13 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guides: Darren Checks Outs Life Style Sports’ Winter Range


Christmas Gift ideas from Life Style Sports
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.

Hope this gives you some gifting inspiration and what do you think, would you give high-tops a go? 

Follow Darren on Twitter @darcom51 and check out my stocking stuffer ideas, Christmas Gift Guide for Her and Mr Fluff's picks for the men on your list! 

13 comments:

Adele said...

Great picks!
Have a fabulous weekend Emma/Darren xoxo
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Roxy said...

I like how hi-tops look on other people but I am never sure how to wear them myself! Skinny jeans don't really suit me.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Super picks, love the shoes..they are super!! Great list. Have a great weekend doll xx

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I would so rock the pink high tops

Emily Ferns said...

Oh I don't know if I could work a high top to be honest but I'm very tempted because they look really comfortable!

Fashion Lover said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love them!!

XOXO!!

Chantel said...

Cool gift ideas.

Mr Fluff said...

Love the grey Adidas and I'd definitely get one of those running jackets if my knee wasn't banjaxed!

Kim Alston said...

Those pink Nike's are FAB!
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Anonymous said...

I believe that great exercise clothes really contribute to my motivation to work out!

yummychunklet said...

Helpful guide!

Emma Henderson said...

Thanks a million for the post Darren! To everyone wondering how to style those pink hi-tops, you might want to check out this post by the fabulous Anna:

http://www.fashionstylistka.com/2013/12/the-pink-kicks.html

Ann Shirley said...

Very cute picks! I'm also a big fan of high top sneakers! I really like those pink Nikes!I really love the red Adidas jacket you picked out as well!

My kids are all active in winter sports. They could really use some new equipment so I will be giving them a lot of new outdoor sports gear for Christmas this year.