One of the brands I wear a lot is Stella Carakasi. I like to tell you more about this brand and why I love it so much and can actually show you some of their clothes with myself as a model!
To get an introduction to the brand, you may like to watch this video which explains the Stella Carakasi philosophy by the designer herself.
Stella Carakasi likes to stretch the limits in terms of what she can do technically and creatively while at the same time looking for the most flattering and unusual silhouettes. Her clothes have movement and creative details. Fabric and easy care are important as well as the ability to wear the clothes both during the day and the evening. I love that she works mainly with natural fabrics.
Most of you will know that I love asymmetry and architectural components and so does Stella Carakasi. She plays with draping and asymmetry in each of her collections and I always get excited each season to see the new shapes and silhouettes.
The response tunic is already a wardrobe favorite and I find it easy and so comfortable to wear with both pants and skirts. I love the movement the garment creates when you walk.
This skirt has a lovely drape and is a great option for summer. It looks best on me with a short top, although it’s not quite straight on this photo. However, I also love how the model wore this with the command attention top in all white, another unique top that you can wear several ways and I will feature it shortly.
This jacket is very structural and made of a thick cotton and tencel mix. A great way to add structure and a bit of an edge to an outfit.
The Play it Cool sweater takes asymmetry to the extreme which suits me just fine. I liked it so much that I ordered a white version as well. The Mirage dress on the right will soon be getting an outing on my holiday!
The asymmetrical vest that was part of my winter capsule wardrobe is now also available in a summer version. I will wear it on its own closed-up as the cotton version is cool and perfect for the hot tropics.
Also loving their outer jackets. The Style To Spare jacket on the left is great to wear over high waisted skirts or over tunics and the Go To Style coat is a great versatile coat that will look especially good over pants.
Some other looks I like are the ankle pants with the high drama tunic. Especially great with white when you get a bit of the sheer effect. The Making Waves tunic has a beautiful drape and looks perfect over these knee-high leggings. Also loving the print of the Illusion tunic.
Honestly, I could have featured many more of their styles as I like almost all of it. If you wanted to, you could create your complete summer wardrobe from this brand alone.
Stella Carakasi clothes run quite big and I wear XS for all my tops. I wear an S for bottoms. My normal size would be a US 6 or a European 38.
If you like to try the Stella Carakasi clothes for yourself, 40+Style readers will enjoy an extra 15% off any items from the Stella Carakasi website! It’s valid until 31 May 2015. Just use the code 40PLUS15 at checkout.
You will see a lot more of this brand on this site as I just love wearing Stella Carakasi clothes. And just for the record, I am NOT being paid to say this, although I do enjoy some gifted clothes. I wear (and feature) the clothes only because I love them and I believe they are a great brand for 40+women. Since I have become quite the expert on this brand, feel free to ask me any questions about fit and fabric in the comments below.
Which is your favorite Stella Carakasi item?