16 Nov 2017
November 16, 2017

A New Twist on Traditional Holiday Colors

Melrose W. Fisher

It’s that time of year again where everything we see seems to be blinking red, green, gold or silver especially when we go to holiday parties. The holiday season is the time everyone pulls out their favorite red sweater or jacket with gold metallic threads running through it or that Christmas green cashmere sweater with their red, green, and white reindeer motif scarf. You know what I’m talking about. They even have parties called the “Ugliest Christmas Sweater” party.

Dare to be different this festive time of year and dress in a variation of the traditional holiday colors. Below are examples from our Carlisle | Per Se and ETCETERA collections that will make you stand out -in a positive way- at all the holiday parties and events you’ll be attending this season. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day and beyond.

Each of these pieces can be dressed up or down depending on the dress code of your party. Have fun and look stunning all at the same time.

Instead of the traditional ‘Holly Green’ or ‘Christmas Green,’ try these colors: PINE, MIST, TEAL, or TOURMALINE for a change. Switch out the tops for entirely different outfits and looks; taking you from casual to festive.

CARLISLE – Fitzgerald Velvet Topper & Pants
CARLISLE – Seafoam Silk Blouse

ETCETERA – Minty Knit Cardigan
ETCETERA – Sprig Knit Sweater

CARLISLE – Andromeda Blouse
ETCETERA – Whitney Knit Top

CARLISLE – Andromeda Knife Pleated Skirt
CARLISLE – Andromeda Skirt & Cami
CARLISLE – Satin Cami

Think MAGENTA, AUBERGINE, BURGUNDY this season instead of “Poinsettia Red.” Much more sophisticated, chic, and on trend.

CARLISLE – Mums Blouse
CARLISLE – Trouser – Magenta

Once again, take the basic pant or skirt and change out the tops to take you from day to evening during the holidays.

CARLISLE – Lady Lace Blouse
CARLISLE – Damson Jacket

ETCETERA – Grappa Skirt
ETCETERA – Sorrento Sweater

Blues are fabulous colors to wear during this time of year. Especially SAPPHIRE when made in velvets and satins.

ETCETERA – Ensemble Vest and Tuxedo Pants
ETCETERA – Hamilton Velvet Jacket
ETCETERA – Voltage Dress

CARLISLE – Delicate Lace and Netting Blouse
CARLISLE – Palazzo Pants


CARLISLE – Stone Velveteen Jeans
ETCETERA – Opaque Blouse

To see more “Twist on Traditional Colors” for this Season, visit our Carlisle and ETCETERA websites.  You’ll find lovely dresses, traditional black & whites along with gorgeous gold & silver pieces. Lots and lots of sparkles to make your holiday merry and bright.

If you are in a dilemma as to what to wear where, or say you have a great bottom but need help finding just the right top, click on your personal stylist’s name below.  She’ll be more than happy to help. If you don’t have a Lots of Luxe personal stylist, contact me, and we’ll connect you with one. We’re here to make your holidays stress-free.

Melrose Fisher  |  Lissa Jensen  |  Mary Allen  |  Lyell Wright  |  Anne Zollicoffer  |  Lucy Falk

Happy Holidays to All!