Wear is… Caroline Holley?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Caroline Holley?


From the wonderful land of Portland comes Caroline Holley, a girl with eclectic style and perhaps some of the best hair... ever? Her wardrobe alone is a work of art featuring a gorgeous color palette of reds, greens, blues and oranges. Still, the way she chooses to wear these pieces is the most inspiring part.

Whether she's wearing something simplistic or something much more unexpected, there is an undeniable level of chic that Caroline exudes. Her interview today will no doubt give you some serious style inspo so keep reading for her thoughts on reinventing herself, non-conformity and West World.

Hi, Caroline! Please introduce your wonderful self?

Hi I’m Caroline! I’m 23 years old and live in Portland, Oregon. I currently work at 2 different clothing stores based in Portland, and am a social media manager for the sweetest little ice cream shop. 

1. How would you describe your style? 

This is a hard one to answer, because I don’t think I have one single vibe or style when it comes to my clothing. I am constantly changing, evolving, creating and recreating my style. My clothing is usually a reflection of how I am feeling that day. Some days that might mean keeping it simple with my favorite jeans and a tee, and other days that might mean stepping out in snake print pants, square toe boots, and a puffer. Ultimately, I love to mix different styles together and pair pieces that are unexpected. 

2. Where are your favorite places to shop and why?

I get the majority of my clothing from thrift stores. Portland is home to a ton of amazing vintage clothing stores, which makes avoiding fast fashion pretty easy. I absolutely love going thrifting, and hunting for unique pieces that I am able to give new life to. I am definitely still guilty of buying from places like Asos, but I do my best to do most my shopping at local stores and thrift shops. 

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it? 

I think I have a pretty good idea of what my personal style is, but I also don’t ever want to confine myself. My personal style is constantly changing, which is what I find so fun about fashion. 

4. Do you have any current favorites? (podcasts, books, songs, etc?) 

I have been watching a ton of shows recently like West World, Power, and Shameless. I also love documentaries and shows/movies based on true stories. If you haven’t watched “When They See Us,” go watch it!

5. Aside from style, what other hobbies or interests do you have? 

When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my dog. He helps me stay active and enjoy the outdoors even during Portland’s dark and rainy winters. There are tons of amazing parks and hiking trails near by.

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

I’m really proud of how much I have grown in the last year. I’m a pretty shy person, but I have continuously put myself out there and pursued things even if they seem terrifying in the moment. I finally feel like I am finding my place and advancing my career slowly but surely. 

Where else can we find you, Caroline?

You can find me on instagram @carolinehollley

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