Women’s Trend || Jackets and Knits

Winter is a time for being comfortable, relaxed and cosy around a fire. This season, comfy can be fashionable as knits and jackets are becoming more and more modern and stylish, to either wear at home or out.

Trending are the natural colours, the navy’s and the stripes. Knits are an easy throw over or can be worn as a long sleeved top. The ladies are getting a much more diverse range of knits and jackets to accompany their street style. Pairing your favourite knit with a pair of boyfriend jeans will give you a good look that will last all winter long.

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RVCA Alleycat Knit – Smoke | Jorge Sweet Life Women’s Knit – Navy Combo | Ladakh Rocky Road Cardi – Taupe Blacktumblr_n7eentVgIS1qh9n5lo1_1280tumblr_mxi62kUBm51r2wgwlo1_500 tumblr_mxswykqagI1qdppw6o1_500 tumblr_mtfonroJsu1rutnmzo1_500tumblr_msish8IKoz1rvu2w3o1_500Untitled-2Tigerlilly Agnes Knit – Garnet  | Vanishing Elephant Crew Neck Pattern Knit – Inside Out Jacquard | All About Eve Comfy Women’s Knit Jumper – Berry 

Jackets are the perfect feature to your outfit. They will keep you cosy and warm while also creating and giving you a unique style to flaunt throughout the long winter season. Jackets will be your best friend when it comes to your Friday and Saturday nights when being accompanied on that romantic dinner.

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 Roxy Remember Me Jacket – Smoke Signal | Billabong All I Need Jacket – Jungle Love | Rusty Quest Jacket – Black Marle

Check out the UNDER COVER trend video shot during the SurfStitch Winter Campaign 2014.

Undercover – Knits & Jackets from Surfstitch on Vimeo.

Image source: Tumblr and others unknown. 

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Cardigan Weather!

There is absolutely no shame in admitting it: it is officially cardigan weather! Cooler than the knitted jumper and more suited to the indoors than the parka jacket, the cardigan is the perfect piece to throw over your outfit on a cooler day (whether or not it was your Nan’s favourite!).

Our two favourite trends right now that we’re seeing a lot of on SurfStitch are cardigans in neutral tones of wool, and ones with a tribal print.

Pair yours with your trackies and singlet at home, or with your tee, jeans and boots when you’re out – the cardi is the perfect addition to your Autumn and Winter wardrobe!

Check out some of our inspiration and shop our favourites.

Neutral wools

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Billabong Daily Edition Knit | Elwood Ollie Cardi – Oatmeal Marle | Spare Open Cardi – String

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Ladakh Rocky Road Cardi – Taupe Black | Jorge Outcast Cardi – Stone | Living Doll Cozy Cardi – Salt and Pepper

Tribal prints

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Billabong Anabelle Knit – Black | Tigerlily Ariege Crecian Rug Cardi – Antique | O’Neill Queen of Thieves Cardigan – Rust

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Tigerlily Victoire Cardi – Indigo | Billabong Nomad Reversible Cardi – Black | O’Neill Queen of Thieves Cardigan – Black

Imagery from fabfashionideas, womenfashiongalaxy, cleverlyyours and others unknown.

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TREND: KNITS

The influx snowy pictures of London and New York fashion weeks popping up on my Instagram feed have got me inspired for Winter.

The American and English fashion shows are a great gauge of upcoming trends. A recurring theme we have been noticing is knitted jumpers which we are predicting will be hot (and keep you hot) this Autumn and Winter.

A wardrobe classic, the knit is super diverse – chunky knits, cable knits, oversize knits and knitted dresses, cardigans and jumpers.

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 Hurley Cable Sweater | Element Winterfell Knit Aztec Rose Gypsy Cable Knit

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Rhythm Cocoa Knit | Tigerlily Michele Knit | Rusty Killer Vee Neck Knit

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Billabong Hotham Knit | Element Riverlands Knit | Billabong Santa Ana Knit

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Look 4Hurley Prep Sweater | G Star Raw Life Knit | Cheap Monday Blow Monday

 

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Winter Wardrobe Essentials.

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Winter is fast approaching with only days to go which means we are about to slam head first into cold days and even colder nights. It’s time to re-work the wardrobe and get those essential pieces to get you happily and safely through the winter chill in style. Firstly, ensure you have an up to date wardrobe by combining staples with on trend accessories like beanies and scarves. I can guarantee if you follow the buying guide below you will never have an “I have nothing to wear” moment again (well maybe until next season)!

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The beanie is not only a statement head wear option this winter but oh so practical! You can look chic, inject some colour into your winter wardrobe and keep your head warm all at once- if you can think of a more versatile piece, please let me know! Guys and gals are jumping on the beanie bandwagon to add some street cred to their outfit. I say, bring on the bad hair days because then you can cover them up!

Beanies

Electric Nighthawk Beanie- Orange, Rip Curl Surf Rat Pom Pom Beanie- Carmine Rose, Burton All Day Long Beanie- Tart Olive & Billabong Arcade Beanie- Azure
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The jean is a pretty self explanatory wardrobe essential. They are the most staple and versatile piece of any guy or gals wardrobe. The jean becomes the solid building block for your winter attire whether it’s with a casual jumper and cons for day or heels/ dress shoes and a jacket for night. The only thing about the jean is the style can change each season and this season for the ladies is the boyfriend jean (boyfriend jean blog post) and traditional blue that takes centre stage while the guy’s see the drop crotch, dark denim and tracksuit denim style take over. If you don’t have a solid pair and only have one pay check to splash out on, get yourself some jeans!

Jeans

Wrangler Skinny Boyfriend Jean- Bamboo Blue, Dr Denim Plenty Jean- Dark Antique, Wrangler Stomper Jean- Bamboo Blue & Dr Denim Snap Jean- Original BlueMens Winter Fashion (14)

Do you prefer the bomber, varsity, denim, leather, anorak or blazer? It really doesn’t matter because this winter they are all on trend in a variety of cuts and colours. Throw on the bomber for day then change to the anorak for afternoon drinks and a blazer for dinner. So little time, so many options!

Jackets

Ziggy Slim Shady Jacket- Blue, Tigerlily Waynad Jacket- Okra, Mr Simple Foster Canvas Jacket- Navy Tobacco & Billabong Big League Jacket- Navy40c69a4882e5e6c6f5302ceadd8316f8

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Winter is the season of the boot scootin’ baby! There’s so many women’s boots this season from the ankle, heeled, biker, flat and knee length boots we’re spoiled for choice. All boots can easily be worn with pants, skirts and dresses but my pick of the season is the ankle boot as it’s more versatile and can be worn well into the spring months.

Boots

Billini Rochelle Boot- Taupe, Tigerlily Jazarian Boot- Black, Vans Sk7 Hi Shoe- Leather Brown & Vans Sk7 Hi Decon James Hetfield Shoe- Metallicae93b1dff5d4231ec87e76a3e60d5856a

A knit jumper is sure to keep you snug all winter long. You can wear it by itself with leather pants or jeans or layer it under your jacket for those chillier days. Go for a bright colour, patterned or black… the choices are endless.

Knits

Wrangler Liv Sweater- Grey, Just Add Sugar Long Line Jumper- Maroon, Billabong Thrills Garage Collection Crew Neck- Oatmeal & Rusty Skyliner Hood Knit- Maroon Marle25f70ce3d61304d3e988083c3c911d32 (1)

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Scarves are the winter hero. They can dress up a plain knit and tee combo and add a little something to an otherwise basic outfit. A chunky woollen scarf can double as a shawl or choose a lighter scarf for those warmer days and to add an unexpected element to your outfit.

Scarves

Indy C Aztec Pashmina Scarf- Pink, Coal The Jakob Scarf- Black, Rip Curl Ice Queen Scarf- Princess Blue & Billabong Anchorage Scarf- Dark Green Marlescarf street style 520x520

It’s time to rug up- the countdown is on!

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Images: fashion.ekstrax.com, cocokelley.com, superette.co.nz, lefashionimage.blogspot.com & pinterest.

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1 Item, 3 Ways: Boyfriend Jean

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The boyfriend jean is this winter’s go-to style jean. Forget the patterned, coloured and cropped styles of the past and look to this versatile and comfy jean. Some may look at this style with a bit of hesitation, after all when you think of baggy, ripped jeans not too many flattering images come to mind, however this style can be easily dressed up or worn casual and distressed for many occasions. Boyfriend jeans have been all over the street style blogs and were paraded outside the fashion week cycle copious times so we have no hesitation that this style is hot! I love these Lee Dylan Jean with just the right amount of rips, a cuffed hem and loose feel they have become as versatile as the LBD. See how you can wear one pair of jeans in many different ways from dressed up in leather accents and heels, dressed down with a neon knit or worn in a classic way with a stripped tee and jacket thrown on for the cooler months.

Dress it up with leather.

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Leather

Lee Dylan Jean- Brooklyn Blue

Finders Keepers Stole Your Love Top- Black, As Colour Mali Tee- White, Minkpink Point Break Sunglasses- Shiny Gold, Nixon The Spur Watch- White & Urge Sonia Boot- Black

Keep it casual with a bright knit.

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Bright Knit

Billabong Lone Star Jumper- Lime Fizz, Icon Jeepers Creepers Necklace- Multi, Billini Stina Flat- Black & Rip Curl Angie Festival Bag- Black

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Basic Stripes

Billabong First Timer Singlet- Peacoat Stripe, Urge Kristy Boot- Black, Goldie London Valarie Jacket- Black, Vestal Heirloom Watch- Brushed Gold & Urban Originals Avante Garde Clute Handbag- Black

Images: tuulavintage.com, theyallhateus.com & pinterest

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Lovely Loungewear.

Autumn is time to embrace all the loveliness in the humble home. Warm bowls of steamy soup with your favourite book in your lap, snuggled up on the lounge in woollen socks and sleeping in well past your alarm. Autumn is the best season to embrace those cosy loungewear items that are sometimes often overlooked in your wardrobe “must haves,” however during the cooler months they become more essential than the latest party dress.

Loungewear is all about soft luxurious fabrics that are cosy enough to sleep in layered under chunky woollens for those chilly nights. Find matching sets or mix and match textures, colours and prints for a bit more fun. Luxe white, grey and ivory make for a soft luxurious feel, while coloured ugg boots and fun socks turn lazing around the home a bit more playful. Embrace loungewear items from SurfStitch because as the temperature drops they are sure to become your closest friend.

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Trackies and Hoodies are perfect for lazing around.

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RPM Robin Hood- BlackVon Zipper Ziggy Trackie- IndigoTigerlily Makara Hoodie- PowderTigerlily Makara Pant- Powder

Cosy Socks & Uggs keep your tootsies warm.

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Happy Socks Fade Diamond Socks- Pink GreyUkala Emma Low Ugg Boot- Pink, Happy Socks Disco Dot Socks- Grey Blue, Billabong Nomad Ugg Boot- Sand

Chunky Knits and Slinky Basics.

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Somedays Loving Spider Knit Jumper- GreyBetty Basics Miami Singlet- WhiteStussy Cromwell Cardigan- MilitarySpare Layer Legging- Black

Woolly Beanies and Scarfs for the colder nights.

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Tigerlily Pyxis Wrap Scarf- Indigo Marle, Rusty Ski Field Scarf- Vintage White, Burton Katie  Joe Beanie- Hot Streak, Billabong Finders Keepers Beanie- Grey Marle

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OBSESSION: Bright Knits

We’ve already blogged all about our love for cable knit this Autumn/Winter season, but there’s a new obsession brewing…bursts of colour on your knits! Step away from the traditional black and add a colourful wave to your outfit with a bright and bubbly knit.

In a season known for the influx of darker coloured pieces, opt for lime greens, fluoro pinks and deep purples. Mix them with black jeans or plain denim, and accessorize with clashing beanies and warm scarves! Be playful and creative with your colours, and enjoy this bright and bubbly trend while it’s around!

Fromcardigans to accessories, SurfStitch has you covered in the cooler weather! Check out our style inspiration and how you can rock the trend.

Block colours

Make it pop with a big bright knit over a dressy skirt or a pair of jeans!

1. Stylestalker Moon Base Sweater – Pink. 2. RPM Drop Knit – Orange. 3. Rusty Candy Lane Crew Knit – Lemon Zest.

Striped colours

Not ready for a colour bang just yet? Ease into it with a bright striped knit and eye-catching accessories.

1. Huntingbird Tony Tonal Sweater – Purple. 2. Sass Isabella Oversize Knit – Tickled Pink Stripe. 3. Rusty Mix A Lot Knit – Black.

Bright Beanies

Still not convinced, but love the idea? Accessorize! Bright beanies are the next best thing for some edge in your outfit.

1. Rip Curl Intarsia Earflap Revo Beanie – Dark Grey Heather. 2. Burton Katie Joe Beanie – Hot Streak. 3. Rusty Bay Beanie – Lemon Zest.

Image source: Pinterest.

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Want, Need. SurfStitch New Arrivals.

This week we’ve had a ton of new Autumn stock arrive at our doorstop and we are all buzzing with excitement! No matter what look you’re after this season we have it all at SurfStitch- you’ll thank me, but your bank account surely won’t!

Neon Knits

Pair back your staple pair of jeans and boots with a neon knit to add a bit of colour to your otherwise dull winter wardrobe. Grab your fav magazine and these statement Epokhe sunnies and all that’s missing is a hot coffee and you’re set for a perfect weekend.

1. Dr Denim Plenty Jean- Black  2. Rusty Candy Lane Crew Knit- Lemon Zest 3. Epokhe Oha Sunglasses- Black Matte  4. Billini Rochelle Boot- Taupe

Pretty Florals

We’ve already expressed our love affair with winter florals and this Ladakh jacket is right on cue. A little reminiscent of your grandma’s garden, light this Palm Beach candle and let your thoughts run away to empty fields of wild flowers.

1. Ladakh Tapestry Time Jacket- Multi 2. Palm Beach Collection- Coconut & Lime  3. Pink Stitch Carmen Skirt- Navy Black

Leather, Lace and Skulls

Whether you favour pretty lace or tough leather this winter SurfStitch has the look for you. Pair with another major winter trend of studded flats and oversized sunglasses and you have an effortless yet enviable look.

1. Valley ADCC Sunglasses- Peach  2. Pink Stitch Camilla Dress- Black  3. Billini Stina Flat- Black

 Ladakh Goldrush Dress- Antique Brass

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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Monday Musings: Winter Warmers

The aliteration wasn’t deliberate, but the winter theme was. While we don’t get snow where we’re from, and while we’ve only just started autumn, we’re all feeling the need to get rugged up, grab that hot chocolate and stay indoors as the temperature drops below our tropical comfort zone! Dream with me, of the frosty windows protecting you from the cold while the fire crackles and you have a hot drink on the couch…we can imagine anyway!

Enjoy my winter warmer inspiration, and shop like SurfStitch staff with beanies, furs and knits!

Shop our winter warmers…

1. Ladakh Pepe Fur Coat – Black White.

2. Minkpink Fifty Shades Jumper – Multi.

3. Billabong Bayside Beanie 2 Pack – Char Marle.

4. Living Doll Fruit Tingle Jumper.

5. Rusty Skyliner Crew Knit – Aspen Blue Marle.

6. Billabong Finders Keepers Beanie – Black.

7. Billabong Animal Instinct Beanie – Cheetah.

8. RVCA Vee Aye LS Crew – Burnt Henna.

9. DC Shoes Bob Sweater – Black.

10. Rusty Cookie Coat – Black.

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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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