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Styled By Issue No. 8 - Founder of Capella Trish Mears & Photographer, Stylist and Social Media Guru Ariana Clare

 LTR: Ariana Clare and Trish Mears styling the Sport Your Coral joggers. All photography by Ariana Clare

Trish Mears and Ariana Clare are the dynamic duo behind Capella, both moms and business owners, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Founded by Trish Mears, Capella offers women a store full of pieces to empower them and make them feel beautiful. Located in Charlotte, NC and online, Trish uses her own personal style to inspire others, sharing her travel and lifestyle tips via Capella's social media - cue Ariana Clare. Running Capella's photography, blogging and social media, Ariana Clare also runs her own photography business and has worked for companies such as Topshop, Anthropologie and Madewell in the past. 

We asked Trish and Ariana to choose their favourite Alexis Mera piece and style it in any way they please - read on to find out why they chose the Sport Your Coral joggers and where they are wearing them! 

AM: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your typical day?

AC: My typical day involves waking up with my 6 month old son, drinking coffee, going on a run with my son in the jogger, editing photos during nap time and trying to spend as much time with him while I'm not working. Then when I have a nanny I'm booked up with photo shoots and trying to make it to one of my favorite work out classes.

TM: I'm the mother of dragons :) i wake up make french toast, almost every day for our kids, Samantha 7 and Hayden 5, drink my coffee and jet set off to carpool 730-915. Answer a million emails, work on website, inventory, imagery. Grab groceries, or run errands, hsm core, and then pick up my little man preschool, run home to eat lunch play and answer more emails, pick up our daughter, plan dinner and spend time with the family.

Ariana Clare, Photographer and Stylist

 

AM: Tell us about this outfit! Which​ pieces did you pair your AM gear with, and why​? 

AC: I paired these colorful joggers with a plain white graphic tee by Sincerely Jules, converse and a hat. Kept it simple but loved stepping it up a notch with the hat.

TM: These joggers are the best thing since sliced bread! Flattering on both of us, cool mommy style vibe. We dressed them casual. I do think you could pair with a dark tank and cute booty or wedge to dress up for date night with leather jacket.

 Ariana Clare styles her joggers with a graphic tee from Sincerely Jules

 

AM: Where are 3 places you’d wear this outfit?

AC: Brunch, farmer's market, or while traveling through the airport.

TM: Airport,  carpool everyday all day, Sunday funday with the family and backyard barbecue.

AM: What do you love most about your new AM piece?

AC: How comfortable the joggers are and how they make such a statement at the same time.

TM: Love the design. That caught my eye first and then when you put them on you never want to take them off. 

 Trish Mears, Founder of Capella

 

AM: How would you describe your style in two words?

AC: Comfy chic.

TM: Sporty -chic, boho thats three whoops!

AM: If you were deserted on an island, what one item would you want with you?

AC: Does my husband count as an item?

TM: Hahaha yes definitely husband counts as an item. I would say matches. I hate being cold?! And have you ever tried to start a fire from scratch like a true girl scouter... I'm just saying they make that look easy and that's far from the truth!

 This little guy definitely counts as an essential!

 

AM: Favorite sinful treat food?

AC: Ugh, I wish I didn't have a sweet tooth! I love anything chocolate but try to stick to super dark chocolate or dark chocolate covered almonds.

TM: Cinnabons!

AM: Prints or plains to work out in?

AC: I love plains. I go for all black most of the time.

TM: Love a good print. I get bored. However black is always my go to! Very slimming on everyone. 

AM: One place in the world you would love to visit?

AC: Cuba! Dying to go.

TM: South africa, trek with the gorillas

AM:  Favorite song to work out to?

AC: I'm on a Justin Bieber kick and I'm loving working out to 'sorry'.

TM: Def old school rap..then I add Rihanna and Timberlake into my jam

 

Be sure to follow Trish and Ariana on Instagram and visit Capella here! 

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