A NEW SEASON, A FRESH WORKOUT

Bikini weather may be on the way out for most of us (sigh) but we all know that maintaining a workout habit is about more than looking good on the beach. If you’re not in a warm weather location – and you can’t follow the waves like pro surfer Anastasia Ashley – why not use the arrival of cooler, shorter days as a chance to give your routine a refresh? After all, getting into a workout rut is a surefire motivation killer. And to help you stay out of one, right now we’re rolling out a range of new styles and patterns in EXP Core Performance wear in 100 stores and online.  Check out a few of our favorite pieces below, along with ideas for some fun ways to stay fit into fall.

New Fall Workouts

1.Take a brisk walk through your neighborhood or local park and snap a pic to share with friends while you’re at it. A tree full of changing leaves or a fiery autumn sunset is too pretty to keep to yourself.

2.Enjoy the comfort of a run, bike or hike in early fall weather. Cooler temps mean an outdoor cardio workout that won’t leave you totally soaked. Just remember that layering’s the way to go when it’s chilly outside and you’re working up a sweat.

Anastasia Ashley

3.Go inside and play! Check out your local fitness and rec centers for a dodge ball league, get your girls together for a night of bowling (just skip the nachos) or give an indoor climbing wall a go.

4.Make this season the moment to check out that new class you’ve been eyeing, whether it’s a hot workout like HIIT or an empowering session of boxing or Muay Thai.

Workouts for fall

How’s your workout working for you? Don’t be shy – share your strongest pose in our performance gear on Instagram with #EXPCORE.

 

HALI, THE PR INTERN: ONE AMAZING SUMMER

Express PR Intern There just aren’t enough sad emojis to show how much we’ll miss Hali, our summer PR intern. From Hali’s time in our New York design studio to her guided tour through the city’s touristy hotspots, to the shop she’s curated this summer with all her favorite looks, it’s been big fun getting to know her. But now she’s got to get back to the University of Michigan and put her new skills to work for her junior year and beyond. Before we parted ways we asked Hali to share what’s made the biggest impact on her during her internship, and for tips to pass along to other aspiring fashion pros.

On the intern experience:  “Over the summer, I feel like I created a professional identity I’d never possessed before. In previous work, I was mainly responsible for myself. Now I was part of a team and I was responsible for representing Express in the best possible way. This really made me realize that it’s essential to always do your best work - not for yourself, but for others. I learned to work hard and always stay organized.”Express Intern, Hali

Advice for the internship seeker:  “With hard work and determination anything is possible. If interning in the fashion world is really something you’re interested in, don’t be afraid to go after what you want.” “Also, networking is absolutely essential these days. People in my generation are living in a world that’s more about ‘the hands you shake rather than the grades you make.’ I’m not saying that doing well in school isn’t important; knowing someone may get you an interview but education will secure a career. I am saying that it’s always important to put your best foot forward with everyone because you never know who could help you out in a few years. Along those lines, always maintain a level of professionalism in all areas of your life, even social media.”

Her most valuable lessons: “Always keep learning. Especially as an intern, it’s essential to learn something new every day at work. And just keep working hard, but still make sure to have some fun!”

 

What’s on your agenda for the new school year? Show us how you’re getting it done on Instagram with #ExpressLife.

TRY YOUR LUCK: AN ULTIMATE GETAWAY TO THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

Toronto International Film Festival

Looking for a brush with celebrity or an early start on your award season movie watching? The Toronto International Film Festival is so your kind of scene. Happening September 10-20 and celebrating its 40th year, the Festival is the largest event of its kind in North America, screening hundreds of the best new movies from all over the world and boasting a mile-long A-list of stars and filmmakers in attendance.

Express is thrilled to partner with this amazing event as an official sponsor. Along with checking out all the red carpet action, we’ll be setting up our Airstream trailer for Festival Street, an opening-weekend street party adjacent to Festival headquarters on King Street West. We’ll be showcasing hot new looks from our fall collection, giving away Express-exclusive Toronto International Film Festival tote bags and creating a print gallery of the best #ExpressTIFF pics on Instagram.

Express at TIFF

If this sounds like something you’ve got to see, it’s not too late – lodging is still available and single tickets go on sale September 6. And if you’re a legal Canadian resident, you and a friend have a chance to enjoy a trip to the Festival and some VIP treatment on us!

Start by texting TIFF to 397-737* to receive deals on your device from Express. Your text will also enter you into our Ultimate Toronto International Film Festival Getaway! Prizes include:

• Round-trip airfare for two and three nights hotel accommodations in Toronto

• Entry for two to the Closing Night Gala and Red Carpet Lounge

• Free screening tickets

• An Express shopping spree – $1000 for you and $500 for your friend

Don’t wait! Entries must be received by August 31. Be sure to check out our Instagram feed before and during the fest, along with this blog, for more Festival-inspired giveaways and surprises. And good luck!


*By texting TIFF to 397-737 you are subscribing to Express Mobile Alerts. 12 autodialed msgs/mo. Consent not required to buy goods or services. Standard Message and Data Rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to cancel to 397-737. Full T&Cs: http://express.help.irismobile.com. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes start July 31, 2015, end Aug. 31, 2015. Open to legal Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). One winner will be randomly drawn, ARV $5256.00 CAD. Estimated odds of winning are dependent on number of eligible entries received. By entering you agree to the Official Rules, which include a free method of entry and can be found at express.com/TIFF.