WOMENS TREND: PRINTS THAT POP

We here at SurfStitch all love our statement pieces that make our outfits pop, and there’s no better way to do it than with a stand-out print! From florals to geometric shapes to indistinguishable shapes, make sure your wardrobe is equipped with printed pieces you love as we head towards the Spring season.

From monochrome to mixed-up brights, the louder your print, the better. Check out some of our perfectly printed inspiration and shop some of our favourite womens printed new arrivals – with everything from dresses to shorts and even footwear to get you started.

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Lee Reflector Dress – Reflector | Cameo Alone Tonight Dress – Monochrome Rose | Keepsake Chained Mini Dress – Black Rose Cluster

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Tops

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Billabong Floral Heat Top – Bikini Red | Tigerlily Jurneaux Top – Leopard | Minkpink Gingham Games Games Womens Womens Top

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Shorts

SHORTS

Minkpink Pursuit Denim Short | Zulu and Zephyr Oceanfront Sweat Short | Finders Keepers Atlantic City Short – Hibiscus

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Pants

PANTS

Volcom Alexa Pant – Navy | Finders Keepers Begin Again Pant – Leopard | Tigerlily Soraya Pant – Marble

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Shoes

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Lipstik Toffee Sandal – Floral | Havaianas Slim Prints Animal Thong – Sand Grey Pink | Vans Womens Old Skool Shoe – Floral

Imagery from Julia Kostreva Blog, Ivana Revic, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Who What Wear, Sincerely Jules, Vogue, Atlantic-Pacific and Everything You Love to Hate.

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ITEM OF THE WEEK: STRIPES

Stripes are an absolute wardrobe must have. A wardrobe staple throughout the decades, stripes first came in to vogue in the 1920s and have not gone out of fashion since.

The timelessness of the print is evident when you look back over pictures of style icons from the past century such as James Dean, Audrey Hepburn and Edie Sedgwick.

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Pair stripes with anything from denim to leather.

Look 1Thrills Wanderer Hood Denim Jacket | Zanerobe Flintlock Muscle Tank | O’Neill All Day Track Pants

Perfect with a fedora or with a khaki jacket.

Look 3Rusty Charmer Jacket | L`America The Classic Dress | Fallenbrokenstreet The Ratatat Hat | Nude Star Boot

Dress them up or dress them down.

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Vanishing Elephant Sailor Dress | House of Harlow Sunburst Macrame Bracelet | Pigeonhole Beth Mini Saddle Bag | Lipstik Riding Girl Hi Boot

A simple and elegant look for ladies and men.

Look 2 Dr Denim TOB LS Stripe Tee | Ziggy Dropsticks Jean | Zanerobe Leather 5 Panel Cap | Urge Battersea BootLook 4

Dr Denim Blair LS Tee | Dr Denim Cropa Cabana Jeans | Vanishing Elephant Riding Boot

 

 

 

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Golden Globes 2014

We have once again enjoyed the fashion feast that is the Golden Globe Awards red carpet! With everything from bold reds to classic black and even glittery embellishments, take a look at some of our favourite stand-out gowns from yesterday’s event.

Images by Getty via Harpers Bazaar

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Amy Adams was striking in Maison Valentino

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Emma Watson also turns up the heat in a red gown by Christian Dior

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Jennifer Lawrence stepped out in a sophisticated number by Dior

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Australian Margot Robbie was streamlined and sleek in Gucci

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Mila Kunis shone in Gucci

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Lovely in lace, Aussie Cate Blanchett wore Armani Prive

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Elegant and old-school, Emma Roberts wore Lanvin

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The glamorous Jessica Chastain wore all black Givenchy

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Bold in black with turquoise embellishments, Sophia Vergara wore Zac Posen

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With a bit of sparkle and a high neck, Uma Thurman stood out in Atelier Versace

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Kate Beckinsdale glittered in a high shine gun metal dress

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A standout; Zoe Saldana was embellished and bare-shouldered in Prabal Gurung

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Sunday Styling.

Sundays are always lazy days, it is the best day of the week to be filled with relaxing plans and perfect evenings. Sit back, enjoy a cuppa and get lost in the inspiration of beautiful flowers, decor, people and surroundings.

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Happy Sunday! 

Images: snobfashionsource, theyallhateus, thirteenlittleloves, oraclefox, dependswhatdayitis & pinterest

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Cannes Film Festival 2013

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The 66th edition of the glamorous Cannes Film Festival kicked off in the French Riviera yesterday. Baz Luhrmann’s lavish take on the classic The Great Gatsby opened the festival with stars including Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman and Isla Fisher gracing the red carpet despite the windy and drenching weather. The horrible weather didn’t manage to ruin the high spirits although the hemlines had to be watched and hair and make up excused!

The film world royalty all port at the picturesque French Riviera for the 12 day festival which is filled with beautiful people and amazing cinematography. We here at SurfStitch are lusting over the high attention to detail and breathtaking work of some of the world’s best couture gowns on show on the red carpet. Great Gatsby star, Carey Mulligan, stole the show in her baby pink couture Dior dress while model of the moment Cara Delvingne sported a Burberry black lace floor length gown.

Take inspiration from the movie elite and their black tie events on a smaller, much more understated level with lace sleeves, bright bursts of colour and attention to detail pieces. While we can’t all be so lucky to wear the works of Dior we can always dream through these images and the SurfStitch pieces below.

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Go pretty and girly with shades of pink from blush to bright, volumous skirts or take cue from Nicole Kidman with floral motifs and high detailing.

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Billabong Pure Hearted Dress- Purple Heat, Rusty The Laser Dress- Ruby, Camilla and Marc Hope Dress- Jewel Floral & Minkpink Modern Antoinette Dress- Multiarticle-0-19CBCB52000005DC-834_470x844

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These women favoured the eternally glamorous styles of black, white, lace and red in sweet heart necklines and figure hugging shapes.

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Lee Dreamer Lace Dress- Black Dream, Tigerlily Tekke Dress- Tango Red, This and That Flora Dress- Black & Kuku Street Urchin Dress- Ivory Gold
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2013 Met Gala- Punk: Chaos to Couture.

Ever since the theme of the 2013 Met Gala was announced we have been beyond excited to see what the most fashionable women in the world wear to clash the seemingly conflicting themes of chaos and couture. We were not disappointed. The 2013 theme Punk: Chaos to Couture, saw the heavy metals, peaking flesh, razor sharp cuts and shockingly short hemlines of the punk era turned into pieces of modern art in the form of couture gowns wore by the entertainment and fashion industries finest.

Some stuck perfectly to the theme dressing in black with mesh detailing and leather features all topped off with heavy eyeliner and wicked hair do’s:

The Perfect Punks:

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Brooklyn-DeckerBrooklyn Decker.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Carolina-Kurkova Carolina Kurkova.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Chloe-Sevigny Chloe Sevigny.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Dakota-Fanning Elle Fanning.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Doutzen-KroesDoutzen Kroes.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Gwen-Stefani Gwen Stefani.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Kelly-Osborne Kelly Osborne.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Nina-DobrevNina Dobrev.

Others went in typically Met Gala fashion and made outfit and accessory choices so wild that they could only possibly be attending the famously flamboyant fashion event.

The Wonderfully Wild:

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Anja-Rubik Anja Rubik.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Beyonce Beyonce.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Christina-Ricci Christina Ricci.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Katy-PerryKaty Perry.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Nicole-Richie Nicole Richie.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Sarah-Jessica-Parker-1Sarah Jessica Parker.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Sarah-Jessica-ParkerLook at that hair piece!!!

Sophisticated style was another turn taken by many attendee’s. Sleek and polished gowns were often still accessorized with a heavy liquid eyeliner or a dark berry lip in a nod to the nights theme.

Sleek And Sophisticated:

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Amanda-Seyfried Amanda Seyfried.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Bella-Heathcote Bella Heathercote.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Blake-LivelyBlake Lively.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Gwyneth-Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Jenifer-Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Roney-MaraRoney Mara.

While others, there was no better way to explain their looks other than…

Red Hot:

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Amber-HeardAmber Heard.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Emma-WatsonEmma Watson.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Ivanka-Trump Ivanka Trump.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Jessica-Alba Jessica Alba.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Kate-Bosworth Kate Bosworth.

SurfStitch-Met-Gala-2013-Uma-ThurmanUma Thurman.

All images from Just Jared .

 

We hope you enjoyed the viewing as much as we did! Check out how you can reflect these four favorite Met Gala themes with SurfStitch.

Perfectly Punk.

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Pink Stitch Dress and House Of Harlow Necklace.

Wonderfully Wild.

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Kuku Dress and Sol Sana Ankle Boots.

Sophisticated Sleek.

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Friend of Mine Dress and From St. Xavier Cuff.

Red Hot.

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PAR-378BTUR-FROMSTXAVIER-1 Finders Keepers Top, MinkPink Maxi Skirt and From St. Xavier Ring.

 

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We Love MTV Movie Awards!

It’s another night of glitz and glam and a rolled out red carpet for the Hollywood A listers. The MTV Movie Awards is known for it’s high entertainment and often controversial night of nights. It was a night to be nothing short of amazing being hosted by the hilarious Aussie and star of movie Pitch Perfect,  Rebel Wilson. Performances by Selena Gomez and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis broke up the night with star favourites Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook winning Best Male Performance and Best Kiss, Jamie Foxx for his WTF Moment in Django Unchained and host Rebel took out the top spot for Breakthrough Performance.

On the red carpet front it was a sea of white, gold and black with these staple colours proving to be the winning favourites of the night. Karlie Kloss and Kylie Jenner both opted for the white crop and white pencil skirt combo while make up was minimal and hair was sleek.

Take a look at my favourite red carpet looks below and shop SurfStitch pieces inspired by the stars.

 Super Sleek and Sexy

Shop these super sleek dresses at SurfStitch to get the red carpet look.


Camilla and Marc Nikki Dress- Black, Toi Et Moi L Amitie Spliced Dress- Cream, Nunui Ivy Dress- Black Nude

Fun and Fabulous

These fun dresses are perfect for a great night out with the girls!

Sass Angelina Shard Dress- Broken Glass Print, Kuku Street Urchin Dress- Ivory Gold, Bless’ed Are The Meek Realm Dress- Multi

Images: eonline, graziadaily

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INSPIRATION: JOHNNY DEPP

Johnny Depp has been a style icon for decades but let’s have a look at 90s Depp for a bit of inspiration. Here at SurfStitch we have been telling you the 90s trend is really coming back with a vengeance so we are looking at two killer trends – grunge and greaser. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see we will show you how to blend a bit old school and new school!

The greaser – this one is my personal fave. Slicked back hair and the pompadour are trending huge right now. Get the look with Uppercut Deluxe Pomade and other Body Products on SurfStitch.

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Get the look with black and white basic tees - a staple piece for every guy’s wardrobe, a good quality denim jacket will never go out of fashion, leather jackets are at the top of the men’s trend list as are denim vest. Pick you perfect pair of jeans and of course hi top Converse.

Neuw Rocker Leather Jacket 2 Santa Cruz Big Dot Denim Vest 3 As Colour Paper Tee – White

Levis 501 Jean – Low Road 2 Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars – Washed Black 3 Dr Martens Cuff Lace Boot 4 Uppercut Deluxe Pomade Pack 5 Icon You Learn Necklace 6 Dr Denim Snap Jeans = Black

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The grunge look is totally 90s – here we love Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder – the ultimate power couple of the decade. Our picks are the muscle tee, the snapback cap and of course the beanie!

Thrills Shred and Burn Muscle Tank 2 Nixon Highwater Snap Cap 3 Classics77 Distressed Overlay Cuff 4 Electric Nighthawk Beanie – Black 5 G-Star Raw CL Core LS Shirt

Images: aboutlastnight.com, uppercutdeluxe.com.au, lovelyish.com

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Style to Chace.

There’s no shame in having a man crush – masquerade it as a style icon and you’re good to go. If you’re going to choose anyone, Chace Crawford is a good choice. Half preppy chic, half New York suave, Chace Crawford and his character on TV Series Gossip Girl have for the wardrobe thing right.

From collared shirts rolled to (but not past) the elbow, to woolen knits and chinos, Nate/Chace or whatever you want to call him, seems to know how to keep classy even in a casual setting. Chase his style by donning a long-sleeved shirt with your skinny jeans, a woolen knit with your chinos, and a perfectily tailored suit jacket for those more formal occasions.

Take a look at some of his best, and at how you can steal his style from SurfStitch. 

Some jackets, shirts & knits

1. Assembly Kingsley Suit Jacket – Black. 2. Hurley Rise Solid LS Shirt – Pacific Blue. 3. Assembly Rudy Smart Shirt – White.

1. Rusty Skyliner Hood Knit – Coal Marle. 2. Hurley One and Only V Neck Knit – Ash Grey. 3. Assembly Regatta Intarsia Knit – Navy.

Some chinos and jeans

1. Billabong Slim Outsider Chino – Sand. 2. VSTR Craftsman Selvedge Chino Pant – Ombre Blue. 3. G-Star Raw Arc 3D Slim Jean – DK Aged.

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Our Take on the Golden Globes!

Every year, those of us who can’t watch avidly due to being glued to our desks on a weekday, wait for the tabloids to publish the dresses worn at the Golden Globes. One of the most prestigious celebrity events of the year occurred yesterday, and we haven’t missed a beat. What did we take away from it? Whites, creams and pastels were huge, and the long gown with a wide train certainly didn’t go amiss.

Take a look at some styling straight  from the red carpet! While we here at SurfStitch aren’t in the formal gown game, we have added some Golden-Globe inspired semi-formal dresses for you to have a look at!

Wonderful in whites…

Francesca Eastwood. Photo from the LA Times.

Hayden Panettiere. Photo from the LA Times.

Isla Fisher. Photo from Grazia Daily.

Jennifer Lopez. Photo from Grazia Daily.

Lea Michelle. Photo from Grazia Daily.

1. Finders Keepers Beyond the Call Dress – White. 2. Shakuhachi Spot On Embroidery Maxi Dress – White. 3. Finders Keepers Walk Away Dress – Ivory.

Bold in blacks…

Kate Hudson. Photo from Grazia Daily.

Rosie Huntington Whitley. Photo from Grazia Daily.

Selma Hayek. Photo from Grazia Daily.

1. Bless’ed Are The Meek Holey Smoke Dress – Black. 2. Finders Keepers Hold On Long Sleeve Dress – Black. 3. Fate Crack The Whip Dress – Black.

Pastels and floral detail…

Ariel Winter. Photo from the LA Times.

Nicole Richie. Photo from the LA Times.

Lucy Liu. Photo from the LA Times.

Sienna Miller. Photo from Grazia Daily.

1. Minkpink Photo Finish Mini Dress – Multi. 2. Finders Keepers Forever Young Dress – Papaya Creampuff. 3. Minkpink Dark Forest Dress.

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