Caroline Mays is an English professor and self-defense instructor who brings Californian sunshine, bright colors, bomb tacos, and sick moves to classrooms in LA and New York. She has covered crime and entertainment for Southern California papers, and is currently working on a book on disaster survival. Follow her style adventures on Instagram at @Caroline92507.
Let's acknowledge the importance of the intentionality and work that goes into personal style.
Skip the costume store—get creative with what you have at home
The self-consciousness may come—here's how to be prepared.
Using our everyday classic pieces to recreate retro styles
Look dressy, stay warm
Tips from the stars
Take a cue from the costume design of some of this past year's top movies
It doesn't take much to get a little festive this week.