Effortlessly Transition Your Summer Wardrobe Into the Fall Season

Now that it’s September, you may be wondering how to stretch your summer wardrobe to get the most out of the change in seasons. Our top tip? Anything that you add to your wardrobe needs to shift from season to season effortlessly! Let’s look at a few ways to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall seamlessly.

Denim, the perfect year-round fabric

If there is one fabric that should be in your closet year-round, it’s denim! Denim is a base fabric that can be transformed to fit effortlessly into any season. Pair your favorite denim with pops of autumn colors or keep it modern and clean with a crisp white button-up shirt and add layers of darker neutrals and deeper fall colors as the temperature starts to drop. The 100% Tencel® denim we use at Stella Carakasi is soft, silky, and sustainable and our denim knit leggings are made from organic cotton.

Here are a few of our denim must-haves for the new season:

Prime Time Tunic– The Prime Time Tunic is a closet classic that you will wear over and over. We’ve engineered the perfect Tencel® denim tunic, and it’s been a hit! It’s not just the easy-fitting A-line shape with its flattering shirttail hem or the uniquely designed side seam pockets. It’s how you feel the moment you put it on.

Storyteller Tunic– This silky soft Tencel® denim tunic is the perfect top to wear when you want to look both stylish and comfortable. The clean lines and the flattering A-line shape with its high/ low hem give this style a sophisticated edge, while the bracelet-length sleeves and front pockets keep the casual vibe in check.

Heatwave Tunic– Our Tencel® denim Heatwave Tunic brings a fresh perspective to traditional denim with sustainable comfort that reads modern and chic but with a relaxed mood that our customer has come to live in. Contrast stitching, decorative button-loop design, and deep side slits offer the perfect balance of style and comfort. It also features handy front pockets!

City Pants– These pants are perfect for cool and warm seasons alike. The soft Tencel® denim fabric will make you feel comfortable and stylish. The easy fit and the flattering cropped design make these pants an ideal year-round choice for any casual event.

Can’t Resist Tunic– Sustainable style starts with the fabric and we love the look and feel of sustainable denim. Our Can’t Resist Tunic reads modern and chic with elevated detailing and an effortlessly polished approach to off-duty dressing.

All Attitude Shirt– An “artist shirt” with uncompromising comfort and pockets! The wrap-around back panel features unique side seams that resolve into deep side slits creating perfect drape and graceful movement.

Criss Cross Denim Knit Leggings Soft and stretchy are our two favorite words when it comes to our knit denim. Our playful, eco-friendly Criss Cross Leggings are crafted in soft, organic cotton denim knit. Flattering seaming and a unique crisscross ankle detail finish these ultra-cozy versatile leggings. Dress them up or down. A true closet hero that can go from casual days at home to evening celebrations.

Pair with the perfect layers

What’s autumn without layering?! A cropped jacket over a lightweight sweater paired with your favorite jeans, a cardigan over a poplin top, or a long sleeve tunic over your favorite leggings–there are so many options to transform your summer styles into smashing fall looks!

A lightweight jacket is key

As the transition between summer and fall begins, cool mornings and warm afternoons are soon to follow. A lightweight jacket is key to mastering late summer/early autumn temperatures. Our Favorite Jacket is a total game changer. It incorporates fun moto-inspired details and an easy A-line shape for a season-defining look. Pair the Favorite Jacket with our Criss Cross Leggings in Birch, Black, or even your favorite denim to keep your look clean and modern. Add a crisp white poplin top and tiptoe into the fall season with colorful accessories.

If a cropped jacket is more your speed, check out our Style to Spare Jacket. This lightweight jacket is perfect for layering during the early fall season and it features edgy moto-inspired details. Pair the Style to Spare Jacket over a crisp white button-up shirt. Finish off the look with a pair of organic cotton denim or stretch Ponte leggings!

Cozy cardigans

There is nothing quite like wrapping up in a cozy cardigan during those chilly fall mornings and evenings. Our Go-To Cardigan is a fan favorite season after season because of its comfort, versatility, and extremely flattering shape. It comes in three neutral colors that pair perfectly with any autumn color palette.

Perfect poplin

One of the most versatile pieces that you can own is a classic, yet chic poplin button-up. It can be styled in so many ways across every single season. You can dress it up or down depending on the occasion! At Stella Carakasi, we take pride in our high-quality organic cotton poplin fabric. Our button-ups are some of our most popular styles for their maximum comfort and easy-fitting shapes. But don’t just take our word for it! Check out some of our community’s favorite styles below:

Tiburon Tunic– Crisp organic cotton poplin and stretchy Modal® jersey team up to create one of our most popular styles. The smart poplin front reveals a modern architectural shape. The half-sleeves and side welt pockets keep this piece on the casual side while the slightly pleated stretch jersey back exudes total comfort.

Prime Time Tunic– Relaxed and feminine, understated & refined. Our Prime Time Tunic is a closet classic. Its easy A-line shape, high/low hem, and convenient side-seam pockets make this best-selling button-up a true wardrobe hero that you will wear over and over. Available in chambray, soft white, and black.

Twice As Nice Shirt– Instantly elevate your look! Our unique Twice As Nice organic cotton stretch poplin shirt cleverly blurs the line between business and casual. Pair it with your favorite jeans or our super-stretch Love the Look Leggings for a comfortable statement that looks casual and dressy at the same time.

Works Every Time Shirt– Smart comfortable and always on-point. Who doesn’t love a top with pockets? Our Works Every Time Shirt is a well-made non-trendy staple with unexpected design details that read modern and chic but with an easy relaxed vibe. Featuring convenient front pockets, a sleek covered button placket, an easy A-line shape, and unique deep hem design, the Works Every Time Tunic is a timeless hard-working, forever-stylish staple that won’t let you down.

Wear Anywhere Shirt– Wear Anywhere. Go everywhere! The classic poplin button-up with a modern twist. Perfectly oversized in every which way, the Wear Anywhere Shirt is equally easy and refined, its high-low hem and oversized pocket detailing bring versatile dependability to any outfit pairing—it’s the stylish staple we’ve all been waiting for.

Inspired Shirt– We’ve taken the best attributes of our most popular styles and combined them to create a fabulous new shirt. The easy-fitting Modal® jersey back with its forward-facing side seams connects to a flattering, organic cotton poplin front. Style and comfort delivered!

The ultimate tunic

Speaking of versatile tops, a tunic is another staple for the fall season (and beyond!) It can be elevated for a nice dinner or made casual for running errands. Whatever your plans are, a tunic will always be a good option.

The Indulgence Tunic features sophisticated front and back tucks, side seam pockets, and architecturally designed set-in sleeves. Everything about it radiates comfort and style. Our iconic Tiburon Tunic is made from crisp organic cotton poplin and stretchy Modal™ jersey. The half-sleeves and welt pockets keep this piece on the practical side while the slightly pleated stretch jersey back exudes total comfort. To dress up either tunic, simply throw a belt on top to go seamlessly from the office to dinner.

Essential all-season bottoms

And you can’t forget about the bottoms! For the early fall season, you’ll want a pair of bottoms that can keep you comfortable all day long. We are loving our Tencel® Ponte bottoms because they are super soft, stretchy, and come in several different styles. These all-year-around go-to styles are sure to make fall dressing a snap! 

Slimming Ankle Pants– Forget the skinny jeans! These Ponte pants offer amazing stretch, control, and comfort. The side seam moves towards the center as it moves up the leg, making this flattering ankle pant a best seller. 

Love the Look Leggings– Smooth lines and fabulous curves! Who needs shapewear when you can be comfy in the Love the Look Leggings? Comfort, style, and stretch have a whole new meaning when it comes to these Ponte knit pants. The front center seam smooths and flatters the hips, while the distinct leg detail is an updated take on the silhouette people just can’t get enough of. Love the Fit. Love the Feel. Love the Look.

Criss Cross Leggings– A playful legging in soft Tencel® Ponte knit with flattering seaming on the front and back and a delightful crisscross ankle detail. Our lightweight Ponte Criss Cross Leggings are that go-to piece in your wardrobe that just works… or plays, and the one piece that will always make it into your suitcase every time.

Lounge Dress Pants– Business casual at its best! These sustainable wrinkle-free Tencel® Ponte Lounge Dress Pants feel “loungy” enough to wear around the house but won’t interrupt your fashion decorum if you happen to wear them around town. Office approved and yoga ready, a pant to live in 24/7.

Don’t forget the accessories!

The right accessories are an easy way to upgrade your look for the new season.

Swap out your shoes

Out with the sandals and in with the closed-toe loafers and ankle boots. The SACCA Donna Suede Loafers by M.GEMI come in several different shades to complement every fall outfit. More into boots or flats? Check out the Ravenna Suede Booties or the Gia Flats to switch up your style this season!

Throw on a scarf

scarf is always a good idea for the transition from summer to fall because it not only adds to your look but also keeps you warm on those cool nights. This season we’re obsessed with the lightweight 100% Cashmere scarves from OVCIO which come in many beautiful colors.

About face

Aligned with our own brand values, we’re huge fans of beauty brands that focus on clean, organic ingredients. One of our recent favorites?! CRUNCHI! Crunchi products are formulated with natural, certified-organic ingredients. Their Shadow Bar Eyeshadow Palette delivers smooth, mixable pigments that are easy to apply and long-lasting. They offer a variety of colors perfect for the autumn season, like warm coppers, rich browns, and burnt oranges. Just because it’s the fall doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your makeup! 

Top it off with a hat

While you may be able to store away your sun hat, that doesn’t mean that hats should completely go away for the season! We’re loving the selection of hats by WILL+BEAR. The Andy Cream is a classic fedora made from stiffened Australian wool. It comes in a wonderful range of neutrals from bone to copper and dark coffee- and a great selection of hand-woven palm straw. Their wool beanies caught our eye as well in beautiful autumn shades that will take you well into the winter season. And the best part? They plant a tree for every hat purchased! A win-win for you and the environment.

Head on over to our Looks We Love page for more outfit inspiration.

A Little Bit of Color is What Summer is All About!

The girl is wearing a dark pink colored to show what summer is all about.

There are a thousand good things to gush about when summer rolls around, from the warm sand under your feet to family barbecues and relaxing vacations–what’s not to love about summer?! And while we are also huge summertime advocates here at Stella Carakasi, one of our favorite things about the warmer months is the bright colors! There is nothing quite like switching out your winter wardrobe in place of some colorful, uplifting styles to get you through the heat. And if you’re looking for some staples to add to your collection and take you through summer (and beyond!) you’ve come to the right place. We’re breaking down some of our favorite bright-colored pieces to show off no matter what you have planned this summer!

Airy tunic

If there is one staple that you wear over and over again it should be a comfy tunic top. Tunics can be worn for a stroll around a new town, with trousers to the office, paired with denim for a lunch date, and so much more! Because of their airy nature, you’ll also be able to stay as cool as a cucumber in this effortless loose-fitting style. Our Prime Time Tunic is one of our bestsellers and is available in nine standout colors. Our favorites for the summertime? Kiwi, Hibiscus, Lagoon, Iris, and Chambray! Our preferred way to wear the Prime Time Tunic is with a slim pair of ankle pants or a flowy pair of denim cropped pants, depending on your plans for the day! Our Tencel® Criss Cross Leggings in Soft White look great paired with bright colors, and the Tencel® denim City Pants are perfect for a hot casual summer day.

The girl is wearing a tie dyed top to show what summer is all about.

Comfortable tee

An exciting yet comfortable tee is great for those summer days when you just need something easy to wear. The Tie Dyed Every Day Tee feels like silk against the skin and is available in three fresh, tie-dyed colorways.

We love to pair this top with our Just Right Cropped Pants or the Slimming Ankle Pants in Soft White to make the top pop. While this outfit may seem simple, it will help to keep you chic and stylish without having to put too much effort into it! 

Flattering jersey top

A super-soft top that is available in three striking dip-dyed colors?! Sign us up! Meet the Raise the Bar Top (AKA, one of our favorite picks for the warmer months.) It’s a super flattering Modal™ jersey top that feels fresh and insanely easy to style. To make things casual, pair it with some easy denim leggings like our Criss-Cross Denim Knit Leggings or a cropped version, the Denim Knit Second Nature Capris. They come in both a dark and vintage wash and are the perfect warm-weather jeans alternative. To dress things up a bit, try wearing it with the Slimming Ankle Pants in Soft White.

The girl is wearing a denim tunic to show what summer is all about.

Denim tunic

A flowy denim tunic is another must-have for any season. We just released our new Storyteller Tunic as part of our summer collection. It is the perfect combination of style and comfort. The A-line shape fits and flatters most body shapes, while the breathable Tencel® denim fabric keeps you feeling great.

The girl is wearing a printed top to show what summer is all about.

Versatile printed top

Who doesn’t want a beautiful, printed top in their closet that they can wear to work, running errands, date night, or weekend getaways? Our team is always focused on the wearability of our styles which is why we designed the Illusion Tunic. This top is primarily neutral but features pops of pale blue and soft yellow throughout the stunning painterly print. It can be worn across many seasons as it’s easy to layer. It looks great when worn with our Criss-Cross Ponte Leggings in Soft White to bring out the cool summer vibe. 

Walkable shoes

Adding new summer shoes to your collection can be a struggle if you’re looking for both comfort and style. So, let us help you with a few of our favorite picks! The Pier sandals from Naot are a great option if you want something stylish and versatile without running the risk of sore feet at the end of the day. They have a wedged heel and are made with a padded leather lining to keep you comfortable throughout the day. For the office or dressier events, try a simple pair of flats that will keep your feet cool and you looking chic. Our current pick is the Henri Flats by Coclico. And if you’re in search of a little bit of heel, head straight towards the Richie Clog from Coclico! All of these shoes work with a ton of outfits and are incredibly comfortable. What more could you ask for?! 

Summertime tote

A tote in the summer is essential, whether you’re planning a beach trip, a picnic in the park, or just running some errands! The Land’s End Open Top Canvas Bag is versatile and can be used for just about any activity you can think of. It’s sold in seven different colors and sizes to meet your personal needs. And the best part? You can even embroider it! Let Land’s End personalize it with your very own initials! 

Much-needed SPF

No matter where you live or what your skin tone is, don’t forget the sunscreen! The SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer by Juice Beauty is one of our favorites because it’s not sticky, won’t leave a weird residue or white cast on your skin, and is made with all-star ingredients like aloe vera and pomegranate. What’s not to love?!

The girl is wearing a hat to show what summer is all about.

Protective hat

Although SPF is made to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, there’s nothing wrong with accessorizing with a cute yet functional hat! Hats not only add an extra layer of sun protection for your skin, but they also help shield your eyes and hair from getting damaged by the sun, all while keeping you stylish! Our current favorite hat comes from Wallaroo Hat Company, and it’s their Victoria Fedora Sun Hat. It’s incredibly lightweight and has UPF 50+ sun protection! It comes in many different colors to match all of your summertime outfits, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for sun protection.

And don’t forget the sunglasses!

Finding flattering sunglasses can be challenging for many people as the shape of everyone’s face differs so much. One of the most versatile sunglass shapes is the subtle cat-eye because the pointed edges lift the face and aren’t too overpowering on a smaller head. Check out the Cat Eye Sunglasses from a brand called & Other Stories if you’re in search of a simple, yet elegant pair of shades for the summer months.

If cat-eyes aren’t your thing, aviators are another flattering sunglass shape for many people. The Warby Parker Raider Sunglasses are available in six different colors and can even be made with your prescription lenses! Talk about a win-win.

Head on over to our Looks We Love page for more summertime outfit inspiration to keep you bright and stylish all season long!

Sustainable Fashion Must-Haves

Sustainable fashion brands to love

Gone are the days when eco-friendly clothing meant boring basics and unflattering silhouettes! In 2021, we’re all about keeping our planet healthy while still looking stylish and fashion-forward! Today, we’re breaking down what sustainability means to us and sharing a few designs from our favorite sustainable fashion brands.

What does sustainability mean to us?

At Stella Carakasi, we know how important the health of our planet is which is why we’re committed to offering our community styles that are high quality, stylish, and sustainable

We were early eco-fashion disruptors since the launch of our first company in 1993 when being sustainable was unheard of but we knew then as we know now how critical it is for our future. Sustainability looks different for every brand, so what does it mean to us?

  • Sustainability has been in our DNA since 1993. It’s always about quality over quantity and collaborating with mills and factories to push the environmental agenda forward while inspiring others to join the movement because collectively we can achieve the change we seek a lot faster but it starts with every single one of us.
    Many fashion brands nowadays produce micro seasons which are new batches of clothing that are typically delivered to stores weekly or biweekly. This amount of clothing production can wreak havoc on our environment causing water and air pollution as well as mass amounts of water and energy usage. Low-quality clothing from fast fashion brands can usually only be worn over a short period of time and will typically end up in landfills as we all know by now. Instead of mass-producing clothing, we make our garments in small batches with the best available eco-friendly fabrics, which allow us to create high-quality styles without sacrificing the health of our environment.
  • All of our supply and manufacturing partners are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), and BVNA (Bureau Veritas) compliant and our materials are usually certified.
  • We use fabrics that are high quality, comfortable and have a low impact on the environment such as organic cotton, recycled fibers, Modal, and Tencel®.

Our favorite sustainable fashion brands

It can feel intimidating at first to start shopping more sustainably—we totally understand but more importantly we don’t believe that customers should be guilt-tripped into needing to purchase sustainable clothing which has become such a trend.  It is fashion after all, and fashion should be fun. We prefer to lead with quality and style and have our customers discover that their purchase also happens to be sustainable.  This is far more effective in changing purchasing habits than preaching about sustainability.  Below you will find some of our style suggestions and a shortlist of some of our favorite sustainable fashion brands and their must-have pieces to add to your wardrobe.

Stella Carakasi

We may be biased, but we love our styles for any woman’s eco-friendly collection because the quality is top-notch, and our designs are timeless and can be worn season over season.

Twice As Nice Shirt

Our Twice As Nice Shirt features a unique double-layer design that makes it easy to be worn from day to night! It can be paired with leggings, dress pants, or denim, and the best part? It’s made from a high-quality organic cotton blend and it has pockets.

Wear Anywhere Shirt

Another classic that every woman needs in her closet is a good white button-up shirt and our Wear Anywhere Shirt is a great option! The Wear Anywhere Shirt is made from a crisp poplin fabric and boasts a slight over-sized silhouette. We love pairing the Wear Anywhere Shirt with our Criss Cross Denim Knit Leggings for the perfect lunch date look with your girlfriends! The Criss Cross Denim Knit Leggings feel great on, are super flattering, and are made from organic cotton and recycled polyester! They are available in dark denim or a classic vintage wash.

Talk about a win-win.

Heatwave Tunic

Looking for an easy top that you can wear year-round for both work and play? Meet the Heatwave Tunic. This tunic features an easy fitting drop shoulder design and can be layered underneath long cardigans and jackets or worn on its own! The Heatwave Tunic is made from 100% Tencel® denim which is a super soft sustainable fabric unlike traditional denim. We recommend wearing the Heatwave Tunic with our Second Nature Capris which are crafted with stretchy, organic cotton. The cute button hem detail on these leggings really takes it up a notch from your traditional leggings! This look is perfect for a picnic in the park or for a day of running errands.

Just My Style Top

Our Just My Style Top is the closet staple you never knew you needed! This timeless top can be worn alone or layered under sweaters, jackets, vests, and more. It’s available in three gorgeous colors and is made from ultra-comfortable Modal®. One of our favorite ways to wear the Just My Style Top is with our Slimming Ankle Pants for maximum comfort and style! The Slimming Ankle Pants are one of our best sellers and for good reason—they’re flattering on most body types, they feel great on, and they’re made from an eco-friendly Tencel® blend!

Dansko Shoes

One of our favorite sustainable shoe brands is Dansko because they craft high-quality items in timeless styles that can be worn for so many different occasions! They pride themselves on going the extra mile to make you feel confident all while keeping you comfortable.

The Dankso Tamia is an open-toe sling-back sandal with a slight heel. It boasts a unique design while also offering comfort with a memory foam footbed! The Tamia can be worn with any of our pants or leggings for a chic and timeless look.

AllBirds

Speaking of shoes, another great sustainable fashion brand for shoes is AllBirds. The company has a major commitment to not only produce eco-friendly shoes but also to help to reverse climate change through their business practices.

Who doesn’t love a good pair of versatile flats? One of our favorite AllBirds designs is their Tree Breezers because they can be worn for all occasions and are eco-friendly. The Tree Breezers are made from eucalyptus tree fiber (which is how they got their name!) that is ethically sourced. They’ve also made their Tree Breezers carbon neutral through their commitment to sustainable practices such as buying carbon offsets. We love wearing the Tree Breezers to work, out to dinner, and to run errands!

Warby Parker

If you’re in the market for a new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, Warby Parker is the best sustainable option.

Many glasses are made from harmful plastics that leech chemicals into the ground and fill up our landfills. The Tilley Sunglasses from Warby Parker are crafted from cellulose acetate which has the durability of regular plastic but is made from the natural cellulose of cotton and wood pulp. Plus, how adorable is this cat-eye design?!

The Sak

With the arrival of summer, now is the best time to upgrade your accessory collection with an eco-friendly summertime bag! The Sak offers a variety of gorgeous bags to suit every woman’s personal style—and they’re sustainable!

The Sak Gaia Oversized Hobo Bag is made from 100% recycled Repreve fibers which are constructed from plastic bottles. It’s available in several different colors so you can take it from the beach to lunch to date night with ease!

Shopping eco-friendly doesn’t have to feel or look boring with these gorgeous pieces and amazing sustainable fashion brands!

For more inspiration we invite you to check out our favorite summer styles and how we pair them on our Looks We Love page.

Freshen Up Your Work Outfit With These Timeless Styles

Now that the pandemic is starting to wind down and offices are slowly opening back up, it’s time to start thinking about how to upgrade your work wardrobe for a fresh new look! Whether your office dress code is business or business casual, there are some tips to follow and styles to add to your closet to stay in style all season long and beyond. Today, we’re sharing our top tips for dressing for the office and how to change fashion styles effortlessly so you can walk into work feeling like a new woman letting go of the old restrictive styles and upgrading to a more comfortable, professional look. 

Yes, stylish comfort is the new post-pandemic look. As much as we love our sweats, some of us are ready to dress up again but not at the cost of comfort. So where do we start?

Tips for Dressing for Work

Whether you’re new to office life or you just need to refresh your look, here are some tips to consider while building out your comfortable work wardrobe: 

  • Do your homework!
    If you’re starting a new job, make sure to ask your new co-workers what the company culture is like. While most of us are used to business attire when it comes to the office, many companies nowadays are ditching traditional office attire for more casual alternatives. Knowing the type of dress code your company has before updating your closet will help to guide you in the right direction. Plus, you won’t want to show up for your first day over or underdressed! 
  • Invest in the right shoes.
    There’s nothing worse than having to walk around all day in uncomfortable shoes. If you’re a heels person, try opting for a shorter, wide heel to keep you comfy and business appropriate. If you’re into flats, make sure to invest in a pair that won’t cause blisters or pain throughout the day. When buying work shoes, it’s always best to go in store and try them on to find the perfect pair. 
  • Work attire doesn’t have to be boring.
    Gone are the days when you could only wear neutral colors and no patterns. Nowadays, it’s totally okay to have fun with your work outfits by rocking bright colors, funky patterns, and cute accessories. Just because you’re dressing for your job doesn’t mean you have to lose your own personal style. 
  • Find the right fit.
    The best work attire is all about the fit whether you’re rocking a power suit or a dress. Investing in high quality clothing that fits you and will last a long time is always a better idea than buying a few cheap outfits. Not only will these styles last longer than a few seasons, but they will provide you with a better fit to make you feel more confident! 
  • Less is sometimes more.
    Although makeup and jewelry are great ways to compliment and even upgrade your look, less is oftentimes more when it comes to accessorizing in the office. If you want to experiment with makeup, go for a bright lip and neutral eyes. If jewelry is more your thing, opt for simple pieces that will compliment your outfit and not take away from it. Speaking of jewelry, make sure that you don’t wear loud bracelets or bangles that make noise in the office. It can be really distracting to your co-workers even if you don’t notice it.

Timeless Styles You Need for Work

Now that we got the basics down, let’s dive into the Stella Carakasi styles you need in your wardrobe to really refresh your work attire.

Legacy Shirt

Every working woman needs a classic white button-up shirt in their closet and our Legacy Shirt is no exception. This top is a modern take on the classic, crisp button-up that everyone knows and loves. It boasts a half sleeve, unique back design, and an interesting covered front button placket. It can be worn with any bottoms and the best part? It’s flattering on many body types and sizes!

Just My Style Top

The Stella Carakasi Just My Style Top is the perfect layering piece for all seasons! During the warmer months, it can be worn alone and paired with tasteful accessories and in the wintertime, you can throw a blazer or cardigan over it! The flattering neckline of this top makes it ideal for office wear and the soft Modal® jersey fabric is super comfortable. This is a design you’ll want to wear both in and out of the office!

Tiburon Tunic Icon

The term ‘Icon is thrown around a lot these days; a versatile style that stands the test of time, a piece that fits and flatters many different sizes and shapes, like the humble Tiburon Tunic, one style to which this title can truly be applied. The Tiburon Tunic’s versatility has a great deal to do with its ability to outlast trends; it’s the rare piece of clothing that can be worn for just about any occasion and in a variety of ways, from a workweek staple to lunch with friends, dressed up or down, belted as a shirtdress with leggings, or unbuttoned as a lightweight jacket. A true icon is something you will wear all the time. It’s a commodity, one piece that you can wear pretty much anywhere and feel comfortable and confident and know that you are neither overdressed nor underdressed, but always on-point.

Go To Cardigan

If your office is cold all year round, you’ll need to pick up our Go To Cardigan to stash at your desk and pair with any outfit. The flattering accordion design makes this cardigan stand out from the rest and can be worn with so many different tops underneath. Once you get your hands on the Go To Cardigan, you’re going to want to add all of the colorways to your collection.

Lounge Dress Pants

Sick of uncomfortable dress pants? Us too. That’s why we designed the Lounge Dress Pants from a wrinkle-free Tencel® Ponte knit fabric. While the style and silhouette look like your classic dress pants, it actually feels like you’re wearing ultra-comfortable yoga pants! It features a straight leg design that can be worn with cardigans, button-up tops, and more. You can quite literally go from the office to the yoga studio in these bottoms!

Slimming Ankle Pants

If the comfort of leggings are more your style, you’re going to be obsessed with the Stella Carakasi Slimming Ankle Pants. They’re made from the same Tencel® Ponte knit material as our Lounge Dress Pants so they’re stretchy and very comfortable. Consider them your dressed up leggings because they work with pretty much everything in your closet. These bottoms are both stylish and flattering at the same time—talk about a win-win! 

Stella Carakasi is a brand born of a love for the beauty of intelligent design, the inherent grace of feminine strength, and the necessity to treat our environment and each other with love and respect. We hope some of these designs speak to your own style, and help you refine and redefine your own style philosophy in the process. You can find all of our outfit suggestions and more on our Looks We Love page and learn how to create a wide variety of beautiful looks by simply owning the right styles that are easy-fitting, super mixable and ultra-wearable.

Five Alluring Neutral-Themed Summer Outfit Inspirations

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and it’s time to hit upgrade on your summer wardrobe! While many people like to opt for bright colors and floral prints for summer, this year, we’re in love with neutral shades for warmer weather. If you’re anything like us and are looking for some neutral outfit ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading for five fabulous neutral outfit ideas to kickstart your summer closet refresh.

1. For the Office

We know, we know, we said we were going neutral this season, but we had to throw in one summer outfit idea for our color lovers out there! If you’re going back to the office this summer, our Tiburon Tunic in color Sunshine is the perfect addition to your office attire but it also works for your zoom calls. The Tiburon Tunic is one of our best-selling styles and for good reason. It fits and flatters many body types and it’s made of high quality, organic cotton blended stretchy poplin that makes it super easy to get dressed in the morning. The pleated, stretchy jersey back, keeps things very comfortable and breezy. If your office dress code is more business professional, try throwing our Go To Cardigan over this top for a more polished look. The best part is that our Tiburon Tunic is available in 9 different colors so you can choose to keep it neutral or go bright! Because this top is longer than your average work top, we love to pair it with our Slimming Ankle Pants for office wear. These bottoms are made from a stretchy Tencel® blended Ponte knit that is made to be flattering and stylish even though they feel like you’re wearing leggings! 

A good office bag is key, and we recommend finding one that can match with different colors, prints, and styles so you can use it daily! The Coach Tyler Carryall 28 is definitely one of those bags and it pairs perfectly with this look. The structured silhouette in polished pebble leather gives this bag a professional flair without being boring. It carries you through the day with effortless 24/7 style while keeping your belongings organized inside its multifunctional pockets.

2. For Date Night

Stuck on what to wear for date night? We’ve got you covered. For a super stylish and comfortable outfit, pair our classy Go To Cardigan with our Favorite Thing Tank over the Slimming Ankle Pants. Then finish this great ensemble with comfortable sandals and you are all set! Whether you’re planning to chow down on a delicious dinner or dance the night away, you can never go wrong with this stunning neutral-colored look. 

When wearing a standout outfit such as this one, you want to keep the shoes understated yet complimentary and most importantly comfortable that won’t leave your feet in pain. The Coclico Owls Sandal is a beautiful heeled sandal that is stylish yet won’t distract from the outfit. These shoes were made with comfort in mind and offer a low, softly curved, solid wood heel with a feminine t-strap design.

3. For Brunch with the Girls

Nothing screams summertime like a crisp, all-white outfit, and going out with your girlfriends is the perfect time to rock it! Start with a casual yet put-together white knit top like our Starburst Top. This top features a flattering scoop neck, gorgeous stitching, and is sleeveless so you can stay stylish and breezy while brunching! Then, rock your knit top with a pair of crisp white capris to stay comfy and cool in the warm weather. Our favorite capris are the Stella Carakasi Second Nature Capris because they’re made from breathable, organic cotton and spandex jersey. The added button detail at the side of the slightly shirred hems really takes these capris up a notch from your regular leggings.

We love pairing this outfit with the Coach Swinger 20 bag with Garden Embroidery. Not only is this bag perfect for summer with its cute and trendy details, but it’s also made of durable leather that will last you years. This bag is a great size for brunching or lunching that will fit all of your necessities!

4. For Running Errands

Who says you can’t look cute while running your errands? Start your outfit off with a crisp classic white shirt like our Legacy Shirt. This top is our take on a timeless, white summer shirt with its easy shape, unique covered front placket design, and practical front pockets. It’s made from a stretchy, blended organic cotton poplin to keep things eco-friendly and comfy. And what goes better with a white shirt than some denim?! Our denim knit Criss Cross Leggings are made from an organic cotton / recycled polyester stretchy knit for a more comfortable alternative to your classic jeans. You can run errands with ease and still look stylish in our denim knit Criss Cross Leggings topped with our Legacy Shirt.

A tote with a strap is a must-have for everyday, errand running. It won’t get in your way while doing your tasks, plus your hands will be free! One of our favorites is the Coach Field Tote made from salvaged and repurposed woven leather scraps. This beauty not only reduces the impact on our planet but it is also one of those bags you can take from errand running to the office and to a fun-filled weekend with ease while it holds everything you need in place.

5. For a Park Day

Whether you’re heading to the park for a picnic or just to take in the scenery, you can never go wrong with a denim tunic over comfy leggings and a pair of sneakers. The Stella Carakasi Heatwave Tunic over the Ready To Wear Leggings is a necessity in everyone’s closet for keeping things casual and cute! Both styles are made from sustainable fabrics that can be worn with many different styles in your closet! 

Pair this outfit with classic white sneakers like the Coach Lowline Luxe Low Top Sneaker to create the best park day outfit. These shoes were made to be worn all day yet still look fashionable with their durable leather. Plus, you can wear these sneakers for endless occasions and with so many different outfits! 

You can find all of our outfit suggestions and more on our Looks We Love Page. You can learn how to create a wide variety of beautiful looks by simply owning the right styles that are easy-fitting, super mixable, and ultra-wearable. Do more with less so that dressing each day becomes super easy and fun!

The Art of Looking Casually Elegant

Have you ever made a dinner reservation where the dress code said, ‘casual elegant’ and you were totally lost on what to wear? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! The concept of dressing casually elegant is actually much simpler than it may seem, and it might be even your normal day-to-day wear! Today, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about dressing for casual elegance and the styles you’ll want to have in your closet to achieve that! 

What is casual elegance?

As the name states, casual elegance is somewhere between casual clothing and formal attire. Typically, you’ll see a casual elegance dress code at upscale restaurants, country clubs, and some parties or celebrations. Casual elegance is similar to business casual attire in the sense that it’s put together but not to the level of a ball gown or suit. 

While the exact details of casual elegance are fully up for interpretation, it really depends on where you’re going! If you’re attending a nicer party or an upscale restaurant, you’ll want to opt for a black dress, nice trousers, crisp blouses, and beautiful accessories. If you’re on vacation and are heading to a more relaxed dinner or event, casual elegance could mean a flowy dress or a stylish tunic with dressier leggings and great shoes. Vince happens to offer great casual elegant shoes that work for many occasions.

When it comes to colors, many people recommend opting for lighter shades in the daytime and darker colors during the night. With this being said, nowadays, dress codes are usually more relaxed for most events so don’t feel like you’re not able to wear a certain color or pattern just because it’s a specific time of day! If you’re thinking of wearing a dress, the best lengths are right above or below the knee for a classy, yet more casual look. Lastly, shoes are definitely something to consider when dressing casually elegant. Ballet flats, heels, and nice sandals can all be considered casually elegant.

The best part about casual elegance is that many of us dress in this style on a daily basis whether it be for work, social events, or other activities. At least this was the case before the pandemic and we are heading this way once again, now that we are gradually recovering from it! Most casually elegant garments can be worn many different ways and can even be transformed to more formal or casual attire based on accessories and layering options

Styles to add to your casually elegant wardrobe

At Stella Carakasi, we pride ourselves on crafting clothing that makes getting dressed in the morning a lot easier. Most of our designs can be worn in many different settings whether it be casual, business, or casual elegance! We’re going to share some of our top casually elegant styles that you can add to your collection to wear to work, a date night, or to your next party! 

Printed Tunic

Who said casual elegance had to be boring? Our Illusion Tunic features a bold printed pattern with subtle color accents to take any outfit up a notch. When dressing casually elegant, we love wearing this top with the Slimming Ankle Pants, our Go To Cardigan, and a statement necklace to finish it off! The best part? Our Illusion Top was designed to flatter many body shapes and it is made from recycled polyester georgette! Plastic bottles that could have ended up in landfill or further polluting our environment have been turned into a great fabric. Better to throw on than to throw out!

Cardigan

Speaking of cardigans, you can never go wrong with a classic cardigan (and look how nicely it works over our Illusion Tunic!) The Stella Carakasi Go To Cardigan can be worn on any occasion and can be dressed up or down based on the dress code. What makes the Go To Cardigan special is that it features a classy accordion-style design around the hem which makes it more dressy and fashionable than a traditional knit cardigan.

Ankle Pants

Our Slimming Ankle Pants are like no other—and we mean that! We designed the Slimming Ankle Pants to be insanely flattering and comfortable for most body types because they are made from a stretchy Tencel® blended Ponte knit. On top of that, these pants look elegant but feel like you’re wearing leggings. Try wearing the Slimming Ankle Pants with any tunic top, cardigan, or button-up shirt for a perfect casually elegant look!

Lounge Dress Pants

As the name already suggests our Lounge Dress Pants were created to blend comfort and style.  This is a pant that will take you anywhere from running errands, to the office, yoga class and a date night out.  There is no need to give up the comfort of your beloved sweats just to look nice. You’re going to love our Lounge Dress Pants that literally work 24/7. They’re made of a stretchy, blended Tencel® Ponte knit to provide ultra-comfort, while looking like a pair of classic tailored pants. Talk about a win-win!

 

Flowy Dress

If you’re more of a dress person, we’ve got you covered! Our Day After Day Dress is a great addition to any casual elegance collection because it’s the perfect length and the pleated front and back design offers style and ease! What’s great about our Day After Day Dress is that while it looks sophisticated, it feels super soft and comfortable so you can dance your night away without wanting to change! Throw a cardigan on over this dress and pair it with some heeled sandals and you’re ready to go.

Small Shoulder Bag

Bags can be a difficult choice when dressing casually elegant because you want something that is functional to hold your belongings but also looks put together. If you’re struggling to decide on a style of bag, a small shoulder or crossbody bag is always a great option. Shoulder bags are convenient, functional, and can go with any outfit or event! We’re currently loving some of Kate Spade white crossbody bags to wear during any occasion whether it be a nice dinner or date night! 

Finishing Touch

When it comes to jewelry, you can choose pieces that are understated or bold to complement your outfit and your style. One of our favorite jewelry collections is Stella & Dot because they offer a huge variety of styles, satisfying a wide spectrum of tastes. We love pairing any outfit (whether it be a dress or a blouse and pants) with a necklace in either gold or silver but don’t be shy adding earrings, bracelets and rings

Be Yourself

While dressing casually elegant may seem like an intimidating or daunting task, it’s important to think of the event you’re attending and don’t forget to incorporate your own personal style! What you wear is a reflection of you and your personality, so always remember to have fun and feel confident in the outfit you’re rocking!

Still not sure what to wear?

For more inspiration we invite you to check out our Looks We Love Page where you will find many looks that fit the casual dress code category and where we show you how to create many different looks with only a handful of styles.

How to Dress After 40 Without Having to Keep Up with The Latest Trends

Since fast fashion and social media trends have taken over the world of fashion, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out what to fill our closets with—especially as we mature. If you’re having a hard time finding a wardrobe that works for you after 40, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’re sharing our top tips on how to dress after 40 and still look timeless and stylish!

Dos and Don’ts for Dressing After 40

Before we get into our tips on how to dress after 40 and look effortlessly chic, it’s important to note that your wardrobe is a total reflection of you. This means that if you want to wear a certain clothing item or play into a certain trend, go for it! Our age does not define us and even as we get older, that doesn’t mean that we have to sacrifice our personal style or taste just because we’re no longer 20. Fashion is meant to be fun and expressive—always remember that. 

Now that we’ve gotten that important disclaimer out of the way, let’s get into some of our top tips on how to dress after 40.

DO invest in quality garments that will last

Although fast fashion stores are hip to shop for trendy, in-season items, it’s best to avoid shopping from those types of stores for several reasons. Clothing from fast fashion stores isn’t made to last. So, while you may be getting a good deal on a trendy dress, it won’t last you past one season (plus, it probably won’t be in style for very long!) Also, fast fashion companies are not eco-friendly for our environment and often violate labor laws to manufacture their garments. At Stella Carakasi, we’re all about quality over quantity and always choose to work with eco-friendly fabrics and certified manufacturers to make our clothing in the best way possible. One of our most important values is aiming to make a difference across all aspect of our work including how women feel wearing Stella Carakasi.

DO fill your closet with staple items that work for every season

No one likes to buy a brand-new wardrobe every single time the weather changes. Try incorporating quality staple items into your closet to not only save you money but make dressing in the mornings a little easier! Some staple items to consider are a pair of jeans, leggings, cardigans, denim tops, button-up tunics, and t-shirts. Try grabbing these staples in neutral colors like white, black, and navy to match with anything and also add the occasional pop color, to refresh everything you already own!

DON’T be too matchy-matchy

While rocking a matching suit or two-piece outfit may work for many occasions, try mixing and matching styles to create perfectly chic outfits. We love pairing a beautiful knit top, or a classic white shirt with a pair of stylish leggings or comfortable dress pants to create the perfect, yet put together look!  For a date-ready look, wear a loose flowing dress and always have a versatile cardigan on hand to stay cozy and chic. 

DO take your personal style into account

When building out your wardrobe, it’s important to take your own personal tastes and styles into account. When you like what you’re wearing and you feel comfortable in your outfit, you will feel good from the inside too! Fashion is all about expressing yourself and making you feel happy with the way you look. Don’t forgo this for trends that will only last a season.

DON’T forget to focus on your casual collection

Let’s get out of the mindset that casual equals “sloppy” or not put together. Having a wardrobe that you can run errands or see a movie in is just as important as your business or fancy attire! Here at Stella Carakasi, we offer many styles that are comfortable and casual yet still put together for any grocery trip or casual date night! 

  • Our Criss Cross Leggings are the perfect combination of comfy and stylish. They’re made of a soft organic cotton blend to provide maximum comfort, and the fun ankle detailing takes these leggings up a notch. They’re available in a beautiful vintage wash and dark denim wash. There is even a black stretch Tencel® blended Ponte option.
  • The Stella Carakasi the All Attitude Shirt is a must-have in anyone’s casual collection. It’s made to be perfectly oversized to pair with any trousers or leggings. Plus, it’s crafted with sustainable Tencel® denim so you can feel good adding it to your closet. 
  • Searching for a comfortable top to wear with just about anything? Look no further than the Just My Style Top. This not-so-basic top is a dressed-up version of the t-shirt that you know and love! We like pairing it with denim or layered underneath a stylish jacket or cardigan.

DO choose the right skirt and dress length

Miniskirts, midi dress, maxi dress, oh my! Different skirt and dress lengths are always going in and out of style but what’s more important is to find the right length for you. Dresses and skirts that sit right above or below the knee are usually the way to go because this length is seasonless and by far the most flattering on most women.

DON’T neglect style evolution

As we age, it’s normal for our personal style and tastes to change—and that’s totally okay! What we once liked 5 years ago may not flatter us now or just simply may not appeal to us anymore. Because our fashion sense is a reflection of ourselves and our lifestyle, it’s fine to take risks, change up our styles, and even have more than one look or style! Don’t forget—your wardrobe is no one else’s but yours, so make sure you feel good it in and don’t worry about others. 

Last but not least, DON’T be afraid to use makeup to polish your look

Who says fashion just means the clothes that you wear on your body? We love experimenting with fun, different ways to play with makeup to complement our facial features and the outfit we’re wearing that day!

One of our favorites lines of makeup is BOOM by makeup artist, Cindy Joseph. It’s the first age-inclusive makeup line to work for women of all ages. We especially love their Boomsticks that enhance our natural features and bring our entire look together because not only are they super easy to use but they also fit into our philosophy of less is more, when less is better.  You really don’t need a lot of make-up components in order to achieve a fresh and beautiful look and the same applies to clothing.  You don’t need a lot of clothing to always look put together because if the right styles mix and match well together, it makes getting dressed easy without sacrificing comfort or style.

Check out our Looks We Love page where we show you how do achieve this.

What is a Capsule Wardrobe and How to Create One

With summer rolling around, it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to update our closets for the new season. If you’re ready to create a clothing collection that will save you money, last you season over season, and is sustainable, it’s time to create a capsule wardrobe. Read on to learn more about capsule wardrobes and how you can start one for yourself!

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

The term capsule wardrobe has actually been around since the 1940’s. It refers to a small, concise collection of clothing and accessories that can be worn together in many different ways. In the 70’s, capsule wardrobes were popularized again by Susie Faux who was the owner of the London boutique, “Wardrobe.” When Susie and her boutique brought capsule wardrobes back on the scene again, they described it as owning a few key garments that never go out of style and can be mixed and matched together to create many different outfits. These key pieces include trousers, cardigans a classic white shirt, and more. After Susie Faux made this idea popular again, the famous American designer, Donna Karan, brought capsule wardrobes to America with a collection of interchangeable clothing and the rest was history! 

You may be thinking to yourself, “what are the benefits of creating a capsule wardrobe?” And trust us, there are several!

  • Capsule wardrobes are sustainable and good for the environment because they help cut down on overconsumption of clothing. With fast fashion, many of us are used to purchasing brand new wardrobes each season because the garments we bought last year are out of style or are worn out due to low quality. With a capsule wardrobe, you’re investing in clothing items that are timeless and have the quality to withstand season after season. 
  • With a capsule wardrobe, you have more room in your closet. Typically, capsule wardrobes only consist of about 10-20 articles of clothing, so you don’t have to worry about a disorganized closet that’s busting at the seams!
  • Because you know what your key pieces are and you don’t have to go sifting through dozens of garments, capsule wardrobes make getting dressed easier in the morning. There’s nothing worse than staring at your closet for 20 minutes because you’re not sure what to wear. With a capsule wardrobe, you know what items you have, and you can easily put together an outfit because all of styles work with each other! 
  • Last but certainly not least, with a capsule wardrobe, you save mega $$$. Gone are the days when you have to shop for every new season or feel like you have nothing to wear. Capsule wardrobes can be updated for every season by simply adding a few additional clothing items like a jacket or sweater instead of having to shop for a new closet entirely! Plus, when creating a capsule wardrobe, you’ll want to invest in quality pieces that will last you a long time instead of having to continuously buy from cheap, fast fashion companies. 

How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

When creating a capsule wardrobe, there are a few key things that you want to think about.

1. Choose Your Colors Wisely

With capsule wardrobes, it’s all about the colors that you choose. Your number one priority is that you choose shades that are going to be able to match each other to create many different outfits. When you’re starting out, most people will choose a base color of either black or navy. Some people even use a shade of brown depending on their personal taste. The purpose of this base color is to build off of it and choose other accents garments that will coordinate with it. After choosing your base color, then you can dive into other shades that will match such as whites, creams, tans, grays, and the occasional pop color, etc. You always want to keep the idea of mixing and matching in your mind when buying your clothing pieces. 

2. Pick Garments That Work for Your Lifestyle

Speaking of clothing items, let’s get into what garments you’ll need in your wardrobe. The first thing to consider is what is your lifestyle like? What kind of work do you do? Are you required to be in an office with a dress code or do you work from home? Do you participate in exercise or outdoor activities frequently? Do you go on dates or out to lunch/dinner frequently? All these questions and more can help you decide what types of items you should incorporate into your capsule wardrobe. Here is a list to get you started with ideas:

Keep in mind that you don’t need all of these pieces in your closet, just the ones that make sense for your lifestyle and personal taste!

3. Don’t Forget the Accessories!

Once you choose your clothing items, it’s time to find the right shoes and accessories. Again, think of your lifestyle and what works for you. Some key pieces for most people include:

Again, base your shoes and accessories off your preferences and what will makes sense for your day-to-day activities. 

Pieces You Need in You Capsule Wardrobe

Now that you’ve gotten the idea of a capsule wardrobe down, let’s dive into some Stella Carakasi, Coclico and Coach items that will work for any closet.

White Button-Up Tunic Top

The Stella Carakasi Prime Time Tunic is the perfect addition to your capsule collection because it matches with so many different garments and can be worn casually or dressed up! Plus, it’s available in black or soft white to coordinate with almost anything.

T-Shirt

Looking for a simple yet modern t-shirt to add to your closet? Look no further than our Bateau Neck Top. This comfortable yet timeless top in organic cotton will go with any trousers, skirts, leggings, jackets, or accessories that you have in your wardrobe. 

Ankle Pants

The Stella Carakasi Slimming Ankle Pants are a great addition to any capsule wardrobe because they can be worn to work or out for a date night! They’re also super flattering for many body shapes and sizes and available in colors soft white and black.

And Then There’s The Shoes…

Sandals

There’s nothing more versatile than a good pair of sandals. We love these Coclico leather Kotara Strappy Sandals  they are perfect to grab for your capsule wardrobe because they can pair with almost anything whether you’re heading into the office or grabbing drinks with your girlfriends!

Comfy Heels

If you prefer comfy heels you will love the Coclico Tillary Heel sandals because they have a classic, timeless design that goes with just about any outfit!

At Stella Carakasi we’re firm believers in paying attention to the details—from fabric choices to all the construction details, from style lines and how a garment fits on various body types and sizes. It’s the culmination of these details that help create your favorite styles. That’s why we always strive to design multi-functional pieces that work, day after day, season after season.

Discover sustainable, eco-friendly fashion that fits your body & your values.

For more inspiration visit our Looks We Love Page, showing you that it only takes a few timeless, super mixable styles to create a wide variety of fresh looks.

Not Sure What to Wear? Go for the Classic White Shirt!

If you look in any woman’s closet, chances are you’ll find the same staple pieces—her favorite denim, a flattering black dress, and of course one of our favorites, the classic white shirt. 

A crisp, white shirt is a necessity in every women’s wardrobe because it can be styled and worn in many different ways throughout all seasons. It can also be dressed up or down so you can always count on it whether you’re attending an important business meeting or just running to the grocery store! 

If you’re still in search of the perfect white shirt, look no further! We offer several different designs that work for most body shapes and personal styles. Read on to check out a few of our favorite white shirts for women and how we like to style them.

Stella Carakasi’s White Shirt for Women

Tiburon Tunic Icon

We can’t talk about Stella Carakasi white shirts without mentioning one of our best-selling styles, the Tiburon Tunic Icon. This tunic is made from a blend of organic cotton, Modal, and Spandex to create a comfortable, yet crisp look.

Our Tiburon Tunic features an architectural A-line shape to flatter most body types and it offers front pockets for practicality. One of the best features about our Tiburon Tunic is that the poplin fabric is actually a micro twill construction, making it less prone to wrinkles than a traditional poplin shirt. This top comes in a flattering Soft White color as well as 8 other shades if you’re looking to switch it up. 

Easy Breezy Shirt

If you’re looking for the perfect summertime white shirt, our Easy Breezy Shirt is the way to go! It’s crafted from a blended organic cotton and Spandex poplin to keep it cool and comfy. Like our Tiburon Tunic Icon, the Easy Breezy Shirt features an A-line silhouette to flatter most shapes. Unlike a more traditional white shirt for women, this design is perfect for the upcoming warmer months with its half-length sleeve and wide cuffs. While it does have a high/low hem, this top is one of our shorter length blouses which makes it great to wear with denim or trousers. The Easy Breezy Shirt is available in Soft White as well as three other colors to round out your collection! 

New Attitude Shirt

Our crisp poplin New Attitude Shirt is a wardrobe must-have for year-round wear. Its oversized, boxy cut is a modern and stylish take on the classic white shirt for women. Like all of our designs here at Stella Carakasi, the New Attitude Shirt compliments most body types with its deep side-slits and flattering collar (which will look great with your favorite necklaces!) To keep it light and breezy, the top is made from blended cotton and Spandex poplin. Our New Attitude Shirt comes in a soft white as well as four different other shades. 

Wear Anywhere Shirt

The Stella Carakasi Wear Anywhere Shirt is our take on the more traditional white button-up. It’s oversized for comfort and features forward-facing side-slits, and stylish breast pockets to really take it up a notch. This top is great for layering under jackets or cardigans or to wear on its own with statement accessories. As with all of our white shirts, it’s made from a blend of organic cotton and Spandex and is available in Soft White as well as four other color options. 

Works Every Time Shirt

Who doesn’t love a top with great pockets? Our new Works Every Time Shirt features convenient front pockets and a covered button placket. This top has an A-line shape and a unique deep hem design to not only flatter any body shape but also compliment a variety of bottoms. While the sleeves are long, they can be easily rolled up. Our Works Every Time Shirt is crafted from a blended organic cotton and Spandex poplin to create a high-quality and durable top. Currently, it is offered in Soft White and Black. 

Twice As Nice Shirt

Our new Twice As Nice Shirt is a modern take on the classic white shirt for women. Unlike any of our other white shirts, this top was designed with a unique double layer to take your look to the next level. It has a flattering A-line silhouette, side pockets, and long sleeves with button cuffs. Its unique blend of organic cotton and Spandex makes this top crisp yet super comfy. You can purchase our Twice As Nice Shirt in Soft White as well as Black.

Prime Time Tunic

Searching for a versatile top to wear to work and your dinner date afterwards? Look no further than our Prime Time Tunic! This shirt features a flattering shirttail hem so you can feel comfortable wearing it with leggings or any other pants of your choosing. The Prime Time Tunic has long sleeves with a unique, buttoned sleeve opening design to dress the classic white shirt up a bit. This top is made of eco-friendly, blended organic cotton and Spandex poplin. It is offered in Soft White and Black. 

Legacy Shirt

Our Legacy Shirt is going to be your new go-to style for the warmer upcoming months. The diagonal front darts not only create a super flattering silhouette but also feature, hidden practical front pockets. Like with our Prime Time Tunic, the Legacy Shirt is made with a blend of organic cotton and Spandex to keep things comfortable and sustainable. The Legacy Shirt is available for purchase in Soft White and Black. 

Ways to Style White Shirts for Women

  1. Layer it up. Pop a cardigan over your white shirt to keep it cozy in cooler temperatures or throw a leather jacket over it to edge it up for a night out on the town. 
  2. Don’t be afraid to accessorize! The options are truly endless when it comes to accessorizing a versatile white shirt for women. Play around with statement necklaces and bracelets, fun scarves, and even cute hair accessories like clips or headbands. Accessories can take any simple look to a stylish new level. 
  3. Keep it casual. Whether you’re grabbing coffee with a girlfriend or running some errands, tone your white shirt down with a comfy pair of leggings. Most of the Stella Carakasi shirts are long enough to cover your bum which makes it perfect to pair with leggings

Need more inspiration for styling your new white shirt? Check out our Looks We Love page for making getting dressed in the morning super easy! 

Looks We Love: Wardrobe Essentials You’ll Want to Keep Now and Forever

At Stella Carakasi, we believe that it only takes a few good wardrobe essentials to create a variety of fresh, stylish looks. We are able to achieve this by crafting high-quality, easy to mix and match styles that you can wear over and over again, season after season. Our designs are timeless and created with eco-friendly fabrics so you can feel good about adding them to your closet. We value quality over quantity not only to help the environment but also to make getting dressed in the morning easy for any woman!

One of our most popular features on our website is our Looks We Love page. We created this page to share the many different ways that you are able to style your Stella Carakasi pieces and to show that it only takes a few pieces to create a wide variety of stylish and comfortable looks. Today, we want to share some of our favorite wardrobe essentials from our collection and the many ways you can pair them together because they are super mixable and ultra-wearable, making it easy to get dressed!

Tiburon Tunic Icon

Our Tiburon Tunic is one of our all-time best-selling pieces and for good reason! It’s made with organic cotton poplin and soft Modal® jersey to create a flattering fit for most women and also provide incredible comfort. We put an emphasis on designing clothing that fits and flatters most body shapes and this tunic is no exception! 

The Tiburon Tunic can be worn in many different ways for both casual and dressed-up occasions. Pair it with jeans, trousers, or keep it comfy with leggings and capris! This is an all-season top to rock with breezy pants and sandals in the summer or to layer in the winter. It also makes a stylish cover-up that goes from the beach to lunch. The best part is that it comes in 9 gorgeous colors so you can choose to go bright or keep it classic!

Second Nature Capris

Have you ever wanted to stay comfortable throughout the day while also looking put together? We’ve all been there! That’s where our gorgeous Second Nature Capris come in. These cropped leggings are made from organic cotton and spandex to allow for maximum comfort and stretch. They also feature a lightly shirred, cute button detail on the side hem that takes your traditional leggings up a notch. We love styling the Second Nature Capris with tunic tops and dresses for a timeless, yet easy look. These bottoms are available in white, black and our popular Tencel® denim knit!

Legacy Shirt

A classic white poplin shirt is crucial when choosing your wardrobe essentials. The Stella Carakasi Legacy Shirt was designed to be worn for any occasion—from casual to business. It features a uniquely designed, covered button placket and front pockets that give this closet staple a modern twist. The Legacy Shirt is made from an organic cotton/ Spandex blend to provide comfort and durability without having to sacrifice sustainability! Pair it with your favorite jeans or wear it with leggings (like the Second Nature Capris!) You can even layer the Legacy Shirt with cardigans and jackets to wear during the cooler months. We offer the Legacy Shirt in soft white and black. 

Heatwave Tunic

If you’re more of a denim girl, you’re going to love our new Heatwave Tunic. Like with our traditional poplin tunics, the Heatwave Tunic can be paired with almost anything you have in your wardrobe for a simple and flattering look. Wear it with leggings for a casual lunch or to run errands or pair it with white pants for a look that’s date night ready! The best part about the Heatwave Tunic is that it’s made from 100% Tencel®, an eco-friendly sustainable denim fabric. Tencel® is made from renewably sourced wood pulp that results in a super soft material but requires less water and energy to manufacture. It also is easily biodegradable so you can feel good about adding this piece to your collection! 

Illusion Tunic

If you have a passion for prints you will love the Illusion Tunic in this fresh, modern, graphic print. A true fashion piece this style is sure to make a star appearance in your wardrobe all season long. This light and breezy top is the perfect warm weather topper. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans, leggings or pair it with our Second Nature Capris for the quintessential summer uniform. The Illusion Tunic is made from recycled polyester georgette. Why recycled polyester you might ask?  Because we believe that it is too easy to throw out and better to throw on!

Slimming Ankle Pants

Looking for a flattering pair of pants, that fit like your most comfortable leggings and that you can wear with just about everything? Look no further than our best-selling Slimming Ankle Pants! These flattering bottoms are made with our one of a kind Tencel® blended ponte knit to offer ultra-comfort and sustainability. We designed these pants to compliment your curves through the slimming style lines. The great thing about the Slimming Ankle Pants is that they’re stretchy and comfortable but look put together. We love styling them with any of our tops, tunics, cardigans, or summer sweaters! Like many of our pieces, you can dress the Slimming Ankle Pants up or down for any event or occasion. These bottoms are available in both soft white and black so you can choose to keep it neutral or go vibrant with a bright colored top.

Go To Cardigan

A classic cardigan is a wardrobe essential for just about everybody! Our Go To Cardigan offers a modern twist on this classic piece with its flattering accordion pleated design. It’s made of cotton and Modal® to create a high-quality sweater knit. As with all Stella Carakasi styles the Go To Cardigan is designed to fit and flatter most body shapes and you can wear this knitted masterpiece all year round, season after season! In the summertime, throw it over a breezy top or tunic and pair it with cropped leggings or even shorts! In the winter, try layering it with a classic poplin shirt or tunic and pair it with your favorite jeans. The options are truly endless when it comes to our Go To Cardigan. This style is available in soft white, medium gray, and black.

Make sure to check out our Looks We Love page to find more wardrobe essentials that are right for you and to see how we like to style them with some of our other best-selling pieces! 

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