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. 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. 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. 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! 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
- Mix yoghurt and honey in a bowl. Put one third into a tupperware container.
- Layer a dusting of ground Chia and then 1cm of granola.
- Layer another third of the yoghurt mixture.
- Layer Chia and granola in the same quantity.
- Layer the final portion of yoghurt and then cover in berries.
- Put the lid on and take it with you! Don’t forget a spoon.
KEEP FIT, NO EXCUSES
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.
- Lie on your back with your legs straight up in the air and your arms out straight beside you
- Slowly raise your legs (straight) to a 90 degree angle and hold for 2 seconds
- Lower your legs slowly until they are 5 centimetres above the ground and hold for 2 seconds
- Repeat 5 sets of 10 reps
- Lie down on your stomach
- Lift your body up using your toes and forearms
- Keep your back straight
- Hold for 30 seconds. For an extra challenge, increase your time by 10 seconds every week
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.
Shop Swim Preview 14
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.
Imagery from Yoplait, J.J.Humblot, Crescendose, Etsy, The Lane, Free People Blog and others unknown.
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!
Stussy Hanneli Sweater – White | Billabong Vapor Pant – Black | Tigerlily Cote Dress – Black
Cameo From Time Dress – Navy Lattice | Minkpink Wild Inbetween Dress | Bluejuice Bermuda Triangle Dress
Tigerlily Manche Cardi – Patchwork | Bless’ed Are The Meek Define Top – Ivory Black | Isla By Talulah Once Again Dress – Animal Print
Imagery from Elle, Harpers Bazaar and others unknown.
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.
Pink Stitch Zero Sweater Billabong Kiliminjaro Knit
Three of Something Solstice Jumper Elwood Marble Knit Jumper
Images sourced from Fashion Gone Rogue, JessicaSerrano, honestlywtf, trendhunter, fashioncity, google and other.
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….
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…
The panama – permission to buy a boat….granted!
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!
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.
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.
Aimee Song from Song of Style took her pieces in the Las Brisas print to Cabo last week!
Making our way around the globe – here’s Jess Stein from Tuula Vintage looking cute in her two piece in Bali this week.
St Thomas Separate Pant | Aarons Separate Top
Capri Separate Top | Carlo Separate Top
Imagery from BeachRiot.com, Song of Style, and Tuula Vintage.
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.
Check out the official Winter launch video!