21 Feb 2018
February 21, 2018

Those Lovely Blues

Because of the association with a clear blue sky and a calm blue ocean, our minds embrace the concept of blue as tranquil & constant. We translate that into a symbolic image of dependability and loyalty. Blue inspires confidence. It is also restful and makes us feel calm. When wearing blue, we can have a calming effect on not only ourselves but those around us.

Blue also represents honesty and trustworthiness. Wearing blue has the ability to soothe, calm, inspire confidence and imagination. All great reasons why blue is one of the most common clothing colors.

The blues take on a whole new meaning here on “Tobacco Road” though, Carolina fans love their Carolina Blue and Duke fans their Duke Blue.

Whether a Carolina or Duke fan it doesn’t matter, we’re thrilled to tell you that the Spring CARLISLE & ETCETERA collections are loaded with beautiful shades of blue.


CASTAWAY Style #210551

With diagonal ribs, this knit sweater has an unexpected edge. Pointelle knit sleeves and a washed silk reverse charmeuse shirttail hem finish this piece off.

CARI Style #110503

Add this long cashmere cardigan with a cascade front to any look for warmth, comfort, and polish. Layer it over its coordinating CARI shell in a soft shade of Dark Voyage for a put-together look.

PASSPORT Style #205552

This cropped tweed knit jacket is a subtly sophisticated piece that will add a finishing touch of style to any look. Dress down this jacket by pairing it with a white t-shirt and the BRILLIANCE jean.

MERRELL Style #310765

Add a touch of the unexpected to your ensemble with this multicolored cropped open cardigan with fringe detailing.

SPLASH Style #210510

A classic with a twist. This knit sweater sports a double V-neck and a chic tie at the neck for a certain je ne sais quoi. So cute!

PIPED Style #209552

Look closely at these pants. Especially the side stripe trim in the palest blue.

DREA Style #510525

With a touch of military inspiration, this cropped sweater is a sophiticated and on-trend piece that will add flair to any look.

TRADER Style #205519

You will stand out in the rain with this water-repellent jacket. Carolina fans will love the bold metallic Pale Blue hue. We talked about this jacket in a little more detail in WARDROBE MUST HAVES: An Anorak & A Trench.

SEA BREEZE Style #212505

This shirt is the perfect shade of blue. It’s an easy-fitting menswear-inspired shirt in a textured striated chambray Perfect with those BRILLIANCE jeans.

SNAKESKIN Style #305771

Drama and polish live in our embossed printed snake leather jacket with ribbed sweater panels. This piece is sure to become your chicest layer. More about the animal print trend in Animal Instinct.

HARLOW  Style #215591

Pointelle accents, a touch of lacing, and a chic fit and flare silhouette all help this sophisticated dress stand out. Carolina Blue is always a standout!

BLUEMARINE Style #315500

Polished and perfect, this stretch double crepe sheath dress sports peekaboo details for a twist on a classic sheath dress.

DECK Style #215548

In the palest of blue, this 60’s retro-inspired sheath dress will add a flirty touch to any occasion.

MARISSA Style #215517

Embrace your Carolina Spring in this striped belted shirt dress. Be sure to check out the flirty crochet lace trim.

LAGO Style #412610

This blouse has the half-tuck mastered. The faux wrap, multi stripe print, and flattering V-neck make this blouse a gorgeous essential for every woman’s wardrobe.

HALLE Style #512743

With an engineered floral print detail, this silk double georgette button down blouse is darkly romantic.

BLUEBERRY Style #410625

And finally, we have this silk-enriched jersey sweater with a woven pure silk back panel. The mixing of textures is super fun.

Well, there you have it sports fans and fans of the color blue. We’re showing the Spring ECETERA collection in our Chapel Hill Studio now through Tuesday, February 27. If you’ve not made your appointment, get in touch with us now. We’d love to see!