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.
Learning from self-quarantine
Styling tips, tricks, and DIYs
Fashion around the United States
Sea creatures will thank you!
Dress shopping not required
How society and politics have changed what we wear through the years
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.