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!
For the ladies
Thrills Skater Dress – Black | Jorge Netty Cami – Black | Roxy Down Time Shirt – Sea Spray
August Street Uma Short – Black White | August Street Annika Skirt – Black White | G-Star Raw Mae Long Leather Mini Skirt – Black
For the gents
Stussy Cities Tee – Black | Quiksilver Vert Lines Polo – Black | G-Star Raw Correct Core LS Shirt – White
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.
For the ladies
Ladakh Crochet Dress – Ivory | Roxy Sweet Things Travel Wallet | Minc Collections Indigo Adjustable Ring
Isla Collective Scoop Dress – Charcoal | Urban Originals Vixon Clutch – Green | Billabong Colour Splash Sandal – Mo Mint
For the gents
RVCA Dorsey Jersey SS Shirt – Grey Marle | Quiksilver Original Cord Walkshort – Bordeaux | Globe Stern 5 Panel Cap – Red
Spare Retreat Tee – White Light Blue | Assembly Permanent Pant – Stone | Vans Era 59 Shoe – Red Leopard
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.
For the ladies
8 Other Reasons Finale Earrings | Komono Wizzard Printed Series Watch – Leopard | Ksubi Lacerta Sunglasses – Black Clear
For the gents
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.
Over the holiday season specifically, staff orders (just like customer ones) are rampant. Gifts for others, gifts for oneself or gifts for no good reason – it’s all ok and we love to showcase it!
Check out what some of the SurfStitch team have been buying around the office and shop the styles you like along the way.
Kia from marketing wears the Unif Celize Bag Muscle in Faded Black and Anna from uploads wears the Stylestalker No 8 Tee in Black.
Marketing director Martin wears the Pass Port Sas Diamond Snapback Cap in burgundy.
Taegen from marketing wears the Tigerlily Sarasa Mu Mu in Indigo, Em from uploads wears the Tigerlily Laharia Skirt in Indigo and Yolanda from HR wears the Tigerlily Kutch Maxi Dress in Basmati
Brittany from reception wears a Camilla and Marc tee (now sold out), Lee High Licks Jeans in Absolute Black and Birkenstock Womens Madrid Sandals in Black.
Tam from marketing wears the Tallow Verve Maxi Dress in Tiki Paisley and Luke from marketing wears the Raen x Alex Knost Flowers Sunglasses in Brindle Tortoise and the Polar Skate Co. Stefan Narancic Tee in Charcoal.
Amy from customer service wears the Keepsake Chilled Heat Top in Black.
Kersha from photography wears the Mitchell & Ness Chicago Bulls Reversible Mesh Tank in Red and White and Connie from photography wears the Sass 60s Playsuit in Tarot Print.
Chris from photography wears the Vanishing Elephant Abbey SS Shirt in Chambray Polka Dot and Take from photography wears the Quiksilver Patriots Tee in Vintage Black.
We love our SurfStitch footwear too! Take a look at our womens footwear and our mens footwear on site.
This week I’m crazy about all things peachy. The laid back, understated and summer colour brightens up any outfit and it’s a colour that can easily be paired back with everything. Take a look at these items that we’re peachy keen about!
Tigerlily Sona Tee Dress
This Tigerlily dress will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe this summer. With a super light fabric, loose fit and a featuring a pineapple print it screams effortless summer. Throw on over your swimwear to head to the beach or pair with some tan wedges and a stack of bracelets for afternoon drinks.
Quiksilver Dane Boardshort
The Quiksilver Dane Boardshort has a water repellent coating, back pocket embroidery and feature a drain hole and elastic string. With a peach and navy combo these boardies will have you standing out in the water all holidays long.
Check out the key trends in mens fashion stocked on SurfStitch throughout the year, and shop out favourite pieces from the trend on site now!
Five Panel Caps
Printed or plain, leather or cotton, the 5-panel cap has become an increasingly popular form of headwear this year. With brands such as The Quiet Life, Stussy, Billabong and many more producing the trend, it’s the one to watch this Summer.
Stussy Denim 5 Panel Cap – Blue | The Quiet Life Ikat Multi 5 Panel Cap – Red Green Brown | Billabong Barnaby Cap – Indigo
Reflective sunnies in an array of colours have been the style of choice throughout the year, with aviator and wayfarer styles from plenty of our brands sporting the trend.
VonZipper Cletus Sunglasses – Mindglo Black Tangerine | Le Specs Thunderbird Sunglasses – Black | Rip Curl Raglan Sunglasses – Black Blue Tort
Printed button-down shirts
More commonly seen in the slim-fit style, the traditional button-down has been given a twist this year: crazy prints from paisley to floral and even to tropical.
Stussy Giants Rayon SS Shirt – Blue | Vans 2013 VTCS Aloha SS Shirt – Dark Teal | Zanerobe Non-Love SS Shirt – Black
Pockets and paneling
Clean with a twist, panelled tees with cut-and-sew pockets are trending in the mens new arrivals section, with brands such as Zanerobe, RVCA, Billabong and others taking advantage of the trend throughout 2013.
Deacon Triangle Tee – White Grey Marle Stripe | Quiksilver Patriots Tee – White | Long Lost Speckle Tee – Dr Char Spice
Chinos, chinos and more chinos
With light fabric that’s more comfortable than denim, chinos are the ideal trans-seasonal pants. Worn with a sweater in the colder months and in a short form with a tee in the Summer, the chino is a wardrobe essential.
Assembly Permanent Pant – Stone | Zanerobe Sureshot FW Elastic Pant – Navy Bandana | Superdry Commodity Flat Front Chino Walkshort – Airforce
It seems that these ugly yet classic shoes are having a major comeback in the fashion stakes at the moment. Forget your stilettos and walking around with blistering feet, slip into these comfy 80s soles and you’re feet will love you for it.
It’s time to reinvent the Birkenstock sandal with a modern twist and tie them in with your sports inspired wear. Take not from these street style taste-makers and wear with sleek monochrome pants, boyfriend jeans or dress down a girly playsuit. The simple style makes them extremely versatile hence why they are our item of the week!
SHOP BIRKENSTOCK AT SURFSTITCH
Women’s Madrid Sandal- Black | Women’s Arizona Sandal- White | Women’s Arizona Sandal- Black
It’s time to be inspired by the festive season. Long hot days, good company, festive food, cold drinks and happy, chilled out vibes. Find inspiration and happiness from everything around you and embrace the mood in the air. It’s all about sunkissed skin, the ocean, delicate fairy lights, blooms and fresh fruit. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
Images: pinterest, theyallhateus & kivari
Seldom pleased with last-minute gifts that took no thought, each girl is different and will be happy with a different gift under the tree! Check out this guide to the perfect gift for every girl, with accessories, clothing, footwear and more.
Don’t forget – purchase your gift at SurfStitch and you’ll even be given the option of having it immaculately wrapped, so that it’s the best-looking gift under the tree!
The 2 Bandits Roger’s Cuff – Black Onyx | Deer Ruby Angel Wings Ring – Silver | The Impossible Project Onestep 600 Vintage Polaroid Camera – Black | L’America Eazy Peazy Tee Dress – Black White Stripes | Camilla and Marc Another World Bikini – Navy | Fallenbrokenstreet The Ratatat Hat – Black | Birkenstock Arizona Sandal – Black
Her wardrobe’s hard to keep up with, so we’ll do the hard work for you! Choose from high end brands like L’America or Camilla and Marc, or help her accessorize with trendy jewellery. Not sure it’ll be her taste? Try Birkenstocks for the latest footwear craze of the fashion world, or a genuine refurbished polaroid camera; the gift that anyone would appreciate!
Wild and Wolf Lunch Box – Pink | Otterbox Preserver Series Waterproof iPhone 5 Case – Glacier | Adidas Adiease Surf Shoe – Grey Pink White | Bodyscience Womens Active Adjustable Sports Bra – Orchid | Running Bare Mid Rise Chloe 1-2 Tight With Hip Pocket – Black | N.L.P Neoprene Bandeau Bikini Set – Purple Mesh | Sunnylife Underwater Camera – Tallow | Roxy Utopian Floral Towel – Watermelon
She’s ready to run and she loves staying fit. Get her a gift she’ll use all the time – from activewear to sports luxe swimwear, and even a towel or shoes! Think she’s got all the clothing she needs already? Try a waterproof phone case or camera!
Rip Curl Horizon SS Watch – Rose Gold | Sunnylife Beach Sounds Radio – Brampton | Wild and Wolf Gems Small Note Book | RPM Gracey Dress – Leopard | Talulah Glowing Rays Cross Front and Back One Piece – Honolulu | Deer Ruby Heart Pendant Necklace – Gold | Fallenbrokenstreet The New Little Hippie Hat – Beige | Havaianas Print Lilo – Strawberry
Think pinks, florals and floaty fabrics, with cute accessories to match! She’ll love dainty jewellery, fun beach accessories and quirky stationery. With a range of prices, choose something the girly girl in your life will love!
Australian swimwear designer Nikki Lee Penny is the brains behind cutting edge swimwear label N.L.P. Women.
The unique neoprene bikinis, separates and one pieces are currently hot property and you can now get your paws on a pair at SurfStitch.
N.L.P. Swim combines sports luxe styling with unique fabrication to make swimwear that is hot as hell!
A pair of these bikinis are definitely on my Christmas Wish List. If you are one of the lucky ladies who already owns some of this swimwear gold be sure to send us in pics of you Summer Swimwear Style for our blog. Check our our style style picks below.
NLP Neoprene Bandeau Bikini | Komono The Hippolyte Sunglasses | Billabong Good Vibes Beach Blanket | Billabong In Waves Beach Bag
NLP Neoprene Bandeau Bikini | Sunnylife Beach Sounds Radio | MINKPINK Walk This Way Sunglasses
With Christmas fast approaching it’s the perfect time to organise those must have gifts and there is no better present then perfect accessories to suit someone’s lifestyle. Whether you’re a music lover, homebody, fashion addict or beach lover there is something for you. Get shopping at SurfStitch with 20% off accessories for a limited time!
For the muso, exercise addict & festival lover.
Nixon Trooper 3-Button Mic Headphones | Inertia Music Friendly Fires
For the entertainer, kitchen lover and homebody.
Sunnylife Pineapple Ice Tray Set 2 Pack | Suck UK Fridge Magnet Bottle Opener
For the fashionista, trend follower & classic girl.
8 Other Reasons Vengeance Necklace | Urban Originals Vixen Clutch
For the adventurous, beach lover & sun goddess.
Sunnylife Beach Paddles | Sunnylife Beach Seat
It’s the hottest new must-have of the season. It’s suited to Summer, can work in the day or night, and it flaunts that sun kissed skin you’ve achieved in the hotter days. If you don’t have yours already, make sure you find your perfect LWD (Little White Dress).
Traditionally the colour that attracts the least heat, white is the perfect shade for the newest addition to your wardrobe. Check out some of our LWD inspiration and shop some of our favourite white dress styles on SurfStitch.
What to wear them with? For a casual day look, try some Birkenstocks or even a pair of Vans, and for a night time look try strappy sandals and a pale handbag or clutch.
Choose your white Summer staple day dress and make sure it’s comfortable, flattering and feminine!
Hurley Mystery Dress – White | RPM Frill Dress – White | Isla by Talulah Divine Temptress Dress – White
Hot under the collar
Choose a dress with a higher collar that you can dress up or down with shoes and accessories! Tres Chic!
Rusty On The Rocks Dress – White | Rusty Fleur De Lis Dress – White | Rhythm Blunt Tank Dress – White
Like it in lace
Add some lace or crochet detail for a bohemian feel to your Little White Dress.
Billabong Indrah Dress – White | Rip Curl Mimi Day Dress – White | Rip Curl Surf Siren Dress – White
All in the details
Add a bit of detail for your night out, with everything from a pop of colour to some feathering and even blocks of black for a bit of a twist.
Ladakh Embroidered Anglaise Dress – White | Kuku Soulful Dress – Ivory | Bless’ed Are The Meek Panoramic Dress