Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Knit Picks 

You don’t want to sound like a whiner, but yes, the evening temperature drop from 82 to 75 degrees does give you a bit of a chill (too bad if mainland friends don’t have such finely tuned internal thermometers).

And lately, finding the perfect outerwear has you sputtering. Pashminas have been out for a few seasons now, and the ratty old hoodie you’ve been dragging around is ready to retire.

What you need is a cute cardi or tunic from the Stacia Eco Knit collection. The T-shirt weight sweaters are designed by Stacy Johnson, who grew up in Hawai‘i and Alaska. Dressing for tropical and arctic climates taught her a thing or two about layering, and her line of watercolor-patterned, space-dyed knits seamlessly joins fashion and function, especially for island weather.

Choose from long-sleeved hoodies, lace-up tunics, and swing cardigans, perfect to layer over tanks and camis, maxi dresses, even silky cocktail dresses. Or, take your pick from chic flutter-sleeve wrap dresses and braided tank dresses.

The Stacia Eco Knit line even makes scarves and swimwear, and the whole collection is made with environmentally friendly bamboo, seaweed and soybean yarns.

Proving that style and sustainability can share a common thread.

Select styles are available online at View the complete collection and shop online at

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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