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Creative Director style: Why I wear the Ocean Bay Zip Through

posted on Friday, 3rd June 2016 | find under Tamara, Fashion
Meet your new wardrobe heroes. Sweaty Betty’s Founder and Creative Director, Tamara Hill-Norton has highlighted her favourite new season pieces and tells you how and why she wears them, including the Ocean Bay Zip Through.

tamara ocean bay zip through

There’s no better time than summer to embrace bright colours.
Why I love it

Living in England I have to be prepared for rain at all times, as even in June a cloud burst can be imminent. Despite this, in summer I don’t like to wear heavy layers - so step in the Ocean Bay Zip Through. Lightweight, protective and standout, it ticks every box.

After a winter of monochrome, and looking at the catwalks more to come for AW16, now is the time to embrace fun designs. More refined than a printed legging, but still a standout piece, I love the bright blue hues of this jacket and its cool colour pop lining.

Plus, it’s as geared for high-performance as it is style. The double bonded fabric is wetsuit inspired with a laminated finish, so looks good on and is fully showerproof. Plus, there’s a hood, which means when it does start to rain I don’t need to worry.
How I wear it

In the summer I like to stay active outdoors as much as I can. I either cycle to work along the river or run near my home in West Wittering, so I like to layer the Ocean Bay Zip Through over my current favourites the Sunrise Run Tank and Shallow Water ¾ Leggings. The leggings are reversible to so I can choose between black or a beautiful watercolour print depending on my mood.

Once I get to work, I’ll usually change into the Quick Step Dance Pants. They are my current go-to for easy style as they are lightweight and drape perfectly. On colder days I’ll keep on the Ocean Bay Zip Through  over a white tee and my Acne trainers for a pop of colour. 

Shop the Ocean Bay Zip Through today and view our new summer styles #SweatYourStyle.
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