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Carolina Lifestyle makes clothes for every size, style and walk of life. 

When Carolina opened a store just a stone’s throw away from the Adelady office along the bustling strip of Unley Road, local interest was instantly piqued. We spotted the sequins and felt the fabulous fabrics and had to find out more about how this incredible business started and made its way to Adelaide.

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The founder

With roots spanning continents, Carolina embodies a fusion of Colombian vibrancy and Australian charm. From her earliest days styling outfits alongside her grandmother to the genesis of Carolina Lifestyle in 2011, her journey radiates a passion for creativity and an unwavering dedication to style, all while balancing the joys of motherhood. As a mum of two beautiful kids, Carolina considers motherhood her most important role. She firmly believes that when her children see her actively pursuing her passions and doing what she loves within Carolina the brand, it sets a powerful example for them to do what makes them happy in life.

The ethos

The heart of Carolina Lifestyle beats with a commitment to authenticity and inclusivity. With a staggering 90 percent of its pieces meticulously handcrafted in Colombia, each garment tells a detailed story of artisanal craftsmanship and unwavering dedication. From their core values of honesty and adaptability to their unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction, Carolina Lifestyle is more than just a fashion label — it’s a celebration of individuality and empowerment.

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The threads

From sumptuous silks to breathable linens, Carolina Lifestyle’s collection is a testament to the power of versatile fabrics and timeless elegance. Catering to sizes 6 to 22, the range embodies flexibility and sophistication, empowering women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their unique sense of style. “Fashion should not be restricted to just a few sizes and bodies. We come in different shapes and sizes, and that’s the beauty of human nature. So we make clothes to fit that,” Carolina says. “It took me forever to accept my accent because it makes me who I am. Just like our bodies make us who we are. We should not fight that. It’s every woman’s right to love the clothes they’re wearing.”

The new Unley location

With the unveiling of their latest sanctuary in Unley, Carolina Lifestyle extends its reach, bringing a touch of Colombian flair to South Australia’s style scene. Boasting 19 stores nationwide and a thriving online presence, the brand’s expansion reflects its unwavering commitment to providing quality, comfort and confidence to fashion-forward individuals across the country. Carolina is all about understanding the wants and needs of an area before expanding simply for the sake of expanding and Unley was no exception. “First we built a social media presence in Adelaide and interacted with our followers who live there to get a better feel for what they loved and what they were after. So when we eventually went and set up a store, we received a warm welcome from customers who were waiting for us,” Carolina says.

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Whether you’re perusing their racks in Unley or exploring their digital storefront from the comfort of your home, Carolina Lifestyle invites you to embark on a journey of self-expression, empowerment and sartorial splendour. After all, fashion isn’t just about what you wear — it’s about embracing who you are and making a statement with every step you take.



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