Sunglass trends don’t seem to stray to far from the forever stylish and timeless shapes of the Ray Ban (wayfarer), aviator and square. However, one trend that has been constantly on my mind lately is mirrored sunglasses. Since popping up on the faces of my favoured bloggers and with pinterest flooding this style I just can’t seem to resist the ever growing temptation. From an electric blue, to a coppery brown or bright silver, this new eyeware trend is at the forefront. Keep the rest of your accessories minimal as you let these babies do all the talking. Feel fresh and channel some of your inner summer nostalgia in some new shades.
If you’re anything like us here at SurfStitch, your screensaver shows your next international travel destination, you’re inspired by the thought of places unknown, and your daydreams often stray to places you’d rather be. This got me thinking about travel inspiration, as well as outfits appropriate for and inspired by the spots we’d like to visit! Take a look at some of our favourite staff spots and shop the pieces we’d wear there along the way – from hats to playsuits and dresses to outdoor accessories and more.
The Italian coastline – this photo is of Levanzo, Sicily.
Paris (of course)
You don’t want to fall short of fashion standards at one of the world’s style capitals! Go monochrome chic with a collared shirt by August Street, midi skirt for ultimate sophistication, Audrey Hepburn-esque sunglasses and fancy footwear. Oui oui, you’ll be the talk of the town.
The Maldives – photo of the Six Senses Resort, Laamu
With this much sunshine and crystal clear water, you won’t need to wear much at all! Lounge around in your tribal printed bikini (that’s right on trend at the moment), make sure your eyes are shaded with a hot pair of sunglasses and use your havaianas to hop from beach to sailboat to evening cocktails!
London (another must)
A little chillier, you’ll need to stay nice and rugged up while sight seeing in England’s capital! That great warm jacket, a pair of skinny jeans, gloves to keep your hands warm and a comfortable pair of boots will be your essentials.
Harness the American dream on your Californian adventure with some boyish cool and a pair of moto-inspired boots for all your walking.
South Africa (to see natural beauties like these and to go on a safari!)
A little less glam and a little more outdoor-adventure, this trip will have you wanting comfort as you chase the natural beauties of the country! Do it in the best of SurfStitch activewear with a top, jacket, comfy pants and sneakers.
1. Running Bare Essential Pull Over Hoodie – Black. 2. Running Bare Peta Essential V Neck Tee – Red Devil. 3. Lorna Jane Flashdance Pant – Naval. 4. Skechers Synergy A Lister Sneaker – Light Grey Hot Pink.
I know the feeling all to well when you have a cupboard full of clothing but nothing to wear. Trust me, me and nothing to wear are really great friends. Sometimes it’s just pure laziness or a day of feeling uninspired by everything and then there’s those days when I’m just really angry that I don’t had a computer like on Clueless where I can just sit there and it will choose my outfit for me (mega genius!). Here at SurfStitch we have your back on these days, I like to call it the lazy girls guide to shopping or a guide for those gals that are pressed for time and need a complete outfit make over pronto. In other words, our Outfit Arrangement page is like your own personal shopper. You just choose the outfit you like and shop it all at the one place (once again, genius!).
When it comes to quickly finding a new head to toe outfit whether you’re looking for something dressy after an unexpected invitation popped into your mail, a casual day out with the girls when you just want something new because you need it or you just want a little help in the styling department keep SurfStitch close. Get inspired below, shop a few of our favourite outfits or go to the outfit arrangement page for a look to satisfy everyone.
Images: pinterest, theyallhateus & snobfashion
The boyfriend jean is this winter’s go-to style jean. Forget the patterned, coloured and cropped styles of the past and look to this versatile and comfy jean. Some may look at this style with a bit of hesitation, after all when you think of baggy, ripped jeans not too many flattering images come to mind, however this style can be easily dressed up or worn casual and distressed for many occasions. Boyfriend jeans have been all over the street style blogs and were paraded outside the fashion week cycle copious times so we have no hesitation that this style is hot! I love these Lee Dylan Jean with just the right amount of rips, a cuffed hem and loose feel they have become as versatile as the LBD. See how you can wear one pair of jeans in many different ways from dressed up in leather accents and heels, dressed down with a neon knit or worn in a classic way with a stripped tee and jacket thrown on for the cooler months.
Dress it up with leather.
Keep it casual with a bright knit.
Images: tuulavintage.com, theyallhateus.com & pinterest
Last week we featured our favourite women’s winter accessories and this round calls for the spotlight to be on the guys. Everything from beanies to sunglasses, classic wallets and soothing records to satisfy even the chilliest of winter days. Guys too, can update a drab winter wardrobe with key accessories whether you’re wanting to freshen up your look or just expand your collection. Here are my favourite winter accessories from the SurfStitch new arrivals.
This Herschel backpack is perfect for those winter adventures. Go down south camping where you spend the days enjoying a chilly winter surf and the nights by the bonfire. This backpack can fit all your necessities, with a warm beanie, entertaining book and slim wallet easily inside you are ready for whatever adventure gets thrown your way!
Forget splashing out your entire pay check to get the latest fashion trends to update your winter wardrobe, all it takes is a few key accessories and you can have multiple looks and outfits for a much cheaper budget. By mixing up scarves, handbags, sunglasses and necklaces you can transform from a casual daytime outfit into something a little more. Don’t break the bank each week trying to keep up with the fashions of the season, shop some of my favourite SurfStitch new accessories to create looks that keep changing time and time again.
Add a punch of colour into your winter outfit with this Urban Originals yellow handbag. Pair back with matte violet sunglasses and a polka dot Ipad case to add a bit of fun to your work or uni accessories.
This Friend of Mine jumper is guaranteed to keep you snug as a bug all winter long. Go for this bright pink Burton beanie and pair with a necklace in the same hue and some rocking headphones for fun days around the house or throw on the House of Harlow pendant for a chilly night out with friends.
Friend of Mine Bear Jumper- White, Burton Katie Joe Beanie- Hot Streak, House of Harlow White Sand Sunburst Pendant Necklace- Gold, Frends Taylor Headphones- Gold and White, Palm Beach Collection French Vanilla Candle & From St Xavier Solu Necklace- Pink Blue,
With the Roxy Pro currently happening right in our backyard there is no better time to highlight the edgy and cool fashion style of Aussie surfer, Laura Enever. Firstly let me introduce Laura Enever to you all… she is a 21 year old hailing from Sydney’s Narabeen beach who is absolutely kicking it on the tour right now. She starting competing at the ripe age of 12 before qualifying for the ASP women’s tour by 18. Her fresh image and grungy fashion style makes her an envy as much out of the water than in.
Her fun personality and captivating charisma is evident in her style which oozes coolness. Laura Enever is the kid on the block that guys want to date, girls want to be best friends with to steal her clothes and the one that everyone generally wants to be around. Favouring a wardrobe that consists of boots, big hats, denim shorts, oversized singlets and of course bikinis, her style is synonymous with the laid back lifestyle which surrounds her. We congratulate Laura for being recently introduced as the newest member of the Billabong surf team, and we were lucky enough to have her in the SurfStitch office for a shoot last week!
Shop her casual laid-back look:
Shop her look from the current ASP Roxy Pro party:
Shop Laura’s beach babe look:
The fashion of shades, particularly for men has remained relatively the same for many years now, with the odd round or obscure John Lennon-esque sunglasses popping back up every thirty or so years. On the whole, there are two key styles donned by stylish gents everywhere: the aviator and the wayfarer.
The Aviator: made famous by films like Top Gun, with the bad ass edge of a fighter pilot and also the suave style of a Versace model. We all know how important it is to make sure a sunglasses style suits and complements one’s facial shape, but aviators come in a range of sizes and widths, so you’re bound to find a pair you can rock with that leather jacket and those jeans.
The Wayfarer: the old school cool of James Dean, and the new school indy rock style – the wayfarer made famous by Ray Ban will never die, and brands have found heaps of new ways to reinvent them – from crazy colours to more angular shapes, the wayfarer is the ultimate in staple sunglasses for gents.
So, what’s your style?
For today’s accessories post I am going to address, possibly the best kind of accessory, a free accessory! That’s right, SurfStitch are currently running out a whole new range of Gift With Purchase products to reward you for shopping…Now that’s my kind of reward! Check out the exciting goodies you can pick up.
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For the full range of Gift With Purchase offers and details check out our promo page here. Majority of promo’s will run while stock lasts.
Think glamour, think style, think of the beautiful frame that sets the scene for an ornate portrait. Sunglasses are a style accessory that is individual to everyone, and that is an absolute must-have, as the shapes of our faces differ, as do our tastes…and let’s be honest, we need them whether it’s bright out or not!
With different styles going in and out of trend, we struggle to choose the best frames for our faces, and to keep up with what’s hot. It’s the vintage sunnies that we’re 100% obsessed with right now – from the Beatles roundshades to the Marilyn cat-eyes – and even to the aviators of the seventies. Quirky, unique and sophisticated, it’s vintage all the way this season.
There’s no school like the old school…
1. Epokhe Kozara Sunglasses – Tortoise Matte Bronze. 2. Komono Rafton Sunglasses – Tortoise. 3. Colab x Stefan Marx I’m Starving To Feel Okay Sunglasses – Tort. 4. Minkpink Strangle Love Sunglasses – Smoke Demi Grad.