January 7th, 2019
Name: Revee Walcott-Nolan
Sport: Athletics 800/1500m
Insta handle: @reveewn
Team GB gold club athlete, Revee Walcott-Nolan is a serious contender and looks to be coming to an Olympic stadium near you in 2020. At only 23 years old, Nolan has huge aspirations to cement herself as one of Britain’s best 800/1500m athletes.
How did you get into your Sport? Talk us through your journey At the age of 12 my Nan took me to first cross country race. It was a sport she was good at when she was younger and also thought that I could be good at too. I ran really well and from there I joined my local athletics club. At the age of 19 I went to a university in Twickenham that specialised in sports, to enable me to train whilst also study for my sports science degree. It was at university that I met my coach Matthew Yates. He told me to start taking the sport seriously because he believed I have what it takes to succeed and be a great athlete. Since then my athletic career really started to take off and in the past three years of my athletic career I have been national champion for both the 800m and 1500m and have been ranked top ten in the U.K.
What has been your proudest moment in your career? My proudest moment in my career so far was coming 4th at the 2016 Olympic trials. Based on personal bests I was ranked to come second last going into the final, and ended up coming 4th which was a massive surprise and confidence boost. It was this moment that I really started to believe in myself and recognise my own talent.
What do you look for in active wear? Comfort, fit, style and practicality are four of the main things I look for in active wear.
What motivational track do you work out too? When I’m training I will always listen to happy upbeat music with a good pace. When it comes to competing I normally listen to slower paced music that calms me down and keeps me relaxed. One song I love listening to whilst working out is ‘I can-Nas’.
What is your favourite piece from the Superdry Sport range and why? The black marl active seamless leggings and crop top is my favourite set from the Superdry Sport range. Black is my go to colour for sportswear and I love the pop of pink. The set it so comfortable and fits perfectly!
What would be your 5 step workout routine for a newbie? Identify your individual strengths and weaknesses - Design a program -Keep it structured but also varied - Set yourself long and short term goals - Start slowly and build up gradually
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January 2nd, 2019
The American star is set to make a sparkling impression in 2019. We caught up with Ariana to hear how her Christmas was and what’s in store for the year ahead…
The last time we caught up with you Ariana was last summer – tell us three new facts/revelations/anecdotes from the life of Ariana since then!
What a good question!
- Well, I dyed my hair white blonde – which for a brunette Italian girl is a life-long dream! I spent all summer with this silver/white hair and I’m not sure if all blondes have more fun, but I definitely did.
- I put out some new music! I put out a song called Lonely Star which I have been waiting to put out for a few months. The track is about finding your home, your tribe, your group of weirdos. It’s a really special one to me.
- I spent August traveling through Asia which was AMAZING! I went to India, Nepal and Bhutan and then stopped off in Dubai before heading back to New York. The whole trip was so emotional and inspiring. Getting to travel is something I’m really passionate about and feel very lucky to be able to do. It was absolutely once in a lifetime.
What were you thankful for in 2018 just been?
I’m thankful for so many things. The year felt like it flew by and happened in slow motion at the same time. I feel the most grateful for all of the amazing people I have gotten to work with. The pace of life feels like it goes so fast these days and it’s so important to be reminded that ultimately everything is an experience coloured by the people around you. I feel very lucky to have the most amazing people around me, personally and professionally. I’ve gotten to create things with people I’m in awe of and spend my time off with people that make me laugh until my face hurts.
It’s finally getting cold here in the UK…are you a winter girl?
I am NOT a winter girl. I love the summer. I love hot weather and the sun. With that said, I’d like to think my outerwear game is really strong and I love a good coat moment. I have a lavender floor length robe coat that I absolutely love. So, I’m always counting down the days to summer but I’m hopefully in a cute jacket with some hot chocolate while I do it.
Best and worst things about Christmas – giving the London and NYC editions.
Best thing – mulled wine or cider walking through Winter Wonderland.
Worst thing – It gets so dark so early, you just want to stay in bed all day.
Best thing – The energy of the city just feels really festive. People are genuinely cheerier on the street, which goes a long way in New York.
Worst thing – so many tourists. It’s hard to walk around.
Best thing about both – The Christmas lights and decorations! I know some people may find it cheesy but I LOVE Oxford street and 5th Avenue all lit up. I love the store windows at Liberty and Saks Fifth Avenue. It’s so classic.
If you could write your own panto, give us a brief (but fantastical) synopsis!
This is so fun! I would base mine on Peter Pan, it has all the perfect characters for this. Captain Hook would be played by an amazing drag queen, Peter Pan would be played by a woman and Wendy would be a gorgeous damsel in a night gown. The audience would have to help Wendy and Peter defeat Captain Hook and we’d pick a favourite audience member to be a part of the Lost Boys. It would be the most amazing panto ending with Peter and Tinkerbell flying over the audience throwing glitter on everyone.
Your latest single is called Night Owl – what does an owl get up to on a night out?
Well, if they’re making the right plans then they are at my galactic immersive concert, Light + Space! But if it’s just a typical night out, I think anything is fun as long as you’re with the people you can have a glass of wine and laugh with. And always wear a fabulous outfit because you never know where the night will take you!
New Year resolution?
Approach life more like Rihanna. Because she really is just living her best life!
More seriously, my resolution is to stay in the positive. My thoughts, my words, my actions, keep my energy in the positive. I think it’s a muscle that needs to be exercised and a skill that needs to be refined and has such a powerful impact.
What can we expect from Ariana & The Rose in 2019?
Music! I’m going to be putting out so much music, I cannot wait. I’ve spent the last year really focusing on my live show and building our immersive events, so I’m really excited to be putting out a ton of new songs.
Wildest night out and experience you’ve had?
I went to a gorgeous wedding in Santa Barbara over the summer, it was July at this gorgeous house overlooking a valley, it felt like we were in Italy. I was with so many of my closest and oldest friends, we danced all night and then we went out to this amazing club afterward and kept dancing until the sun came up. There was a lot of tequila involved and I haven’t danced that hard in my whole life, it felt like magic.
December 30th, 2018
So, you’re not quite ready to give up that expensive leather jacket just yet – even if the temp outside is in single figures. We get it. You saved up to buy that stunning piece of outerwear so you definitely don’t want to retire it to your spring wardrobe just yet.
But are leather jackets warm enough winter? And if not, how can you style yours to make it work? We’ve got the answers.
Are leather jackets warm enough for winter?
On their own – maybe not. But if you layer up – definitely. It also depends on whether you’re donning real leather or the faux kind. A real leather jacket moulds to your body, fits like a glove and is a generally heavier material, so it’s already had a head start.
Oversized leather jackets are ideal for winter, as they can be worn over warmer pieces, such as jumpers and long sleeve shirts. Look for larger collars that can be turned up against the wind and styles that zip up to the neck to trap heat.
How can I protect a leather jacket from winter weather?
It’s a good idea to check whether your jacket is water resistant and deal with this first, ready for that wet British winter that’s probably on the cards.
Real leather isn’t waterproof, in fact, it’s not a good idea to get it wet at all. So you’ll need to apply a waterproof coating first. You can pick this up from a shoe shop and simply rub it in or spray it on to create a protective seal.
Faux leather has a plastic coating that should be shower resistant, so it’s always a good idea to carry an umbrella with you when you head out if it’s real bad out there.
How to wear a leather jacket in winter
Are leather jackets warm enough for winter? Yes, if you layer things up. Here we’ve broken down how to wear a leather in winter, for men and women.
- Look for oversized leather jacket styles – this means you can squeeze in thicker layers underneath. If your jacket rides up, sits tight across the arms and isn’t all that flexible, you may need to look for another that better suits layered looks.
- Wear a base layer – a vest or t-shirt is the ideal base under a jumper or hoodie. If it’s really cold, ladies, tights under jeans can work.
- Accessories are important – Knitted winter accessories are there to top up your look and keep things cosy. Scarves, gloves and a beanie lock in the heat.
- Boots let you brave any weather – Chunky boots ensure you stay warm from the ground up, ensure you pair with thick socks too.
Women’s winter leather jacket style
- Leather jacket – A slightly oversized fit ensures you have enough room to squeeze in those layers underneath.
- Jumper – A slouchy jumper you can fit under your leather looks good and keeps the warmth in. We’re feeling prints this season – check out our guide on the top knitwear styles you need this winter.
- Vest – Wear this under that slouchy jumper.
- Skinny jeans – Don’t let the cold in, wear jeans that fit snug to the body.
- Boots – Calf-height boots lock in the heat, pair with thicker socks.
- Accessories – Finish with an oversized scarf, gloves and a beanie hat to keep the warmth in those extremities.
Look for leather that does all the hard work, painted styles are popular this season with floral embellishments and studded collars to add a little edge.
Men’s winter leather jacket style
- Leather jacket – A style with a strong collar – or even a Sherpa design – is key to winter dressing.
- Cable knit jumper – The winner of winter jumper style, nothing says cosy like cable knit. Grey, cream or a deep green are festive enough to see you through the colder months.
- T-shirt – Wear one as a base layer under your jumper, it means if you do get hot later you can take off layers to cool down.
- Straight leg jeans – They look good wherever you end up and pair nicely with a leather jacket. If you want more of a rocker vibe, skinny jeans work too.
- Leather boots – Keep the theme going with a pair of leather ankle boots. A contrasting pair in a tan shade adds interest to any look.
Zip details add edge to any look, while strong silver embellishments such as poppers and buttons hold their own and create interest.
Style up that leather jacket, ready for winter and look good while doing so. Check out our full range of men’s leather and women’s leather jackets here on the site if you fancy adding another to your collection.
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December 23rd, 2018
Let’s face it, we all wish we could wear joggers everywhere. They’re comfy, cool and casual as well as being a lifesaver on those colder days when all you want to do is stay in bed.
Well, your wish is our command. This style guide features all the inspiration and tips you need, so you can stay comfy no matter the occasion. The popularity of athleisure wear means there’s plenty of on-trend jogger styles now to choose from that could definitely pass for jeans or trousers.
Whether you need a jogger style that suits the gym or you’re heading to a fancy event, it’s actually pretty easy to put together jogger outfits for any occasion. Pick out your favourite fit and keep reading to find out what to wear with sweatpants for all types of event.
What to wear with joggers:
- Smart casual: Mix up the casual nature of joggers with a shirt ft. rolled-up sleeves and loafers. Grab a knitted jumper if it’s cold out.
- Working out: Joggers are easy to style with breathable t-shirts, a matching zip-up hoodie and sporty trainers.
- Casual: Anything goes, but a slim fit tee and jumper combo is a great go-to. Pair it with sporty trainers.
- Formal: A crisp white oxford shirt or polo neck, brogues and a blazer paired with black skinny joggers.
- Date night: Pair your smartest trackies with a smart jumper, all black trainers or brogues if you’re going somewhere classy.
How to style joggers
Now that you know the key pieces to wear, it’s time to turn your attention to how to style joggers.
When it comes to pulling off jogger outfits, creating the right balance of casual and smart is key. Nobody wants to look like they’ve just rolled out of bed, so take some inspiration from our style guide to stay fresh but cosy no matter the occasion.
Look one: Going to class
Joggers were practically made for wearing to lectures – or at least, they should have been. While we don’t recommend sitting back and relaxing too much, trackies make those stiff classroom chairs a whole lot comfier. If you’re out of education, this outfit is perfect for running errands at the weekend, thanks to its relaxed fit and cool vibes.
Check prints add edgy detail to the simplest of outfits, making a check shirt or jacket a must have when wearing grey trackies. Go for a darker colour scheme for the top and shoes to create a stylish contrast that’s sure to turn heads.
Joggers are easy to style for everyday looks. Feel free to swap the plaid print for a leather jacket if you’re feeling daring and choose a long sleeved tee if you’re going jacketless.
Look Two: Formal flair
Going to a formal event but don’t want to give up the joggers? We get it – they’re the one piece that offers equal amounts of comfort and style, so it’s no wonder why you never want to be without them. Learning how to style tracksuit bottoms fashionably for formal events may seem impossible but luckily for you, we’ve got your back.
Keep it smart with a crisp white shirt – opt for a slim fit to show off the results of arm day without straying from the dress code. You can add a skinny black tie and blazer if the event calls for it, otherwise stick with a leather jacket to bring a bad boy vibe to the outfit.
When it comes to the tracksuit bottoms, don’t go for anything other than skinny fit. Save your baggy jogger styles for seeing your mates or you’ll end up looking far too casual. It’s a lot easier to get away with wearing black skinny fit joggers simply because they look similar to many types of smart trousers. Comfy and smart at an all-day event? Sounds good to us!
Balancing the casualness of joggers with smarter pieces is key to pulling off this new sporty yet formal outfit. If you can get away with trainers, we’d recommend a low top pair in all black to make sure they blend in with the rest of your attire. Otherwise, add a dapper touch to the look with a pair of gentlemanly ankle boots.
Look three: Sporty sets
Whether you’re heading out for a run or playing footy with the lads, a matching tracksuit is a must have if you’re getting sporty outside. Designed with stretch technology, Superdry Sport tracksuit bottoms help you look stylish and stay on top of your game. Tracksuit sets are effortless and trendy, ideal for a grab ‘n go outfit – when you don’t have much time to spare.
If it’s too hot for hoodies, trade it for a breathable tee and style it out with a baseball hat in the same colour as your joggers for a more subtle matching outfit. Impress your mates with some footie skills by wearing sporty trainers with strong soles – nobody wants to slip up on the pitch.
Look four: Winter warmer
It may be tempting to stay indoors all winter, but it’s only a matter of time before you have to drag yourself out of a warm bed. Keep the cold at bay with a pair of super soft joggers and boss those winter trends with a trendy sherpa jumper.
When it comes to t-shirts, layer it up by wearing a long sleeved tee under your hoodie. It’ll keep you toasty while looking totally cool if you need to take your jumper off.
As far as shoes go, just stick with your trusted pair of trainers. Make sure they have a decent grip if it’s icy so you don’t end up stacking it in front of the girl you fancy. Embarrassing or what?
Look five: Feeling the heat
It may be shorts season, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to joggers for good. Perfect for heading to the pub with your mates, swap the shorts for a pair of lightweight tracksuit bottoms on those cooler summer days.
Opt for a short sleeve polo shirt in a light colour to keep you cool, especially if you’re going for a darker pair of joggers. Camo prints are always a top choice but feel free to swap them for a grey pair if you want a simple yet stylish outfit.
If you’re heading out to watch the big game, you’ll need somewhere to put your stuff. Ditch the jacket in favour of a sports bag to embrace the athleisure trend while keeping track of your things.
Now you’ve got a look for every occasion, it’s time to find the perfect pair. Check out the range of tracksuits and joggers in our new season collection.Read more
December 17th, 2018
It comes around every year, yet every year we find ourselves running to the shops for those last minute buys. We know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift for whoever you’re gifting. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered, our next level selection of Christmas Gifts has something for the girl who wants everything and the guy who wants nothing.
CLOCK THIS STYLE
Add some style and practicality to any outfit with our collection of watches, with a range of designs and styles available, be sure that you’ll pick up a timeless gift that will keep on giving.
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Perfect for your washbag essentials & cosmetics or even a jumbo sized pencil case, our wide variety of vanity bags will have you sorted for 2019, whether you have big travel plans a foot or you just need an update to your regular washbag, we’ve got you covered.Mens Washbag
Walk into Christmas Day knowing you’ve nailed gift giving this year with our vast collection of Winter Warmers, choose from our knitted accessories like cozy bobble hats, snoods, or keep your hands nice and toasty in our classically styled knitted gloves.
If you’ve tucked a brand new purse or wallet in the toe of their stocking, you know they’ll be happy. Our cute and practical range of purses will keep cards and coins in check. And for the guys, our wallets are true staples.
Who even buys their own socks? Keep the sock lovers on your list happy this season with these ultimate gifts. From comfort built slipper socks to your go to everyday pair, our collection are always an appreciated Christmas gift. Especially when they have quality that’s built to last.
Shop now for the ultimate gift-spiration. With gifts to suit everyone’s budget, you’ll be sure to find that perfect something with our range of gifts under £20 and gifts under £50. If you can’t decide, why not try one of our gift cards?
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