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


  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.


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



  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.






Shop Swim Preview 14

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ITEMS OF THE WEEK: Acid Washed Muscle Tees

This week in our mens and womens new arrivals, we’re loving the acid wash trend coming through on muscle tees! Our items of the week are both charcoal singlets, with a mens muscle tee from Billabong and a womens singlet from Tigerlily.

Worn with denim or leather, this wash is going to be a huge Summer trend, so take a look at some acid washed inspo and shop our items of the week on SurfStitch!


Mens item of the week:


Billabong Custom Muscle – Black


Womens item of the week:


Tigerlily Patrice Tank – Washed Black

Imagery from Vanessa Jackman & Etsy.

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Mens Trend // Stripes

Stripes are having another rapid growth in the mens fashion scene. Stripes have been a female dominated trend for the past couple of seasons, but now we are seeing an injection of stripes into the men’s arena.The stripes are almost becoming a timeless piece of clothing for any man’s wardrobe.

They are jumping onto the newest jumpers, knits and tees, and are not disappointing! The common stripe in black and white or navy and white, creates endless options of outfits. My favourite stripe outfit is a striped navy and white tee, flat blue jeans turned up and a black or navy pair of vans! But why follow my favourite striped outfit, when you can create your own at SurfStitch.


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Image Sources: Tumblr & Pinterest


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One of the best things about winter has to be the snow, here are a few images that will make you want to dust off that snowboard,  wax it up and hit the slopes…thank you Mother Nature..

Don’t imagine how cold it might be, imagine the marshmallows toasting in the fire. Not a marshmallow fan? Pop a Lindt Lindor ball in there instead, sooooo good you’ll be wishing you tried it sooner!

Check out some of our snow inspo and shop everything you need for the snow at SurfStitch.









You’ll need these goodies:


Oakley Still Well Jacket – Jet Black | Oakley Still Well Pant – Jet Black


Rip Curl Enigma PR Gum Jacket – Dresden Blue | Rip Curl Bunji Gum Pant – Dresden Blue


DC Shoes Amo 14 Snow Jacket – Methyl Blue | DC Shoes Banshee 14 Snow Pants – Sulphur Spring


Electric EG2.5 Snow Goggles – Bronze Silver Chrome | Billabong Command Wet and Dry Pack – Black | Roxy Ruby Beanie – Sea Salt


Rip Curl Kilalurak Jacket | Rip Curl Split Gum Pant – Crown Jewel


Volcom Activism Ins Jacket – Violet | Rip Curl Split Gum Pant – Black


Billabong Delight Jacket – Mineral | Billabong Paradise Pant – Mineral

Imagery from Rainbow Tourism, Dez Newcomb Photography, Maverick Snowboarding, Wall Paper Hi, Mr Wallpaper, Smith Fork Ranch and others unknown.

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Boots || Men’s Boots

Boots are the perfect partner for all your winter jackets and jeans. The many different styles of boots can be a perfect excuse for any man to build his footwear wardrobe. If your after a chunky and heavier look then the high top, Timberlandsor Dr. Martens are more for you. On the other side of the boot scale, Vanishing elephant and Windsor Smith offer a a more shoe style of boot that is low cut and generally in a elegant suede or leather.

The colder season tends to bring out the heavier fashion, so it is no surprise that boots are trending. Your boots don’t have to be just for a dressy occasion, they can be for casual wear and work wear. Paired with chinos (turned up or down) and a jacket you have the perfect casual winter outfit.

SurfStitch have a range of boots that are fit for building any man’s footwear wardrobe.

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Windsor Smith Harvard Shoe – Taupe | Vanishing Elephant Classic Derby Shoe – Rust | Urge Battersea Boot – Tan Vintagetumblr_masfkhZz8w1rdh5ujo1_500 tumblr_mejhpn9ID71rbws8uo1_500 tumblr_meokdkMXEI1rldsgeo1_500 tumblr_mqbbe5kvvN1qajhjjo1_500 tumblr_mvic5ugXvl1qajhjjo1_500 tumblr_mxzf7oHAQd1sfedbqo1_500 tumblr_mzmxlryPLt1r66csno1_500 tumblr_mzsdosgfCA1r66csno1_500 tumblr_mzx834sKss1rnuq7zo1_1280 tumblr_n1q0oz1yS91s968deo1_1280Untitled-1Dr. Martens Mens Ali 6 Eye Boot – Brown Rugged Servo Lux | Timberland Earthkeepers Newmarket 2 Leather Boot – Medal Bronze Brown | Vanishing Elephant Hiking Boot – Olive

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Vanishing Elephant Classic Derby Shoe – Black | Rusty Olson Desert Boot – Black | Urge Athos Shoe – Black

Image source: Tumblr 

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Items of the Week: Washed Denim

This week we’re so excited by the launch of our 2014 Denim Guide that we had to choose our mens and womens items of the week from new arrival jeans!

This washed and distressed denim look is a key trend this Winter, and we love this G-Star Raw style in both mens jeans and womens jeans. Paired with a tee and some Converse or even dressed up, this versatile denim is an essential addition to this season’s wardrobe. Check out our inspiration and items of the week.

If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our Denim Guide for your right fit, trend, brand and everything in between!



Our womens item of the week


G-Star Raw Lynn Skinny Jean – Light Aged Destroy



Our mens item of the week


 G-Star Raw Arc 3D Slim Jean – Light Aged

Imagery from Street Style Seconds, Guy Look, Style Snooper Dan and other unknown.

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Womens Trend: Wistfully White

Maybe it’s because the low Winter temps are making us dream of a Summer sunshine, or maybe it’s because this colour accentuates your tan and brings a new element of sophistication to your wardrobe, but we are currently crushing on the colour white.

Top to toe or with other colours and textures thrown in the mix, wistful whites will have you thinking of Summer in the South of France! Add a fedora and a mens style leather watch to your white dress or complete for that Euro Summer look. Take a look at some wistfully white inspiration we’ve come across and shop our favourites.




Three of Something Gradient Cami – White | Jaggar LA Pant – White Denim | Converse Womens Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Shoe – White




Minkpink Sleepless City Tunic Dress – Off White | Windsor Smith Fend Leather Sandal – White | Minc Collections The Pendulum Necklace – Silver




Billabong Secret Moon Top – White | Zulu and Zephyr Ethereal Skirt – White | Birkenstock Womens Arizona Sandal – White



Imagery from Harpers Bazaar, WhoWhatWear, La Dolce Vita Blog and others unknown.

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Summer Swimwear

We’re really starting to miss the summer warmth over here and are extremely jealous of those lucky people escaping for a winter break.

It’s pretty hard to find the perfect bikini, or one at all during the winter months, but rest assured you can find a vast collection of new swimwear arrivals at SurfStitch.

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If you’re more of a one piece girl or prefer an underwire, we’ve got you covered! Check out the latest in swimwear here.

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Roxy Boho Babe Underwire Cami Bikini       Beach Riot Flamingo Casa Blanca One Piece          6-23-2014 3-29-53 PM

Zulu and Zephyr Interconnect Zip One Piece                Volcom Part Of Me Bandeau Bikini

Images sourced from TaLu, Splendid, InvincibleSummer, FashionBloggers, google, and other sources. 

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ITEMS OF THE WEEK: Sleek in Black

This week, we turn our outfits up a notch and have picked out our favourite mens and womens items that have gone back to black and are appropriate for after dark.

The most flattering and versatile colour in your wardrobe; black is the feature of our favourite items, with the womens shift dress and the must-have mens collared shirt.





Nixon Palmer LS Shirt – Black Heather




Pink Stitch Ruby Dress – Black

Imagery from Sincerely Jules and others unknown.

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