By Melrose W. Fisher – Personal Stylist
After being in New York City for both the Carlisle and ETCETERA fall product meetings last month, I can confidently tell you exactly what you MUST-HAVE in your closet as an essential or to update your wardrobe for FALL 2017. We don’t expect everyone to have all 15 of these items, but it’s something to think about when building your wardrobe. You probably already have some of these basic pieces.
These items are “smart pieces” and will always give you more bang for your bucks because they are timeless, classic, and simply just smart buys. These pieces outlast the trends and fads while continuously providing the best cost-per-wear value you’ll ever purchase. Get these pieces in your closet, to give you a wardrobe foundation for everyday chic.
Remember, Carlisle and ETCETERA are collections that are both ON TREND, but NOT TRENDY! This is very important for you to realize. When you see the Carlisle and ETCETERA Fall Collections, you will recognize the current trends in each one of our garments, but what you’ll also notice is how sophisticated, classy, chic, and wearable our clothes are. I know you know what I’m talking about. On trend, but not trendy. For example, see how these models are showing you the TRENDS for this upcoming season?
Would you ever go out in any of the outfits shown above? Probably not! Understandable!
Here are the 15 MUST-HAVES for your closet, showing how Carlisle incorporates the trends of the season while maintaining that age-appropriate, classy, and chic look every woman strives for. MUST-HAVES from the ETCETERA collection will be up next week.
TRENDS: ANIMAL PRINT | MAPLE
TWO: SUEDE JACKET
THREE: 3-PIECE ENSEMBLE – This is a 4-piece suit.
TRENDS: MENSWEAR | BOY MEETS GIRL | PLAIDS
FOUR: BOMBER JACKET & A BASIC TROUSER PANT
TRENDS: NAVY | RED | WIDE-LEG PANTS | MAD ABOUT PLAIDS
FIVE: BIKER OR MOTORCYCLE JACKET
MALBEC – LEATHER MOTO JACKET
SIX: LITTLE BLACK DRESS (LBD) / SKIRT AND BLOUSE = DRESS-LIKE
TRENDS: LACE | VINTAGE VIBE | FLORAL | PLEATES
SEVEN: LACE BLOUSE
TRENDS: CHARCOAL GREY | LACE
EIGHT: BASIC BLOUSE | BASIC BLACK PENCIL SKIRT
TRENDS: RED | MAD-ABOUT-PLAID
NINE: OUTERWEAR COAT | TRENCH COAT
TRENDS: NAVY | SHINE-IN-THE-DAYTIME
TEN: VERSATILE BLOUSES
TRENDS: NAVY | STRIPES | DENIM | SHINE-IN-THE-DAYTIME
ELBA STRIPED BANKER’S BLOUSE | JEWEL BOX DENIM BLOUSE
ELEVEN: TRAVEL PANT
TRENDS: VELVET | ATHLEISURE WEAR
THIRTEEN: BASIC SWEATER
TRENDS: FIG & BLUSH | CHARCOAL GREY | SHINE
FOURTEEN: SHEATH DRESS
TRENDS: GARDEN PARTY | PURPLE | MAPLE | FLORAL
FIFTEEN: BASIC BLOUSES
TRENDS: STATEMENT SLEEVES
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