Mellow Mondays

It’s still the long weekend so this Monday’s going to be nothing but mellow! Sleep ins, long breakfasts, sunny walks and general laziness before we head back to the usual weekly grind tomorrow.

It’s not often we get to switch off, lay back and let our minds wander on a Monday, so enjoy it! Check out some mellow Monday inspiration and let us know what you’re dreaming of this Monday?

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Imagery from Once Wed, The Fresh Exchange. Simply Delicious Food, SF Girl by Bay. Ivana Revie 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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WOMENS TREND: BRALETTE + TOPS

7b55f5257ad017b3228d06ffb520b5d7Once upon a time a visible bra would have been looked at as taboo, tacky and completely unnecessary. However these days the more lace shown the better. Feminine, sexy and versatile lace bralettes are made to be shown under a loose singlet or sheer shirt. Pretty lingerie is the perfect option when the weather is so hot outside you want to wear as little as possible or when you are feeling a little bit confident and want to show a touch of sexiness. Seen in numerous street style blogs this is a trend that will continue into the cooler months peeking through a loose knitted jumper or shirt.464872b825d9f812ba742f1f8dc77ea3 img7017aBright-Bralette-Cosabella-N d2e13f0612d65001bab2e531f06b422f Love a lace bra:Lace

Cheap Monday Shape Lace Bra: Pink | Purple | Black White-On-White-Oracle-Fox144c5a2526d51b228d4114fd6d163ba8

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What to wear:Tops

Cheap Monday Morgan XL Tank | Billabong Sea Through Me Top | First Base Sheer Teejak

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Add a sexy sheer: Sheer

 

First Base Sports Bra | Cheap Monday Mesh Mini Triangle Bra | First Base Peek A Boo

Images: thetrendwhisper, oraclefox, harperandharley, fashiontoast, pinterest

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Items of the Week: Patches

No, we don’t mean your grandmas beautiful patchwork quilt, but clothing with patches on them to give them a bit of extra texture, style and contrast!

Our latest favorite is denim with patched knees! Denim is so versatile, we love these patched jeans to change it up from the latest ripped jeans trend, try something new:

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The Lee Mid Licks Jean in Revival Blue (left) are the perfect jeans to get this same look! You can also try the G-Star Raw Custom 5620 Jegging Skinny Jean for a darker denim.

In the men’s department we always enjoy a bit of good patch work to change up the same plane ol`guys shirts. Patchy stand out pockets and fleeces for the winter season.

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Billabong Distress Crew Knit – Heather | Rusty Rat Pack Crew Knit | Long Lost Buick Tee – Grey Marle Char

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Mens Trend: Black, White and Grey.

Colours in fashion come and go; unless they’re black, white or grey, in which case they linger in each season in some way or another. With the colder months approaching, we’re seeing a lot more of the blacks, whites and greys coming through on mens streetwear styles. Check out some inspo and shop some styles – from tees to jumpers and even pants and jeans, all in greyscale for your enjoyment.

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Neuw Eddie Rebel Denim Jacket – Black | DC Shoes Star Tee – Black Grey | RVCA Stay RVCA Pant – Monument

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Quiksilver Belcamp Crew Fleece – Light Grey Heather | VonZipper Pins and Needles Tee – Raven | Billabong Foundation Track Short – Tar

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St Goliath Zipthru Hoody – Black | Zanerobe Sinto Tee – White | Zanerobe Gabe Walkshort – Leather Black

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Element Alchemist Crew Fleece – Black | Zanerobe Flintlock Tee – Light Grey Marle | Zanerobe Das Buro Tracksuit Pant – Black

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Still Trending: Printed Pants

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: printed pants are firmly on our fashion radar and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. Worn with singlets and sandals in the Summer or bomber jackets and hi tops in the winter, printed pants are versatile and right on trend.

With an initial burst onto harem and tailored pant styles, we’re now seeing printed patterns all over drop crotch and relaxed fits too. Check out some printed pant inspo and shop some of the latest styles on SurfStitch.

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Imagery from Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Merrieksart, Obaz & Vogue

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Tigerlily Persian Harem Pant – Garnet | Volcom Marrakesh Pant – Grey | Roxy Sweet Pea Pant – Indigo Border Print

Floral prints

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Finders Keepers Daybreak Pant – Rose Print Ivory | Element Sansa Pant – Midnight | Hurley Raffia Pant – Blush

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Rip Curl Kamikaze Pant – Olive | Living Doll Camo Pant – Camo Print | G-Star Raw Avi Loose Pant – Wild Olive

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INTERVIEW: Model Silka Kurzak

Karla from SurfStitch: Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us! You must be busy – what new projects have you taken on since winning the Face of QT Fashion Week and Awards?

Silka Kurzak: I’ve been very busy since being named Face of QT Fashion Week & Awards, shooting the campaign for QT Fashion Week and fulfilling media commitments – it’s been a whirlwind of activity and I haven’t had much downtime lately, but I like to stay busy so there’s no complaints here!

K: What are some of your favourite labels showing at QT Fashion Week?

S: I’m not 100% of all the designers that have been confirmed for QT Fashion Week 2014 yet but I’m hoping a lot of the designers from last year will be returning to show again. I really love Talulah, Marlies Dekkers, Ellery, Lisa Brown, Nicola Finetti and Dion Lee, so I’d love to see what they all have in store for the upcoming season! I’m also excited to see what last year’s up and coming designers, especially Peony Swimwear and Muchacho have done.

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K: Tell us about your personal style – what do you look for in a fashion brand?

S: My personal style changes depending on what I’m doing and where I’m going. I like to venture outside of the norm sometimes and would be the person who dares to wear it. I try not to buy based on brand name alone; I do have my favourites but I like to look for something different that not only complements my figure but shows a bit of my personality! My closet is a mix of beautiful vintage designer pieces, European designs and basics from chain stores! I have a lot of unique garments that I’ve picked up on travels with my mother.

K: Describe yourself in three words?

S: Unique, affectionate and bubbly.

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K: Which Summer pieces are you loving at the moment?

S: I can never go past a great silk kaftan in the Summer but at the moment I’m also really into long jumpsuits, accessorised with sunglasses and a big hat!

K: What are some of your favourite brands on SurfStitch?

S: I think this answer would be a lot shorter if I just listed the brands I don’t like – in fact that list would almost be non-existent. I really love almost all of the brands on SurfStitch, but it would be hard to pass up anything from Zimmermann or Camilla and Marc. I like to keep an open mind about designers and prefer to just buy styles or designs that I like, express who I am and suit my figure.

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K: Here at SurfStitch, we believe in shopping online but living offline. How do you like to switch off and live offline?

S: I really believe in taking some ‘me time’ every day to switch off to focus and centre myself. Whether it’s yoga, pilates, a walk on the beach or a session in the gym, I find that this time every day helps me to be the best possible ‘me’ I can be! I also like having that time out from technology to enjoy the simple life.

K: What are some of your favourite travel destinations?

S: I do love a tropical holiday! Anywhere with clear water, sand and a cocktail! Having said that though, some of my best holidays have been in Europe – I especially love Paris, Venice and Milan.

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K: You’re off on a tropical holiday and you can only pack five things, what are they?

S: Only five things ??!? Wow, that’s hard. Ok, most definitely sunscreen (gotta be sunsafe!), a good pair of cheeky cut bikinis, a sun lounger with towel, a big floppy hat and a never ending cocktail – for hydration purposes only of course ;-)

K: And finally, five quick questions:

  • Heels or flats? Heel for sure!
  • Beach or pool? Love what mother Earth has to offer – the beach!
  • Night in or night out? Night in – I’m such a homebody!
  • Handbag essentials? Definitely my phone, my favourite lipstick and a Herbalife protein bar!
  • First word that comes to mind when you think of SurfStitch? Satisfaction.

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Beachside Street Style

Karla and Taegen from the SurfStitch marketing team, along with our photographer, Chris headed out to James Street in Burleigh Heads on the sunny Gold Coast to catch a glimpse of what you guys were wearing while out and about!

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Eden keeps it casual in a cropped top and denim skirt. Check out a similar skirt here and top here.

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Kia and Hannah both rock aviator sunnies and black thongs on their day out. Check out our range of aviators and black thongs.

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Inez looks perfectly feminine in floral shorts and white sandals. See similar shorts here and sandals here.

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Tamieah rocks the trend of the season with a cropped top and printed shorts. Shop similar shorts here, top here and sandals here.

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Sharna and Sami wear a printed playsuit and drop-hemmed dress – shop a similar playsuit here, dress here and denim vest here.

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Emily dresses up her black denim shorts and Converse All Stars with a printed top and bag – shop similar top here and bag here.

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Tiffany adds a playful touch to her Tigerlily skirt with a plain tee and Converse All Stars. Shop similar skirt here and sunnies here.

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Danielle and Jade wear floral prints and lots of black – shop the featured Vans here and similar printed playsuit here.

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Emma wears an oversized floral shirt over her bikini and a floppy sunhat shop a similar shirt here and hat here.

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Jessica’s felt fedora and printed maxi stand out – shop a similar hat here and skirt here.

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Alex stands out in bright shorts and a slogan tank. Shop similar shorts here and top here.

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Gabi matches her pastel blue shorts to her strappy sandals. Shop similar shorts here and sandals here.

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Rachel’s denim shorts paired with a white singlet and boho accessories are the perfect look for a sunny day. Shop similar shorts here, singlet here, sandals here and jewellery here.

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MENS TREND: Bucket Hats

No, this is not a joke: bucket hats have made their return from the 90s, and they’re back with a vengeance. From printed to monochrome, with brands such as Stussy, Grand Scheme and Huf being leaders in the trend, bucket hats are the next big thing to hit mens street style. Check out some inspo and our favourite styles on SurfStitch.

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 RVCA Ring Bearer Bucket Hat – Black | Undefeated Combat New Era Bucket Hat – Olive Camo | Grand Scheme Dot Camo Bucket Hat – Jungle

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 Stussy Game On PU Bucket Hat – Black | Stussy Basic Bucket Hat – White | Stussy Basic Bucket Hat – Tie Dye

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 Stussy Basic Bucket Hat – Black | Huf Cadet Fleece Bucket Hat – Black | Stussy Snow Wash Bucket Hat – Black

Imagery from thisfruitblogs & four-pins.

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