The Designer: Caroline Constas
It’s time for another installment of Designers I Dig. If you’ve been following along here for any length of time, you know that I love introducing you to emerging designers – those designers whom you really need to keep an eye on for their fresh, innovative designs.
Today’s focus: Caroline Constas. While you might not know the Canadian-born designer’s name, you likely have recently seen her work. Oprah Winfrey wore a lovely pinstripe off the shoulder top by Constas on the cover of the July issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Prior to that, Harper’s Bazaar named her a designer to watch quickly after she first launched her eponymous line for Fall 2014.
Oozing sophistication and femininity, Constas’ collections reflect her love for travel. The pieces are ones that make you want to pack your bags for a getaway right now! The pieces also have a timeless appeal to them, with the classic fabrics like lace and pinstripe combined with quality craftsmanship. The designs err on the side of simplicity, veering away from overly embellished styles. She opts for simplicity instead, while still remaining unique.
Even the notorious fashion insider Man Repeller calls Caroline Constas a label to know. Man Repeller lauds the “wearable” nature of the designers that still have a sense of novelty that draws us all in.
Bonus styling tip #1: Did you see how this convertible piece doubles as both a top and a skirt? How cool is that?
Bonus styling tip #2: Are you wondering what you are going to do with all those off-the-shoulder tops you purchased this summer when it’s fall? Draw inspiration from Caroline Constas’ lookbook by layering a turtleneck or button down shirt underneath.
Shop Caroline Constas
Her latest collection is full of pretty preppy pieces that stand out from the crowd. Here are a dozen of our favorite currently available Caroline Constas pieces. This red Lou off-the-shoulder lace top is definitely on our fall must have! Note that many of these are on sale.
Note that Caroline Constas pieces are hard to find. If you find something you like, I suggest snapping it up immediately. You can keep an eye out for her pieces at Shopbop, Intermix, and Shop Bazaar.
Keep scrolling to shop my look…
Shop My Looks
Look 1: Caroline Constas Misha convertible skirt / top | J Brand distressed skinny jeans | Paul Andrew for J.Crew floral printed pumps (on sale for less than $200 with code “SALETREAT”) | Chloe ‘Faye’ shoulder bag in blush | Rebecca Hallam earrings available at Elaine Turner | Karen Walker super duper thistle sunglasses
Look 2: Proenza Schouler cropped top (similar inexpensive option here) | Caroline Constas Misha convertible skirt / top | Karen Walker super duper thistle sunglasses | 3.1 Phillip Lim Soleil striped bag (striped sold out; similar here) | Emilio Pucci heels (unavailable online; similar very inexpensive option) | Dannijo necklace (older; very similar on sale here)
Had you heard of this designer before? Which pieces do you like most?
Until next time, have a great week!
Photos by Traci Ling
So love how you this just went from a top to a skirt !! gorgeous !
Thanks so much, Monic! I appreciate that. Isn’t it fun and versatile?
The Lou Off the Shoulder lace top is beautiful.
Nice to hear about a Canadian born designer.
Have a great day,
I knew you’d appreciate the Canadian born aspect! 😉
Love this piece so much <3
It works so well as both a top and a skirt 🙂
You look so pretty!
xo, elizabeth t.
Thanks, Elizabeth! Isn’t it cool how it works as both?
Love this piece. I love that it can be both a top or a skirt. What a fabulous concept. I love that you introduced us to another designer as well. Such a great post. Your pictures are great.
Isn’t it a cool concept? Thanks, Kathy! I love featuring new talent. 🙂
Love, love, love the skirt into a top and vice versa – so versatile!
Thanks a bunch, Alex! Hugs –
I love how you styled her pieces, beautiful looks!
Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/
Thanks so much, Angie! Xo –
loving how you styled your outfits!
I love that this can be worn as a skirt and a shirt. Those Canadians are clever. 🙂
Ha! I knew you’d love the Canadian aspect.
Awesome collection! Love your looks!
Thanks so much, Jane!
I love it as a skirt more than a top, that is mainly because we’ve seen so many off-shoulder looks this summer but nothing double as a skirt, pure genius, both you can Caroline I meant!
Exactly my thoughts, Holly!
I loved the skirt/shirt convertable peice! Genuis!
Isn’t it clever? Thanks so much.
great styling tips!! love your blog.. I am following you now, can you check my blog too.?
Thanks so much! Appreciate you stopping by.
I love a piece that is versatile, so that top/skirt is SO perfect! Love both the ways you styled it Carrie! xx
Right? Isn’t it fun? Thanks, Jyo!