The boyfriend jean is this winter’s go-to style jean. Forget the patterned, coloured and cropped styles of the past and look to this versatile and comfy jean. Some may look at this style with a bit of hesitation, after all when you think of baggy, ripped jeans not too many flattering images come to mind, however this style can be easily dressed up or worn casual and distressed for many occasions. Boyfriend jeans have been all over the street style blogs and were paraded outside the fashion week cycle copious times so we have no hesitation that this style is hot! I love these Lee Dylan Jean with just the right amount of rips, a cuffed hem and loose feel they have become as versatile as the LBD. See how you can wear one pair of jeans in many different ways from dressed up in leather accents and heels, dressed down with a neon knit or worn in a classic way with a stripped tee and jacket thrown on for the cooler months.
Dress it up with leather.
Lee Dylan Jean- Brooklyn Blue
Finders Keepers Stole Your Love Top- Black, As Colour Mali Tee- White, Minkpink Point Break Sunglasses- Shiny Gold, Nixon The Spur Watch- White & Urge Sonia Boot- Black
Keep it casual with a bright knit.
Billabong Lone Star Jumper- Lime Fizz, Icon Jeepers Creepers Necklace- Multi, Billini Stina Flat- Black & Rip Curl Angie Festival Bag- Black
Get back to basics with stripes.
Billabong First Timer Singlet- Peacoat Stripe, Urge Kristy Boot- Black, Goldie London Valarie Jacket- Black, Vestal Heirloom Watch- Brushed Gold & Urban Originals Avante Garde Clute Handbag- Black
Images: tuulavintage.com, theyallhateus.com & pinterest
We tend to wander towards the blacks, the charcoals and the greys in the winter time – who knows? Maybe they make us feel warmer. Maybe it’s because they attract that much needed sunlight in the cooler weather.
What we’re loving here at SurfStitch is that injection of winter brights and crazy colours into your styling, whether the sun is out or you’re battling the rain. We’re seeing these bright colour pops in everything from knits to dresses, tops, beanies and more! It’ll brighten your day and your look, so take a look at our inspiration and shop some of our favourite winter brights.
Hotel Monaco, San Francisco with interior design by Andrea Dawson Designs, Inc.
Image from KNSTRCT
Marion Cotillard in Dior at Cannes
Shop Winter brights from SurfStitch.
Magentas and reds
1. Honey and Beau Superior Dress – Print. 2. Jorge Karma Police Cable Knit – Magenta. 3. Jorge Rehab Chunky Knit – Red. 4. Ziggy Sticks and Bones Jean – Bloody Mary.
Pops of purple
1. Burton Guess Again Beanie – Tart. 2. Billabong Everdeen Jumper – Crushed Berry. 3. All About Eve Devine Love Muscle – Purple Mist. 4. True Religion Brooklyn Skinny Ankle Crop jean – Purple.
A bit of citrus
1. Roxy Festival Sweater – Acid Yellow. 2. Roxy Ultra Slides Chino Pant – Melon. 3. Shakuhachi Crochet and Jacquard Sweater – Fluro Green. 4. Skechers Go Run 2 Sneaker – Lime Pink.
Winter has well and truly set in so there couldn’t be a better time to let you have a sneak peak at the SurfStitch Winter ’13 Campaign. This campaign is all about those little moments in life that last a lifetime; grabbing your best friends and going on spontaneous road trips, camping by the beach with moonlit bonfires, breathing in the fresh crisp air of the rainforest and being in the company of the ones that make you laugh until your belly is sore.
Take key from the SurfStitch lookbook this winter and opt for layering pieces where you can throw on jumpers with your boyfriend jeans, knits over dresses, slouchy pants, statement jackets and clothes that are comfy enough to sleep in. The standard winter colours are always on show with stripes, denim and khaki being a main focus, however this winter hails a breakthrough of colour with winter florals, bright burst of neons and contrasting hues coming through.
Although we hail the hot summer weather, winter has it’s own special little quirks like wearing your boyfriends jumper, bike rides to hidden places, enjoying the comfort of your home and appreciating the small moments where time stands still. The SurfStitch Winter Lookbook has arrived and it’s time to make the best out of every moment, be young and carefree and most of all, be a wild spirit at heart.
What’s best is that all the pieces below are available on SurfStitch now so you can shop straight from the lookbook or take a peek below for my favourite picks- enjoy!
SHOP ITEMS STRAIGHT FROM THE LOOKBOOK
Brighten up winter with printed pants & cosy knits.Living Doll Bolt Print Slouch Pant- Bold Print, Billabong Everdeen Jumper- Eclipse, Billabong Lone Star Jumper- Lime Fizz & Tigerlily Neo Floral Pant- Black Sea
Essentials for a weekend away include a camo jacket for night, printed swimsuit for day and easy separates for in between.
All About Eve Camo Anorak- Washed Khaki Camo, Minkpink Be Kind Muscle Tank- Multi, Minkpink Fifty Shades Jumper- Multi & 2 Chillies Jasmine Underwise Bustier- Jasmine
Make the most of the season in slouchy pants, a statement denim vest and staple items like these dark denim jeans.
Stussy Yin Yang Denim Vest- Blue, Stussy Bones Trackpant- Black, Billabong Barnaby Crew- Oatmeal & April 77 Joey Skinny Jean- Pacific rinse
They’re bright, they’re bubbly and admit it – after seeing the below campaign they remind you of fruit and candy! Mel shoes pride themselves as “the happy go lucky footwear brand whose only aim in life is to sweeten your stride“, and that they do, with popping colours, versatile designs, and all-day-wear comfort! Check out some of their latest campaign shots and scroll to the bottom to find out how you can WIN 1 of 3 pairs of Mel Ankle Boots!
This month, Mel Shoes gives you the chance to WIN 1 of 3 pairs of the Mel Ankle Boot! All you have to do is click here and like us on Facebook to submit your entry.
Good luck! Click to shop Mel.
Last week we featured our favourite women’s winter accessories and this round calls for the spotlight to be on the guys. Everything from beanies to sunglasses, classic wallets and soothing records to satisfy even the chilliest of winter days. Guys too, can update a drab winter wardrobe with key accessories whether you’re wanting to freshen up your look or just expand your collection. Here are my favourite winter accessories from the SurfStitch new arrivals.
This Herschel backpack is perfect for those winter adventures. Go down south camping where you spend the days enjoying a chilly winter surf and the nights by the bonfire. This backpack can fit all your necessities, with a warm beanie, entertaining book and slim wallet easily inside you are ready for whatever adventure gets thrown your way!
Herschel Little America Canvas Backpack- Washed Army, Epokhe Antekia Sunglasses- Tortoise Matte, Zanerobe Gunner Beanie- Khaki, James Kerley Man Plan Book & Cheddar Pocket Daryl Wallet- Black Tan
Chill out to the soulful sounds of Bon Iver on vinyl and get back to basics with these wooden toned pieces including Waiting For The Sun sunglasses, Marley earbuds and Nixon leather watch.
Inertia Music Bon Iver Vinyl, Waiting For The Sun Club Sunglasses- Cognac, Marley Zion Earbuds- Midnight & Nixon The Sentry Leather Watch- Gunmetal Brown
Mondays are hard, and they’re even harder in the winter – I think we can all agree on that one! This got me thinking about what improves my Mondays, and I realised…it’s all about trying to feel inspired!
So I thought I’d show you some of the things that inspire me to get out of my Monday morning gloom. Take a look – I hope they can inspire you too. There’s some SurfStitch product that I’m loving at the moment too!
Some beautiful flowers to brighten a room.
Beautiful people who changed an entire era.
Pretty words describing prettier places.
A big city and all of its’ lights.
Thinking of my favourite place: Dubrovnik.
A tropical sunset.
Here are some things I bought today (that are definitely improving my Monday!)
1. Stylestalker Replicants Pant – Chambray Floral. Dressed up with cuban heeled boots and a tucked in button down shirt, or dressed down with a singlet & strappy sandals! 2. Tigerlily Amisha Onesie – Dark Indigo. Dressed up with heels, purse and jewelled necklace, or down with sandals (perfect for my European travels coming up!). 3. Rhythm The Packet Hat – Black. Super on-trend right now, the fedora is a winter style staple!
And these ones are still on the wishlist.
1. Tigerlily Kutch Dress – Basmati. Again, thinking of Europe! A comfortable dress to throw over a bikini and to wear to a seaside lunch! 2. Living Doll Toasted Marshmello Knit. Chunky knits are back again this winter and this one is super cute with those little plucked fibres and dotted colouring. 3. Tigerlily Parvani Pant – Moon. Track pants are often daggy, but not when they’re Tigerlily and Fluoro!
There’s no escaping, denying, or hiding it: the crazy contrast pocket is a trend on mens tees that’s come around and is here to stay! Whether it’s a different colour from the same palette, or whether it’s a crazy print clashing on another, this style can be seen all over SurfStitch and its’ mens new arrivals.
Billabong Made for Living Campaign ’13 – Shop Billabong
Pair it with your favourite chinos or drop crotch pants (try the Zanerobe Sure Shot for a huge range of colours), as well as some hi tops and a beanie, and your autumn look is set.
Here are some of our favourite tees, long sleeved shirts and jumpers & how you can style them.
1. Zanerobe Mccabe Tee – Terracotta. 2. Zanerobe Suffolk Tee – Royal Blue. 3. Zanerobe Heath Tee – Navy.
1. Rip Curl Grifter Pocket Tee – White. 2. Rip Curl Grifter Pocket Tee – Black. 3. Lee One Way Drop Pocket Tee – Teal.
1. Rip Curl Luno Zip Thru Hood – Navy. 2. Rusty Woodland LS Shirt – Eden. 3. Billabong Thrills Garage Collection Crew Neck – Oatmeal.
Dress it up:
1. Billabong Trident Stripe Tee – Dirty White. 2. Zanerobe Sureshot Elastic Pant – Washed Black. 3. Analog Service Beanie – Redwood. 4. Vans Sk8 Hi Leather Shoe – Aged Leather Brown.
SurfStitch has now established itself as Australia’s #1 for Surf & Fashion Online, and for outstanding choice, content and customer service. Now, for those of you who are fashion-hungry, we bring you SurfStitch Boutique.
The SurfStitch Boutique offering has been designed to satisfy the demand for more fashion focused and hard-to-find labels from Australia and around the world. With an award-winning foundation for the site, SurfStitch Boutique will bring you the mens and womens fashion you’ve been asking for with the same outstanding customer service and delivery standards.
With over 400 brands on SurfStitch.com, our Boutique offering will consist of a hand-picked selection of the fashion brands you know and love, as well as new and up-and-coming labels. If you love fashion, you’ll love SurfStitch Boutique.
Take a glimpse at some imagery from a couple of the selected labels that SurfStitch Boutique will house. Comment below if there are labels you want to see, and we’ll see what we can do!
Welcome to SurfStitch Boutique – see all labels here.
The 66th edition of the glamorous Cannes Film Festival kicked off in the French Riviera yesterday. Baz Luhrmann’s lavish take on the classic The Great Gatsby opened the festival with stars including Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman and Isla Fisher gracing the red carpet despite the windy and drenching weather. The horrible weather didn’t manage to ruin the high spirits although the hemlines had to be watched and hair and make up excused!
The film world royalty all port at the picturesque French Riviera for the 12 day festival which is filled with beautiful people and amazing cinematography. We here at SurfStitch are lusting over the high attention to detail and breathtaking work of some of the world’s best couture gowns on show on the red carpet. Great Gatsby star, Carey Mulligan, stole the show in her baby pink couture Dior dress while model of the moment Cara Delvingne sported a Burberry black lace floor length gown.
Take inspiration from the movie elite and their black tie events on a smaller, much more understated level with lace sleeves, bright bursts of colour and attention to detail pieces. While we can’t all be so lucky to wear the works of Dior we can always dream through these images and the SurfStitch pieces below.
Go pretty and girly with shades of pink from blush to bright, volumous skirts or take cue from Nicole Kidman with floral motifs and high detailing.
Billabong Pure Hearted Dress- Purple Heat, Rusty The Laser Dress- Ruby, Camilla and Marc Hope Dress- Jewel Floral & Minkpink Modern Antoinette Dress- Multi
These women favoured the eternally glamorous styles of black, white, lace and red in sweet heart necklines and figure hugging shapes.
Lee Dreamer Lace Dress- Black Dream, Tigerlily Tekke Dress- Tango Red, This and That Flora Dress- Black & Kuku Street Urchin Dress- Ivory Gold
Images: dailymail.co.uk & glamour.com