25 Apr 2018
April 25, 2018

How to Wear Prints & Patterns

Spring and summer fashion brought numerous prints and patterns. You may be overlooking their beauty and creativity or dismissing them as too complicated to wear. Let’s address the artistry in patterns first. An artist designed every pattern or print you see in clothing. He or she manipulates color, scale, and repetition as they design the.. read more →

13 Mar 2018
March 13, 2018

Modern Tweed

Spring weather can be unpredictable. We certainly know that here in North Carolina. You just cannot trust March weather. That’s why every fashionista has a classic tweed jacket or two on rotation. Tweed is no longer just for the fall and winter fashion seasons. Carlisle & ETCETERA are showing tweed in a beautiful array of.. read more →

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.. read more →

05 Feb 2018
February 5, 2018

Wardrobe Must Haves: Anorak and a Trench

The trench coat is undoubtedly a classic and a staple piece for your wardrobe. This season Carlisle has added a few unexpected elements to the trench and anorak that you’ll adore. VOYAGE Style #105528 Our first to highlight in this post is VOYAGE; it’s made of a polyblend water-resistant fabric; this is a true anorak so you.. read more →

29 Jan 2018
January 29, 2018

We’re Seeing Stripes Again!

One of the biggest trends of late is stripes, and they show no sign of going away. If you do a little internet search, you’ll see that last year, the year before and the year before that there was much talk about the STRIPES Fashion Trend. Stripes in fashion have a long history and they’re here.. read more →

24 Jan 2018
January 24, 2018

Animal Instincts

If you viewed any of the fashion coming down the runways for Spring/Summer 2018, you might have noticed quite a bit of snakeskin. It showed up in so many fun and interesting ways as you can see here; be sure to notice the handbags and shoes. One of the many things I love about CARLISLE.. read more →

30 Nov 2017
November 30, 2017

Bet on Velvet this Season

When in doubt as to what to wear this holiday season, bet on velvet. Velvet is one of winter 2017’s hot trends, but velvet is not trendy. I don’t know about you, but I love to wear velvet during the holiday season. Holiday fashion and velvet just belong together. Below are some velvet pieces in our.. read more →

05 Oct 2017
October 5, 2017

Versatility of a VEST

Melrose W. Fisher It’s still with us this season and doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon.  Which is great!  Vests are so versatile, comfortable, adaptable to swings in temperature that North Carolinians are always experiencing (provides great layering options), ageless and can be “oh so chic”. Here is a sampling of vests currently.. read more →