September 19th, 2018
Jumper season is here – and we could not be more excited. Time to think about where you’re going to party for Halloween, which jacket you’re going to pick up in time for winter and all the autumn inspired menus you can sample at your nearest coffee shop.
But when it comes to dressing for the season and embracing all things autumn fashion, you’re probably looking for some inspiration. With these eight autumn looks you’ll be nailing fall style every time you leave the house.
Autumn trends to feature in your wardrobe in 2018
- Tweed – This statement material is back, perfect for your autumn jacket or mini skirt, to pair with leather.
- Autumn clothes colours – Reds, oranges and mustard yellows are always on trend when it comes to autumn fashion. However, this season you can also dabble in biscuit shades with a range of browns and tans on the rails.
- Animal print – Leopard and zebra print is back in a big way.
- Statement headwear – Berets, beanies and scarves are accessories to work into your autumn wardrobe this season.
- Big jackets – Puffer has returned, again. A good looking down jacket will see you through cooler days during fall and long into winter too.
- Capes and blankets – Snuggly and perfect for layering up your look a cape or blanket cardigan is the perfect autumnal addition.
1. The inbetween temperatures jumper dress
Knitwear style dresses speak for themselves but teamed up with trainers and a strong puffer jacket and you have the perfect look for the season ahead. Sweat dresses are the ideal throw on and go outfit piece – and a style with a hood is ideal for those days where the weather doesn’t know what it’s doing. Add longer length sports socks with your trainers for a daring look that keeps you warm too, while a cute beanie or beret is the perfect accessory on top.
If you’re planning your wardrobe ready for lectures and walks around campus, finish things off with a leather rucksack slung over one shoulder to carry everything you need for the day. Otherwise, take advantage of your jacket pockets and keep things casual.
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2. The autumnal colours inspired look
Red, orange, yellow – you can have definitely have fun with colour when it comes to your autumn outfits. Burgundy, rust and mustard shades are best for those who don’t want to push things too far.
This season, 70s inspiration has taken hold again. Cord or suede skirts are the very definition of autumn style – perfect for dressing up or down this season. Team with a bodysuit to create a seamless look and swap out your sandals for ankle boots so you’re ready for whatever the season has to throw at you.
Have fun with knitted tights on cooler days, otherwise leave legs bare. A leather jacket is the ideal outerwear to throw on and go. Grab a tote bag or cross body bag to keep everything you need close.
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3. The ‘does all the talking’ print
No cute animals were harmed in the making of one of the biggest autumn trends for 2018. Animal print is dominating and is back in a big way, with everything from leopards to zebras featuring on new season pieces. Graphic prints are another strong trend, with bold shapes and colour that do all the hard work when it comes to your go-to autumn style.
Pinafore dresses work perfectly for autumn looks, paired with a thin jumper, thick tights and chunky boots. Suede boots in grey or red always look great in fall – just avoid wearing them on wet days.
If you’re not into full on print you can definitely get away with accessories featuring a print. A graphic print bag is the perfect addition to an all black ensemble, breaking up the colour and adding some interest.
4. The day to night bonfire party
Nothing reminds us more of autumn than the distinctive smoky smell of bonfires and fireworks. But what do you wear when a bonfire party starts early and goes on well into the night?
Layering is key to autumn fashion, as the temperature can’t quite make up its mind – whether it wants to be hot or cold. Denim dungarees are the perfect base for any fall look, easy to layer up with long sleeved tops and comfy trainers. Add a vest top underneath for extra insulation or if the night turns into a house party and things heat up.
Have a little fun with your dungarees, these are great for customising with patches and pins to let everyone know what you’re all about. Throw a parka jacket over the top and stay snug while you watch the sky once the evening rolls around.
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5. The Halloween lover autumn look
It’s is officially spooky season so for all you pumpkin spice and horror movie lovers this is the autumn style for you. If you don’t want to full on dress up but still embrace the holiday a little then throw together a look worthy of the season. Velvet textures and dark autumn shades tick all the right boxes.
A velvet dress is vampy in a good way – pair with black heeled boots and a dark berry lip and you’ll be the queen of Halloween. Finish with a trench coat for a little sophisticated glamour, perfect if you’re hitting up the bars on October 31st.
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6. The perfect coffee shop date shirt dress
T-shirt dresses are low key cool – ideal for pairing with trainers and an oversized hoodie or your comfiest leather jacket. A baggier style dress keeps things super casual – perfect for staying relaxed and to keep those first date nerves at bay.
Worried about the chill? Throwback to your school days and team your shirt dress with knee high socks for a cutesy but cool take on autumn style. An oversized scarf is the perfect accessory for this look – pair with a matching beanie.
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7. Keep things timeless in tweed
A structured tweed jacket taps into one of 2018’s biggest autumn trends – you’ll be serving style whatever you’re up to. Mix and layer athleisure pieces under your jacket for a range of autumn outfits that are gym ready and will see you through the season.
Black sports leggings with a long sleeved t-shirt are easy to throw on and go, pair with trainers and minimal makeup to create one of those perfect autumn looks ideal for running errands at the weekend.
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8. The layered up look
Blanket cardigans, multiple knitwear pieces and oversized hoodies are the perfect choice for layering this season. Wear over your fave weekend looks – blue jeans and a boyfriend t-shirt are the ideal base layers.
An oversized denim jacket over a brightly coloured hoodie is the perfect casual ensemble. Pair with laid back joggers and trainers for low key vibes any day of the week.
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Check out our new season pieces and find the perfect wardrobe additions to nail those autumn trends we’re now seeing.
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September 14th, 2018
DJ duo One Bit are doing one thing right now, and that’s releasing an awesome new single with X Factor winner Louisa Johnson. Titled Between You and Me, we sat down with them to wittingly chat things discretely between them and…everyone!
Between you and me…how did One Bit come about, and why the name?
We met in Liverpool at Paul McCartney’s Arts Uni LIPA, and started working on some dance and pop music bits together. It was pretty obvious from the start that one person’s weaknesses was the other’s strengths so it just made sense for us to stick together and be able to cover all bases with just the two of us. After working with loads of other artists writing songs and producing for them we decided to write something for ourselves. We put music on Soundcloud and it received a great reaction and we’ve been making music for us ever since. The name’s really boring and nerdy, but basically it’s part of a component used when recording sound… (google Delta Sigma Modulation in AD/DA conversion if you want a nice bedtime read…!)
Between you and me…what’s the most annoying thing about your DJ counterpart?
Haha that’s a can of worms not worth going into on here!
Between you and me…what time do DJs go to sleep after a gig?
We couldn’t possibly say on behalf of everyone else but we are both extremely sensible and responsible adults who always go to bed 9pm sharp or as soon as we finish playing of course Read more
September 10th, 2018
As the days get colder you’ll be digging out your knitwear to boss autumnal layering and ensure you stay warm and cosy whatever you’re up to.
Of course, as you start to wear your jumpers more regularly, you’ll begin washing them more often too. The last thing you want is to shrink your favourite to the size of your sister’s Barbie or for colours to run, dyeing it a completely different shade.
Washing knitwear isn’t the same as a t-shirt or even jeans, so read on before simply throwing your jumpers in with the next wash.
How to wash jumpers
The delicate setting on your washing machine or washing by hand in the sink are the best options when it comes to how to wash jumpers. Knitwear is usually delicate and needs extra care, compared to the rest of your wardrobe.
However, first, check the label of each individual item – this will give you all the information you need when it comes to washing them. Don’t just assume, even if it’s a chunky knit it’s likely it may need washing by hand to maintain its shape. Once you’ve taken a peek at what the label recommends the next key consideration is the material.
How to wash wool jumpers
Wool can be washed at 30°C in the machine and preferably on the specific wool setting. A gentle washing detergent – such as non-bio washing tablets – is a good choice to ensure you don’t damage the material.
Wool is cosy, soft and always looks good – perfect for layering up in autumn or keeping snug in winter. It’s likely your wardrobe features at least one or two chunky wool jumpers that you bring out again and again. Here’s how to keep yours looking fresh.
What temperature should you wash wool at?
Always wash wool at 30°C, any higher and you risk shrinking it. Make sure you turn it inside out and if you can, use non-biological washing tablets to avoid damaging the material and creating holes.
What setting should you wash wool on?
Check your washing machine and if there is a specific wool setting, use that. It’s a good idea to wait until all of your wool knitwear or delicate items need a wash before popping them in the machine.
How to wash a cashmere jumper
It’s best to wash a cashmere jumper on the delicate setting on your washing machine or hand wash it to be safe.
Any cashmere in your wardrobe is likely to be among your more expensive items and sit with the clothes you save ‘for best.’ Y’know like those family dinners or first dates when paired with a mini skirt.
The label will no doubt say dry clean and if you want to be really careful then it is best to take it to the experts. But, if you wanna save some cash you should also be okay washing your cashmere jumper at home.
What setting should I wash a cashmere jumper on?
If your washing machine has a delicates setting, then use this to wash your cashmere jumper. Avoid using strong smelling softener and detergent to ensure you don’t damage the material. For really delicate items, place these in a net washing bag before soaking – just to be on the safe side.
How to hand wash a cashmere jumper
Some washing machines don’t feature a delicates setting, so for those expensive knitwear pieces it’s safer to hand wash them. Here are some instructions to follow:
- Fill a clean wash bowl with warm – not hot – water and add a hand washing liquid. You can pick this up from the supermarket – check the label to ensure it’s suitable for use when washing cashmere.
- Add your jumper and gently move it around the bowl then leave it to sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the jumper from the bowl and squeeze out any excess water, being careful not to stretch the material. Lay it out flat and then pour out the soapy water to replace with clean, fresh water.
- Dip the jumper back into the water and gently move around the bowl to remove the hand wash liquid. You’ll need to keep emptying the water and rinsing the jacket until all traces of the washing detergent is gone.
- You may be tempted to hang the jumper on a clothes hanger but this can ruin the shape of the shoulders while it’s still very wet. Instead, lay it out flat then once it’s mostly dry hang from a washing line upside down to finish.
How to wash a cotton jumper
This is the easiest material to wash. Cotton jumpers can be added to your regular wash load and hung out to dry like usual. Cotton materials are less likely to shrink and are easier to remove stains from. It’s still a good idea to avoid putting them in the tumble dryer though – save the dryer for your bedding and towels.
What temperature should you wash a cotton jumper on?
You don’t need to turn it inside out and it can be washed higher than 40°C – although definitely don’t go any higher than 60°C.
How to wash a mohair jumper
This is a very delicate material and so you don’t want to put any mohair knitwear in the washing machine. Instead, use hand wash detergent and wash any jumpers in this material in the sink. It takes a little longer but it’s worth it to preserve the shape and look of your mohair jumper.
How to hand wash mohair
Follow these steps to wash your mohair jumper without snagging or ruining it.
- Fill a bowl with tepid water and a little mild washing detergent – even mild hair shampoo can work.
- Place your jumper in to soak and gently move in the bowl to remove any dirt.
- Rinse in clean, cool water to remove any detergent.
- Lay flat in the jumpers original shape. Mohair dries quite quickly so you won’t need to wait long before you can hang it up properly to finish drying.
- When the jumper is dry, use a stiff brush to restore the original look of the knitwear. Gently brush downwards to remove any knots or tangles that have been created while washing.
How often should you wash jumpers?
This depends on a number of factors. If you only have it on for a couple of hours and haven’t spilled anything down it, you can probably get two to five wears out of it. As a rule, you probably shouldn’t wear your jumper more then five times. This number decreases to three for delicate pieces such as cashmere.
Before you put it in the wash, ask:
- How long you have had it on for? If it’s just a couple of hours, you can definitely get away with another wear.
- How much have you sweat? If you haven’t got too hot in your jumper or sweat you’ll be fine to wear it again later. A spritz of perfume should sort you out.
- What type of material is it made from? Some materials cling onto smells more than other – wool or cotton should stay fresher for longer.
- Is it stained or dirty? If there are no spills or marks on your jumper it can definitely go back in the wardrobe ready for another wear.
Do your bit to save the planet, try to avoid washing your knitwear if you’ve only worn it once and it isn’t dirty.
How to unshrink a jumper
Accidents happen and sometimes you may risk the machine to discover your fave knitwear is now much smaller than when you first bought it. Instead of throwing it in the bin or donating it straight away, you could try unshrinking it first.
- While it is still wet, lay it out on a towel on the floor or worktop and starting from the bottom begin stretching the jumper.
- Pull gently along the hemline, at the sides and the shoulders to expand the knit and encourage the jumper to stretch out again.
- It’s unlikely you’ll be able to get it exactly how it was before but it can save a jumper if you take your time.
Removing stubborn stains
If you spill pasta sauce or red wine down your jumper you’ll need to deal with it quickly to avoid staining. Leave it at the bottom of the washing basket and you’ll find it harder to remove, if you can at all.
Start by blotting the stain – don’t rub, this will only make it worse. Once you’ve removed all you can this way, use a stain remover – but definitely check that it is safe for the type of knitwear before you do. Leave this to soak for a few minutes and then wash following one of the steps above.
Hang your knitwear out to dry
Avoid the tumble dryer at all costs. It’s tempting to throw your jumpers in there to speed up the drying process – especially when you can’t hang it out. The problem is, they could end up several sizes smaller if you throw them in the dryer. Not only that but running your tumble dryer isn’t cheap for the old electricity bill.
Allow it to air dry and if the weather doesn’t allow for it to go on the line, hang it on a clothes horse inside the house. This may be slightly more effort and take a bit longer but it will save you money and avoid ruining your favourite jumper.
That being said, once your clothes have been through a wash cycle it is worth putting them on a quick spin cycle. This drains any excess water because hanging them out to dry soaking wet can also pull them out of shape. Finally, make sure you hang them upside down – you don’t want peg marks around the neck.
Now you know how to wash knitwear, you can do so safe in the knowledge that you won’t ruin your favourite jumper. Need to refresh your wardrobe? Check out our mens’ jumpers and women’s ranges here on the site.
September 7th, 2018
Singer songwriter Sarah Close is making waves in music, and with the release of new single You Say, we’re saying that she’s set for serious fame and SOON! We invited her to our flagship store for a natter and gifting session – the results are below…
Hi Sarah! To get ‘closer’ to you, can you tell us some unusual facts about you?
I don’t like tea… I get a lot of teasing about it from my family and friends but i just don’t like the taste. What else…? I’m excellent at giving massages and I got my ears pierced for the first-time last year.
You mentioned you were a Myspace Girl back in the day – what song would you have on your profile, and what was your background wallpaper?
I had a Myspace page but actually when I was a kid it was all about Bebo! All I remember is my Dad was my best friend on there haha!
Have you always had a knack for social media, and what’s your current relationship with it?
Social media started being a thing when I was about 15/16 – I wouldn’t say I’ve always had a knack for it, but I grew up alongside it so I’ve always known what to do without really thinking about it. I love how it allows people to connect but I’m really trying not to spend too much time on my phone and more time enjoying the people and places around me!
Your new single is called You Say, and we say we love it! Question is, what are you actually saying in the song?
It’s the story of being into someone more than they’re into you, but they’re taking advantage of your feelings. One day saying it’s off then calling you back up when they see you moving on and doing good, only this time you’re SO DONE. And you tell ‘em to get gone once and for all!
You’ve brought dance moves into the mix – explain your moves to us and any showstoppers you have up your sleeve on the dancefloor!
I love to dance – I dance when I do my make up, I dance when I cook but I only ever do it by myself and I’ve never had dance lessons or anything. When I listen to You Say, it just makes me want to move, it’s such an energetic song. I’ve always wanted to do a video where I bring in some dancing and this felt like the right time to do it. My trick on the dancefloor is to stop thinking about what you look like and lose yourself in the music, people look great dancing when they’re comfortable – just get your hips moving and your body will follow.
Funniest moments you’ve had on set?
When we shot the Only You music video we had a friend’s dog on set with us – there was a lot of giggling and awwing that day – I remember getting my make-up done with the dog sat on my lap. Goals.
We’re in ‘New Term’ mode at Superdry – what are your memories of school days, and what would you advise your younger self now?
School was ok for me, I had some good friends and good teachers who were very supportive of my music. I hated doing exams though and I’m so glad I don’t have to do those anymore. To my younger self I’d tell her to be more fearless and worry less about what other people thought. School is such a bubble and it can feel like it’s never going to end or you’re never going to escape the people there, but it’s important that you make mistakes so you can learn and grow and take all the opportunities you can.
You recently visited Superdry at Regent Street, and we loved having you. What styles did you pick out, and was there anything that surprised you about the brand?
I had no idea that Superdry had a sportswear range! I’m a very energetic person and I burn off a lot of steam by working out so I grabbed a lot of the sports stuff. I also picked up a puffy coat in preparation for the cold weather, as well as some comfy tracksuit bottoms, which I’m currently living in. My favourite piece though was the jumper dress – I love jumper/t-shirt dresses!
September 5th, 2018
Stand out in the crowds on the way to your next lecture by tapping into 90s menswear trends that have made a serious comeback in 2018. We’re talking Fresh Prince, *NSYNC, David Beckham and baby-faced Leonardo DiCaprio as inspiration, here.
The 90s were the days of slicked back, hooped earrings and athleisure style, for guys in the UK. Football shirts reigned supreme and tank tops were embraced all year round. It’s an iconic era when it comes to fashion and while you might not want to replicate it exactly, there’s definitely elements to take away and add to your wardrobe.
Looking for some men’s fashion tips ready for when you’re back at Uni? Check out our round up below on the 90s trends that are cool for school – again.
Once considered a brave move, double denim is now something all trendsetters play around with when it comes to pulling together a strong daytime look. Plus, Justin Timberlake’s iconic look is still one that hasn’t been beaten. You can skip the denim cowboy hat for uni though.
Simply throw together a denim jacket and slim fit blue jeans to nail this look. Jogger jeans that look like your typical denim are a great call for long days in classes – comfy and on trend. A shearling collar on your denim jacket breaks the material up and adds a little interest too. Wear with a plain white t-shirt, trainers and finish with a rucksack to carry everything you need for the day ahead.
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Casual tees and oversized shirts
Follow in the steps of several 90s icons and throw a graphic t-shirt under a checked shirt for an easy everyday look. Look for a t-shirt featuring a strong logo across the chest for that true, laidback 90s vibe.
This is the type of outfit seen on the likes of Kurt Cobain when he wasn’t wearing his striped jumper or the members of British band Blur on a night out. Pair with skinny (ripped) jeans and skater style trainers.
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Pullover sports jacket
British boy bands loved a pullover sport jacket – paired with baggy jeans and a polo shirt. These jackets work as the statement piece in any look you pull together. Look for camo print styles to tap into the ever popular military trend, while still staying true to those 90s vibes.
Running trainers and a drawstring sports bag pull it all together for days sat in seminars. If you really want to tap into the 90s menswear trend, a hoop earring and slicked back hair wouldn’t go amiss either.
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The guys in 90s American sitcoms loved a pastel shirt. Lilac, mint, pink (salmon) – name a pastel shade they rocked it. Ideal for those uni days when you need to make a presentation or impress your tutor, pastel shades are the way to go.
Polo shirts in pastel shades are easy to wear and work into your everyday looks. Pair with cargo pants in a strong print – our marble camo design is ideal – and with sports trainers in a bold colour. Not a fan of a polo? A plain t-shirt under a pastel hoodie is a good alternative. Look for an oversized hoodie to nail another 90s trend – bigger is better when it comes to this era.
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Long sleeve shirts
Oversized, long sleeve t-shirts with a bold sports logo emblazoned across the chest were a common theme with guys in the 90s. They’re the perfect transitional t-shirt, ideal without a jacket once autumn rolls around but easily layered up in the winter months. Pick out strong colours such as greens, reds and blues to let the long sleeve t-shirt do all the hard work.
Paired with baggy jeans, sports socks and sliders you’ll be serving up 90s menswear trends no problem.
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With enough pockets to warrant leaving your rucksack at home – cargo trousers were a strong wardrobe staple in the 90s. Pair with a long sleeve t-shirt, fill the pockets with snacks and you’re good to go. Team with a cross body bag for for a quirky take on accessory style.
In the 90s, you’ll have witnessed grunge artists embracing these trousers – pairing them with oversized knits, worn t-shirts and tying checked shirts around the waist. Finish the look off with crisp white running trainers for a modern touch.
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Ready to boss your first day back in September? Work these men’s fashion tips for those recurring 90s trends into your wardrobe to ensure you’re cool for school.