January 19th, 2017
We get it, the slopes aren’t for everyone. But if you are heading out with friends or family on a winter break to somewhere cold and snowy then you might be wondering what you can do besides skiing and snowboarding. We’ve got you covered…
- Start the party early
Après Ski is the true highlight of a ski holiday. Everyone comes together to knock back a few after a long day out on the slopes. If you’re not in the mood for a day in the snow, then set up shop in the comfiest seat in the bar and enjoy a few drinks before the rest of the group returns. Or get the shots in early and make friends with some tequila slammers.
- Go on, build a snowman
There’s nothing more satisfying than spending a couple of hours out in the chilly air, putting together a snowy masterpiece with friends. Make it a fun competition or take things seriously and sign up for one of the many snow sculpture championships that take place in ski resorts around the world. If you’re heading to the States the International Snow Sculpture Championships take place in Colorado in January, for example.
- Take a spa day
Many ski resorts feature swanky spas to take away the aches and pains after those long days on the slopes. However, you don’t need to don skis to enjoy a day spent relaxing in hot tubs, sweating it out in saunas or enjoying a massage. Make it your mission to leave the spa as relaxed and refreshed as possible, then join your group for drinks later in the local bar.
- Head out with the huskies
Husky rides are a common attraction at most ski resorts and a fantastic way of spending an afternoon, wrap up warm in plenty of layers and a fitted ski jacket to experience the beautiful scenery while being pulled by equally beautiful Alaskan huskies. If you’re heading to a resort in the popular Chamonix Mont-Blanc area there are numerous dog sledding trips to sign up for.
- Sample the local dishes
Whatever ski resort you head to there will be numerous restaurants and hotels ready to serve up delicious food whenever you feel a bit peckish. Make it your mission to sample a number of local dishes to really get a taste for the country you’re visiting – whether you hop off the tram and end up trying all of the cheese in the rustic Le Courant d’Air Restaurant in the Les Houches resort or dig into a warming bowl of soup 2.222m above sea level at the Adlerhorst in Austria.
- Cosy up by a log fire
If you’re lucky enough to have an open fire or wood burning stove in your accommodation pull out your thickest winter socks, some cosy pyjamas and settle down with a mulled wine while everyone else freezes outside. It’s the perfect way to spend the day relaxing if you can’t face shuffling down the slopes.
- Enjoy some snow tubing
Much like that inflatable ride at a water park, snow tubing is great fun and an alternative way of enjoying the snow if you can’t handle skis and poles. Simply grab an inflatable rubber ring and head to a guided track on the resort where you can whizz down the hill, letting gravity guide you or while being tugged by a snowmobile. It’s a popular activity in resorts in the US, and most allow you to purchase a ticket then spend as long as you want zipping down the track. Be sure to wrap up in waterproof skiwear though, it can get pretty cold if you crash land in the fresh powder.
- Look out for the Northern Lights
If you’re staying in a resort in the northern hemisphere you could see the natural wonder Aurora Borealis between October and March. Head out at night to spot this stunning light show with friends. It’s definitely an experience to tick off a bucket list and the perfect opportunity to get some Instagram worthy snaps. Lapland and Ruka in Finland, Banff in Canada, Húsavík in Iceland and Fairbanks in Alaska are apparently the best resort locations to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights and many offer expeditions that take you to the best spots to watch the night sky.
- Don your skates
Many ski resorts feature an outdoor skating rink, perfect for those who want to experience rosy cheeks and the chill of a ski resort without the heavy physical exertion required with skiing. You can hire skis and take to the ice for an hour at a time, then warm up with a hot chocolate – or something stronger – in a cafe nearby.
- Try snow shoeing
If you still want to climb the slopes but don’t fancy whizzing back down on skis, then you could give snow shoeing a go. While they aren’t the most fashionable footwear – you will essentially have two tennis rackets strapped to your feet. They’re great fun to try and you can reach the top of the slopes to experience the mountain views skiers get to enjoy.
- Indulge in some retail therapy
The bigger resorts feature tons of shopping. You can spend a day splashing the cash, treating yourself and maybe picking up a couple of gifts for people back home. The Via Serlas resort in St Moritz is the best place for designer shopping with high end brands such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton and you can even pay a visit to our Superdry store if you’re staying in the Courchevel Moriond resort in France.
- Go on a snow safari
With the colder weather and abundance of snow during ski season the animals that usually live on the mountain sides are forced to venture downhill, which means it’s the perfect opportunity for wildlife lovers to head out in search of critters that wouldn’t normally be seen. If you’re staying in the Alps you could catch a glimpse of a golden eagle, as well as chamois, deer and ibex – great if you’ve got a new GoPro or DSLR you want to try out.
Whether you intend to hit the slopes or try out some of the ideas above, Superdry has all the skiwear you could need. Click here for our men’s range and here to take a look at our offering for the ladies.
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January 18th, 2017
So you’ve thrown down at Snowboxx, shredded at Horizon and well…you can’t quite remember what happened at Snowbombing but you’re sure it was amazing. Now you’re after a new adventure and a new party. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve tested the drinks, cut some shapes on the dance floor and shredded on the slopes to put together the below list on the best ski festivals you haven’t heard of.
AIR + STYLE
What do you get when you cross the world’s best DJs and adrenaline junkies? You get the insane AIR + STYLE music and snowboard festival, making stops in LA, Innsburck and Beijing. Dubbed as the next X-games, this festival brings acts such as Major Lazer and Flume to the stage and boarders such as Yuki Kadono, Sven Thorgen and Kyle Mack competing on a 16-story jump. This festival is not for the shy and timid, so what are you waiting for?
The Ski Week
What’s better than one ski festival? Four ski festivals. In four different locations. The Ski Week is a series of week-long boutique ski festivals staged in handpick mountains towns across the world (Obertauern, Austria; Aspen, USA; Chamonix, France and Niseko, Japan). From the same people that created Yacht Week, the Ski Week is all about a on-snow house party feel.
You may have just missed Rise’s 2016 festival but 2017 is set to be even bigger. Rise festival was born out of a simple yet ambitious dream to throw parties on top of the world and create a festival alive with a sense of adventure and a feeling of freedom. The festival is truly independent and home-grown, bringing tribes together from the UK and across Europe to the award winning French ski resort of Les 2 Alpes. Featuring a lineup studded with acts such as Seth Troxler and venues such as a high atmosphere club and secret adventure parties, what more could you want?
Coors Light Snowbombing Canada
We know you know. But the ‘mother of mountain music festivals’ is extending its reach to the Canadian frontier. A party bus, packed to the brim with the world’s biggest acts, will descend for an ice cold music extravaganza that’ll surely see us claim the crown as the world’s best snow based party purveyors. The lineup features Luda himself, Kaskade and Oliver Heldens to name a few and will ensure that you’re agenda is a simple one: eat.sleep.rave.repeat.
January 17th, 2017
When it comes to après ski, some people choose to hit the bar as soon as they’ve packed their skis or snowboard away and removed their layers before ordering a drink, while others prefer to head back to where they are staying to wash up and get changed. Après is an opportunity to really unwind after a day on the slopes; make a few new ski buddies to team up with for the rest of your stay, enjoy a few drinks and recall the spectacular jump someone did that day.
Whether you dive in straight from the slopes or take time to shower and get ready, here are the items we recommend you pack and wear for partying in the evening:
That bar might be cosy and warm but once you leave you’ll have to make your way back to your accommodation in the cold – and potentially while fresh snow is falling – so be sure to take your ski jacket along. If you find yours too bulky in a crowded environment – and it will get crowded during peak season – then take along a smaller style that still features plenty of padding. A padded parka with a fur lined hood is a great alternative if you aren’t wearing your ski jacket for après ski; check out our jackets range for men and click here for women.
Layers are important whether you’re on the slopes or enjoying the après ski scene, so ensure that once you leave the bar you stay warm with a knitted jumper worn underneath your ski jacket. A Fair Isle knit won’t look out of place, in fact it’s always on trend whatever country you choose to visit for a winter holiday. Alternatively, one of our Kaya blanket capes is a great substitute, it’s stylish, and should keep you snug.
Short sleeved shirt
The more people in the bar, the toastier it gets, so you could find yourself taking off that knitted jumper or cape too. Wear a smart shirt underneath your layers to keep you cool when hanging out at the end of the day and if you head off to a spot where dancing might be involved you’ll be thankful for it.
You’re still going to need shoes with plenty of grip for that walk back to your accommodation later in the evening, so some snow boots are a good call. Forget those sheepskin booties, you need something you can hike in that grips the ground beneath you and supports your ankles just in case you slip. Don’t forget the thick socks to keep feet warm and comfortable.
Salopettes or jeans?
Many people find their skiwear salopettes to be the most comfortable choice for an evening in the après ski bar, while others prefer to change into jeans. Neither is the wrong choice, however, skinny jeans may be the best option. Not only are they snug enough to keep the warmth in, they’re easier to tuck into those snow boots.
They say that accessories make an outfit, so don’t leave yours behind when it comes to après ski. A knitted or faux fur headband is a great accessory to finish off that comfy ensemble, and for the guys a beanie will do the job just as well. A soft, wide scarf can double up as a blanket while you enjoy a drink or two and keep you snug on the walk home.
Ladies, if you do decide to change out of your skiwear, you can wear a dress or a skirt to après ski, but we highly recommend you grab a pair of super thick tights and a knitted jumper to wear too. A dungaree dress is on trend this winter, so forego the chunky knit and wear a roll neck jumper beneath this to tick all the style boxes – choose a jumper with a super thick neckline and you can skip wearing a scarf altogether.
Those heading back to their chalet to change may grab a small handbag to keep everything together in the evening, but mostly ski jacket pockets are a popular choice when it comes to keeping your personal items safe – plus, it means you don’t need to worry about carrying anything back after a night of partying.
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January 16th, 2017
Tired of the traditional boozy holiday? Looking for a chance to reset and maybe loose a dress size or two? Check out these insane fitness holidays that will get you going and won’t break the bank.
Lucero Surf – Costa Rica
Part beach holiday, part intensive surf course, Lucero Surf Retreats offers all inclusive Surf vacations in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. A friendly learning atmosphere for surfers and yogi’s of any level with the perfect balance between surf, other activities, yoga and individual free time. Choose from one of their fun weekly, day or bespoke packages for the perfect holiday.
Playitas is a fitness and sports resort on the beautiful Canary Islada of Fuerteventura. Top international athlete use the resort to prepare for top sporting events (including the 2016 Rio Olympics). But don’t be intimidated, they also cater to amateurs and offer themed weeks such as triathalon training, mind and body, and sports all rounders.
Thanyapura is one of Asia’s premier health and sports resorts. The 23-hectare site set in the middle of the Phuket National Park and offers a unique and modern location to train in paradise and an award-winning organic restaurant. They offer a range of programmes, facilities, training, and lodging options for beginners to sporting professionals.
Or maybe mountain biking is more of your thing. Set in the breath-taking Sierra Nevada national park, Pure Mountains offers trips ranging from three to eight days. Mixing cross country, trail riding and mountain biking, each trip is guided and offers a support vehicle.
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January 12th, 2017
Don’t worry. We’ve all asked the question – did she really wake up like this? Some people manage to nail a flawless gym style at 6 AM. Trust us, it’s not about doing your makeup or hair perfectly beforehand. The gym is supposed to be about getting the most out of your workout rather than a place to look glamorous. But a few tips on how to make sure your look is on point while you’re spinning or hitting those burpees couldn’t hurt, right?
@potter_natt is climbing the gym style ladder with a matching top and leggings.
Buy outfits together
We’re all guilty of it. Buying a top here, some leggings there, a sports bra there. Put it together and you’re a hot mess. Sport ranges are meant to be styled together and you’ll be thankful for matching pieces when you’re in a hurry in the morning. Though it may seem difficult to splurge on an outfit all at once, you’ll probably save money in the long run as it will stop impulse purchase of ad hoc pieces. The Superdry range of women’s gym wear is designed for complete outfit builds in a range of colours and shapes.
Dress for purpose
Hitting the treadmill or planning on a HIIT class with plenty of hops? Best to make sure you’ve got a sports bra with plenty of support. Or maybe you’re headed to a barre or pilates class. In this case, we recommend our studio layers, which provide plenty of flexibility. If getting toned with weights is your goal, we recommend our Gym Seamless Vest Top, which offers plenty of movement and is great for all-purpose performance.
Try a new colour
Yes miss all black everything, we’re speaking to you. While you may love wearing black to the office and on a night out, the gym is about making a statement. So go on, live a little and mix it up with some colour. Our sports leggings in brazen blues and plum snakeskins definitely pack a punch. And don’t worry, we’ve got black as well.
Feature image photo credit: @aconsciouscollection
January 4th, 2017
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You’re probably tired of your Instagram feed filling up with ‘new year, new me’ motivation as much as we are. But lately, we’ve been hearing whispers of some awesome fitness classes and trends that are a bit more fun than staring into space on an elliptical. We swear you’ll be telling your friends all about them – just like you would a first date or a night out.
Part gig, part workout
For music lovers, gyms like Rebel Fitness are the place to be. Each class features bespoke playlists with music you’d actually listen to. Choose Ride for a set of themed spins featuring rockstar instructors and live music from house musicians. Choose Rumble for a mix of HIIT and martial arts. Choose Reshape for a group exercise focused on specific muscle groups. We promise, you’ll fall in love with working out.
A whole new spin class
This isn’t your mum’s spin class. Gyms like Ride Republic and Soul Cycle take spin classes to a whole new level with themed rides, burn boards, amazing instructors and awesome community and social events. What are you waiting for?
Move over boys, the girls are in the ring. Plenty of boutique boxing studios are popping up with celebrities joining in on the trend. Boxing can reduce anxiety/ stress, plus it’s super empowering. We recommend Kobox in London, which is deemed part fight club, part night club.
Mixing up your yoga routine
Studios like Fat Buddha Yoga bring a modern approach to this ancient art by clearing the tradition of its jargon and making it relatable to your everyday life. Along with popping up in awesome venues, music is a huge part of the experience with tailor made mixes and playlists to suit every class. The sessions will always focus on a deep and dynamic practice, balanced with finding some inner calm to leave you feeling stronger, more supple with a heap load of zen.
Thought to be the sphere of adrenaline junkies and stunt men, parkour classes are now offered to us mere mortals. Parkour Generations offers classes for all abilities and sessions focused on specific skills.
December 31st, 2016
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Conjuring up the motivation to exercise in winter can be tough. It’s cold, it’s dark and the sofa probably looks way more appealing. However, with the right workout gear you might just feel motivated enough to get outside and beat your personal best sprinting around the block or to head to the gym to smash out a HIIT. Slacking off in winter can hinder your ability to find motivation for spring, plus it only takes seven to 14 days for your fitness to start declining. Yeah…we know, ouch.
So just what should you be throwing into that gym bag, ready for your next winter workout? We’ve put together a guide just for you, with some stylish suggestions featuring some of the best pieces from our very own sports range to choose from:
The right shoes
Running outside in the winter months can result in slips and falls on icy pavements and wet leaves, which is why selecting the right pair of workout shoes is an absolute must. Choose running shoes which not only support your feet and ankles but also feature plenty of grip on the soles, to ensure you don’t end up looking like a baby gazelle during your 5K.
For the gym, this isn’t such a necessary feature to consider, so a pair of our casual trainers are great for creating a stylish look when you’re smashing out a weighted workout or having a go on the elliptical.
Don’t go out without this…
You’re going to need a comfortable coat that will shield you from the wind during a winter run – one that is also waterproof with a hood is ideal, just in case you end up in a downpour. For dryer days though, our Gym Funnel Shell Jacket has a fun retro vibe and its high collar can be zipped up to protect your neck from the cold. It’s been created using hi-tech fabric with performance technology, plus added ventilation features, to keep you covered but cool while completing a workout.
If you’re not much of a runner and prefer a long hike or walk instead, a waterproof jacket that also includes wind shielding features will encourage you to truly head for the hills this winter. Opt for a jacket featuring fur lining – like our popular Windcheater style – and stay cosy while enjoying a brisk hike at the weekend.
Level up your leggings
Thighs and calves take the full force of the cold when out exercising so swap your usual capri leggings for a longer, thicker pair. Choose leggings featuring a thicker waistband too, which will ensure hips stay toasty while out and about and stirrup styles are a great idea to ensure no cold gets in and ankles aren’t exposed.
Runners leggings with moisture wicking fabric are also perfect for the winter months, the material soaks up any sweat and ensures you don’t feel a chill while out exercising and cooling down. Our range also features a helpful zip pocket on the waistband, which means you don’t need to worry about taking a bag with you or grappling with an arm band that holds your smartphone.
As well as your coat, ensure you stay warm while braving the chill with thin layers worn beneath a lightweight sports jacket. For the ladies; a well fitting sports bra should always be worn – no matter what exercise you are doing – then layer this with a thin, long sleeved top before finishing off with a hooded jacket.
Guys, one of our long sleeved athletic tops is ideal to wear beneath a fitted hooded top and a jacket and be sure to combine running leggings with some athletic shorts for a good looking but cosy combination for your next winter workout.
Don’t forget to accessorise
Keep those extremities protected from the cold with some stylish but warm accessories. Matching gloves and a scarf are always a good combo but bear in mind that the more you move the hotter you get, so it’s best to leave the hat at home. When it comes to gloves, opt for a pair featuring touchscreen technology so you can change music or update your fitness tracker with ease while out, as well as staying warm.
If your jacket doesn’t feature a higher collar a snood is also a great addition to your winter workout wardrobe. You won’t need to worry about it unravelling as you move and it will definitely keep you toasty.
If you plan on heading out in the evening to exercise it’s important you are seen by traffic, even if you aren’t straying from the path. This means pulling on a hi-vis armband or even a headlamp to ensure you don’t get missed by drivers and even other runners or cyclists. While all black workout gear looks great, you need something brighter for night time runs – embrace the bold pinks, bright greens or (our personal favourite) vivid orange.
Before you head out in the dark to exercise, whether you’ve planned in a light jog or are cycling around your local area, it’s important you let people know where you are going and when you intend on returning. Ensure you remain in well lit, populated areas and always stay safe when exercising in winter.
Choose workout clothes that get you excited
The winter blues are easy to succumb to, so be sure to pick out workout gear in bright colours and fun patterns that you want to wear. A shiny new pair of gym leggings that you can’t wait to show off might just encourage you to get out there or a brand new pair of running trainers could give you the push to plan a walk to wear them in. Don’t underestimate the power of some fun new additions to your wardrobe.
December 30th, 2016
Feature image photo credit: @annamariedamm and @anoukyve
Bomber jackets – they are the perfect transitional piece. We love adding them to glam up a casual look or to give a night look a more casual edge.
Inspired by sportswear and the popular sports luxe trend we’ve witnessed in 2016, bombers are the ultimate casual jacket worn by celebs running errands and by influential fashion bloggers to high profile events. If you’ve been wondering how best to style up a bomber jacket of your own then here’s a quick how to guide – and if you don’t yet have one be sure to check out our range:
Oversized with rolled up sleeves
Currently trending in Japan, wearing one oversized garment adds an instant edge to your look. Our favourite it girls are donning jackets in dramatic lengths with extra-long plain t-shirts. Capture the trend by wearing your bomber jacket oversized and simply rolling the sleeves up. Or slip over a feminine, fitted dress and finish off with a pair of high top trainers. It’s the look for those of us that never grew out of our inner tomboy.
Which bomber is best?
Our Winter Flite Jacket has a slightly masculine vibe, perfect for the oversized trend. The detachable fur collar adds some extra volume.
Grunge is back, 90s kids. So mess your hair up ala Courtney love and embrace your grunge roots with a khaki bomber, worn open over your favourite band tee, ripped jeans and finished off with a thin, flannel shirt tied around your waist. Don’t forget the eyeliner.
Which bomber is best?
The RSD Lite Pilot Bomber is a good choice when it comes to recreating this look. Turn it’s airforce styling on its head by playing into the rocker look. The multiple zips and pockets included in the design add a little edge – plus what girl doesn’t want more pockets for all her essentials?
Going ‘out out’
Velvet has resurfaced this seaso, and we’re loving it. A velvet bomber is the perfect addition to a sleek dress or black jeans and a top. The velvet adds a mix of textures to create an outfit that’s sure to turn heads.
Which bomber is best?
We’re mad about this Velvet Bomber Jacket. Available in classic black or an ink blue – it’s great for draping over your favourite party dress and keeping you cosy when waiting for a taxi after a great night out. The additional small pocket on the arm is ideal for keeping travel cards or money close by and easily accessible – so it’s practical and pretty!
Bomber jackets are perfect for making a casual statement in the workplace and for dashing around on the tube for client meetings. Pair yours with some slim trousers and a sleeveless blouse and finish off with a pair of killer heels.
Which bomber is best?
You need something that’s going to look good in and out of the office. Our Micro Quilt Bomber Jacket works well as a blazer and as a piece of outerwear. The light colour works with your favourite pencil skirt and blouse combo and its relaxed fit means it can see you through to the weekend too.
For many of us, fashion bloggers are our main source of inspiration when it comes to styling up our wardrobe. A suede bomber is the perfect way of replicating the looks seen on Instagram. Pair this with a denim mini skirt and a striped Breton t-shirt for instant, blogger worthy style.
Which bomber is best?
The Suede Billie Bomber Jacket is definitely Instaworthy. Great for being snapped in front of a rustic looking wall with a coffee in hand, this jacket style in tan is what every fashion icon should have in her wardrobe but opting for black means it can work with anything you decide to throw on that day.
Nothing beats a classic jeans and t-shirt combo for casual weekend style. With a cute bomber jacket slipped on over the top, you’ll nail that laidback look. If you don’t fancy something heavy, opt for a bomber jacket featuring lace or mesh sleeves and a lightweight material for the body, then wear it like a cardigan over your favourite pair of blue skinnies and a comfy t-shirt. Finish off with your favourite heeled ankle boots.
Which bomber is best?
Our Analee Lacy Bomber works great for this look, the lace sleeves and delicate detail make this an attractive lightweight jacket that can be worn most days. It’s not as fitted as your regular bomber, with no ribbed cuffs or a collar, so it works great as a jacket to wear indoors or to add a layer in warmer months.
Feeling inspired? Take a look at our jacket range and recreate some of these looks yourself.
December 29th, 2016
Feature image photo credit: @potter_natt
You’ve got the high tech running shoes, the moisture wicking sportswear and the gym membership, now you just need the tunes to match. Many of us compile a playlist made up of our favourite upbeat songs. Whether you’re into hip hop or prefer a brand new dance track, the music you listen to has a real influence on your performance.
Music’s emotive power can help increase our endurance and give a boost when we really need it. We’ve all thought we couldn’t go on near the end of that 45-minute spin class but then the beat drops and we somehow find a new lease of energy.
Athletes and music
At the 2016 Olympics, many of the athletes confirmed that they have special playlists they listen to in order to pump up for the main event. R&B tunes with strong beats were the preferable choice, so take inspiration from this and crack on some Drake or a bit of old school noughties hits before you step on the treadmill.
Music and distraction techniques
Dissociation and music while exercising is strongly linked. A song can take our attention away from those common feelings of fatigue, which could enable us to push ourselves further than before. Don’t believe us? Have you ever forgot your headphones on a run? We bet you didn’t make it nearly as far had you brought them along with.
A fast paced dance track is great when pounding the pavement to push you to go faster and dissociate you from any fatigue you may be feeling. A song with a strong beat is perfect for timing pace to and a spurt of energy can always be found when the beat drops. When lifting weights, it’s all about the melody so you can get revved up and ready to go.
Music and emotions
Music has a strong effect on our emotions. Getting ready to go to the gym or about to head off for a run? Play one of your favourites songs for some positive energy and you’ll find you’ll feel more motivated for your session.
Music even has a power once the workout is over. Listening to a low tempo track when you’re finished can help lower your heart rate and relax you. This encourages the healing process for all those muscles you’ve worked.
Tips for listening to music while working out
Smartphones are ideal for taking with you when exercising, and there are plenty of arm bands with pockets to hold your device so you can be hands free. Bluetooth and wireless headphones are also popular among those who exercise regularly, as they remove cumbersome wires and give you true freedom of movement.
Be sure to set up a playlist before you start. Use a streaming service such as Spotify or Deezer for full access to the latest tracks and put together a set of songs that will last as long as you intend to work out for. You could even set yourself a challenge to not stop until the playlist ends, for some extra motivation. Don’t forget to mix up your tracks every now and then too because listening to the same music over and over can get monotonous, shake things up regularly to give yourself a boost.
Finally, avoid listening to your music at full volume, you don’t want to damage your ears and it can also hinder your awareness of what is going on around you, which could leave you vulnerable to injury especially if you’re exercising outside.
Pairing music and exercise
When it comes to pairing a music genre with a type of exercise, only certain ones will do. Here’s a quick run down of what works best:
- Cardio (running, cycling, rowing) – a fast paced, dance track is ideal for setting a pace and distracting you from sore muscles or feelings of tiredness.
- Weightlifting – a grime track with a strong beat is great for getting you ready to lift those heavy weights.
- Team sports – try an R&B track with plenty of inspirational lyrics to get you pumped before a game.
- Yoga – calming music with minimal singing is a good choice, so you can focus completely on your form.
December 22nd, 2016
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From Kanye West to Sergio Ramos, bomber jackets are everywhere. They have a timeless appeal but still give off an effortlessly cool vibe. And one that can be transformed to reflect many styles.
It’s a perfect transitional layer for those surprising warmer winter days but also functions as a layer to wear to work or at the pub with your mates.
If you’ve been considering trying the look, check out this quick guide on how to style one from our Superdry jackets range. We’ve got plenty of choice in terms of shapes and textures, so you can choose the one that’s right for you.
Look One: Smart for work and everything in-between
Our Heritage Bomber Jacket, designed by one of the most stylish men in the celeb world, Idris Elba, is the ideal choice if you’re looking to create a smarter look. This jacket’s material is lightweight and comfortable, ideal for overlaying a crisp white shirt, which can be paired with fitted black jeans. You could even team it up with a slim fit cardigan if you’re braving the cold. Don’t forget to finish with a pair of suede ankle boots and a satchel bag to nail this smarter look.
Look Two: Cool for school
Whether you want to ‘out-dress’ your fellow students in that 10am lecture or you’re leading a group presentation you’re majorly underprepared for and need to dress to impress, you know a bomber jacket is a great choice when you want to make an impression. Our Hutch Suede Bomber is stylish, offers a structured fit and adds a laidback edge to your everyday look. It’s ideal for pulling on over a plain white t-shirt, blue jeans and a pair of high tops to nail that all-star, all-American vibe.
Look Three: Drinks with the lads
Heading down the pub on a Friday night for a catch up with your mates? If you’ve hit the gym beforehand be sure to take along one of our IE Sport Bomber Jackets. Not only does it look good – Idris has nailed the design again – but it’s warm too, ideal for that walk home if you can’t arrange a lift.
Alternatively, if you don’t mind the banter and are looking for something a little bolder, a printed bomber is a great choice. Camo is still in this season, but don’t expect to see too many green and brown colour schemes, instead grey and black camo prints is a great look for bomber jackets. Pair yours with a collared polo shirt, fitted jeans and a pair of comfy trainers for the ultimate athelisure style.
Look Four: Footie on a Saturday
Headed to watch your favourite team but don’t want the weigh of a parka? Our Microfibre Fur Windbomber Jacket is the outerwear for the job. It features a fur lined hood to take the brunt of the force when the rain starts lashing down and its ribbed cuffs and quilted lining ensures no chill gets in while watching your team. There’s no need for a jumper underneath with this type of bomber. You can easily get away with a lightweight t-shirt – ideal for when you head down to the bar later to celebrate or grieve your team’s result.
Look Five: Date night
Date night calls for a jacket that meets that blurred line between smart and casual. You want a plain bomber jacket that works with one of the many comfy but on point tees in your wardrobe. One of our Surplus Goods Bombers in black is a good starting point. Alternatively, for a stronger look, a bomber jacket featuring more of a military style design is a great choice – especially if you choose yours in a popular khaki colour.
Style up your bomber using one of the looks above for inspiration and we guarantee you’ll be looking good all season.