weekend trips into town.
Grey + yellow – You can’t get more autumnal than this. Bold yellows or mustard shades pair with grey no problem. We’re feeling a simple bodycon skirt and loose fit jumper for the girls and a pullover hoodie and chinos for a casual weekend look for guys.
What clothes to buy in grey
Use grey as the base for any outfit or to break up a single shade. Here’s what to wear with grey clothes and the pieces that work best in this colour.
Jackets and coats
Grey is the perfect choice for your everyday jacket or coat. It styles with everything and anything – and should see you through more than one season. An oversized parka in grey camo or tweed taps into a number of seasonal trends for guys, while a lighter weight cropped jacket goes with everything for the ladies.
A grey dress acts as the perfect base for your autumn/winter looks. Pair a grey sweater dress with black knit tights, ankle boots and a leather jacket for an easy to wear look.
Shoes and boots
Grey boots are easy to pair with your everyday looks. Suede styles add a sophisticated edge to any look – girls look for a mid-heel and guys opt for lace-up chukka boots.
Grey knitwear is comfy, casual and easy to throw on in grey. This season, look for chunkier styles in cable knits and thicker fabrics. Roll neck jumpers can be worn under pinafore dresses and dungarees for the ladies, while gents can pull one on over a plain t-shirt and blue jeans.
A grey shirt is a perfect swap for your traditional crisp white style. Pair with tailored trousers and polished shoes for those all-important meetings or work with blue jeans and boots at the weekend for a look to see you through from day to night. Grey shirts in a subtle print add a little interest, look for check or stripe shirts to wear tucked in on smarter occasions or open and over a plain tee.
Camis in grey, slouchy shirts and Bardot style tops are the ideal choice in grey. Paired with skinny jeans and a puffer jacket or worn with a matching pair of joggers for the gym you’ll be swapping out your white tops for grey in no time.
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