The three things to love about winter

Winter is on its way: Just because the mercury is dropping doesn’t mean spirits have to. After getting the wardrobe sector sorted and putting our new winter garments into play, here are some of the things the team at Superette look forward to most about the chilly season.

Hot Soup

There is little better comfort on a chilly winter’s day than a hearty bowl of delicious soup – served with a side of crusty hot bread of course! As our daily lunch go-to throughout the cold months, we’ve done our fair share of taste testing across the board at our local cafes. Our favourite picks?
Il Buco on Ponsonby Road for a daily changing menu of delicious flavours such as Thai kumura, broccoli and blue cheese and pea and mint.
Dizengoff for their unfailingly satisfying creamy chicken soup (the star of the menu throughout winter).
Wellington’s Plentiful Deli in Mt Victoria, an old-fashioned style deli that serves takeaway soup by the cup. On a recommendation from Mon our Wellington manager, we now can’t go past the kumura, chipotle and sweet corn flavour.

Bluff Oysters

Admittedly, the next month or so will see this highlight slowly coming to an end but until then, we’re indulging in every opportunity we can to savour the delicious Bluff oysters while they are still around. From when the season kicks off at the end of March, we just can’t get enough of the sought after shellfish. Second best to making the trip down to the seaside town of Bluff to revel in the annual Oyster Festival festivities (and see how many of the delicacies we can physically attempt to consume) is enjoying a dozen freshly flown in Bluff Oysters at Ponsonby Road’s SPQR
Winter Getaways
As much as we love the idea of jetting away to somewhere tropical to escape the dreary season, our favourite parts of the country are some that just as enjoyable during the cold. We’re making the most of it by taking long weekend trips out of the city to experience the best of them. We love…

Arrowtown, for its picturesque surrounds and old-worldly town feeling. It’s the perfect spot to retreat to for few days downtime after a week of hitting the slopes in Queenstown or Wanaka. Before you arrive, it’s absolutely essential you stop for lunch on the way at Amesfield vineyard. Dinner and drinks should then follow at Arrowtown’s famous Saffron restaurant and then onto mulled wine by the fire at the cute rustic bar, Blue Door.

Wharekaukau Lodge in the Wairarapa. Just an hour and a half out of Wellington, Wharekaukau Lodge is easily one of the most breathtaking spots in the country. The luxury lodge and country estate is set on huge station (which continues to run as a working sheep station) and has various cottages dotted amongst the grounds available for hire. Book it in for a luxury weekend away or simply head there for a day and enjoy a long lunch at the very grand main house. The magical spot is truly one of Wellington’s best-kept secrets.

 Any of Auckland’s West Coast beaches are a favourite destination for a Sunday drive. Rug up warm and head out for a walk to enjoy the amazing coastal surrounds of Piha, Karekare or Bethells beach. On the drive home, make sure you stop in for a bite to eat at The Refreshment Room on Scenic Drive, Titarangi. Providing its not raining, we suggest you time your journey right so you can take a table on the deck at dusk, which overlooks the vast expanse of the Waitakere bush, and enjoy the west coast sunsets at their very best.

Shorts in the Winter? We think YES!

The last few days have been beautifully sunny, but there has been a definite Winter chill in the air.
We love wearing shorts year round here at Superette.
Balanced with a chunky warm jumper, scarf, beanie and/or tights –
you don’t have to bare your limbs but you still get the look!
Check out our favourite picks below!
Above: All shorts by Ksubi. 
From top left – Albercerque Cut Off ‘Crowded House‘, Albercerque Cut Off ‘Black Nine O‘, Albercerque Cut Off ‘Hay Day May Day‘, Jing shorts in Coral, Albercerque Cut Off ‘The Roadie‘.

Shop all shorts in-store and online here.
Above: From top left – Mad Love ‘Kissy Face Jumper‘, Superette ‘Roll Knit Jumper‘, Wildfox ‘Sparkle Heart Jumper‘, Bec & Bridge ‘Horizon Knit Jumper‘, Bec & Bridge ‘Pierre Stripe Jumper‘.
Shop all jumpers in-store and online here.

What’s Your Colour?

Have you found your perfect beanie for this winter? Check out our amazing selection
of warm headgear full of colour! We’ve got so many shades, there will be one for everybody.
Shop in-store or online!
Above: Superette ‘Trench Beanie’, $29. Buy them here.
Above: Mr Simple ‘Captain Beanies’, $29. Shop them here.

Back to Bassikes

As the seasons change and we swap out our shorts and singlets for jumpers and jeans, the inevitable is lurking – the cold is coming and there is nothing we can do about it. Well – actually there is, layering is a must and THE perfect way to stay warm and cool in the consistently inconsistent climate of NZ.
Thanks to our friends at Bassike we’ve got an amazing selection of warm layering tees, long sleeves and dresses for the Winter months. Super warm jersey wool knits and amazingly soft organic cottons are they perfect addition to your changing wardrobe.
Check out these new styles from Bassike!
This French Seam L/S Knit from Bassike is the perfect piece to wear on it’s own or layer up under T Shirts or Jumpers. Made from 100% Fine Wool.
A long sleeve essential from Bassike this season! Available in black, this long sleeve tee features a blueberry coloured dot on the front. This heritage neck tee is 100% Organic Cotton Superfine Jersey.
Bassike does it again with the perfect winter essential. Full length maxi dress cut from 100% organic cotton. Raw curved hem line with a fine rib bound neck. The perfect winter staple to layer on top of or wear on its own with your favorirte jacket.
Stripe Knit Dress from Bassike, a simple and easy dress for this upcoming winter! With long sleeves this cotton knit is sure to keep you warm and toasty. A slim fit knee length dress with mini splits on either sides. Made of 98% Cotton 2% Spandex for that extra bit of stretch.
Another great stripe tee from Bassike this season! T-Shirt features a back tail with raw hem and a V Neck. An easy tee to throw on over your jeans or chinos. 100% Organic cotton superfine jersey.
Spotted in Bassike: 
Taylor Tomasi Hill the style and accessories director for US Marie Claire magazine is snapped
on The Intersection Paddington with a pile of amazing finds from our friends at Bassike.
Stay warm and enjoy the sun!
Superette xo.

Mini Trend: The Beanie

Keep warm while looking coolWhether you wear it slouchy or snug,
bare or with a pompom – the beanie is key to warmth
this Winter and best thing is; they look awesome.
This mini-trend is spot on for the season so pop into one of our stores
or browse our website to warm your noggin in style.

Buy these amazing Superette ‘Fur Pom Pom Beanies’ here!
Sure to keep you toasty at a super cool price of $69 —
If pom poms aren’t your thing, grab the Stolen Girlfriend’s ClubChunky Beanie‘ (pictured below). Comes in Charcoal and Cream to fit perfectly in every Winter wardrobe.
 Finally warmth + awesomeness unite! Stay warm.
Love Superette xx

A Little bit of Leather

 Who doesn’t love a little bit of leather. Especially when it is getting colder – leather is the perfect way to rug up and look super cool while doing so. We are in l o v e with leather pants – skinny and cropped, and leather jackets – fitted and sleek.
Pull on some chic leather and team with furs, textured knits and bold prints for Superettes ideal Winter look
Shop our Leather looks online
a litte bit of leather
LoverRyder Moto Jacket’ $1,495