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Vampire Diaries Fashion – How to Dress Like Caroline Forbes


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After last week’s post on Vampire Diaries Fashion – Elena, many of you guys commented requesting another post on Caroline Forbes‘ style.

Caroline is very different from Elena and her style and beauty choices definitely reflect this. Although she is bright and cheerful, she also has a streak of attitude and competitiveness. She has a tendency to be a little bit rebellious and always knows what she wants. Read on to learn about Caroline’s good girl-with-attitude sense of style.

Caroline’s Style Essentials

It’s pretty obvious that the costume designers at Vampire Dairies keep the majority of the show’s characters in dark, ‘moody’ colors. But for Caroline’s wardrobe, the clothing is more colorful, there are more patterned fabrics, and more of a focus on simple, basic looks.

As the quintessential blonde high-school cheerleader, Caroline’s style is one of the ways that she gets attention and expresses herself. Classic feminine pieces like cardigans, blouses and button-ups have all made their way into Caroline’s looks over the seasons.

Below, I’ve detailed some simple pieces that look like they could have come from Caroline’s closet – just add jeans, and a fun accessory like a scarf or simple CZ necklace for a Caroline-esque look.

caroline forbes wardrobe
Product Information: Collegiate Sweater – dElias; Silk Blouse, Plaid Top, Cardigan, Knit Shrug, Floral Tunic, Denim Jacket – all American Eagle; Embroidered Tank – Old Navy; Plaid Peacoat – dElias

Caroline’s Beauty Routine

caroline forbes hair

Caroline’s makeup is always pretty and girly, but never over-the-top. From Season 1 to Season 2, her look has become much more dramatic to mirror her darker life. Not a makeup pro? Here are a few YouTube videos that make it super easy to recreate Caroline’s makeup routine.

After you’ve got her beauty look down pat, it’s time to tackle some of her hairstyles. Caroline’s hair is always perfectly styled, whether it’s in intricate braids, in curls. or worn straight after an amazing blowout. For snapshots of all of Caroline’s chic hair styles over the past two seasons, check out this page at Candice Accola Web. And here are a few easy how-to guides for getting her hairstyles!

  • Perfect curls – Using a curling iron, rollers, or your hair straightener (whichever you prefer), curl your hair up to the top of your ears. Make sure to use a decent amount of heat and don’t touch the curls until they’re cool – this will help create tight curls. Work your way around the crown of your head until all of your hair is curled. Run your fingers through your hair to separate the ringlets and give your them more volume. Spray with a little bit of hairspray to keep those curls perfect all day! Meredith has a great step-by-step video as well – see the Caroline Forbes Hair Inspired Tutorial
  • The Braided Headband – Jenny has an amazing video tutorial inspired by Lauren Conrad’s famous braid, but it is pretty perfect for emulating Caroline’s style as well!

Tying it All Together

What do you think of Caroline’s look? Do you identify with her style more than Elena’s? They both have their own unique personalities and fashion preferences, but do you have a favorite? I love hearing your feedback every week, be sure to leave a comment!

Posted on on February 14, 2011 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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21 Responses to “Vampire Diaries Fashion – How to Dress Like Caroline Forbes”

  1. 1
    February 14th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Love this post! Thanks! Could you please do Bonnie next? Thanks!

  2. 2
    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    thanks for this series!
    I guess after Elena and Caroline Bonnie will be next but please don’t forget Salvatore brothers (especially Damon:))
    1860s inspired looks would be interesting too!
    thanks again:)

  3. 3
    February 14th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    After you do Bonnie, you should do some other major (but not main) characters such as Katherine or Jules. Lexi too, although she only wore two outfits. I didn’t really like Rose’s style, but I know a lot of my friends do. Isobel also had a really close style to Katherine even though it was only for one episode. However, she’s set to return, so I’m definitely looking forward to that.

  4. 4
    February 14th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    LOVED this post!! Thank you so much!! This is great, could you possible do Rose next? I absolutely loved her clothing. :) Keep up the great work!

  5. 5
    February 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Great post! Though I’d love some actual outfits inspired by Caroline :)!

  6. 6
    February 14th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    this might just be me and might just be because i don’t watch the shows featured recently (this, one tree hill, general hospital), but i feel like a lot of the recommended clothes are starting to look a little generic? more mainstream and formulaic, sort of the same laid back style everyone’s wearing. i feel like i come here to get inspiration a little outside what i would throw on from the closet without thinking, and lately that’s what’s been featured. i mean no disrespect, and it’s certainly not just this post. this is just the one i decided to comment on.

  7. 7
    February 15th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I agree Shaina, all these posts are starting to look them same and I am uninspired.

  8. 8
    February 15th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    what about 1964 inspired looks for katherine??

  9. 9
    February 15th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    She’s adorable!

  10. 10
    February 28th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Aria, I think you mean 1864…but I totally agree! I think a post on Katharine would be the most interesting of all; you could cover her current sexy style, her 1800’s demure, and even her shabby, innocent clothes from the flashback when she first became a vampire (because, let’s face it, she still rocked it)!
    And even though no one has mentioned it, Elena’s aunt Jenna would be an interesting post too, I think. You can definitely see mom-like elements in her wardrobe as the guardian of Elena and Jeremy, but she still manages to keep her look young and fresh, since she isn’t really old enough to be a mom.
    I love this show and your posts, and I’m looking forward to more!

  11. 11
    March 11th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Love it!

    I love Caroline’s style. Bonnie next please. :)

  12. 12
    March 14th, 2011 at 2:34 am

    i need this series to continue:((

  13. 13
    April 29th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Great post! I loved it! Thanks!

  14. 14
    October 29th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I love this;)

  15. 15
    January 5th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    there is a bag caroline takes to school in episode 8 season 2. When she ishaving a heated discusion with damon about tyler. it is a crossbody, dark leather bag. similiar to the coach bonnie crossbody bag but the one in the show is more structured and does not fold over. i have been looking for it everywhere and all that comes up is the coach bag i mentioned previously. if you could help me out in sourcing the bag i would appreciate it, and if i could get it in australia as that is where i am. Thnaks
    – liz

  16. 16
    January 12th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    luv this page. could you do vickie next?

  17. 17
    February 17th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Wow i think you did a brilliant job with this one Caroline is awesome!Cant wait for the series to continue further!
    Now i know this person isn’t of the vampire diaries actually not the same show but have you heard of ‘The Secret circle’ Its about witchs discovering their power and the main charitor is Cassie Blake, it would be amazing of you if you put up a post about her!
    Thnxs xx

  18. 18
    June 21st, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I like Caroline’s look better than Elena’s look

  19. 19
    March 10th, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Amo a Caroline y su estilo de vestir! Es tan genial!! Miro la serie desde argentina y aveces me sucede que me encuentro más concentrada en mirar la ropa que lleva puesta Caroline que lo que esta sucediendo con la historia jajaja

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