I'm excited to introduce you to Caroline.
[What keeps you busy these days?]
Right now I’m trying my best to balance my work schedule with enjoying my last half of summer vacation from the University of Michigan. I work a few side projects in Ann Arbor, in addition to running my socially conscious clothing company, THE BEARON and serving as the face of a local boutique.
[How do you describe your style?]
“Bourgeois Bohemian”- I have had the opportunity to live and work in diverse cities that have each played a role in molding my style: suburban preppy, New York City’s sleek modernism, Pittsburgh’s art scene, and Ann Arbor’s laid back, bohemian vibe.
[Recent style inspiration:]
For summer I have taken a lot of inspiration from Michael Kors’ classic and beautifully sophisticated ad campaigns. Lots of crisp white (shirts and jeans), tan or beige accessories, and a few unexpected masculine touches like an oversized men’s watch, classic aviator sunglasses, or a sleek leather weekender bag.
For fall (my absolute favorite season) I am looking forward to wearing lots of long, draping pieces, inspired by a silk Givenchy blouse I just found in my grandmother’s closet. These pieces will be paired with skinny trousers, dark denim, and ballet flats (my favorites are French Sole) for running around town!
[Your current obsessions:]
Statement necklaces that I have collected from traveling, finding the perfect beige pumps, Starbucks soy vanilla mistos, and bouquets of sunflowers and peonies.
[One trend you wish would never have caught on:]
[A perfect day for me…]
Would be waking up early to a hot cup of tea to read the morning’s fashion blogs and do some work on THE BEARON, then jumping on a plane to Manhattan with my boyfriend to visit friends, stroll through MoMa, and eat red velvet cupcakes from Billy’s. If only every day could be like this!
[Life would not be the same without…]
My family, my friends, and my MacBook.
Constantly changing! I’m in the process of moving, so packing is unfortunately likely. But, I’m looking forward to hosting a super preppy “end of summer” party for some childhood friends before everyone scatters back to campus… And I’ve been counting down the days to Lollapalooza for weeks!
[Words to live by… this week:]
Take a deep breath, follow your passion, and just do whatever it is that makes you happy.