Stylish Thoughts – Suzanne Carillo


Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo

Today I’m adding Suzanne Carillo from Toronto Canada to the Stylish Thoughts stable.  Suzanne is a vintage enthusiast and avid second-hand shopper who writes her blog where she shares her adventurous style for the uncommon 40+ woman.

Stylish Thoughts Suzanne CarilloWhat is the secret to great style?

Great style is about knowing yourself and your body, believing in yourself and working with what you have to create an accurate visual representation of your soul on the outside for all the world to see. Personal confidence is paramount for great style.

Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo

What is the one thing you would spend a lot of money on?

Almost all of my wardrobe has been purchased secondhand. Sustainable, slow fashion is a priority for me. My secret sometimes-splurge is footwear. If my feet aren’t happy I’m miserable.

Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo

Do you have a signature piece or style?

Even though I’m only 5’4″ I’m a huge fan of maxi dresses and skirts. They very comfortable and can elongate the body when they fit correctly.

Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo

What’s your secret to making yourself stand out?

Choosing vintage clothing and wearing hats helps ensure I don’t blend in with the crowd.

The one piece of advice most women need but don’t get?

You are not defined by your age, you are an individual. Dress for yourself and stop worrying about what other people think.

Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo

What is your favourite current trend?

Trends are developed to promote unnecessary consumption. I don’t believe in or follow trends.

Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo

What’s your favourite short cut to style?
It’s important that my clothes communicate how I want to be perceived by the world without having to ever open my mouth. I’ve written about creating a “style statement” on my blog. A well chosen style statement helps guide me when shopping and dressing.

Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo

How would you describe your personal style?

Artistic, unique, relevant, fun and strong. An eclectic mix of vintage pieces, bold colours, textures and prints.

Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo

You can also find Suzanne on Instagram too!


Stylish Thoughts Suzanne Carillo


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  • Suzanne has amazing style, a kind heart, and inspiring dedication to sustainable fashion. As a friend I have benefited enormously from her gift of sight – she always manages to pull something from a rack that I have skipped over but in fact looks incredible on me. I’ve seen her work this magic on many different people, all with different style tastes. She is a true artist in the area. And her Etsy shop, Vintage by Suzanne, makes me wish I had BIGGER CLOSETS! Thanks for this profile.

  • Such a lovely person! Thank you for sharing Suzanne with us, Imogen.
    Suzanne – you’re like a breath of fresh air – I love your style! Oh and that WALL!!!! 😉

  • Suzanne has such a great eye for styling. She can mix and match different colours and patterns and make an outfit look so special. A fantastic gift. The items she chose to show in this post do her justice.

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