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.

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Nixon Palmer LS Shirt – Black Heather

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Pink Stitch Ruby Dress – Black

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SUNDAY VIBES

With no alarm set and a lazy morning wake-up, plus a completely blank to-do list, there’s no feeling quite like those Sunday vibes.

Enjoy some sunshine (and if you can’t, we have just the inspo for you to daydream), don’t skip the ice cream and take a couple of risks today!

Check out some of SurfStitch‘s favourite Sunday activities (and ones we wish we could be doing!) and enjoy some Sunday vibes.

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Mens Trend // Leather & PU

Trending in men’s fashion, the leather and PU (also known as Polyurethane) look is in and is invading the fashion scene. It is fast becoming a timeless staple for any man’s wardrobe in winter. The material is one that once invested in will last an eternity and can be worn for any occasion.

Jackets to vests to pants, leather & PU is seeping it’s way into every item of clothing. Zanerobe have taken on the trend, by incorporating it into their sure shot pants and shorts.

Introduce plain tees and bold fleeces to really set off the strong look that the leather does portray. Whether it is the real deal leather, the imitated type or the PU it should be added to your wardrobe!

Leather 1Zanerobe Sureshot Leather Pant – Leather Black   | Zanerobe Gabe Leather Walkshort – Leather Black 

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Leather -2St Goliath Georgia Jacket – Black Coal Marble | Autonomy Subway Vest – Black Leather Black | The People Vs Combo Bomber Jacket – Denim and Leather 

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Men’s Trend | Parkas | Jackets

Winter is about, so that means it’s time to get out your parka or jacket!

These will both keep you fashionable on the outside yet warm on the inside. The parka bases its design around the old military parkas, that consist of hardy materials. This durable jacket can be worn over a knit to provide extra warmth, or just accompany a plain tee for a fresh night out.

There are many styles of jackets that are worn today, everything from the traditional leather jacket, the bomber jacket, the denim jacket and even the spray jacket. Jackets are becoming more and more popular to wear between places and for a night out. The range of colours gives the category a new life with the various depths of greens and blues.

Checkout the jackets that have been dropping in at SurfStitch for this winter!

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JP-1Rhythm Nevermind Jacket – Dark Olive | Academy Brand Fenway Parka Jacket – Coffee | Flux Army Parker Jacket – Army Green 

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Asuza Forest Caves Jacket – Olive | Suit Sinius Jacket – Oxblood Red | Vanishing Elephant Hooded Anorak – Denim 

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SUMMER TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

With the European summer kicking in we thought we would put together a little list of travel essentials for you all…

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Travel Essential 1:

On the top of the list is the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case, you never have to worry about being on your last bars of battery with this little gadget. This Innovative smart battery case adds an additional six hours of talk time!

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Travel Essential 2:

A pair of shades will serve as your best friend on a summer holiday! Be Sure to check out some of our latest arrivals here. 

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Sunday Somewhere Matahari Sunglasses

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Travel Essential 3:

Your bikini! With our hundreds of different brands and styles you will be sure to find something suitable here.

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Beach Riot Jungle Viva Separate Top               Beach Riot Jungle Sandy Separate Pant

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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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Winter’s here: Beanie Season

The official Winter season (rather than fashion’s version of Winter) has now set in, and we’re all going to be feeling the chill as the temperatures drop. Now is the perfect time to prepare with your trusty early-morning loving and bad-hair day best friend, the beanie.

Go for neutral colours such as various shades of grey and beige, or with black for a versatile piece, and pair with your hair out and your best Winter wardrobe. It’s a cute accessory addition to your wardrobe and as mentioned – let’s you get lazy with the upkeep of your ‘do!

Check out some beanie inspo and shop some of our SurfStitch favourites.

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Nixon Pop Beanie – Black | Stussy Schiffer Tall Beanie – White | Roxy Tram Beanie – Bright White

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Billabong Bohemian Beanie | Stussy Coco Tall Beanie – Neon Pink | Rip Curl Legend Beanie – Grey Marle

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Flex Fit Interlocked Basics Weaved Beanie – Grey | Billabong Spinner Jacquard Beanie – Camo | Volcom Holi Beanie – Pink

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Fallenbrokenstreet The Transend Beanie | Rip Curl Amaryllis Slouch Beanie – Ginger | VonZipper Coco Beanie – Dawn

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Afends Gone Fishin Beanie – Red Navy Marle | Nixon Kinley Beanie – Black | Rip Curl Yolo Pom Pom Beanie

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Splendour in the Grass Style

Splendour in the grass 2014 is nearly here! This July, you will be heading down to Byron Bay to check out the likes of Outkast, London Grammar, Rufus, Foster the People and many more! So SurfStitch has the inside scoop on the latest festival fashion for all the festival goers out there.

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Ladies, the lace play suits and the cute overalls have been trending this festival season. Coachella’s festival fashion has set the scene for the women this year, it’s spring/summer ideas have heavily influenced the winter coming on spring range for the festival goers. Stripes in the dresses and tops accompanied by high wasted shorts or a hat of any style will help you stand out and be best dressed from day 1.

Keeping the sun out of your eyes or being a fashion statement, the range of sunglasses that are trending is incredible! The oversized style to the cat eye style women have endless opportunities with the versatility of the sunglasses that are being created by Valley, Ksbui and many more.

Also to keep you warm through the nights, especially if your camping. A light knit or cardigan or throw over shirt that can be tied around your waste or even placed in your bag (if it fits).

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Valley Dash Sunglasses – Matte Black Silver Mirror Stylestalker Lover Playsuit – WhiteElwood Haven LS Shirt – Light Indigo Mid Indigo

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Splendour F 3Roxy Seaside Fleece Cardigan – True BlackCameo The Motion Dress – StripeFallenBrokenStreet Free Flight Hat – Wine Red

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Stylestalker Charger Tank – Black Ziggy Meet My Mum Short – Split Decision | Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Leather Shoe – Black Monochrome

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For the men, whether you wear your favourite band tee or a tee or a tank you will want accompany it with shorts that are not going to show the mud. Splendour is infamous for it’s muddy grounds and dusty dance floors, so preparation is vital when it comes to colour selection. I would suggest  darker colours for the shorts, if you are planning to have a break from moving those feet and resting on the ground. For the night, I would be taking a lightweight knit or a spray jacket for you or even a lucky girl that you may meet.

The injection of the oversized tees and tanks with the tighter shorts has been the overarching festival style this year. Also adding a hat into the mix will keep you both sun safe and fashionable. The wider brimmed hats for both genders have been all the rage, as well as covering the bad hair day!

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FallenBrokenStreet The Dingo Hat – BlackFeat Logo Muscle Tank – Black  | Zanerobe Sureshot Walkshort – Forest Green

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Vans Joel Tudor Seahaven Jacket – New Charcoal | Boy London X Long Chronology Tee – White  | Rusty Illusion Walkshort – Navy Blue 

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Wrangler Townes Crew – Vintage Black | Vanishing Elephant Muscle Tank – Green Leaves | Zanerobe Gabe Walkshort – Black

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Up or Down // Cuff Pants

As of late, Cuffed Pants have been increasingly popular. This is a pant that can be worn various ways throughout the year, customising the look you want by pulling the cuff up to high shin level or leaving it down, whether you wear thongs or shoes this trending pant seems to have limitless options. Even rolling up your jeans can create the cuffed pant look, that can be accompanied by a simple shirt and jacket for winter.

The range of these pants is becoming very vast and ranging from basic neutral colours to extrinsic patterns that give you the option of a feature piece of clothing for any wardrobe.

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Rusty Defender Pant – Army | Zanerobe Sureshot Elastic Pant – Burgundy  | Zanerobe Sureshot Elastic Pant – Palm Camo

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These pants and chinos can be worn as seen below, or you could spice up your style by rolling them up 3 or 4 times or to until your heart is content. Making these pants quite the versatile as well as giving your wardrobe another option or two. Even pairing these with a long sock to give a bit more flare.

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 Dr Denim Heywood Chino Pant – Dry Blue | Academy Brand Academy Vintage Chino Pant – Coffee | Thrills Rec Pant – Black 

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Here are some accessories to add spice and style to your cuffed pants.

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Rhythm Pocket Hat – Burgundy | Converse Mens Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Shoe – Black  | Stance Wenner Socks – Navy\

Image sources: http://www.tumblr.com/search/rolled+pants

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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

 

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