October 17th, 2018
Summer is officially over and you probably feel like hibernating but girl, you really don’t want to miss out on the beauty of winter fashion. If it’s breaking into the piggy bank you’re worried about, don’t sweat it – it’s easy to style up your old looks with a few key pieces and cosy winter jumpers.
Struggling to get those winter looks down? Check out our five fave jumper outfits you can rock this winter for some inspiration.
How to wear a jumper:
There’s no need to overthink styling winter looks – it’s so easy when you know how.
- Go for oversized jumpers paired with denim skirts.
- Try cosy slim-fit joggers and a fitted jumper for a sporty vibe.
- Why not try chinos with an on-trend roll neck knit?
- A fitted jumper always looks great under dungarees.
Whatever you’re feeling, we’ve got you covered.
Sound good? Grab those knits and read more of our tips on how to wear a jumper this winter.
Look one: Cute and girly
Winter shouldn’t mean abandoning those cute skirts. Show them some love by pairing your faves with a cream roll neck jumper and some chunky chelsea boots. Roll necks and embroidery have both been huge trends this year, so take your winter style up a notch by combining the two. This ultra girly jumper outfit is sure to turn some heads, making it the perfect first date outfit. If it’s super cold outside, chuck on a leather jacket and some tights – you’ll be good to go in no time.
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Look 2: Athleisure Lover
The best thing about winter is definitely the super chill jumper outfits. It’s no secret that athleisure has taken over the fashion world recently, and the winter weather is the perfect excuse for some sporty chic. Whether you’re rushing off to a long uni lecture or chilling with the girls, a comfortable outfit is always needed. Burgundy is festive but fashionable, so combine one of our supersoft sweaters with some flattering slim-fit jeans for a super cute but warm winter look. To add some more sporty elements to this look, finish off with trainers and throw on a puffer jacket.
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Look 3: Smart-Casual
If you’re struggling when it comes to how to wear a jumper for smarter occasions, this is the look for you. Acid wash jumpers add instant edginess to any look while chunky boots and tight skinnies keep it sophisticated enough for a smarter vibe. The cold shoulder cutouts featured on this ribbed knit add some softness to the outfit, making it perfect for dinner with the fam or going for a date with bae.
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Look 4: On-Trend Comfort
Gilets are an absolute winter essential, especially when paired with a classic chunky roll neck jumper. They keep the cold at bay while adding a high end feel to any simple outfit. Some mid-wash ripped skinnies and white trainers add some rebel chic to this otherwise classy look, perfect for a shopping trip with your gal pals or exploring a new city.
Fancy straying away from jeans? Tuck the oversized jumper into a belted denim skirt with some tights and ankle boots for a super stylish everyday jumper outfit.
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Look 5: Summer To Winter In A Tick
We admit this one looks a tad summer-y, but pairing it with some tights and a thick leather jacket results in a strong winter look. Skirts should never be abandoned at the back of the wardrobe when they’re so easy to wear in winter – especially flattering skater styles. Tuck a fitted knit into your fave skirt, pull on those comfy trainers and add some winter accessories for the perfect jumper outfit.
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Now you’ve got the inspiration, it’s time to rock those winter looks. Check out our knitwear range for ultra comfy jumpers or our hoodies for that athleisure look. Whatever you go for, you’ll be looking on point this winter.Read more
October 12th, 2018
Leather jackets instantly add that rebel vibe to any wardrobe – giving you that ‘gram worthy outfit in an instant. But when it comes to keeping it clean – don’t just shove it in the washing machine. Regular maintenance will keep your leather jacket looking like new. Follow our simple guide and you’ll know how to clean a leather jacket in no time.
How to clean leather jackets:
Cleaning leather jackets requires dabbing it with a soft polishing cloth and scent-free soapy water as well as careful control of the washing temperature to avoid cracking or shrinking. If the stain sticks, you can buff a small amount of saddle soap or wax directly onto the jacket. Our guide on how to clean a leather jacket talks you through how to handle this to keep your jacket looking its best.
It’s not as straightforward as just handing it over to your mum and hoping for the best, but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. Make sure you test these tips and tricks on a small part of the jacket first to be extra careful – if you’re happy with the result do the whole thing. Need a few more tips? Read on for our full guide.
The basics of how to clean a leather jacket
It’s almost too easy to get smudges and dirt on your treasured leather jacket. Keep on top of it by getting into the habit of giving your jacket a quick clean after every use. It may sound like a lot of effort, but you’ll thank us later when you’ve learned how to care for a leather jacket like a pro.
- Use a light, soft sponge and some soapy water for everyday problems and light marks. This includes make-up, dust and small amounts of dirt.
- Dirt tends to build up on the collar and cuffs, so pay special attention to these areas when cleaning.
- Dab the soapy water on the dirty area, using gentle motions rather than rubbing or soaking it.
- Avoid overly soaking the jacket, as this will just do more harm than good.
- Once the light marks have been removed with the water, you can wipe the area with a dry clean cloth to soak up the water.
- If this doesn’t do the trick and it still feels wet, simply leave it out to dry – away from artificial heat.
- Is your leather jacket starting to look a little dull? No worries, just use a small amount of leather upholstery spray, wax or polish with a soft cloth and it’ll be looking like new in no time.
How to clean the inside of a leather jacket:
Back away from the washing machine – unless you want to ruin the leather, that is. Okay, so you can’t use the easy option, but it’s really not as hard as you think. Keep following our guide on how to wash a leather jacket and you’ll realise that keeping it gleaming takes no time at all.
- Start by turning the jacket inside out and hanging it up. This way you can be sure you’ve cleaned every part of the inside rather than just the back.
- Grab the same soap and water solution you used to clean off the small marks off of the outside.
- Focus on the armpit areas as well as the arms, as grime can easily build up here without you even noticing.
- Repeat the same process as last time by dabbing or carefully wiping – not rubbing – the inside of the jacket.
- Leave the jacket out to dry, avoiding artificial heat such as radiators and hair dryers. It may be tempting to speed up the process, but we promise it’s not worth the risk.
- You can use a delicate fabric freshener to get rid of light smells that tend to linger in the armpit area. Double check the back of the can before using it to see if there are any warnings against using it on or near leather.
How to wash leather jackets – for tough stains
Accidents happen – even when you’re extra careful. Don’t panic if you manage to get a hard to shift stain on your jacket, we’ve got your back. Just follow these simple steps and your jacket will be extra fleeky in no time.
- Liquid stains are easy to remove using a soapy water solution and a soft sponge to dab the area, then dab with a dry cloth before repeating the process, taking turns between the wet sponge and dry cloth until the stain has disappeared.
- Had a bit of a ‘mare at the office and managed to get some ink on your jacket? No worries, there are a few methods of removing it. You can use saddle soap, which was made to clean tough stains on heavy-duty horse saddles. A little of this soap really goes a long way, so use it sparingly and make sure you wipe it all off when you’re done. Ink, for example, is a tricky stain to get rid of so you’re best off avoiding using a home solution or something like nail varnish as they can spread the stain or cause discolouration.
- Oily or greasy stains can be a hard one to shift, but it is totally possible. A good method is to sprinkle baby powder or cornstarch directly onto the oil stain. Let it sit on the stain for an hour so it can fully absorb it before brushing off gently.
- If the above doesn’t work, try using a cloth to dab a small amount of liquid washing detergent mixed with water.
How to care for a leather jacket
Although regular maintenance is key to keeping your new purchase fresh, there are a few products to help you care for a leather jacket:
- Use a waterproofing spray to add an extra layer of protection against liquid stains, which you can buy from shoe shops.
- Specialist waxes and creams can bring back the shine, but only use products made specifically for leather.
- Saddle soap doesn’t just remove tough stains, a small bit can be buffed into the jacket to bring some life back into the jacket.
How to store & restore your leather jacket
If you’ve worn your jacket to death and are desperate to revive it, it may be time to take it to a dry cleaner. They know exactly how to care for a leather jacket that needs some extra TLC. But if you want to give it a go at home, buffing in a tiny bit of leather conditioner with an old t-shirt or soft cloth can do wonders by bringing back the shine.
When it comes to storing, the hanger makes all the difference. Don’t go for a flimsy wire or plastic hanger as they simply can’t take the weight of leather. Pick up a padded or wooden hanger to avoid causing damage to the lining, or ruining the shoulders or general shape. If you need to store your leather jacket for a long period of time, a nylon garment bag might be a good purchase as it prevents stains while allowing the leather to breathe.
Now you’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to keep your leather looking fresh – try them out on your fave jacket this season and keep it looking good for longer.
October 5th, 2018
Whether you want to add a bad boy vibe to an everyday outfit or you’re after the perfect coat for a night out with your mates – one of our leather jackets is a staple for every man’s wardrobe. If you need the down low on how to wear a leather jacket, we’ve got you covered.
How should a leather jacket fit?
Getting the right fit is a big part of pulling off the leather look successfully. This type of jacket should be fitted so avoid opting for a size bigger than normal. Here are some steps to follow to ensure yours fits right.
- Make sure there’s enough room to move your arms without any stiffness – nobody likes a robot on the dancefloor.
- The length of the jacket should land exactly on your waist while the sleeves should end at your wrists, not extending onto your palm.
- Be aware of the fit of the jacket itself – some may have a slight oversized effect, but it should still fit your waist and arm length.
- Check to see if the shoulders of the jacket match up with your own; if it’s tight on the shoulder and lays more to the neck, it’s probably too small, whereas if it goes over your shoulder and towards your arm, it’s too big. If the shoulders, waist length and sleeves match up, you’re good to go.
The next step is to pick out the leather jacket styles that work for you, before you tackle what to wear with a leather jacket.
Leather jacket styles:
Who knew there were so many different types of leather jacket? Before you figure out how to wear a leather jacket, you have to decide which style is ‘the one’ for you. We’ve broken down our favourite styles to make it super simple. You can check out our full collection too – there’s a style for every occasion.
- The classic biker jacket. The O.G. of leather jackets, they typically come with a ton of added quilting, buckles and pockets. Easy to dress up and down, there’s a reason the biker jacket is so popular. Our Premium Classic Leather jacket is a prime example of a classic biker look.
- The trucker jacket. Leather jackets don’t always have to have a dark and edgy, why not mix it up with suede leather? Trucker jackets tend to have thicker collars than other leather jackets and they have a slightly oversized look, plus popper buttons rather than a zip. Superdry’s Tan Suede take on this essential is one to buy.
- The rotor jacket. They might look similar to a biker jacket, but our Rotor Jacket has a more casual vibe. It doesn’t feature any of the flashy bling that comes with a biker jacket, instead focusing on the smaller details. This includes ribbed elbow pads and seven pockets. Totally on-trend and easy to wear, what’s not to love?
- The indiana jacket. If you want a combination of a trucker jacket and a classic biker, an indiana leather jacket is for you. Our Premium Indiana Leather Jacket is available in brown suede and black leather.
What to wear with a leather jacket:
Struggling with the styling? No worries, here are just a few looks to try, so you can mix it up a little – no matter the occasion.
Pair a leather jacket with camo print
Go casual and comfy with a pair of camo print trousers. Camo prints have made a huge comeback this year, especially in the form of skinny fit joggers and combat trousers. Not only are they insanely comfy, this type of trouser can be dressed up or down by changing up the shoes.
A plain, black fitted tee adds a casual vibe to this dressed-up edgy look, making it the perfect outfit for drinks with your pals or even a Tinder date – first impressions matter, after all. This outfit suits nearly all leather jacket styles, although the classic biker adds a little rebel to the look.
Dress leather up with a fitted shirt
Need something a bit more dressy but struggling to know what to wear with a leather jacket? We’ve got you covered with this fitted shirt and leather jacket look. Our Premium Classic Leather Jacket has tons of detail, including quilted shoulders and a buckle on the waist to add extra biker vibes.
Let the leather do the talking and opt for a white fitted shirt, tucked into plain black skinny jeans. If you want to up the ante, grab a patterned shirt and add a silver belt buckle, guaranteed to turn some heads.
Keep things casual in a suede number
Let’s face it, sometimes you need a go-to outfit to pull on with little effort or thought. Whether you’re dealing with a hangover or running late for uni, this trucker-inspired Suede Leather Jacket is super easy to throw on over any outfit. This leather jacket style is slightly oversized, so it’s comfy while still ensuring you look on point.
Roll up a pair of dark denim jeans and chuck on a loose fitting white tee for a super simple everyday ensemble. For shoes, just wear your favourite trainers or go for black chunky ankle boots if you want to smarten it up. Baseball caps and beanies give a sporty vibe to this casual look, so don’t be afraid to add them in.
Pair your leather with a cable knit jumper
Is it just us, or has the cold started creeping back already? Leather is great all year round, especially when layered over a cream cable knit jumper. It doesn’t matter which of the leather jacket styles you pick for this look, but try a burgundy jumper if you go for brown or suede.
Pair with some fitted black jeans and ankle boots for a winter-appropriate outfit that can be worn practically anywhere. Dinner with the fam? Yep. Drinks with your mates? Yep. Date night? You know where this is going. Chunky knits and leather jackets will be your go-to look for every occasion as the cold season starts up.
Graphic tees + leather = ultimate laid back style
If you’re heading to the pub with your mates or watching a game of footie, this outfit is the one to go for. The ultra casual graphic tee and loose jeans combo is comfy enough to chill in while the leather jacket adds the edge.
Opt for white or black trainers if you want to stay on the casual route, otherwise stick with a classic pair of black chelsea boots. If it’s chilly outside, swap the graphic tee for a fitted hoodie to keep the cold at bay. Classic, casual and easy – this outfit is perfect for those who aren’t sure what to wear with a leather jacket for an everyday look.
Add a leather jacket to your everyday look this season, now that you know how to style one – keep yours looking good too with our in depth, jacket care guide. We’ve also featured a women’s guide here on the site, featuring the top 10 leather jacket styles to try out.Read more
October 2nd, 2018
Emerging London-based, singer/songwriter Cat Burns is making a name and flame for herself in the music circuit, and we couldn’t resist inviting her in for a chat and gifting sesh.
You attended the illustrious BRIT school – how was that, and what stories do you have?
It’s so crazy I get asked so many questions about my time at BRIT, I had a good time! It grew my confidence massively being around so many creative people, plus I like healthy competition so seeing other people doing stuff pushed me to put myself out there even more. One thing that would happen a lot though would be during the lunch and break times, the theatre students would stand on the tables and do a scene as part of their course! And for someone who just wanted to eat their lunch, I did not enjoy people screaming at me whilst I was eating haha!
In your new single Sober you bite back at a guy for only contacting you when he’s drunk and late at night – what’s your finest shut downs?
One of my finest shutdowns would have to be my classic ‘one sec’. If a guy wants to talk to me in the club and I’m not interested I just say ‘One sec I’m just gonna go to the bar quickly’, and NEVER come back.
What’s Cat Burns’ does and don’ts for an exquisite first date in London?
Definitely do not take me to a fancy dinner place, I’ll most probably always want a Nando’s or Wagamama so I can eat what I like. And those fancy food places just put a handful of rice or meat on the plate and then top it off with a leaf, so you’re really paying £30 for air when you can pay £10 for a cheeky Nando’s.
The opposite of Sober is Drunk – if you were a cocktail what ingredients would make up Cat Burns the artist?
Probably a strawberry margarita, because I’m sweet!?
Your best career moment to date, and what’s on your music-bizz-bucket-list?
My best career moment to date would have to be releasing my first single ’Sober’, it honestly felt like Christmas or my birthday! A truly amazing day. My music bucket list would be to definitely place (or ideally win) the BBC Sound Of Music, to have my music in the charts, to be able to play at massive festivals and venues, and to 100% keep working with clothing brands like Superdry etc, It’s so much fun!
You’ve got an epic personal sense of style – how would you best describe your killer image?
I love very simple sportswear/tom boy items, but still feminine looks that show off my body well because I’m so tall!
You recently visited our Regent Street flagship for gifting, and we loved having you here. What did you make of Superdry’s New Season collection, and what did you pick out?
I thought the new season clothes were AMAZING! My favourite pieces would have to be the green sporty tracksuit jacket, It’s so cool and I’ve been wearing it almost every day! I also LOVE the white puffer jacket – it’s very me and I love how it fits!
Watch Cat Burns new single Sober HERE!
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September 29th, 2018
Print’s gone wild this season, with the catwalks showcasing everything from leopard to zebra inspired material and graphic styles that do all the talking. If you’ve never dabbled, you’re probably wondering how to incorporate these print trends into your wardrobe this autumn. We’ve got you covered babe.
Print trends 2018
What should you look out for?
- Black backed florals – Florals are still in but look for bold flowers on a black base for a striking effect.
- Animal print – The classic animal print is back with a bang. There’s nothing tame about leopard or zebra prints – black and white stripes are always a good look.
- 90s inspired graphics – For when you want your clothes to do all the talking, bold graphic prints in striking primary colours say it best.
- Americana – Rodeo inspired looks were spotted on this season’s catwalks, so look for US themed styles when it comes to prints.
- Camo – Always on trend, military inspired pieces haven’t gone anywhere this season.
How to wear black backed florals
Florals are usually associated with spring but with darker shades and rose flowers make this print perfect for the autumn months. Black backed floral prints were a hot trend on the autumn catwalk, adding a moody, almost witchy vibe to pieces. A maxi dress in this print would look hot for the evening, while jackets and hoodies are ideal for adding an element of the spooky season to your everyday look.
Make black backed florals the statement of your autumn outfit, choosing a hoodie or jumper featuring this strong print. Ideal for dress down days, pair with blue jeans and a basic white t-shirt for an easy way to nail this print trend.
Embroidered styles also work, with cord skirts and delicate floral embroidery that looks great for evenings out. Pair a cord skirt with black heeled boots and a lightweight knit for a comfy date night look. Match the jumper with a shade from the embroidery.
5 ways to wear floral prints in autumn
- Embroidered – As noted above, embroidered embellishments in floral designs are an easy way of adding this to your look. Our Floral Handcraft Cable Knit jumper is the perfect example.
- Jumpsuit – Pair your fave jumpsuit with a lightweight floral t-shirt and trainers for super easy autumn style. Add an oversized puffer jacket.
- Silky blouses – An oversized silk blouse, featuring a delicate floral print is perfect tucked into corduroy jeans and finished off with chunky heels.
- Clashing prints – Pair your florals with your leopard prints for autumnal style that turns heads.
- Accessorise – Bags, scarves, belts, tights, socks – use your accessories to tap into floral print trends in 2018.
How to style animal print trends for autumn 2018
Leopard print never really goes out of style but you’ll see it in abundance this season. You can either totally embrace the animal print trend with all you got or feature hints here and there in your look. Zebra inspired stripes are easy to work into your everyday look too.
5 ways to nail leopard print this autumn
- The party jumpsuit – When it comes to styling animal print – we’re feeling a fitted jumpsuit bodycon, paired with strappy sandals and a bomber jacket for a bold evening look. Animal print is ideal for day to night autumn looks and is easily dressed up or down.
- The mini skirt and t-shirt combo – You could also team a leopard print mini skirt with a basic black t-shirt and trainers for the day, then swap out for heels and add a leather jacket once the evening rolls round.
- The pop of neon – Want to just add an element of animal print? Look for a clutch bag or rucksack that you can pair with a neutral ensemble. Neon touches make the print pop and work best with all black looks such as an oversized hoodie and black skinny jeans.
- The subtle scarf – Animal print scarves are another hot topic for autumn, ideal for pairing with a neutral base layer like black jeans and a fitted t-shirt. Wear yours snug around the neck for a rustic take on the animal print trend or look for an oversized leopard print scarf to throw on – extra points for a faux fur style.
- The statement jacket – Leopard print looks particularly good on a longer length mac or trench coat. Soft suedes or even faux fur make for a comfy, on trend piece to add to your wardrobe.
How to adopt the 90s throwback print trend
We’re loving everything 90s themed lately so tap into this iconic era with graphic prints that make a statement. Paint splatter effects give us all the Fresh Prince vibes so look for this bright print style when shopping.
Layering is always on trend for autumn so pick up a thicker jacket in a strong splatter print to wear over lightweight knits and jeans. Choose an oversized fit so you can fit as many layers underneath as possible on cold days, pair with looser jeans and retro sneakers for all the iconic vibes.
What to wear with an Americana inspired print
Stars and stripes are big news this season, with elements of the famous flag incorporated into fashion designs on knits and hoodies – perfect for the cooler days ahead.
Military inspired pieces work well this print – think khaki shades and thick materials. Jackets featuring military patches and pins can be thrown on over a red, white and blue knit jumper and paired with comfy skinny jeans and tan boots.
Western inspired looks featured heavily on catwalks for autumn but you don’t need to look like you’re going to the rodeo to translate them into your wardrobe. Star spangled prints are a subtle way of adopting this trend, either featured on a hoodie or a bag for a subtle nod to Americana style.
How to rock camo print this season
Camo never left us, so simply give your jacket a refresh with a military inspired cut featuring khaki or grey camo print. Wear oversized over your casual looks and keep the trend going long into winter.
An oversized parka is a good call, featuring a strong fur lined hood and thick material to keep you cosy for days. Alternatively, the print looks just as good on boyfriend fit t-shirts and tailored shirts – like our Oversized Denim Shirt. Pair with black denim, chunky boots and keep makeup neutral for a true homage to military styles.
Get ready to boss these 2018 autumn print trends, whether you’re inspired by leopard print, patriotic styles or want to return to your 90s roots there’s one for you.Read more