Dear Readers

Hi guys,

I just thought I’d post to let you all know that I’ll be taking a hiatus from blogging. I have lots of important things coming up at school right now, including exams at the start of the summer, and unfortunately won’t be able to find the time to maintain the blog. I’m really sorry to everyone that enjoys reading it, but hopefully I’ll be back very soon with even better posts for you all!

Thanks for reading,

Zack

Style Spotlight: Superstar Supercolor Collection – Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals

It was announced a while back that music sensation Pharrell Williams would be teaming up with adidas for a line of their Superstar trainers – and, now that they’ve been released, we can see that this collaboration was an amazing one. Here’s a little bit more on the collection, and why you should add a pair (or maybe a few) to your wardrobe.

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Background

First introduced in 1969, the Superstars quickly became one of adidas’ most popular and recognisable pieces, and it wasn’t long before their famous rubber-shell toe design became iconic in the world of sneakers. Various incarnations have hit the shelves over the years, but nothing quite on the same scale as the new Supercolor line. Pharrell Williams joined forces with adidas back in 2014 and has since released quite a few pieces, with this new take on adidas’ classic trainer being the latest.

So, why should a pair of Superstars be the newest addition to your wardrobe?

Long Lasting Style

As said earlier, the Superstars are a classic trainer, and have been widely recognised across the world for over 45 years. This classic appeal will ensure that your trainers stay in fashion for years to come, and will never have to be pushed aside in favour of the latest trend.

Flexibility

Particularly in the last few years, trainers have become far more prevalent in the world of fashion. Almost overnight, a pair of shoes that would only ever have been worn for sports or comfort, suddenly became an essential in a fashion-forward man’s wardrobe. Whether you wear them for a night out with your friends, or use them to add some Sports Luxe style to your work suit, trainers are currently a go-to piece for almost every event.

Variety

“Supercolor is a celebration of equality through diversity. With 50 colors of the Superstar, everybody will be able to select his or her color. It is more diverse than any pack ever before and therefore it is more individual than any pack ever before.”

– Pharrell

You can’t really put it any better than that. With a huge selection of colours, you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for your style and for any occasion.

My Top Picks

Bliss CoralBold BlueLab Green Pride PinkSemi Solar YellowSuper Purple

You can shop the rest of the Supercolor collection here.

So, will you be purchasing a pair of Supercolors?

Which colour will you go for?

Let me know in the comments below!

My Top Tips: How to Travel In Style

Whether you’re planning a weekend away this Easter, or simply want to be prepared for this year’s Summer vacation, here are my top tips to ensure you have everything you need to travel and that you look good doing so.

1) Suitcase Sophistication

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This is a problem that affects most people out there, and overcoming it is one of the keys to looking stylish when travelling: old suitcases. People can go decades without replacing their suitcases, and rightly so. I mean, if it still works then why get rid of it? This is true to some extent. You don’t need a new set of suitcases when you go on vacation, but if you want to look good when you do then its a huge step in the right direction – a set of matching luggage in an on-trend colour or style will make you stand out instantly. I would recommend opting for a fabric suitcase rather than hard, as it often looks far more sophisticated.  However, if you decide to go for a hard case, find one in a darker shade with a minimalist design.t. Unless you’re moving, try to stick to no more than two suitcases – a large one and a small one – along with your carry on, as any more would be difficult to carry about.

2) Carry-on Some Style

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As well as your suitcases, a fashionable carry-on bag is important in achieving style success when travelling. There are tons more options with the carry-on than there are with suitcases, and its important that you pick one that compliments the rest of your luggage, fits your style, and fits all of your stuff too. Some retailers offer carry-ons that match your suitcases entirely, which can look great but can also be a bit over the top sometimes – its up to you to decide on that one as each individual case is different. However, if you do decide to go for a bag that doesn’t completely match, I’d recommend a duffle bag/holdall. They come in a ton of different sizes and colours, meaning that you can easily find one that fits everything you need it to and that looks good with the rest of your luggage. A duffle bag is also the perfect alternative for your suitcase when going on short trips, and it is definitely worth looking into getting yourself one.

3) Comfort is Key

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Once you have your bags out of the way, the main thing you have left to worry about is what you’ll actually wear to travel in. Again, this is very much down to your own personal situation. For example, a business trip with your work colleagues will require you to dress more formal, whereas a family vacation will see you opt for something more casual. However, no matter how you dress, it is important to remember to be comfortable, especially if you’ll be travelling for a long period of time. Try pieces such as jumpers, cardigans etc. and go for a suit that has already been worn in when dressing more formal, and go for your favourite pair of jeans when a casual outfit is more appropriate. A statement jacket should definitely be considered either way as it is likely the piece that will be seen the most. Keeping everything else fairly muted is a great way to help this piece stand out, but other statement pieces that compliment it such as shirts and shoes can work just as well. Finally, be sure to accessorize appropriately depending on your destination – don’t forget your sunglasses when headed towards the equator, and pack yourself an umbrella when visiting places within the UK.

So, are you planning a trip away any time soon?

How will you make sure that you look good whilst you’re travelling?

Let me know in the comments below!

Game of Thrones Season 5: 10 Reasons Why I’m Excited

Game of Thrones is set to begin its 5th season on April 13th here in the UK and, being a huge fan of both the books and the TV series, I’m extremely excited. The season 4 finale opened new doors for the characters, and gave viewers plenty new questions that they can’t wait to be answered. Here are the top 10 reasons why I’m looking forward to show’s return, and why you should be too.

1) A New Chapter for Arya

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The end of season 4 saw the youngest Stark girl leave Westeros behind as she set sail for the exotic lands of Braavos, where her skills are truly put to the test. I won’t spoil things for you, but I will say this – if you thought Arya was badass before, you haven’t seen anything yet.

2) Varys’ Plans for Tyrion

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Fans all over the world were left stunned with excitement when the season 5 trailer seemed to hint that Tyrion would be crossing paths with none other than Daenerys Targaryen. With Varys being involved, we can’t really be 100% sure, but the possibility alone is enough to make me want to tune in.

3) Sansa Joins the Game

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We saw a new, darker side of Sansa emerge towards the end of season 4, following her escape from King’s Landing. I can’t really say that this is much of a shock after everything that she’s been put through, but I can say that I’m intrigued to see where this new change of character takes her this season. We can bet on Littlefinger being involved big time.

4) Cersei’s Downfall

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Bad blood has been brewing between the Queen Regent and the young queen-to-be, Margaery Tyrell, since the latter’s engagement to Joffrey Baratheon. However, the feud reached an all time high in season 4, and isn’t set to slow down anytime soon in season 5, as characters such as the High Sparrow are thrown into the mix. This is one plot line that you simply cannot miss.

5) The Sand Snakes of Dorne

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This upcoming season will finally see the introduction of Dorne – home to the powerful house Martell. The promise of a completely new land may be enough to excite plenty of fans out there, but what I’m really looking forward to is seeing Oberyn Martell’s daughters, otherwise known as the ‘Sand Snakes’ finally brought to life. Fierce isn’t even the word.

6) What Happened to Myrcella?

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As we travel to Dorne, the Sand Snakes aren’t the only characters to be looking forward to, with Myrcella Baratheon finally set to reappear. You may remember her being shipped off to Dorne early in season 2, only ever making minor appearances before this. However, things are about to change in season 5, with Myrcella set to take on a much bigger role than before.

7) A Question of Loyalty on the Wall

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We last saw Jon Snow at the wall, accompanied by a claimant to the Iron Throne – Stannnis Baratheon – as they joined forces to defeat Mance Raider’s wildling army. While the victory was tremendous and the wall is seemingly without any threats, expect to see lots of tension build between Jon Snow and Stannis, as the politically neutral stance of the Night’s Watch clashes with Stannis’ quest to win the throne.

8) Tywin’s Lingering Presence

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Possibly one of the biggest shocks of season 4 was the death of Tywin Lannister at the hands of his youngest child – Tyrion. Despite this dramatic turn of events, Charles Dance, who played Tywin, has revealed that he will be returning for a non-flashback scene in season 5. Although this is likely nothing more than his character’s funeral, the announcement did raise the question “will Tywin’s death continue to take its toll on characters during season 5?” My guess is yes, it will.

9) Ramsay Takes Repulsive to a New Level

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It may be fair to say that Ramsay Bolton, is the most despised character in the whole of Game of Thrones. While most fans have their own reasons for disliking certain characters, his savage, cruel actions have made it impossible to not to do so. Earning back these fans doesn’t seem to be on his agenda in season 5, where he will continue to be every bit of the cold-blooded villain he is.

10) Westeros is Still on Dany’s Mind

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Daenerys may have left many fans shocked last season when she decided to remain in Meereen and rule, rather than continue with her plans to invade Westeros. It seems Mother of Dragons will not hold herself back for long, however, as hints of her long awaited journey to Westeros are being dropped left, right and centre. New allies, new tactics and, of course, dragons, may finally see Daenerys stake her claim to the Iron Throne and fight to win back what was taken from her family so many years before.

So, will you be tuning in for what is bound to be another great season from Game of Thrones?

What are you most looking forward to as the show makes its return?

Let me know in the comments below!