GOALS WON’T WORK UNLESS YOU DO!

Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t about one-week fads or being good when you can. It’s about a total lifestyle change, where your health is the number one goal. Take a look at some inspiration, the SurfStitch Active Lifestyle Rules to live by, a fun, two simple and nutritious recipes and some exercises that you can do daily to keep fit, even if you’re time poor. LOOKBOOK-GALLERY-OF-8 RULES TO LIVE BY 1. Forget the scales. The change to a fresh and healthy lifestyle isn’t about your weight or the size of your waist – it’s about how you feel, fueling your body with nutritious foods and staying active. LOOKBOOK-GALLERY-OF-7 2. Hydrate, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Drinking water is crucial to your blood, your organs, your digestion, your skin and so much more. 8 cups of water a day is widely recommended, but if you’re sweating excessively or working out, you will need more! For extra electrolytes and hydration, try organic coconut water. LOOKBOOK-GALLERY-OF-13 3. Eat, always. Skipping meals helps nobody, and will actually do your metabolism more harm than good. Just replace the foods that contain unhealthy products such as simple sugars and saturated fats with foods that have plenty of fibre and nutrition so that you always feel full. Check out our recipe for breakfast on the go as just one of the nutritious and filling recipes you can take with you on the go! 14_Active_InstagramPosts_ABD2 LOOKBOOK-GALLERY-OF-11 LOOKBOOK-GALLERY-OF-1 BREAKFAST ON THE GO (NO COOKING INVOLVED!) Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup ground Chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup Chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries

Directions:

  1. Mix yoghurt and honey in a bowl. Put one third into a tupperware container.
  2. Layer a dusting of ground Chia and then 1cm of granola.
  3. Layer another third of the yoghurt mixture.
  4. Layer Chia and granola in the same quantity.
  5. Layer the final portion of yoghurt and then cover in berries.
  6. Put the lid on and take it with you! Don’t forget a spoon.

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Keep your core strong and get your heart rate going every day with these two quick and easy exercises! Perfect whether you’re travelling, home or don’t have much time.

Leg Raises

  1. Lie on your back with your legs straight up in the air and your arms out straight beside you
  2. Slowly raise your legs (straight) to a 90 degree angle and hold for 2 seconds
  3. Lower your legs slowly until they are 5 centimetres above the ground and hold for 2 seconds
  4. Repeat 5 sets of 10 reps

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Plank

  1. Lie down on your stomach
  2. Lift your body up using your toes and forearms
  3. Keep your back straight
  4. Hold for 30 seconds. For an extra challenge, increase your time by 10 seconds every week

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SurfStitch Swim Preview 14 Has Landed

As we wait for the weather to heat up, brand new drops from the biggest and best brands in swimwear keep turning up. We’ve done you all a favour and put them together on display on incredible models Kate and Zoe, styled to perfection and shot on the sunny Gold Coast.

Follow us from dawn to dusk with your first look at Summer swimwear that’s new to SurfStitch, with the SurfStitch Swim Preview 2014. Get a taste for what’s to come with some of our favourite shots from the campaign, plus the full video. Check it out!

Love what you see? Shop the entire campaign here.

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Shop Swim Preview 14

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My, My, Monday!

Each week we’re surprised by how quickly it turns up, as our blissful weekends come to an end and we make our way back to working week life.

We have a very simple remedy for that ‘my, my, Monday!” feeling – a blog post full of beautiful images we’ve come across in our online travels, to have you inspired and motivated to start the new week!

Take a look at the Monday morning inspiration we’re loving and enjoy the day, from the SurfStitch team.

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Imagery from Yoplait, J.J.Humblot, Crescendose, Etsy, The Lane, Free People Blog and others unknown.

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Womens Trend // Geometric Prints

We’re talking patterns, clean lines and shapes so precise your math teacher would be proud. Geometric prints are back for another round this season, and it looks like, the bolder; the better.

From large shapes like the Stussy jumper below, to smaller prints on dresses and pants, this trend has been popping up left, right and centre in SurfStitch new arrivals. We love pops of colour among all of the monochrome this Winter, so check out some inspiration and shop our favourites!

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Stussy Hanneli Sweater – White | Billabong Vapor Pant – Black | Tigerlily Cote Dress – Black

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Cameo From Time Dress – Navy Lattice | Minkpink Wild Inbetween Dress | Bluejuice Bermuda Triangle Dress

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Tigerlily Manche Cardi – Patchwork | Bless’ed Are The Meek Define Top – Ivory Black | Isla By Talulah Once Again Dress – Animal Print

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Imagery from Elle, Harpers Bazaar and others unknown.

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Trend Alert: Chunky Knits

Chunky knits are arguably the greatest pieces in all winter wardrobes. Nothing is better than a chunky knit to keep you warm and comfy but still looking good on those chilly winter days.

The chunky knit trend can be worn with so many different looks. You can wear them with any of your jeans, leggings, short skirts, a-line maxi skirts…basically anything! One of our favorite ways to wear this trend is to add a little leather to your look, there is nothing wrong with a bit of contrast and edginess! Try your chunky knit with a leather skirt or leggings, if you’re braving the extreme cold go for a leather jacket.

This seasonal trend is one that we love, because let’s face it; there’s no better feeling than staying warm and comfortable all day while still looking good!

If you haven’t stocked up on your chunky knits yet you should start now! Check out our range here.

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Pink Stitch Zero Sweater                                                            Billabong Kiliminjaro Knit

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Three of Something Solstice Jumper                                      Elwood Marble Knit Jumper

 

Images sourced from Fashion Gone Rogue, JessicaSerrano, honestlywtf, trendhunter, fashioncity, google and other.

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UP TOP: Mens Headwear

From the basic Baseball to the friendly Fedora, the beloved beanie, the trusty Trucker, the fancy Flatcap, the perfect Panama, the bold Bowler, the timeless Top hat and breezy Bucket, hats have been around for years and there is one to suit anyone and any occasion.

Whatever your style, everyone needs at least one of these, whether it’s flaunting your favourite footy team or just to hide your bed-head, hats are trending now as a staple for casual days or teamed with jeans and a leather jacket. Girls, don’t be scared to pinch your man’s….

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Ebbets Brooklyn Eagles 1935 Ball Cap – Navy | Huf Box Logo Snapback – Burgundy | Flex Fit The Black Leather Clip Back Cap

Is this the modern day Top Hat? Wear it in Summer and Winter, it’s never out of place in the backyard BBQ or with a Hugo Boss suit…

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The panama – permission to buy a boat….granted!

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Brixton Messer Fedora Hat – Beige | Rhythm Pocket Hat – Burgundy | Fallenbrokenstreet The Cove Hat – Black

Finally, let’s not take the essential Winter beanie for granted – for keeping the head warm, and hiding a bad hair day!

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Stussy Cities Tall Beanie – Black | Burton Billboard Beanie – Safety Orange | Coal The Thrift Knit Beanie – Black

Imagery from: swagstars.ca, Yellowstonetrucking.com, zouchmagazine.com, pinterest.com, ahollywoodnight.blogspot.com & other unknown.

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Stone Cold Fox x BeachRiot

The fine ladies from Stone Cold Fox have once again joined forces with Beach Riot to bring us this insanely cool collaboration…and we couldn’t be happier!

They have managed to mix up some flirty shapes with some timeless prints and fabrics that deserve a place in every girl’s swimsuit collection, and from the cheeky bottoms to the more conservative one piece, there is a style to suit and satisfy all!

For most of our friends overseas it is the perfect time to add these beauties to your shopping carts, and for all of our Aussie shoppers, the cooler temps we have been experiencing over here are definitely no excuse to hold back on this one – we never know when these two power houses will come together again…we’ve got to strike while we can.

Shop the pieces on SurfStitch here. 

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Making our way around the globe – here’s Jess Stein from Tuula Vintage looking cute in her two piece in Bali this week. Screen shot 2014-05-14 at 8.26.57 PM

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Capri Separate Top |  Carlo Separate Top

 

 

 Imagery from BeachRiot.com, Song of Style, and Tuula Vintage.

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COOL CHANGE: Winter 14 Launch

The Winter fashion season has officially hit and we couldn’t be more excited to launch our Winter 14 campaign: Cool Change. Trending anorak jackets, an assortion of denim, more knits than you can poke a stick at and so much more – it’s the season to snuggle up, button down and enjoy the cool change in the air.

Check out some of our favourite shots from the campaign and watch the official launch video! Like what you see? Start shopping on SurfStitch.

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BRAND FEATURE // RAEN

They’re a boutique sunglasses brand taking SurfStitch, and the world by storm, with a classic element and a quality design. Add an edge to every look with the right pair of Raen shades for you.

Check out some of our favourites, modelled by the smokin’ hot Sahara Ray. Why will you love these shades? They’re high fashion, highly complementary to the face, they’re handmade and most of all, they’re timeless. Your pair of Raen‘s will last you a lifetime. Enjoy!

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Raen Volant Sunglasses – All Black

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Raen Volant Sunglasses – Crystal Front Brindle Temple | Raen Volant Sunglasses – Matte Ivory Front Lynx Temple | Raen Volant Sunglasses – Crystal Rose Front Calico

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Raen Arkin Sunglasses – Crystal Rose Brindle

The Arkin in other colours:

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Raen Arkin Sunglasses – All Black | Raen Arkin Sunglasses – Calico | Raen Arkin Sunglasses – Crystal

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Raen Castor Sunglasses – Brindle Tortoise with Japanese Gold and Manzanita with Japanese Gold

Other styles you’ll love – the Convoy:

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Raen Convoy Sunglasses – Black | Raen Convoy Polarised Sunflasses – Brindle Tort Japanese Gold | Raen Convoy Sunglasses – Woodgrain Gunmetal

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Other styles you’ll love – the Luci:

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Raen Luci Sunglasses – Black and Silver | Raen Luci Polarised Sunglasses – Joplin and Japanese Gold | Raen Luci Sunglasses – Patti and Japanese Gold

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Marketta Street Style

One of the coolest spots on the Gold Coast to make your dining selection from a wide range of international options, and to enjoy a locally brewed craft beer on a Saturday night is Marketta Street Food in Miami. Wish a buzzing atmosphere, live music and a large number of people in one trendy small space, we thought it’d be an awesome spot to see what Gold Coasters are wearing and to take some street style snaps!

Enjoy some of the style we saw & shop similar styles on SurfStitch! If you live locally, make sure you get over to Marketta Street Food for an awesome, relaxed and very tasty Saturday night.

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Steal his style with SurfStitch: Billabong Must Have Beanie – Vintage Indigo | Santa Cruz Big Dot Muscle Tank – Black | Vanishing Elephant Classic Suit Pant – Black Cotton | Vans Sk8 Hi Shoe – Black True White

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Steal their style with SurfStitch: (Left) Free People Angel Lace Dress | Windsor Smith Lily Leather Sandal and (Right) Minkpink Dollface Tank | Wrangler Hitch Hiker Shirt – Faded Navy | Billabong Bedlam Skirt – Worn Black | Gallaz Bikie Boot – Black Croc

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Steal her style with SurfStitch: (Left) Piper Lane Thunderbird T Back Cami – Black | August Street Marla Short | Roxy Quinta Sandal and (Right) Silent Theory Snow Pocket Tee – Burgundy | Wrangler Strangler Collective Jeans – Black| Converse Mens Chuck Taylor All Star Lo – White

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Steal their style with SurfStitch: (Left) Spare Found 3 Quarter Tee | Rusty Spray On Jean – Coated Black | Status Anxiety Lila Wallet – Navy | Kustom Cuban Nights Boot – Tan and (Right) Bless’ed Are The Meek Reset Dress – Black | Dr. Martens Clarissa Sandal – Black | Status Anxiety Passing Moment Bag – Black

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Steal their style with SurfStitch: (Left) Feat Basic Tee – Black | Thrills Wasted Army Walkshort | Nixon The Time Teller P Watch – Matte Grey and (Right) Jorge Verve Tank – Aqua | Stylestalker Chillin Skirt – Black

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Steal their style with SurfStitch: (Left) Jorge Desert Days Cami – Desert Orange |  Billabong Mind Over Matter Skirt – Black | Urge Congo Sandal – Black and (Middle) Vanishing Elephant LS Shirt – White | Afends Last Call Short – Black | Indy C Contrast Stitch Tote – Tan | Havaianas Slim Metal Black Thong and (Right) Bless’ed Are The Meek Flow Dress | House of Harlow Classic Station Necklace | Status Anxiety Maud Wallet – Cheetah | Nixon the Mini B SS Watch – All Gold | Soles Trans AM Sandal – Black

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Steal their style with SurfStitch: (Left) Ladakh Howlin Sweater | Billabong Now or Never Skirt | Kustom Cuban Nights Boot and (Right) Paint it Red New City Crop Top | Tigerlily Loreze Suede Skirt – Ruby | Billabong Frassy Sunset Bag – Coco | Urge Rotterdam Heel – Black

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Steal their style with SurfStitch: (Left) Billabong Essential Tanker | Miss Cocoa Plain Beach Pant and (Middle) All About Eve White Breeze Maxi Dress | Levi’s Moto Trucker Vest | 8 Other Reasons The Battle Necklace and (Right) Billabong Silver Linings Tee | Rip Curl Worker Check Shirt | Lee Cut Off Short

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