This week we feature Sunglasses. Lets face it, sunglasses can easily make or break your outfit and style. Choose wisely and you’re a winner, unfortunately not so much the same if you aren’t aware of some basic unwritten laws. To help you with your sunglasses decisions, SurfStitch have provided some helpful tips to keep in mind when buying or wearing your favourite shades.
1. Get sunglasses that fit your face. Now we’ve all seen people disobey this rule by getting enthusiastic, huge sunglasses that point 10 feet either side of the persons face. Unless you are a featuring in tabloids or wanting to specifically turn heads, try street clear. Instead, try a pair of glasses that fit your face correctly, both the comfort and look will be something unbeatable.2. Colours. This includes both the lens and the frame. Usually, black on black is a safe bet if you are struggling with finding a winning combination. However, these days there are all sorts of colours to mix and chose from. Whether you are into some matte black frames with blue lenses or some gold framed aviators, don’t be scared of breaking out of your comfort zone and trying to colour combinations. Remember, a darker lens will provide more shade and protection in most cases, while a lighter lens will show off those nice eyes of yours.3. Price.What makes or breaks the prices in different sunglasses? This can vary from materials, styles or plain and simple – the brand. While some sunglasses can go anywhere from $500 upward, this does not necessarily mean they are of better quality. Follow your gut and choice what makes you happy, though remember the simple tip of ‘you get what you pay for.’4. Polarised and non polarised - What is the difference? If you are always on the water or in the snow, you’ll know about glare. While polarised lenses reject the glare and rebound the light rays back into the atmosphere, non polarised lenses try their best to filter, though do NOT block these rays. If you are after the best possible lens, look and feel in your sunglasses, polarised is definitely the go. Polarisation will ensure the best possible vision and protection for your eyes.All imagery: Oakley, AM Eyewear, Sunday Somewhere, Valley Eyewear, Electric, Raen Optics, Spy Optics, Collab.
For more information on sunglasses and SurfStitch’s current brands, shop all sunglasses here, including all of our hottest new arrivals!
It may be that you’re fighting the early winter sun or the glare of the morning surf check, or it may just be that there is no reason at all. Everyone needs a pair of sunglasses that not only are functional but that are down right awesome! They provide the finishing touch to any sunny day outfit with the range of styles today.
Whether it’s the matte black finish, the tortoise look or the old school plain black look, you’re covered. Even if you had all three it wouldn’t be a crime, would it?
Brands are creating such a diverse range of styles that have you ready for any occasion. Valley eyewear are pushing the boundaries with their oversized, rounded edges and wolves styles of glasses. Epokhe are taking it back to the old school, with their conservative round lens style and it’s working!
Don’t be influenced by just these two, check out the mass amount of styles and colours dropping in at SurfStitch.
Super Lucia Sunglasses – Black | Epokhe Nazar Sunglasses – Tortoise Matte | Valley ADCC Sunglasses – Matte Black
Electric Knoxville XL Sunglasses – Black Eyed Tort Bronze Bi Gradient | Sunday Somewhere MVP Sunglasses – Dark ChocTort Dark Choc Leather | Valley Sabbath Sunglasses – Matte Black
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With the European summer kicking in we thought we would put together a little list of travel essentials for you all…
Travel Essential 1:
On the top of the list is the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case, you never have to worry about being on your last bars of battery with this little gadget. This Innovative smart battery case adds an additional six hours of talk time!
Travel Essential 2:
A pair of shades will serve as your best friend on a summer holiday! Be Sure to check out some of our latest arrivals here.
Sunday Somewhere Matahari Sunglasses
Travel Essential 3:
Your bikini! With our hundreds of different brands and styles you will be sure to find something suitable here.
Beach Riot Jungle Viva Separate Top Beach Riot Jungle Sandy Separate Pant
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Cult Australian brand Ksubi first got their start as a denim street wear label. Ksubi have since ventured into accessories an eyewear.
Ksubi Eyewear has a distinct vintage and subculture influence and has been seen on famous faces such as Nicole Ritchie, Beyonce, Pip Edwards and Cassie.
Beyonce in Ksubi Bellatrix Sunglasses
Diana Enciu in Ksubi Bellatrix Sunglasses
Nicole Ritchie in Ksubi Bellatrix Sunglasses
Cassie wearing Ksubi Skeleton Sunglasses
Skeleton Sunglasses from Inside In Inside Out blog
Pip Edwards wearing Ksubi Batcat Sunglasses
Shop the styles on SurfStitch.com
The Ksubi Skeleton Sunnies
The Ksubi Gemini Sunglasses
The Ksubi Bellatrix Sunglasses
The Ksubi Lacerta Sunglasses
The Ksubi Batcat Sunnies
”A Visionary is someone of unusually keen foresight– a dreamer, a radical or impractical. IVI shares the point of view that an uncharted path must be explored. It is this type of thinking that built the base for our product line: well thought out and original design, premium Italian acetates from legendary supplier Mazzucchelli 1849 and industry defining lens quality from Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens.” – IVI Eyewear Website.
New eyewear brand to SurfStitch, IVI is the latest addition to the collection of high quality and high fashion sunglasses to the site. With a unique design philosophy and an edgy campaign, IVI are here to shake things up and stand out. Check out the first edition of their intricate sunglasses design process.
We’ve seen Hawaiian and Tropical prints gracing collared shirts on and off for years, but now it’s time to run away with us and Escape to the Tropics. Take it from not only the shirt but to beach shorts, walkshorts, singlets and more, with palm tree and floral prints, light Summer fabrics and vibrant colouring.
This trend is perfect for long Summer days and hot Summer nights, and it’ll have you standing out from the crowd. Pair it with a 5 Panel Cap, some reflective sunglasses and a pair of Havaianas and you’ll be ready to Escape to the Tropics.
1. Afends Run for it SS Shirt – Black Floral. 2. Volcom Ol Shipster SS Shirt – White. 3. Billabong Congo SS Shirt – Camo.
1. Bam Bam Tropic Singlet – White. 2. Stussy NO4 Baller Tank – Black. 3. Von Zipper Brain Waves Singlet – Black.
1. The Critical Slide Society Val Jerk Boardshort – Phantom. 2. Quiksilver Pool Party Boardshort – Vintage Black. 3. Thrills Spray Palm Boardshort – Black White.
Sunday comes and Sunday goes / Sunday always seems to move so slow / To me, here she comes again / A perfect end to a perfect day / A perfect ending, what can I say / To you, lonely Sunday friend? / With you, Sunday never ends.
Sydney based eyeware label Sunday Somewhere was the brainchild between two guys that had years of experience in the industry- Dave Allison (ex COLAB) and Carlos Aviles (ex AM). This experience is evident in their latest collection titled, The High Life which is filled with a diverse range of sunglasses and optical.
Classic yet modern and artistically crafted, these frames are sought after for their high quality Italian acetate. They have become the must-have frames for the summer whether you’re enjoying poolside, rockin at a festival or your mates afternoon BBQ! Spotted from the beach to the city streets these frames are influenced by both past and the future with an aesthetic that is both stylish, modern and wearable- with an attitude!
Sunday Somewhere Soelae Sunglasses- Transparent Bottle Crystal
Sunday Somewhere Chely Sunglasses- Marble Demi
Alita Sunglasses- Black | Marshall Sunglasses- Black Grey | Matahari Sunglasses- Gloss Black