November 29th, 2018
You may not want to believe it, but Christmas is nearly here. Whether you’re the type to belt out the Buble in October or try to ignore the advent calendars until December is actually here, you still need to decide on your Christmas party outfits.
Want to dress to impress at the work event? Turn up on the dancefloor with your mates on Christmas Eve and look good doing it? Or just stand out at the house party and gift exchange you have booked in the diary – we’ve got the Christmas party outfits for you.
Winter 2018/19 trends for Christmas party outfits
Stay on trend – even if you’re donning a novelty jumper – and incorporate these trends into your Christmas looks. These are good for guys or girls, trust us.
- Animal print – We’re talking subtle additions of leopard print here, maybe a stripe there.
- Puffer jackets – Bigger is best when it comes to your jacket. Inspired by 90s looks, a puffer coat is the piece of outerwear to throw on before you go out.
- Earth tones – Browns, yellows and greens are the shades of the season.
- Country vibes – Get riding with country-inspired looks – basically double denim and all the check print.
- Shimmer – Sequins, shimmery materials and glitter are all you need to make an impression.
Christmas party outfit one – The office party
You’ll want to keep things a little reserved but still make an effort when you head out with your colleagues. What you wear depends on the venue, a ball style event definitely calls for a tux or a longer length dress but if it’s your usual meal and drinks style gig here’s some inspiration.
Office Christmas party outfit for men
A jazzy shirt and jeans combo is a failsafe option for the work Christmas party – add chunky boots instead of your usual boat shoes for comfort and your own twist on the look. Navy leather creates a streamlined look but throw in a brown belt and matching leather strap watch for a sophisticated touch.
Blue hues and a sharp collar keep things smart but you can still have fun with prints. A floral pattern is a daring take on your classic shirt for a formal event. If you really want to kick things up a notch add a bow tie.
Office Christmas party outfit for women
Rust colours and gold hues look incredible on the dancefloor – plus you’ll stand out from your colleagues who’ll likely opt for blacks and reds. Pair with heeled ankle boots to tap into those country inspired trends.
Full on sequins or a shimmery material in a bodycon dress is a good choice. Choose a long-sleeved style to keep things modest around the boss but leave legs bare. Finish with an oversized jacket to keep the cold out when waiting for a taxi home – pick a colour that matches your main look but that you can wear all season.
Christmas party outfit two – Christmas Eve drinks
Dress for wherever the night may take you to celebrate the gift unwrapping and day spent with loved ones that’s soon to come. A drink at your local can quickly turn into a night out in town – just be sure to stay hydrated so you can actually enjoy that roast dinner your family cooks the next day. Christmas Eve should definitely be all about the glitz and glam so here’s some outfit inspiration to get you started.
Christmas Eve outfit for men
A jacket featuring sharp lines and a tailored fit is your go-to for Christmas Eve. Paired with a cable knit jumper, you have a festive ensemble to see you through the night. Even if you roll into your parent’s in the early hours of the morning, you can keep this outfit on and act like nothing’s happened.
A cream jumper looks good wherever you end up, pair with dark jeans and boots to get past the bouncers.
Christmas Eve outfit for women
Christmas Eve is a time to celebrate – which means you should definitely embrace all things sequin. Black sequins on a mini dress are sexy for the dancefloor but paired with a leather jacket and ankle boots you’ll still be good for the bar beforehand.
Leave hair wavy and loose but have fun with make-up – a smoky eye and a nude lip make for a sultry look to deck the halls with. Look for a leather jacket that contrasts with your dress choice – a strong collar and sharp shoulders in a slightly oversized fit looks like you’ve thrown on your boyfriend’s coat. Add some fun novelty ears, like reindeer antlers – but don’t expect to finish the night with them – and you’re good to go.
Christmas party outfit 3 – The house party
Planning a get together with your pals to swap gifts? Know your crush is going to be there? You want to look the part – and still feel festive. A house party is pretty relaxed but still a chance to make a bit of an effort. Try out these looks.
Christmas house party outfit for men
A check shirt is the perfect smart casual vibe and in a festive red, you can’t go wrong. Pair with a plain white tee, cropped jeans and white trainers and you’ve got a look perfect for chilling on the sofa with a drink in hand.
Take along an oversized puffer or parka jacket for the walk home – choose something extra warm to brave those early December morning temperatures.
Christmas house party outfit for women
Crushed velvet is on trend this season and looks incredible in a slouchy t-shirt dress style. Choose a green hue for all the festive vibes and either wear with bare legs and ankle boots or black pattern tights.
Tie hair back in a loose ponytail and work a red lip and basic eye make up for a low key vibe. At the end of the night, pull on a thick down jacket with an oversized faux fur hood – ideal for that Christmas Day walk after dinner too.
Christmas party outfit 4 – The family get together
Family can’t get together on Christmas Day? You’ve probably got another event planned in the diary to meet up – and you’ll want to look good for it. Whether you know you’ll be drinking with the cousins, hogging the cheese at the buffet or catching up with your Nan, here’s what to wear.
Christmas family party outfit for men
A long sleeved, slim fit polo shirt pairs well with comfy jeans and boots for an outfit the looks good but doesn’t appear try-hard. Look for a polo that fits close to the body to show off all the hard work you’ve done at the gym and a collar that isn’t too structured.
A bomber jacket is the perfect lightweight outerwear to throw on before dashing to the car. Pair with a matching scarf and glove combo and finish with hiking style boots.
Christmas family party outfit for women
A shirt dress is comfy, good looking and perfect for whatever type of family event you’ve got planned. Look for embroidered shoulders or pockets to tap into that country trend and team with tights and fur-lined boots for a cosy finish.
Take your biggest jacket for the big dog walk as a group or when playing outside with the kids. A longer length parka jacket in a neutral shade should keep things snug.Read more
November 18th, 2018
Grey is the new black: What to wear with grey clothes
Guy or girl, a neutral wardrobe makes it so much easier to add those stronger seasonal pieces – like that new jacket in a strong shade of red you’ve been eyeing up or those leopard print boots you’re not sure how to style.
Grey doesn’t have to mean drab, off-coloured or dreary. It’s the perfect transitional colour if you currently lean on black for every outfit. Want to try it out? We’ve rounded up some inspo when it comes to what to wear with grey clothes.
Which shade of grey to choose
Grey comes in a range of hues and temperatures to suit all occasions. Different shades of this colour give off different vibes. Here, we’ve broken down which shade of grey is best for the next event planned in your diary.
- Dark grey – Formal occasions require a grown-up, darker grey shade, think a full grey suit paired with a white shirt or a tailored grey dress with heels.
- Green-grey – Some greys feature a tinge of green in certain lights, look for luxury materials in this shade to wear to special occasions. A velvet green grey dress or a suede jacket over a shirt and trousers are ideal for those important dinners or parties.
- Light grey – The perfect colour for knitwear, slouchy t-shirts and everything in between, light grey is casual and a great alternative to white.
Colours that complement grey – Choose your pallette
Grey is neutral, so you shouldn’t have any issue pairing it with other shades and prints in your wardrobe. Here we’ve pulled together some inspiration if you’re wondering which colours complement grey best.
Grey + millennial pink – The ultimate colour combo, grey and pink is a firm favourite in interior design but also translates well into fashion. Pink trousers and a grey jumper pair well for casual athleisure looks while suede pink trainers and a grey suit add a cool twist to a look for the office.
Grey + blue denim – A staple for any wardrobe, grey looks smart but still stays casual when paired with blue denim. A structured grey overcoat with a white shirt and blue jeans is easy to throw together but always looks good.
Grey + forest green – Sage greens and darker forest green hues pair well with light grey tops and jumpers. Use accessories to pull in the green, oversized scarves and matching hats are a cute way to pair the neutral shade with something brighter.
Grey + orange – We’re all about orange here at Superdry and it isn’t just for autumn. Orange accents on prints are a good starting point – look for logos and tags with a dash of the colour on a grey base.
Grey + black – Can’t go wrong with a classic – grey and black creates a monochromatic vibe that works for any situation. Black jeans and grey jumpers are a winter staple for guys and girls – perfect for dinner dates with mates or weekend trips into town.
Grey + yellow – You can’t get more autumnal than this. Bold yellows or mustard shades pair with grey no problem. We’re feeling a simple bodycon skirt and loose fit jumper for the girls and a pullover hoodie and chinos for a casual weekend look for guys.
What clothes to buy in grey
Use grey as the base for any outfit or to break up a single shade. Here’s what to wear with grey clothes and the pieces that work best in this colour.
Jackets and coats
Grey is the perfect choice for your everyday jacket or coat. It styles with everything and anything – and should see you through more than one season. An oversized parka in grey camo or tweed taps into a number of seasonal trends for guys, while a lighter weight cropped jacket goes with everything for the ladies.
A grey dress acts as the perfect base for your autumn/winter looks. Pair a grey sweater dress with black knit tights, ankle boots and a leather jacket for an easy to wear look.
Shoes and boots
Grey boots are easy to pair with your everyday looks. Suede styles add a sophisticated edge to any look – girls look for a mid-heel and guys opt for lace-up chukka boots.
Grey knitwear is comfy, casual and easy to throw on in grey. This season, look for chunkier styles in cable knits and thicker fabrics. Roll neck jumpers can be worn under pinafore dresses and dungarees for the ladies, while gents can pull one on over a plain t-shirt and blue jeans.
A grey shirt is a perfect swap for your traditional crisp white style. Pair with tailored trousers and polished shoes for those all-important meetings or work with blue jeans and boots at the weekend for a look to see you through from day to night. Grey shirts in a subtle print add a little interest, look for check or stripe shirts to wear tucked in on smarter occasions or open and over a plain tee.
Camis in grey, slouchy shirts and Bardot style tops are the ideal choice in grey. Paired with skinny jeans and a puffer jacket or worn with a matching pair of joggers for the gym you’ll be swapping out your white tops for grey in no time.
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November 15th, 2018
Fly by Midnight might just be your new favourite band. Nostalgic, modern, and forward thinking with their sound, the NYC duo are hard to define and impossible to resist. With the release of their album Rerunning, we caught up with the talented two.
Why are you flying by midnight, what does this all mean?
Justin: *Laughs* I always wish there was a better explanation to follow the reasoning behind our name.
Slavo: We’re nocturnal so incorporating midnight was a given.
Justin: Yeah, our creativity usually goes to at least 3:30-4AM most of the week.
Slavo: And the fly had this retro feel to it which is how we like to describe our jams.
Justin: Definitely didn’t come together that smoothly either.
Slavo: Yeah.. *laughs* we had finished music before we had a name.
How did you both musically meet?
Slavo: I left playing college football in Florida to pursue music production in NYC.. fast forward a year later and found myself working in a studio Justin was working out of at the time.
Justin: I had been working on a solo project, but knew I wanted something more. We ended up writing one song together and I approached him with the idea of a duo. In all honesty I don’t think he knew what he was getting himself into… *laughs*
Slavo: Haven’t looked back since!
Is it tough to crack the music ‘biz’ in New York? How does the big apple compare on all levels to London?
Justin: I’ve been to London a handful of times but haven’t been able to take in the music scene much. Definitely on our list to explore & hopefully tour soon.
Slavo: We always say how crazy small the industry is in such a big city like NY. It’s one of the main reasons we love it. Very homely.
Justin: I think in this digital age cracking the biz is finding the balance between connecting with online fans, but also touring.
Slavo: For sure. It’s something we’ve been lucky enough to be able to do more this past year, but we can’t wait to reach more fans in 2019.
You’ve given pop an eclectic edge and sincere credibility – is this where you musically place yourselves genre wise, or is there a fusion to your audio ingredients?
Slavo: We embrace the term “pop” being we love pop as a fan and listener as well.
Justin: Agreed. The album itself we’d consider pop but it’s filled with these moments of eclectic fusions. We were really excited to do that. Kind of approach each song with no rules or boundaries.
Slavo: Justin and I listen to & appreciate every genre so it was cool to see that widespread influence make its way into our music.
What other artists do you look up to, and who’s on the wishlist to collaborate with?
Slavo: There’s so many on the wishlist… Bazzi’s album recently had me really inspired. The rhythms and melodies were so effortless.
Justin: We’re really hands on when it comes to our brand & visuals so we’ve always looked up to artists who are involved on that front also. Jon Bellion’s the first one that comes to mind. He has a vision and brings it to life. Fans of our project know we follow the same suit.
You sum up your album as “an episodic experience of romance and repetition” – care to elaborate?
Justin: We had finished the album and realized “damn these songs aren’t all about the same person or story.. can it even be an album?” ..It took a bit but we realized that all the experiences that inspired the record shared this loop of similarities. Meeting someone, catching feelings, watching those feelings fade, losing that someone.. and then starting all over again. Like rewatching an episode of a tv show.
Slavo: We also wanted the album to have a memorable aesthetic. The idea of the artwork being a television made us fall for the title even more.
Rerunning makes us think nostalgia – what do you both look back on fondly in life, and what would you re-run and re-do if you could?
Slavo: Rerunning definitely has a nostalgic feel. I would go back to Florida in a heartbeat and relive my high school days. Football was a huge part of my life back than and it’s crazy to think how much music has filled that space.
Justin: I like to think about the feeling of getting my first car. It was a beater that used to be my moms, but being given a key to independence like that was invigorating. It’s hard to think of rerunning anything in my life. Even low points kind of craft you to be who you are right?
You come across as a good laugh together – best prank you’ve done on each other, funniest moment on tour, and tell us your best joke!
Justin: *laughs* There’s a lot.
Prank: I poured a big bucket of M&Ms on Slavo once that went all over the studio. He wasn’t too happy.
Tour moment: We went to a bar once after a show that barely had anyone and was lame. We went to leave and I said “if a bus full of people doesn’t pull up by 12 we’re gone.” 5 minutes after and 12 on the dot a shuttle bus of sorority and fraternity students rolled into the bar. Turned right back around.
Best Joke: After a few drinks I’ll be throwing around jokes. *laughs*
Slavo: I have a prank that I find extremely funny/entertaining where I just stare at Justin late at night before we go to sleep on tour and act like I’m possessed. Scares the sh*t out of him. Unfortunately I’m not much of a joke guy, but I do enjoy some good old fashion sarcasm when the opportunity presents itself.
You’ve been styling out Superdry recently, and very well for that matter! What did you pick out, and how would you sum up your artist image?
Justin: Thanks man! I chose a couple of jackets that I’m still wearing every day. The whole sheep collar look has to be my favourite. Has this vintage vibe while also keeping me warm in the NY freeze lately. Collectively we always strive for a level of high fashion somewhat euro vibes. But when I’m not in fly by mode, sweatpants and a t-shirt does the trick.
Slavo: I picked out a green flannel and a camouflage hooded winter coat. Both are very form fitting and fit my personal style very well I’d say. As an artist I tend to gear towards a grungier denim vibe or whatever keeps me comfortable without looking like I just rolled out of bed.
Christmas is upon us…oh yes…! How are you both celebrating, and what do you love and hate about all things festive?
Slavo: Christmas is and always will be my favourite. My whole family still lives down in FL so I’ll be heading to the warm weather to spend some quality time with them for the holiday. If I had anything negative to say about Christmas is that it’s such a high point of the year that I miss it when it’s over.
Justin: Agreed man. Love Christmas. It’s very difficult throughout the year for me to completely turn my brain off, but during the holidays I really make it a point to focus on friends and family more. We’ve been going so hard the past few months… more than ever so creatively it will be nice to step back and kind of reboot a bit. For about ten years now we have a tradition with our NY homies on Christmas Eve Eve to go to our local diner. We’re all super busy with our own things throughout the year so to all come together is a sight. Really looking forward to that.
November 14th, 2018
Houssein is the social media maverick that has achieved more in his teens than we can fathom – how dare he! During his recent promotional tour, the star swung by to Regent Street for a poptastic chat about cheese sarnies and Stormzy!
How did Houssein get into music?
I used to be in the choir at school, and the teacher told my mum that he thought I was quite talented at music, and so this inspired her to encourage my music interests from a young age. My dad bought me a drum set when I was 6, which led to me listening to a lot more music as I wanted to learn how they play properly – this was further accentuated when I was given my first guitar by my mum.
First album you bought?
I bought multiple in one go: Green Day’s American Idiot, Green Day’s Nimrod, and Green Day’s Warning… I was a very big Green Day fan when I was younger…if you hadn’t guessed!
You’ve got a HUGE social media fanbase but come across very humble – IF you wanted to be a popstar to the extreme, what would be on your ‘ridiculous rider’?
Well I love tea, so I would demand that tea be presented to me within a moment’s notice, and not just any tea, oh no… my favourite tea – Harrods English Breakfast Tea. I don’t just want it in a mug, I want a tea pot, with a little pot of brown sugar cubes and small milk jug, and a perfectly sized cup and saucer. I want the tea hot, not luke warm, not pretty hot… just hot. Also a cheese and tomato sandwich, with four vertical slices of No. 4 cheese, placed on white 50/50 bread, with 4 mini plum tomatoes cut into 3 slices each, with each tomato being placed in rows of 3 along the cheese. Then the sandwich should be cut in half, and placed on a small square plate. Please.
Ever been starstruck, and if so what happened?
I met Stormzy at the BRITs and I was very excited as I love his music. Similarly, I was quite starstruck when I met Will I Am in Paris when I was about 15/16, as he was just so cool and kind, and I was a massive fan of his music. Also, I love Philip Defranco – I watch his news videos everyday, as I’m so interested in world news politics – he was really cool, and a pleasure to talk to.
For one of your recent singles Tokyo, you’re telling us it’s a synonym for euphoria rather than the literal place itself. What makes Tokyo so euphoric, and what is the song also about?
Tokyo is just so culturally different to England – so I think it’s a combination of their way of life, their architecture and various other factors that make it seem almost unreal. That’s why it’s so euphoric, as from an outsider’s perspective, it appears as this fantasy land unlike anything we have back home. The song is about looking back on a moment in time that was perfect, a truly euphoric moment. It speaks of the relatable feeling, that a lot of people experience, of wanting to go back and re-live a great memory, but knowing that it will never happen.
You’re proudly pop – do you think the genre has had a rebirth in recent years?
I think pop has become such a broad term – the general public does not exclusively listen to rock or hip hop or pop, they listen to a wide variety of genres as it’s all so easily accessible. So I feel like this has completely removed any restraints that had previously been placed on Pop, as so many genres have almost merged together to create a new era of music – one that varies in so many ways.
What stories and experiences are you currently writing about?
I just write about whatever comes to mind in the moment, if I’m thinking about something significant that has happened in my life, I may be inspired to write a song – but I also may see a good movie, and want to write about the main character’s story.
You recently visited Superdry on Regent Street – what did you pick out, and what’s your style?
Yes, thank you for having me there! I picked out a few really nice winter jackets, some button shirts, and then some simple t-shirts. I have a very simplistic style, I don’t often wear loads of colours, so a lot of the Superdry clothing really worked for my style actually!Read more
November 12th, 2018
Whether you’re after something to wear for your best mates birthday or just in need of some go-to clubbing outfits, finding the perfect night out style can be a drag. No need to stress, check out our ultimate men’s night out fashion guide and you’ll be nailing the latest trends wherever you end up.
Men: What to wear on a night out:
- The pub: Go casual in a bomber jacket, turned up jeans, a plain tee and your favourite trainers.
- Date night: Pair an edgy leather jacket with a waffle knit and boots. Choose between skinny fit chinos and slim fit jeans.
- Family dinner: Black skinnies and a long sleeved crew neck jumper. Pair this look with a bomber jacket and some Chelsea boots.
- Raves and festivals: Depending on the weather, choose a sporty long sleeve or short sleeved top. Go for athletic shorts, a baseball cap and trainers.
- High-end club night: Try a more formal style with chinos, a fitted shirt and dressy brogues.
- Casual club: A block coloured polo top, straight leg jeans and either trainers or boots.
Men’s night out fashion:
- Skinny fit chinos are essential for dressy nights out.
- Keep the cold at bay with a ribbed knitted jumper.
- Athleisure is still in, but don’t go too casual unless you’re heading out to the pub.
- Contrasting colours is key. Opt for a light coloured top and black jeans if you’re stuck for ideas.
- Leather jackets add some edge to any outfit.
- Always have a collection of fitted shirts and ankle boots to turn to.
Night out outfits for men:
Take some inspo from some of our fave night out looks. From student nights out to dinner with the fam, we’ve got a go-to outfit for every occasion:
Heading to a more high-end club? Go for the dapper gentleman vibe and you’ll be turning heads when you walk in. Show off those gym gains with a fitted white shirt and black chinos to pull off the polished look in style. Don’t stick out like a sore thumb in trainers, get yourself a pair of smart brogues or risk being booted out by the bouncers.
Add in some edgy elements like a leather jacket if you can get away with it, otherwise, stick to an on-trend peacoat.
Get the look:
Whether you’re heading to a student night or celebrating your mate’s birthday, we have the perfect outfit so you can turn up in style. Block-coloured polos are the perfect solution to that awkward ‘smart casual’ dress code, especially when paired with some slim fit jeans. Chuck on some trainers if you can get away with it, otherwise pick up some trusty ankle boots.
Consider bringing a jumper to put in the club’s cloakroom so you don’t feel the cold while attempting to flag down a taxi. Better safe than frozen, right?
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Pub with the pals:
Relax and watch the game with your pals in this ultra chill outfit. Get some downtime while staying dapper in a bomber jacket and jeans combo. Bomber jackets are super on trend, adding instant swag to any look. Go for a plain fitted tee and roll up your jeans for some extra edge.
You don’t have to worry about footwear when heading to the pub with the lads. Go with some fresh white creps for the laid-back look, otherwise, slip on some lace-up boots.
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Dress to impress when heading out on a date with this ensemble. A leather jacket gives you that bad boy vibe, guaranteed to get that second date in the bag. If you’re heading to a fancy restaurant or bar, it’s worth wearing a pair of chinos for a dapper look. Taking your date somewhere casual? Go low key with a pair of jeans, for the ultimate cool and casual vibe.
Keep the cold out and look good doing it with a ribbed waffle knit jumper and tie the whole outfit together with some lace-up boots.
Get the look:
Crew jumpers are perfect when going out for dinner with the fam. Not only are they easy to style, but they’re also incredibly comfy so you don’t have to worry about feeling stuffy. Pick up a crew jumper in black, white or burgundy and go for some black skinnies for the ultimate dinner outfit. Don’t forget to pick up a leather jacket or a more casual bomber if it’s a tad chilly outside.
Your mum is sure to give this outfit the stamp of approval, especially when paired with some smart Chelsea boots.
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Preparing for your next big rave night? We’ve got you covered. The most important thing is to make sure your outfit is functional, as well as fashionable. Go for breathable materials so you’re not sweating it out in the busy crowd.
Sporty shorts are the way to go to pull off that on-trend athleisure vibe, especially when paired with a baseball cap. Go for a plain short sleeved tee to show off all that work you’ve put in at the gym, otherwise grab a light long sleeved top.
Get the look:
Last all night and look good while doing it with these men’s night out outfits – hit up our new-in section for the latest trends and biggest looks.Read more