CAPTAIN FIN CO // VANS

With the likes of Dane Reynolds, Noa Deane, Tanner Gudauskas and many more, Captain Fin Co. is a steezy, eclectic, new age take on the classic fin. Jazzy prints, bold colours and contemporary art designs make this brand a mind blowing colour force to be reckoned with. If you’re looking to stand out in the line up, you’re on the right track.

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If you’re into carving concrete lines and mongo footing down Santa Monica boulevard (or probably just your local neighbourhood) , hitting the slopes or getting real in the surf, Vans has you sorted. Vans have been creating sticky soles and effortless sports attire since March 16th, 1966. Like a wine, getting better with age, they continue to be the forefront of the skate, surf and snow industry with their classic style and simplistic vibes.

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Sometimes it takes two to tango, so Vans and Captain fin co, have done just that and teamed up to create one of the freshest surf/skate collaborations we have seen yet. Check out the Captain Fin Co twist on a classic Vans tee, here. And not to mention, the ultra lightweight, durable Vans/Captain fin co. Costa Mesa Sneaker.. perfect for those arvo sessions in the bowl.

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Don’t get stuck this Silly Season!

We all know how busy this season is in every respect – from work to family and especially the social calendar. Learning from my mistakes, I see how important it is to stock up on some versatile outfits so that you’re never left sartorially stuck when it comes to last-minute or extra events. Here are some simple rules and outfit ideas for those extra pieces that we all love treating ourselves to in the holiday season.

Keep it simple in black and white

You can’t really go wrong in monochrome, so for the ladies and the gents, either mix or match the two colours or just stick with one. Check out some dressed up and dressed down options!

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For the ladies

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Thrills Skater Dress – Black | Jorge Netty Cami – Black | Roxy Down Time Shirt – Sea Spray

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August Street Uma Short – Black White | August Street Annika Skirt – Black White | G-Star Raw Mae Long Leather Mini Skirt – Black

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For the gents

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Stussy Cities Tee – Black | Quiksilver Vert Lines Polo – Black | G-Star Raw Correct Core LS Shirt – White

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Zanerobe Gabe Walkshort – Black | Vans V56 Standard Covina Chino Pant – Black | G-Star Raw Otis Bow Tie – Black

Pair nude shades with pops of colour

Add a little interest to an otherwise plain outfit with accessories or pieces that are brightly coloured.

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Ladakh Crochet Dress – Ivory | Roxy Sweet Things Travel Wallet | Minc Collections Indigo Adjustable Ring

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Isla Collective Scoop Dress – Charcoal | Urban Originals Vixon Clutch – Green | Billabong Colour Splash Sandal – Mo Mint

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RVCA Dorsey Jersey SS Shirt – Grey Marle | Quiksilver Original Cord Walkshort – Bordeaux | Globe Stern 5 Panel Cap – Red

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Spare Retreat Tee – White Light Blue | Assembly Permanent Pant – Stone | Vans Era 59 Shoe – Red Leopard

Accessorise intelligently

Dress up your look with the right accessory – a statement piece of jewellery, watch or some sunnies for the ladies can add the right touch. For the guys, a 5-panel cap, stand-out watch or leather shoes can make all the difference.

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8 Other Reasons Finale Earrings | Komono Wizzard Printed Series Watch – Leopard | Ksubi Lacerta Sunglasses – Black Clear

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Stussy Basic 5 Panel Cap | Electric FW01 Stainless Watch – White | Dr. Martens Ainsley Desert Boot – Black

Don’t forget: today at 2pm AEST is the final day for metro orders to arrive before Christmas* so get in quick! See our full delivery guide *here.

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SANDAL SEASON

It is time to buff up your Winter feet with a pedicure because it is Sandal Season.

We have has a huge amount of cute summer sandals hit our New Arrivals this week.

Perfect for a day out shopping or to a casual dinner date, you can’t go wrong with a pair of flats or wooden heels.

Leopard and Pony print shoes and sandals are a hot to trot trend on the street.

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GALLAZ ARES SANDAL  | SOL SANA LEXIA SANDAL  |  NUDE THE PRODUCERS SANDAL

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SOL SANA MAURIE CLOG  |   TIGERLILY INU WEDGE  |    SOL SANA ARIA HEEL

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PICK YOUR KICKS

The sneaker is the go-to shoe for most guys and usually everyone has a favourite. From Converse to Vans and everything in between, SurfStitch stocks the right shoe for you. Check out some styles from our favourite brands and shop some of their most popular styles from SurfStitch.

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1. Sperry Bahama Canvas Shoe – Navy Khaki. 2. Vans Old Skool Vintage Shoe – Rio Red. 3. Converse Mens Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Shoe – Black Monochrome.

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1. Nike Satire Canvas Shoe – Mercury Grey White Anthracite. 2. Vans Era Shoe – Black Olive Monks Robe. 3. Nike Mavrk Low 2 Shoe – Cobblestone Anthracite Urban.

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1. Vans Sk8 Hi Shoe – Black. 2. Converse Mens Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Shoe – Charcoal. 3. Vans Mens Authentic Shoe – Chilli Pepper.

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1. Adidas Adi-Ease 2 Shoe – Navy Stonewash Blue Redwood. 2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Utility Camo Shoe – Grape Leaf. 3. Sperry Boat Life 2 Eye Shoe – Brown Dark Green.

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FOOTWEAR TREND: PLATFORMS

Our Buyers have well and truly delivered for us in the footwear department. We have just received a huge drop of new kicks for you to strap on to your feet.

For ladies we are noticing a trend towards platform sneakers both lo and hi top and of course the wedge sneaker.

And exciting news! SurfStitch are now stocking Windsor Smith for ladies. The chunky heel is going to be huge in summer and are expecting a bigger range of chunky sandals from Windsor Smith very soon.

These two comfy footwear trends are definitely ones that I can really get on top of… literally.

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Be the tallest poppy at work by pairing platforms with a tee and jeans. Or dance wild and free in the most comfiest pair of heels ever!

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1 Vans Sk8 Hi Wedge Shoe in Navy True White 2 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Hi Shoe 3 Vans Sk8 Hi Wedge Shoe in Leopard Black

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1 Windsor Smith Lily Leather Sandal in White 2 Windsor Smith Bound Patent Heel 3 Windsor Smith Lily Leather Sandal in Black

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1 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Shoe in Jet Black 1 2 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Shoe in Chilli Pepper Athletic Navy 3 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Shoe in Jet Black

Day Time Look

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1 C & M Dallas Tee 2 Ziggy Sticks & Bones Jeans  3 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Hi Shoe 4 Brixton Messer Hat 5 Status Anxiety Distant Lover Bag

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1 Vans SK8 Hi Studded Platform Shoe 2 Bless’ed Are The Meek Nomad Dress 3 8 Other Reasons MDMA Necklace

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Billabong…Dazed, Amused and Kicking off the Pro.

The Billabong Pro in Teahupo’o kicks off today, and while we can’t be there, we’ll have to dwell on some Billabong gems we might have worn if we were in Tahiti!

Their new Dazed and Amused campaign shots showcase some of their latest womens styles. Take a look and shop them on SurfStitch!

Once you’re done, you can tune into the Pro here.

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1. Billabong Luv Bandit Vest – Bleach. 2. Billabong Delilah Dress – Burnt Henna. 3. Billabong Sandy Dayz Sandal – Red.

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1. Billabong Karma Tee – Off Black. 2. Billabong Peddler Jean – Olive. 3. Billabong Dazed and Amuzed Sandal – Black.

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1. Billabong Showin Ropes Dress – Off Black.

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1. Billabong Joyce Knit – Ink. 2. Billabong Dazed Pants – Dark Blue.

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1. Billabong Tied Up Tee – Jungle Love. 2. Billabong Bedlam Denim Skirt – Blues.

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Outfits for any travel destination

Half of the SurfStitch office is either away on, or returning from travels – we’ve had a few off to Europe, a couple to America and even exotic Aussie spots like Hamilton Island.

This got me thinking about the perfect travel outfits for different spots, which include versatile pieces that can be worn more than once in order to salvage luggage space! From tees and jeans to dresses and sunnies, this post should have you covered (or not) with outfit inspiration for whatever your destination might be. Enjoy!

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The key to dressing for these big bad European cities is definitely comfort! Nod your head in the general direction of the trends of the moment with some distressed jeans and a denim shirt thrown over your feminine top, and finish off the combo with a hand held wallet or purse (in the name of security) and a pair of Vans so that you can walk all day and take in the beauty of the city!

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1. Levi’s Embellished Trucker – Untamed Blue. 2. Jorge Belize Beaded Cami – White. 3. Lee Dylan Jean – Black Hero. 4. Status Anxiety Audrey Wallet – Black. 5. Vans Womens Authentic Shoe – Black Black.

Mykonos, Greece

Sunshine, swimming and poolside cocktails will be your key activities when you’re not walking around witnessing the beautiful bright whites of Mykonos. Your most important piece here will be a comfortable girly cover-up. Go for white on white (your white dress against the white walls!) to cover up your floral one piece – the ultimate summer feeling! Don’t forget an oversized pair of sunnies for a glam look and a comfortable pair of sandals for your Greek Island wandering. Bonus: these Jelly Beans are the ideal footwear for the pebbled beaches!

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1. Rhythm My Tee Dress – White. 2. Jets Midsummer D Underwire One Piece With Panelled Mesh Inserts – Harvest. 3. Mayde Byron Towel – Blue. 4. Valley Tenz Sunglasses – Gloss Black Gradient. 5. Jelly Beans Sandal – Ghosties.

Mid Town NYC

A word of warning: even with their amazing subway system, in a city like this, you’re likely to do a lot of walking! Regardless, it’s New York, so you want to look as SATC-glam as possible! For this reason, I recommend you go with a trendy and chic Finders Keepers tee dress, with leggings underneath and some much needed accessories (watch and handbag), topped off with comfortable sandals in their warm summer days. This dress is great because losing the tights can have you night-ready in a matter of seconds. Perfect for that roof top cocktail party you’re headed to!

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1. Finders Keepers You Sent Me Tshirt Dress – Paradise Beach Monochrome Sherbert. 2. Tigerlily Tanindi Legging – Black Sea. 3. Komono Moneypenny Watch – Gold Black. 4. Status Anxiety Distant Lover Bag – Black. 5. Gallaz Soho Sandal – Black.

Bali, Indonesia

Another sunny, beachside location that calls for a cute swimsuit and easy cover up. Try the amazing new range from Beach Riot‘s collab with Stone Cold Fox. This bikini top with a sheer white shirt on top, some cheeky denim shorts and a pair of thongs will have you go from the beach to the markets to your bonfire without a change. Laid back chic!

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1. Roxy San Sebastian Shirt – Sea Salt. 2. Minkpink Slasher Flick Denim Short – Denim. 3. Beach Riot x Stone Cold Fox Lagoon Tri Separate Top – Palm. 4. Havaianas Slim Metallic Thong – Pool Green.

Ireland

With chillier weather, Ireland will call for a warmer getup. Rock the double denim trend that’s resurfaced since the 90s with a floral tee and a pair of Docs. This outfit will have you ready for everything from sight seeing to hiking through incredible greenery like the below.

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1. Levi’s Authentic Trucker – Moonshine. 2. Von Zipper Rosary SS Crew Tee – Grey Marle. 3. Riders by Lee Tomboy Jean – Bleach Out. 4. Dr. Martens Drench Gumboot – Bright Purple Patent.

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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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Men’s Footwear Trend: Vans

When it comes to kicks, I can’t think of another shoe trend that’s more timeless than Vans. Whether you’re groove is skating or simply styling, Vans has you covered.

If you’re anything like me, you wear your Vans every day, you wear them so much that there will come a day when you go put your old faithful Vans on and all that is left is a rank smelling clump of fabric and rubber that can barely be called a shoe. But somehow you still slip them on, because these are more than shoes, they are a lifestyle that was spawned in skating, grew into surfing, and then took over the street scene.

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Jump onto SurfStitch and check out the latest drop of Vans in all kinds of weird and wonderful styles.

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Hi-Tops

Vans hi-tops range from skater to hipster and everything in between. SurfStitch has a great range of Vans hi-tops that are ripe for the picking so jump online and check them out.

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Vans Delta Gato Heroi shoe | Vans Sk8 Hi Dane Reynolds | Vans Men’s Authentic Hi shoe

Lo Pro

If you’re looking for a cut of shoe that will take you from the beach car park to a bar, the Lo Pro is for you. It keeps the original style of the authentic while trimming it down and making it a little smoother.

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Vans Men’s Authentic Lo Pro- Aged Leather | Vans Authentic Lo Pro | Vans Men’s Authentic Lo Pro- Tea Time

Authentic

There’s something about the authentic that just works, stylish comfortable and not to mention extremely versatile.

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Vans Men’s Authentic- Shale Green | Vans Men’s Authentic- Navy Vans Men’s Authentic- Tawny Port

Images: favim.com, blog.sivasdescalzo.com, Vans Pintrest, creamandcoal.wordpress.com, behance.net

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Active Body, Active Mind.

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We are currently in the depths of winter and while most of us want to just curl up and wait until it warms up to work on getting out bodies ready for summer the saying goes “summer bodies are made in winter.” It’s not only good to keep fit and active in winter so we keep in shape but it’s even better for our health to fight off those nasty flu’s that go around. Here at SurfStitch we believe life is all about keeping the balance between a healthy, happy and active lifestyle that keeps the balance between work and leisure ensuring you are happy on the inside and out.

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The Healthy Chef: Dash To Health

BE HEALTHY

Lately, I have been trying to find healthy snacks that keep me fuller for longer but are also delicious. I took some time out on Sunday to try The Healthy Chef’s recipe for Muesli Bars and prepare snacks for the working week so I don’t reach for the vending machine when 3 o’clock comes around. The Healthy Chef also has other amazing food ideas from breakfast to dinner as well as healthy tips including how to eat seasonally.

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The Healthy Chef muesli bars are not only nutritious but extremely delicious.

Dedicate a weekend to making up healthy and yummy food. Go to your local markets in comfort and pick up some fresh produce.

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BE HAPPY

Happiness comes to everyone in different ways. Some find it by hanging out with the ones they love while others in the comfort of their own company. Find what makes your heart happy and dedicate a day to doing exactly what you want to do. Read inspiring quotes and books, go for a stroll along the beach or a picnic and camp out in the mountains.

Wear colourful and bright pieces by Running Bare, Oakley, Lorna Jane and Skechers to lighten up the dullest of days.

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Lorna Jane Believe T-Shirt | Running Bare Layer Me X Back Crop | Oakley Burn Short | Sketchers Go Bionic Ride Sneaker
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BE ACTIVE

Nothing is better for your inside and out then getting off the couch and sweating it out on the pavement. Sometimes we can get tied down with our 9-5 jobs however, try to take 30 mins in the morning or afternoon to get your heart rate up. Your body and soul with thank you for it after. The first step to getting motivated is to buy some new activewear. Check out our new sports bras from Roxy, that are seamless for extra comfort!

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BE HEALTHY, BE HAPPY, BE ACTIVE.

Images: The Healthy Chef, Lorna Jane, Roxy & Various Pinterest.

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