London Fashion Week: Spring 2014

As the whirlwind of fashion week travels around the globe we cross from New York to London to see what the forecast of trends are coming out of the UK for Spring 2014. The British Council of Fashion brings us the renowned London Fashion Week that is bursting with electric trends from a range of global designers. Among the designers are a flood of bloggers, celebrities, magazine gurus and everyone associated in the fashion realm all viewing the trends of the coming season. Look below for my trend forecast and to find inspiration on the streets.

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Not only can you draw inspiration from the catwalks but the street style photographers were running around like hotcakes snapping up the satorial’s finest on the pavement. From blazers to army print, bright suits and statement headphones, everyone from the Olsen’s to Alexa Chung were providing eye candy during the drizzly days.

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Get inspired by these street style pieces:bright

Premonition Aphrodite Mini Skirt | Minkpink Get Serious PU Tank | Billabong Spellbound Pants | Frends Taylor Headphones
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Images: wmagazine, vogue.com, londonfashionweek.co.uk

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Obsession: Overalls

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Minkpink To Die For Dungarees | Silent Theory Boyfriend Tee | Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Shoe | Status Anxiety Distant Lover Bag
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Try this revamped 90s trend with my favourite overalls:

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Rhythm Fun4alls Overalls | Tallow Pineapples Overall | Neuw Patti Overall

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ITEMS OF THE WEEK: PRINTED SHORTS

The sun is moving closer to us here in the Southern Hemisphere which means it’s time to start showing those pins off in some boardies or cute beach shorts.

In celebration of the sunny weather we’ve just had and the sunny weather to come our Item of the Week is printed shorts.

You can roll from the beach to lunch and these colorful shorts are so easy to pair with a tee or singlet.

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Printed shorts are a fantastic way to brighten up your day. Pair with a plain top and you voila you’re ready to rock.

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Camo, floral or leopard print, there are so many print choices for guys this season. Complete the look with some Connies or Vans.

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Women’s Trend: Dress Shorts

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Traditionally referred to as casual day wear and saved for the beach or day outings, shorts have now taken on a more grown up approach. Don’t feel like putting on a short party dress again this weekend? Why not choose the short option, they can look chic and sleek when worn with a blouse or cut out top and simple accessories. Choose a high waisted style with a pattern, leather look or slinky fabric to make this look more night time appropriate. Dress shorts are short and sweet, comfortable and you’ll never have to worry about accidental flashing moments again!

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August Street  Bonny Short | Rhythm Blunt Short | Camilla and Marc Bad Legacy

Images: Vogue, Harpersbazaar, Kootation, Lamodellamafia & Pinterest

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Steal Her Style.

We find style inspiration from various sources, whether you prefer to flick through your fav magazine, read through endless street style blogs or look to the streets around you. We are constantly soaking in images and pictures of stylistic choices and thinking about how we can replicate them with looks in our wardrobe. Whether you prefer a dress like Candice, denim short and jumper combo for spring or your dreaming of a blouse and hat in summer. I take a look at three of my favourite outfits this week and show you how to shop their look with SurfStitch product.

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Minkpink Devas In The Vedas Dress | Billabong Runaway Tote | Billabong Woodstock Belt | Raen Pogue Sunglasses | Soles Dr Doom Boot

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Lee in Pieces Knit | Rusy Minty Short | Nixon The Divvy Watch | Urge Inspire Shoe | Waiting for the Sun Madame Sunglasses

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Living Doll Boho Blouse | Minkpink Slasher Flick Denim | Valley Genius Child Sunglasses | Rhythm The Packet Hat

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Women’s Trend: The Grunge Girl

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The thrown together, I just got out of bed look that any girl can pull off is back with a bang at SurfStitch! Look back to the 90s when queens were in, Gwen ruled, Drew was too cool for school and Moss just had it all going on. The grunge girl is all about plaid, block colours, ripped denim and a fearless attitude of just not giving a damn!

90s grunge was all about the supermodels that defined their time, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer. The 2013 version of the trend has been influenced with a touch of femininity, it’s about defining the line between grunge and glam, tomboy and girly. Embrace being free spirited, carefree and cool with a model off duty look that is made up of relaxed knits, lots of denim, Dr martens, men’s t-shirts, maxis and flannelette. Take inspiration from the catwalks, street style and Cara Delevingne who manages to perfect the grunge trend of 2013. Shop all grunge looks at the Tough It Out trend page or shop my picks of the trend below.

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Billabong Summer Stud Backpack | Coal The Stanley Beanie | Indy C Spike Cuff | Dr Martens Womens Hackney 7 Eye Boot

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Images: pinterest, mixmag.net, theyallhateus, thefashiontag & anoukvintage

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Staff Winter Picks

You can almost guarantee on SurfStitch payday that half the SS team are placing orders for all our New Arrival items!

Being Winter we are seeing plenty of new jeans and pants for the men and harem pants and basics for the ladies and what would winter be without heaps of new wetties!

And even though we are heading in to colder months we are noticing a lot of bikini new arrivals, floral dresses – maxi and mini and plenty of activewear.

Today I thought I’d share with you some of our SurfStitch Winter staff picks from our New Arrivals section.

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The Jorge Downtown Skater Skirt

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Pair with the Isla Collective Scoop Tank in Navy Blue Stripe and the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty Mid Shoe.

Flirty with an edge. Skater Skirts are great for every occasion and I can’t get enough of anything leather at the mo.

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The Long Lost Spades Top

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Team with the Wranlger Skinny Boyfriend Jeans and the Billini Viena Flats in Black.

Monochrome simplicity at its best. Can team with just about anything and look good.

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The Wrangler Rose Bowl Denim Jacket

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Finish off your look with the RVCA Spanky Skinny Jeans in Faded Black and the Vans Sk8 Hi Reissue Leather Shoe in Chilli Pepper Black.

This will get me through winter and the cut of an original Wrangler denim jacket is a timeless addition to the wardrobe!

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The Tigerlily Pasha Dress

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Add the Premonition Black Nebula Jacket and the Tigerlily Jazarian boots for a trendy evening look.

Chuck on a cute leather jacket and some hot ankle boots and you’re ready to rock!

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EOFY Sale Picks

Even though our extra 30% off sale items has come to end you can still pick up a bargain in SurfStitch‘s end of financial year sale.

Today we are showing you our staff picks from our thousands of sale products which have now been reduced up to 70% so you will be sure to grab a bargain.

All of the looks we have created today were put together with pieces from just the sale category!

This look is perfect for a night out on the town, I love the cute and playful dress and your outfit will really pop with some colourful shoes and jewellery.

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1 Fairground Scuba Bodycon Dress in Neon Beads 2 From St Xavier Oba Cuff 3 Dr Marten 1460 8 Eye Boots in Raspberry

You can rock this look at the markets on the weekend or to work, shift dresses are so casual and easy to wear and pair with some sneakers for comfort!

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1 Shakuhachi Lolita Tee Dress 2  House of Harlow Talon Pearl Pendant Necklace 3 Gallaz Alix Shoe

The perfect dinner out look with this brocade dress and delicate accessories and you will stand out from the crowd in the sky high heels.

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1 Tigerlily Brocade Dress in Ottoman Blue 2 House of Harlow Tribal Engraved Bangle 3 Sole Society Greta Heel

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Staff Style

When we have endless clothes coming through our doors what do we here at SurfStitch HQ choose to wear? Today I took to the SurfStitch hallways to see what the staff are currently rocking and what winter trends are circulating their radar.

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I grabbed HR Coordinator Yolanda on her way to lunch in the Premonition Time Travel Jacket, Minkpink Monochrome Top & Dr Denim Snap Overdyed Jean.

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I sprung Buyer Sam hard at work this afternoon in his SurfStitch outfit: Levis 508 Tapered Straight Jean, Mr Simple Fielding Raglan Tee, Levi’s Denim Trucker VestVans Delta Gato Heroi Shoe, Huf Plantlife Crew Sock & hair styled with Uppercut Deluxe Pomade Hair Wax

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Obsession: Mirrored Sunglasses

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Sunglass trends don’t seem to stray to far from the forever stylish and timeless shapes of the Ray Ban (wayfarer), aviator and square. However, one trend that has been constantly on my mind lately is mirrored sunglasses. Since popping up on the faces of my favoured bloggers and with pinterest flooding this style I just can’t seem to resist the ever growing temptation. From an electric blue, to a coppery brown or bright silver, this new eyeware trend is at the forefront. Keep the rest of your accessories minimal as you let these babies do all the talking. Feel fresh and channel some of your inner summer nostalgia in some new shades.885de9054c2ab882529fdd55af636fd0

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Shop the Aviator style at SurfStitch

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Oakley Deviation Sunglasses | Le Specs Galactica Sunglasses | Minkpink Point Break

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Wayfarer Mirrored Sunglasses at SurfStitch

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Oakley Frogskins Summit | Le Specs Runaways | Sabre Hollywierd | Electric Knoxville

Images (in order): Image1Image2, Image3,  Image4, shinebythree, Image4,myfriendfranky, Image5

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