What Are You Wearing?: The Salty Caramels
A pastiche of music and style, The Salty Caramels let their outfits imitate their art.
"Our look reflects our sound," said Bree Frick. "It's vintage. It's eclectic."
The ladies formed the band in August as a side project to other musical endeavors. They perform a literal show of musical chairs, switching instruments and taking turns playing items like rusty chains and a suitcase drum kit.
Their songs are sweet (much like the band's namesake Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams flavor), caked in harmonies and inspired by girl bands of yesteryear like the Boswell and the Andrews sisters.
Dressing up for shows is fun, they say. "It's about the whole package," said Molly Winters. "And people notice."
Describe the band's style:
"Eclectic retro throwback"
Vocals, Dobro guitar, saw
Describe your style: Whimsical
Neighborhood and hometown: Hilliard
Dress: From Flower Child. "The pattern is of a crescent moon and people in love. Two of my favorite things."
Gloves: From a costume shop in Athens
Headband: From Athens Underground. "I love things bedazzled, like headbands with fur or feathers."
Boots: From Urban Outfitters
Thigh-highs: From a thrift store. "I found these still in the package. Always a good find - tights can be so expensive."
Necklace: From Rag-O-Rama
Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
Describe your style: Vintage glamorous rock
Neighborhood: Victorian Village
Dress: From Flower Child
Tights: From The Garden
Shoes: By Stuart Weitzman
Mouse ring: By Marc Jacobs
Skull bracelet: "I got this at Put-in-Bay when I was 15. I was like, 'I hate this place!' This is my 15-year-old angst in a bracelet. I can't buy expensive jewelry. I'll lose it."
Vocals, guitar, ukulele, percussion
Describe your style: Retro with a bohemian flair
Neighborhood and hometown: Columbus. "I'm a local yokel."
Dress: From Second Chance Consignment. "I love shopping there."
Alpaca wool gloves: By I Yarn For You. "I'm addicted to fingerless gloves because they're easy to play with, especially when we're performing outside. I have them in all different colors."
Leg warmers: "These are just to add another layer of warmth."
Boots: By Frye Boot Company
Earrings: By Lucky Brand
Flower: "I wear flowers all the time. This one's fake, but I try to wear real flowers whenever I can."
The Salty Caramels