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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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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Billabong Floral Heat Top – Bikini Red | Tigerlily Jurneaux Top – Leopard | Minkpink Gingham Games Games Womens Womens Top

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Minkpink Pursuit Denim Short | Zulu and Zephyr Oceanfront Sweat Short | Finders Keepers Atlantic City Short – Hibiscus

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Pants

PANTS

Volcom Alexa Pant – Navy | Finders Keepers Begin Again Pant – Leopard | Tigerlily Soraya Pant – Marble

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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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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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Mens item of the week:

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Billabong Custom Muscle – Black

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Tigerlily Patrice Tank – Washed Black

Imagery from Vanessa Jackman & Etsy.

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Womens Trend: Wistfully White

Maybe it’s because the low Winter temps are making us dream of a Summer sunshine, or maybe it’s because this colour accentuates your tan and brings a new element of sophistication to your wardrobe, but we are currently crushing on the colour white.

Top to toe or with other colours and textures thrown in the mix, wistful whites will have you thinking of Summer in the South of France! Add a fedora and a mens style leather watch to your white dress or complete for that Euro Summer look. Take a look at some wistfully white inspiration we’ve come across and shop our favourites.

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Three of Something Gradient Cami – White | Jaggar LA Pant – White Denim | Converse Womens Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Shoe – White

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Minkpink Sleepless City Tunic Dress – Off White | Windsor Smith Fend Leather Sandal – White | Minc Collections The Pendulum Necklace – Silver

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Billabong Secret Moon Top – White | Zulu and Zephyr Ethereal Skirt – White | Birkenstock Womens Arizona Sandal – White

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Imagery from Harpers Bazaar, WhoWhatWear, La Dolce Vita Blog and others unknown.

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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: SLOUCHY

76efc67fd63aaafc5bee228e76cb8106There’s no better feeling than slouching around on the weekend or after work in your comfiest outfit. After a long day, have a hot shower and slip into a pair of soft pants and an oversized jumper. The best thing about this look is that if you need to run out last minute it’s acceptable to wear in public as it’s not your trackies and uggs.b82475762ce397c23114a11ce3bba0d273a35dd0db7440936fafd46370730d4d55ec5fd232bb5325eee815469493b1e6

These L’America pants are as comfy as your track pants but are on trend with a drop crotch pant and side pockets. Lounge around the house in a basic tee or throw on a stripe top and your birkenstocks for an early coffee date on a Saturday morning. LA4FP100LIGH-L`AMERICA-4

 L’America Lounge Pants | L’America On Safari Tee

5f1df6fd46ce1b0e6af54ec4ced2f712fce95d7fae2c09b6fd906f71ac93f1bdWhether you’re throwing these on after the gym or to get up for an early surf check these Stussy track pants are what you need all winter long. Wear with a tee when the sun is warm or throw on a hoodie and sunnies for casual cool. ST045604BLK-STUSSY-4

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Images: 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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