Looks for Every Body # 8: New Looks for the New Year

Now that the holidays are over, let’s start the New Year off with a fresh outlook! Bring in some basic black and white pieces to streamline the process of choosing outfits in the morning. Add an unexpected color or brights like citron or jewelry to bridge your look from Winter to Spring.

Yarra here, feeling grateful for the people in my life and to all who read this blog. Your feedback online and in the store is deeply appreciated. The Looks for Every Body series began as a way to show that Stella Carakasi designs for many different body shapes, and she keeps in mind the demands of a woman’s busy lifestyle! If you are new to this series please check out our related posts.

Stella’s Resort collection includes anti-pill jersey as a strong fabrication. It can be worn and washed without worry. The printed yoru is a sumi ink painting motif that can be worn on its own, or layered for a more dramatic effect. Citron is included as a color pop to push this basic B&W palette.

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Inverted Triangle: The Rest Assured Top (shown in print) is a long-sleeve blouse with jersey sleeves. This beautiful blouse comes with a tank in white. Wear it with one of our favorite pants that is back in black: the Incomparable Ankle Pant! This is a favorite for many reasons, including draping, elegance and comfort. The black is a better-than-basic to add mystique to your regular wardrobe rotation.

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Rectangle: Create some curves with the gentle draping of the Balancing Act Cardigan (shown in white) over the Made You Look Tunic (shown in citron). The Rectangle body shape does not need to worry about a lack of curves with this subtle duo.

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Circle: Shine with confidence in this dramatic ensemble. The Aspirations Sweater (shown in black) over the Ready to Wear Leggings (shown in black) cuts a distinctive silhouette. For the circle figure it elongates the torso in a relaxed and “not trying too hard” way. Add a beaded pendant layered with a striped infinity scarf, and you look adorned and modern. This is a great example of an effortless day to night look.

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Triangle: When we talk about body shape, we want to accentuate the positives. With this look, we are accentuating the narrow top of the body with the sweeping architecture of the Feel Good Tunic (shown in citron). The Stepping Out Leggings (available in black) acts as a body shaper and gives coverage unlike typical leggings.

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Hourglass: Layer, layer, layer! This is an outfit that any body shape can wear (with a little tweaking). The Take it Easy Sweater (shown in white) is a design house and customer favorite. We ran this sweater once before, and we sold out immediately! It is great over tunics, dresses, or with jeans. Here it is paired with Skirt the Issue (available in black) worn over the new favorite Stepping Out Leggings (available in black).

Like what you see? Pick up a couple of the black and white separates featured for the perfect start to the New Year. Give yourself permission to treat yourself and others kindly. Start fresh and imagine the possibilities…

All jewelry featured made by Elisabetta Ricciardi available at the Stella Studio.

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About Stella Carakasi

San Francisco Bay Area designer, Stella Carakasi, features her women's collection at www.stellacarakasi.com and boutiques in the US and abroad. Stella explains, "My clothes are designed for women who value quality and practicality and are not afraid to be unique and a bit eclectic. They are confident, bohemian at times, and they like to make personal statements with their style. My clothes are not about age or body type, but rather about lifestyle." For customers in the SF Bay Area, join us at Stella Studio for community events, including trunk shows, sample sales, and fundraisers. Stella Studio is located adjacent to our Design House at 1370 10th St. in Berkeley, CA.
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