With our Autumn new arrivals streaming in the door, I thought it was time for another wander around the office to see what our team here at SurfStitch have added to their shopping cart and how they wear it.
What I found was was a mixture of earthy and warm tones, some lovely lace ups and a plenty of pairs of jeans. Check out how the SurfStitch team are rocking their new arrivals this Autumn.
Our Merchandiser, Charlie, wears the RVCA Fifty Four Muscle and the Converse Womens Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Shoes.
The Customer Service line up.
David wears the Zanerobe Sureshot Elastic Pant with the Long Lost Basic Crew Tee.
Seon wears the Tallow Alila Shirt with the Converse Womens Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Shoes and rounds it off with a pair of Valley Wolves Sunglasses.
Customer Service Manager, Intis, wears the Long Lost Basic Crew Tee with a pair of Levis 508 Slim Taper Jeans and finishes off the look with Komono‘s The Magnus Watch and a pair of Von Zipper Elmore Sunglasses.
Hannah wears the print of the season in these Res Denim skinnys find other leopard print jeans here. Hannah pairs them with the AS Colour Tulip Singlet.
Tim from Buying wears the Res Denim Rail Skinny Jean with the Long Lost Roadster Tee and the Vans Era 59 Shoe.
Kersha, from photography, wear everyone’s favorite new footwear addition, a pair of Jelly Beans! She wears them with the Ziggy Sticks and Bones Jeans and the The Ampal Creative Stay Weird Hat.
Kersha joining Marloe, who wears the Shakuhachi Robo Short Sleeve Dress with the Converse Chuck Taylor Platform Shoe.
Stay tuned for Staff Style Part Two coming next week….
We all love and need those pieces in our wardrobes that we can wear time and time again. Some may call them ‘statements,’ ‘staples’ or their ‘go-to piece,’ whatever you call it, it’s all the same. It’s that item that you will have for years and pull out all winter long no matter if you’re going for a quick coffee with the girls, to the office or out for dinner.
This week’s feature: Shakuhachi Gypsy Tee Shift Dress. With an Asian inspired print in bold colours and a classic shape, this shift dress can be worn multiple ways. It’s the perfect length that it’s long enough as a short dress, yet short enough that you easily transform it into a tee by tucking it into a skirt or jeans. Keep your accessories basic and this dress will find home in your wardrobe in more places than one!
LOOK 1: CASUAL
Let the dress do the talking with it’s eye-catching print and easily versatile shape. By pairing it with simple accessories this makes for an effortless item that you throw on and you’re out the door in a second.
1. Shakuhachi Gypsy Tee Shift Dress 2. Valley ADCC Sunglasses- Gloss Black 3. Nixon The Kensington Watch- All Black Black Crystal 4. Billabong Byron Beauty Coin Purse- Whitecap 5. Urge Sonia Boot- Black 6. From St Xavier Femi Bracelet- Black
LOOK 2: WORK APPROPRIATE
Pair this dress with more conservative pieces for a fun work option. Try it tucked into this Living Doll leather pencil skirt for an office suitable look. Incorporating this seasons hottest trends with leather and prints this look will make you a stand out in the office.
1. Shakuhachi Gypsy Tee Shift Dress 2. Billabong Runaway Tote- Black 3. Living Doll Jessica PU Pencil Skirt- Black 4. Penny Iphone Case- Pink 5. Indy C Gold Rush Necklace- Gold
LOOK 3: DATE NIGHT
For those chilly nights out loosely tuck the front of this dress into a pair of dark skinny jeans and throw on a leather jacket for a whole new look. Whether it’s dinner with the girls, you’re boyfriend or catching up with long lost relatives this is a versatile piece that you will be layering all winter long.
1. Shakuhachi Gypsy Tee Shift Dress 2. Urge Kristy Boot- Black 3. From St Xavier Jina Cuff- Turquoise 4. Riders By Lee Mid Rise Vegas Jean- Shimmer 5. Camilla and Marc Frankie Jacket- Black
SurfStitch brand Lee contracted LA skater, filmaker and photographer Mike Piscitelli to shoot their AW 13 wear. And so, with the help of models Cole Mohr and Cora Keegan the following tale of late night rock and roll and anarchy was created all covered in tattoo’s, glitter, torn fabric and of course, the colour black.
Take a look behind the scenes with the video below and don’t forget to check out the new Lee range available on SurfStitch!
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You only need to take a look at the endless street style blog coverage of fashion week to know what trends and obsessions are circulating through the fashion world. One trend that we see continuously popping up in our feed are shirts tied around the waist otherwise known as the waist-wrap. Love it or hate it this trend is coming back in a big way. Hailing from the 90s grunge days, shirts tied around your waist have otherwise been non existent for years, kept in the past and remembered on the punks in mosh pits rocking the look with their band tees and doc martens. Tying your shirt around your waist is perfect for those transeasonal months when the weather is as unpredictable as your hair first thing in the morning!
A casual daytime staple, this is a great layering technique to break up an outfit or add a splash of colour. Whether you prefer the grungy plaid, leather or denim, this is one trend that is completely up to your personal choice and can be styled in numerous ways. Wear a plaid pattern over denim shorts, singlet and boots for a casual daytime look or dress it up with leather pieces, skinny jeans and heels like Taylor Tomasi Hill. From the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim to celebrities like Rhianna and Kanye West, bloggers and stylists alike this look has quickly become a style favourite. Here at SurfStitch HQ we are completely obsessed, bring on the 90s we say!
1. Hurley Wilson Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt- Cinder 2. Tigerlily Mamluk Tank- Porcelain 3. Shakuhachi Rubberised Running Shorts- Black 4. Urge Kirsty Boot- Black
1. Stussy Flamingo Muscle- Black 2. All About Eve In Love Denim Shirt- Blue 3. Billabong Seeker Sundream Jean- Sundream 4. Valley DB Sunglasses- Gloss Black
Guys can rock this trend just as hard following in the footsteps of fashion royalty Kanye West and Pharrell Whilliams.
1. Zanerobe Spectrum Tee- Washed Out Black 2. DC Shoes Espinoza LS Shirt- DC Navy 3. Lee L0 Skinny Jean- Gallow Black 4. Kustom Scribe Shoe- Dark Navy
Images: whowhatwear, chicago streetstyle, shinebythree, thequietspaces, oraclefox, wethepeople
Last week I showed the girls a range of SurfStitch brands that allowed you to put together an outfit, no matter what your budget. This week, so to be fair, I’ve done an addition just for the guys so you can put together a whole outfit under $80, under $150 and under $300.
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Denim, for me, can be worn one of three ways. You can wear your denim sleek and sexy sophisticated all skin tight jeans with a high rise or tailored denim jackets. You can wear your denim cute and flirty in the form of overalls or light denim shirts with a light weight skirt. Or you can wear your denim with attitude! Ripped denim shorts, loose fit boyfriend jeans with wear and tear all through them or a little something like our items of the week this week…..
Ladies can we get a round of applause for…
The G Star Arc 3D Tapered Jean in LT Aged $239.99. With a dropped crotch and an edgy fade wash finish these jeans scream attitude while remaining effortlessly stylish and oh so comfortable. An original turn on your favorite wardrobe staple…Perfect!
Gentlemen can we get around of applause for…
And for the guys, this is how you do denim with attitude. It doesn’t have to be all ripped hems and slashed detailing, this RVCA Kill Taker Denim Vest $119.99, adds attitude with a vintage wash finish and a little help from dangerous patch working. Chuck it over a white tee and double the denim with a pair of jeans for instant swagger.
Indy street style has influenced the wardrobes of trend-followers everywhere, and the denim vest is certainly one of the bigger mens hits this season. Worn over a loose singlet or even a t-shirt, the denim vest is a great addition to your outfit. The vest is versatile – worn with black jeans and boots, it gives your look some edge, or with a tee and chinos, it can be worn day to day. If you’re feeling extra bold, add some Icon accessories and a hat for the ultimate indy rock look.
We’re even seeing more of the (traditionally fashionably criminal) denim-on-denim combinations, but so long as your denim combo is in different shades, we’re…kind of…ok with that!
Remind you of motorcycles and James Dean? Us too…Sigh!
Denim vests from SurfStitch
1. Santa Cruz Big Dot Denim Vest – Black. 2. Lee Rippin Cut Off Denim Shirt – Blue. 3. Thrills Cut Off Hell Vest – Black.
Wear it with…
1. Icon Cheap Skate Necklace – Multi. 2. Brixton Messer Hat – Black. 3. Dr Martens Mens 1460 8 Eye Smooth – Black. 4. Afends Junky Skinny Jean – Black.
A model off-duty favourite, a summer festival staple and an item that transcends any season, the denim short is one trend that never goes out of style. Nothing screams summer more than your denim cut offs, and this year sees them transform. From floral, to sorbet pastels and popping brights or patterns, the denim short is vamped up to suit every mood. Ever since Daisy Duke raised our awareness in her form fitting short shorts, the denim short has become an eternal staple item that everyone should have at the forefront of their wardrobe.
Year after year celebs are spotted rocking the trend at Coachella, on the streets and even during the fashion week season. It’s a look that can be transformed for whatever occasion. Take cue from our inspiration and dress them up with a classic white shirt, blazer and heels for a night out, pair with a tee, converse and an arm full of bracelets for a casual take or for the daring rock denim on denim. Looking for a DIY job this summer holiday? Convert a pair of your SurfStitch winter jeans into shorts by cutting off the legs, fraying the edges wth sandpaper then throwing them in the washing machine and voila! Your customised pair of denim shorts to take you from the beach to the bar in style.
Here at SurfStitch we were born as blue jean babies and have turned into self confessed denim junkies. This summer don’t just opt for your washed out blues, take a cue from SurfStitch and experiment with the hottest colours and patterns. I think it’s safe to say, we’re obsessed!
1. Rip Curl Animalia Trashed Short – Animalia Blue. 2. Billabong Lovin Life Short – Dip Dye. 3. Billabong Lovin Life Stripe Short – Stripe.
4. Red Denim Trashqueen Short – Pop Kiss. 5. Ziggy Sticks and Bones Short – Skulls and Roses. 6. Ziggy Sticks and Bones Short – Citrus Zest.