|Bottom right: Darren with the lovely Amanda Brunker!|
I’m a big fan of retro, American-style clothes. Big high-tops and big prints always go down well in my eyes, so I was chuffed when I saw the Life Style Sports’ winter range at their recent press day. Touches of neon, varsity-style jumpers and a huge selection of high-tops were a respectful nod to the era that brought us Olivia Newton-John singing about getting physical in some shiny spandex! Here's my picks from the range and I reckon they'd all make a lovely Christmas present, too...
Speaking of getting physical (I know, a seamless segue!), I try to do the odd bit of running to offset my massive sweet tooth and coming into winter I do like to have something a little heavier than a standard wind breaker. This Nike jacket (€75) is the perfect in-between, and the reflective yellow panels are a great way of introducing a safety element. But practicality aside, it just looks good. Whether he wears it running or teams with some jeans and runners, he’ll be good to go.
There’s a nice selection of jumpers coming too and I do love a comfy jumper. 9 times out of 10 you’ll find me in one and if you think I’m lying just take a look at me here .The material on this Notre Dame jumper (€40) is extremely soft, definitely something for winter. I think most guys would like to open something like this on Christmas day.
Now onto the women on your list. I’m no Gok Wan, but of the tops on offer the ones that caught my eye were this cheetah jumper (€55) and this bright orange tracksuit top (€68). Nothing says 80s like animal print and bright colours!
There’s a huge variety of runners coming up from Life Style Sports but it’s the high-tops that do it for me and this grey pair really stood out. Ladies, if you haven’t tried a high-top let me change your world! Stylish and super comfortable, what’s not to like? These bright pink ones (€90) from Nike can only serve as an excellent addition to your wardrobe.