Leopard Obsession

We thought this trend wouldn’t hang around, but it most certainly has. From footwear to bags to dresses and even swimwear, leopard print is just as big this season as it has been for the last few.

How so, you ask? It’s been changed up a bit, with bold and unexpected colours and larger and more graphic prints. Check out some of our SurfStitch leopard favourites and check out some inspiration we’ve come across.

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Tigerlily Jumeaux Onesie – Leopard | All About Eve Feline Shift Dress – Leopard | Finders Keepers Paper Ships Dress – Leopard1

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Tigerlily Neo Leopard Tara Tri Separate Top – Indigo | Tigerlily Earthy Leopard Tara Tri Bikini Top – Earthy Leopard | Stone Fox Swim Finn Separate Top – Leopard

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L-SHOE

Vans Womens Sk8 Hi Shoe – Leopard Black | Windsor Smith Tempt Leaher Sandal – Ocelot Pony | Windsor Smith Slide Flat – Ocelot Pony

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OBFive Big Cat Cruiser – Leopard | 3D Fins XDS 5-0 Fullbase Tri Fin Set – Snow Leopard | Minkpink Paparazzi Sunglasses – Grey Leopard Smoke Grad

Imagery from RStyle.me, Lonny, Fashionsy, Community Stylecaster, Pretty Designs, Who What Wear and others unknown.

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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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Audio // Mayhem

Whether your a baseline junkie, a Sunday vibes person or just someone that enjoys listening to music on the go, SurfStitch have the range of audio accessories for you!

If you’re after records or record players, there is something for you. Crosley’s products have been around for nearly a century, innovating and diverging into new ventures. Their latest product recaptures those old vinyl’s that hold the crisp sound of your favourite 90′s hits. These now preserved memories can be re-incarnated and you can flash back to your finest hours as a teen.

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Universal The Beatles – Abbey Road – Vinyl | Inertia Music Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost – Vinyl | Inertia Music Beirut – The Riptide – Vinyl 

On the run portable speakers are a must for desks or even just for the lazy afternoons sipping on your favourite cider and even for the baseline junkies. Kakkoii have innovated a cool and durable design that belts out a massive 85 dB sound from just a Bluetooth connection.  Also, Nixon’s exciting range of portable speakers, can last a whole day from just one charge.

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Kakkoii WOW Speaker – Black | Nixon Blaster Portable Wireless Speaker – Surplus Black | Kakkoii WOW Mini Speaker – Blue 

Now, Headphones or Ear buds. The choice is yours, but here is a range of products that we here at SurfStitch have for your eargasms to begin.

For the Headphone lovers, SkullCandy are pushing the limits when it comes to their range of headphones. They have your favourite basketball teams to even headphones that have a removable earphone to use as a speaker. Marshall provide for the quality lovers of music, with their love for music production and sound, they are leader in the sound department.

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For the Earbud lovers, Marshall have a great quality sound perfect for your recording sessions in the garage as well as your jam outs! Nixon have a crisp clean design and sound also Marley have entered the audio race with their cool, Jamaican designed ear buds.

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Images sourced from: Tumblr and others unknown. 

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Travel Essentials

Before any amazing trip can begin, comes the truly frustrating process of packing. No matter how long I go away for, be it a few days, weeks or months, I always manage to over pack.

Luckily, due to a combination of having to pack many bags and having my family lend many helping hands, I’ve managed to squeeze everything into my pack that I think I will need or use over the next four months.

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Now of course when people travel we all have the items that they “can’t leave home without”- which is definitely true. My staples are things like moisturiser (I’m a bit of a fiend), face wipes, my Kindle, Lonely Planet, sun cream, locks for my bag, camera and of course, the right adaptors! However, whenever I’m lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel, there are always a few items that I take along with me in order to make my trip a bit easier.

-Speakers. I love listening to music, and rarely have a silent moment so speakers are a must for my travels. Obviously for ease of packing and movement, small lightweight are preferable, but there are so many brands out there that you can take your pick. SurfStitch has some great options, including Nixon and Kakkoii Speakers.

-Handbag. Now I don’t mean one of those Mary Poppins you-can-fit-anything-and-everything-into-this-bag kind of bag – I mean a good, small to medium sized over the shoulder bag, preferably with a few different compartments. I personally wouldn’t carry a money belt – I find them uncomfortable (and ugly) and I always feel like if I wear one I may as we’ll wear a sign strapped to my face saying “I’m a tourist: you can try rip me off!”. Probably not such a concern for European countries, but a definite one for Asia and South America.

I have found that over the shoulder length strap gives me the extra security when I’m out of a night or just in more crowded places – you can pop it over your shoulder and have the bag sitting in front of you, making it far more difficult of anyone to slip something out of it. In fact, when I was in Vietnam over the summer, it was because I had my bag over my shoulder that a near robbery was only a near one and not a successful one! The compartments are a personal preference as I tend to carry lots of bits and pieces with me, so it just makes them easier to find.

- Power board. This is a bit of a strange suggestion, but these days we travel with so much technology – iPods, phones, Kindles, lap tops, cameras and more! More often than not, hostels will provide only one (if that!) power outlet per bed. So to make sure you can charge everything at once and make sure you can take that perfect photo or listen to your favourite song, use a power board! Doesn’t have to be a huge one – I’m taking one with four outlets – more than enough!

- Travel Wallet. Travelling is the perfect time to purge your wallet of all those extra cards and receipts that you just don’t use anymore. Again, SurfStitch has some great options, with Burton being my favourite, but it really depends on what you want. If you’re looking for a smaller size, I find that a small card holder is ideal- the only down side is that it doesn’t have any space for coins. If this is what you are after, i’d go for Bellroy- SurfStitch offer a heap of different sizes, all super compact and made from leather too, which is always nice.

My final word of wisdom is when you’re packing and you run into the inveitable situation of trying to decide between two tops or trying to squeeze in that extra pair of shoes. The solution: rolling and stuffing undies!  Rolling everything saves so much more space and also keeps some clothes looking less crinkles – which when you’re living out of a bag for months is quite nice. Just to further maximise your space-to-clothes ratio, saving packing your unmentionables until last and then fill all the gaps in your bag with underwear! Stuff them in shoes (helps flats keep their shape girls!), squeeze them down the side- any space you can see, fill it with undies!

Hopefully some of these suggestions are helpful for you! I know everyone has their own packing secrets – feel free to share some!

Next post will be from London- until then!!

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Accessories: Polaroid Cameras

Polaroid cameras are up there with the coolest accessories available. Regardless if you are surfing, working, travelling or just simply hanging out, polaroid cameras give you the ability to snap up life’s special moments, right as they unfold. Not only are they there to snap up your favourite memories, they also include the printed hard copy, something that since the smart phone, has been almost forgotten.

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No matter the occasion, there is never a dull moment when your polaroid camera is by your side. Not only are they a heap of fun to use, they also give photos an interesting retro feel. There are no ‘do-overs’ like people have become immune to with modern day photography, polaroids simply capture the moment then and there.

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Why stop at snapping the perfect picture? Polaroids give you the ability to make creative displays and collages for the world to see! Ditch the phone screen and bring real photos back with some creativity!

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Want the ability to snap polariod’s without them costing you an arm and a leg? Never fear! SurfStitch have you covered!

 FUJIFILM MINI INSTAX 2 PACK OF INSTANT CAMERA FILM – MULTI & FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 8 INSTANT CAMERA – WHITE Polaroid-680px

Check out all the latest polaroid cameras, film and camera accessories at SurfStitch and begin snapping, creating and loving your own polaroid collage collection!

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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.

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

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

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

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

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8 OTHER REASONS

If you’re looking to add some sparkle to an outfit… we’ve got you covered! 8 Other Reasons is a stylish and affordable jewellery brand that will add a little excitement to any outfit.

Check out the full range here. 

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8 Other Reasons Easy E Ring Set                   8 Other Reasons Survivor Cuff

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8 Other Reasons 8 Degrees Body Chain           8 Other Reasons Survivor Ring Set

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Images sourced from 8otherreasons.com

 

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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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Imagery from Liz Marie Blog, Fashion Squad, They All Hate Us, Top Shelf Clothes and others unknown.

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Watch Time

Today’s range of watches means there is such a variety dropping into the scene. Whether you wear it for practicality or for style there is a watch out there for you. SurfStich’s range of watches is expanding and still are, understanding that there are many different styles that are being pushed into the surf and fashion scene.

Technology is rapidly pushing the practicality of watches to their limit lately, the inclusion of Nixon’s and Ripcurl’s tide watches have taken off. Surfers can observe the tide and count the waves whilst of course seeing the time of the day. These watches provide durability, flexibility and an extra brain, the rubber series of watches are programmed with over 200 beaches globally.

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Nixon Lodown Watch – Matte Black Surplus

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 Ripcurl Trestles Oceansearch Pu Watch – Midnight 

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On the other hand, the simple incorporation of various browns, golds and blacks for the dress watches make them wearable with any outfit. Timex and Komono offer simply designed watches that compliment any outfit for any occasion. It may be for a dinner, or just for work but looking the part with a classy watch is a must.

Men these are a must to impress the ladies!

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Komono The Magnus Watch – Silver Burgundy 

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Timex Easy Reader Watch – Black Silver White

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Image source: http://www.tumblr.com/search/surfer+watches, http://www.tumblr.com/search/surfer+watches, http://www.tumblr.com/search/timex+watches

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Hats for Days

Can one person ever have enough hats? No…no they cannot!

They are a multipurpose and transeasonal fashion accessory, they easily add a nice touch to a simple outfit, great for those days you can’t be bothered brushing your hair, and even better for those days you feel like hiding your face. You can wear them to the beach in summer and you can wear them on a rainy day in winter, and this is why you can never have enough…. well, thats just my excuse anyway!

We have a a pretty extensive variety of hats for men and women on SurfStitch.com, check them out here. Lady’s, don’t be afraid to shop in the fella’s category and vice versa, as most of the hats are unisex!

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 FallenBrokenStreet The Dingo Hat | Rythm Pocket Hat

 

Images sourced from Brixton, FallenBrokenStreet and SurfStitch.com 

 

 

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