Feature Brand: Rains

Rains is a brand out of Copenhagen, Denmark taking rainwear to a whole new level. Rains first started in 2011 when two students shared their passion of lifestyle and design. The first collection dropped in June 2012 and since then it’s been taking the fashion world by storm with their unique approach to rainwear. From modern day raincoats, to bags and accessories, Rains has mastered the style of wet weather essentials. Check out Rains on SurfStitch, or draw some inspiration below!

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The brand bases itself around providing and interpreting a practical modern day version of the raincoat of the highest quality materials. The European wet weather allowed Rains to combine a stylish and functional approach to their products, aiming to change people’s perspective of rainy days and promote outdoor lifestyles, after all Denmark is known to experience 121 days of wet weather each year.

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Australia might not be known for its rain like countries such as Denmark where the brand was created, though that hasn’t stopped the label going huge in the Australian fashion scene. When simply browsing the products, it’s evidently clear how and why this is the case, through great quality materials and leading designs.

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Like the look of the Rains collection? See more here at SurfStitch!

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Get Dressed Up

Our current collection of dresses on SurfStitch is definitely something to rave about. With a wide variation of shapes, styles and brands, no matter the occasion or the level of formality (if any), we’ve got you covered.

The casual day dress

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Simple, comfortable and sequin-free, the casual day dress is a dress you can throw on before heading to the shops along with your Converse shoes or wear to the beach over your bikini with a pair of Havaianas. Flattering, easy and cute.

DayDresses

Nunui Patchwork Dress | Vanishing Elephant Denim Pinafore Dress | Tigerlily Tuileries Mu Mu Dress

The shift dress

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This one’s a little more versatile – worn with your boots or Vans during the day or dressed up with a pair of heels and a clutch bag in the evening. With straight lines and a loose fit, the shift dress shape is flattering and an all-round winner!

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Stussy Cyprus Tee Dress – White | Lee Reflector Dress | Nunui Spring Dress

The skater skirt dress

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This style hugs and accentuates the waist line and elongates and slims the legs, and is perfect for that night out or special event.

SkaterDresses

Bebe Sydney Tournament Fit and Flare Dress | Cameo Your Song Dress – Black | Stylestalker Prom Date Dress – Off White

The bodycon dress

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Tight, slim and daring, the bodycon dress is a number reserved for after-dark. With a tight and figure-hugging fit, wear this dress with a pair of heels and a confident attitude!

BodyconDresses

Lee Break Up Dress – Black Street | Wrangler Morning Glory Dress – Navy Stripe | Jorge Constrictor Dress – Reptile

The midi-length dress

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This length is trending hard, bringing a new level of sophistication to the traditional bodycon dress. This shape flattering length generally sits a couple of inches below the knees and acentuates the curve of your hips.

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Ladakh Future Floral Dress | Maurie & Eve Voices Cross Dress – Static | Bebe Sydney Ornamented Bodycon Dress – Musk

The maxi dress

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Feminine and perfect for everything from the beach to a backyard barbeque, the maxi dress is comfortable and versatile.

MaxiDresses

Tigerlily Jurneaux Maxi Dress – Leopard | Isla By Talulah Soft Sunsets Maxi Dress | Isla Collective Long Sleeve Split Dress – Ink Navy Stripe

Imagery from Harpers Bazaar, Free People Blog, Miss Pool, Sincerely Jules, Lipsy and others unknown.

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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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SUMMER IS COMING…

It’s not here yet, and early morning temperatures wouldn’t suggest that it’s on the way, but we here on the Gold Coast (who are lucky weather-wise to say the least) can see the tell-tale signs. Having passed the shortest day, the length of the sun being up in the sky is increasing, we’re piling on less snow gear for our morning walks (ha ha) and we’re seeing plenty of brand new Summery arrivals dropping on SurfStitch.

Get your Summer dresses, accessories and swimsuits ready, because it’s nearly here… Summer is coming! Enjoy some Summer inspo to get you in the mood, and shop some of our favourite ‘it’s nearly here‘ pieces!

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BIKINIS

Zulu and Zephyr The Zulu Tri Cup Bikini | Neontide Mercury Sun Underwire Bra Bikini – Sunset Red | Rusty Bubble Bikini – Strawberry

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Stone Fox Swim Bambi Separate Top – Tahiti | Stone Fox Swim Hudson Separate Pant – Tahiti | Stone Fox Swim Mia Separate Top – Birds | Stone Fox Swim Tucker Separate Pant – Birds

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TOPS

Stussy OG Swirls Tee | Lioness Hurricane Love Womens Lace Top – White | Rip Curl Pineapple Xpress Tank – White

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DRESSES

Rhythm Picnic Party Dress – Sky | Finders Keepers Simple Life Dress – Leopard Bright White | Finders Keepers Simple Life Tee Dress – Hibiscus Black

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Imagery from JLD Newsletter, Popsugar, Camille Styles, Shop Style and others unknown.

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This Monday: Enjoy the Little Things

This Monday, enjoy some lovely quotes and shots we’ve come across that help you to appreciate the little things in life that can brighten your day or someone elses! Everyone has their creature comforts, so make sure you fill your day with them.

Whether it’s a hot cup of your favourite tea, sneaking in a morning surf or even just getting a walk in at sunset, everyone has their ‘little things’ and we here at SurfStitch believe it’s important to make time for them!

Enjoy some Monday inspiration and remember this week to…

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Imagery from 100 Layer Cake, Design House of Moira, Tee Spring, Glitter Guide, Free People and others unknown.

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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

TOPS

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

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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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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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Where’s your Wanderlust?

It’s that time of year, when our hemisphere is chilly and we’re all seeing photos of that friend-of-a-friend going to enjoy a European Summer, that our wanderlust gets out of control.

We realise you probably don’t need any more destinations to add to your bucket list, but here are some stunning spots that we’ve come across in our Pinterest travels.

Heading away and needing to pick up some bags or accessories? SurfStitch has everything you need.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland

Luotuofeng peak, Sichuan, China

Luotuofeng Peak, Sichuan, China

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Paris, France

Provence, French Riviera

Provence, French Riviera

Rio, Brasil

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Trolltunga, Odda, Norway

Trolltunga, Odda, Norway

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Imagery from Leah Joy Hand, Fotourbana, Twist Materialz and others unknown.

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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!

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Billabong Custom Muscle – Black

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Womens item of the week:

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Tigerlily Patrice Tank – Washed Black

Imagery from Vanessa Jackman & Etsy.

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ITEMS OF THE WEEK: SUNGLASSES

This week we feature Sunglasses. Lets face it, sunglasses can easily make or break your outfit and style. Choose wisely and you’re a winner, unfortunately not so much the same if you aren’t aware of some basic unwritten laws. To help you with your sunglasses decisions, SurfStitch have provided some helpful tips to keep in mind when buying or wearing your favourite shades.

1. Get sunglasses that fit your face. Now we’ve all seen people disobey this rule by getting enthusiastic, huge sunglasses that point 10 feet either side of the persons face. Unless you are a featuring in tabloids or wanting to specifically turn heads, try street clear. Instead, try a pair of glasses that fit your face correctly, both the comfort and look will be something unbeatable.3-X-NOLOGO LOW RESraen1192. Colours. This includes both the lens and the frame. Usually, black on black is a safe bet if you are struggling with finding a winning combination. However, these days there are all sorts of colours to mix and chose from. Whether you are into some matte black frames with blue lenses or some gold framed aviators, don’t be scared of breaking out of your comfort zone and trying to colour combinations. Remember, a darker lens will provide more shade and protection in most cases, while a lighter lens will show off those nice eyes of yours.40Fiveblog203. Price.What makes or breaks the prices in different sunglasses? This can vary from materials, styles or plain and simple – the brand. While some sunglasses can go anywhere from $500 upward, this does not necessarily mean they are of better quality. Follow your gut and choice what makes you happy, though remember the simple tip of ‘you get what you pay for.’gonzOlivia, Yaya, Annabel and Nikolina wear The Villain1SunglassesJordy4. Polarised and non polarised - What is the difference? If you are always on the water or in the snow, you’ll know about glare. While polarised lenses reject the glare and rebound the light rays back into the atmosphere, non polarised lenses try their best to filter, though do NOT block these rays. If you are after the best possible lens, look and feel in your sunglasses, polarised is definitely the go. Polarisation will ensure the best possible vision and protection for your eyes.raenfeatAV2blogvalley1VALLEY WOLVES 1spy1T1All imagery: Oakley, AM Eyewear, Sunday Somewhere, Valley Eyewear, Electric, Raen Optics, Spy Optics, Collab.

For more information on sunglasses and SurfStitch’s current brands, shop all sunglasses here, including all of our hottest new arrivals!

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