How do you pick the perfect lightweight jacket? At Stella Carakasi we are busy dreaming up key styles that can be worn year-round, in the office, or as throw-on-and-go travel essentials. Are you on the endless hunt for the perfect jacket?

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Go To Style JacketThe Go To Style Jacket. Need we say more? Constructed from hemp/tencel®, this all-season basic, is soft and rich to the touch. Why we love it: it’s lightweight and easy to layer from winter to summer, it goes with anything, and it’s asymmetrical styling sets it apart from other trench coats.
Style to Spare JacketThe Style to Spare Jacket, made from metal sateen, has a soft luster. It’s also waterproof, travel-friendly, and a notch above the crowd. We love the balance of the feminine fitted jacket with the on-trend of a motorcycle jacket. This little number is a keeper!
Made For Me JacketWearing this jacket you will know why we call it the Made For Me Jacket. Diagonal pin-tucks framed by zipper trim are the unexpected details that make this style distinctive. This is an easy to throw-on style available in a variety of neutral washes to complement your outfits from season-to-season.
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How To Pick the Perfect Lightweight Jacket

How do you pick the perfect lightweight jacket? At Stella Carakasi we are busy dreaming up key styles that can be worn year-round, in the office, or as throw-on-and-go travel essentials. Are you on the endless hunt for the perfect jacket?

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BLACK is the New Black

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The one and only Definitive Coat. Investment piece, or just plain gotta have it style!

Other colors come and go, black is for every season, so pick a quality statement piece.

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Try the Touchdown Tunic over the Finesse Skirt for drama and mystery.

Combination fabrics or patterned jacquard add interest to a head-to-toe black look. But the style is still all about you.

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Black is the go-to color that goes everywhere. It works with all your outfits. Black adds drama and mystery. It can be dressed up or down, or worn head to toe.

The Wanderlust Jacket is both basic and statement. Worn with the Everywhere Top and Heritage Pants. Take the Everywhere Top to a dressed up look, paired with the Reset Skirt.

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How To Dress For Day To Night: Black and White is the Solution

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The Signify Sweater with the Finesse Skirt creates a classic go-anywhere look.

We love black and white. There’s something reassuring about clean and simple, black and white. The modern, cool look smacks of self-confidence, and a black or white statement piece automatically takes your style to the next level. Make it do double-duty by wearing it to work and then out on date night with these three tips.

3 Tips to transform your look from Day to Night

  1. Work It: For day, double up sheer layers to create a more classic look for the office.
  2. Night Attraction: Subtract outer layers and add jewelry to amp up your look for evening.
  3. Fancy Footwork: Don’t forget the shoes! Transform your day look to a night look instantly with your footwear. For evening, try a shoe in glossy black or neutral metallics to play off of your monochromatic clothing.
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One part mysterious and one part sensual. The Take Note Vest pairs perfectly over the Sheer Thing Top.

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Clearly pulled together. The Far and Away Coat adds instant polish to any outfit.

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Instant classic. A monochromatic top and the Finesse Skirt set the stage for an ultra lux look that goes from day to night.

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Pull it together. The Much Ado Vest can pull many outfits together. Wear over black (as pictured here), over the Touchdown Tunic. This look also translates well with jeans for a laid-back lux approach.

Try a combination that creates instant wow – a pared-down palette with ultra lux details. Working the monochrome look is easy. There’s no worry of wearing colors that don’t compliment each other. Black and white make the perfect partnership.

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How To Pull Off The Oversized Sweater Look

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The points of the sweater paired with the Slimming Ankle Pants balance the silhouette, and make the waist appear smaller.

Did someone say sweater weather? Yes please! We’re thinking cable knit details, soft cashmere, and ponchos. We love the oversized sweater look for fall. Nearly every body type can pull off this fashionable and cozy look.

4 tips for picking the perfect oversized sweater this fall

1. Get to the point: Choosing a sweater with points will create drama and the illusion of a smaller waist.
2. Build height: An asymmetrical hem elongates the body to appear taller and leaner.
3. The Bottom Line: The bigger your sweater, the leaner the pant leg. We want contrast. Try a ponte leggingSlimming Ankle Pants, or try a superstretch pant like the Define Yourself Ankle Pants.
4. Try A Trend: The poncho is a dramatic and trendy look this season. Use it as a fun way to keep this look fresh.

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The New Fall Mix

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The feeling of the moment is one part nostalgic and one part modern. Translation: new statements and essentials to mix with fall staples. Choose head to toe knit dressing or pair your new favorite sweater with the jeans that you love best.sweater-blog-spotlight

It’s fair to say that sweater dressing is an integral part of this collection. Stella Carakasi’s focus on lux fibers like Tencel® and cashmere mixed with wool and cotton, and combination knits and texture-blocking gives classic silhouettes a fuzzy, comfortable quality. The pieces here are generally relaxed but with a lot of fabric manipulation and whimsical play on proportions; including ribbed knits that drape the body like your coziest blanket, new shapes, like a swingy poncho and less conventional pieces embellished with Mondrian-esque intarsias. These wearable clothes don’t require much explanation to grasp their “classic with a twist” modern appeal.

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Yarra here, thinking about spring fashion. I am loving the pops of color this season. Yellow and blue are my current obsessions. Yellow, love it, but it can be challenging to wear and match. The solution is Stella’s new spring print:spring_loves

spring-1-images-600x600addituotnkThis print has everything you need for starting a spring color palette. White, black and pops of yellow and blue. Starting with this print you can build a look that is based in neutrals, and still feels fresh and fun.
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How to Wear This Season’s Hot Colors

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[Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop – Classics]

Start the season right with classic colors from Stella Carakasi. Recharge your basic blacks and introduce softness with winter whites. Find your staples for the upcoming months!takenote-eyefordetail

Travertine is a classic neutral – grey with a touch of limestone – shown left as the Take Note Vest. This chameleon-like color can mix it up with black and white for a clean modern look, or can be pared back with earthy neutrals and deep autumn tones for year-round appeal. Neutrals like travertine are seasonless; it should be a classic color in every woman’s wardrobe — and is as important as black or white. A light neutral like travertine makes a great base layer and turns an ordinary jacket into a statement piece.

Black is intriguing, mysterious and radiates confidence. Black implies self-control, independence and a strong will. In the Eye For Detail Jacket, black is sophisticated and elegant. Layers of black allow you to play with texture. A great base layer like the Slimming Ankle Zip Pants can be accessorized with rich fall colors, neutrals and metallics. Black is the most popular fashion color and continues to be an important staple in every woman’s closet. It’s the ultimate fashion color that will never go out of style.

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Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop – Classics

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