Meet Annie. Her mom brought her to the Mall of America to spruce up her style. Well, spruce up is a bit of an understatement. She needed style and thankfully, she was up for anything.
But first, we had to figure out what was under that huge sweatshirt and baggy jeans.
Are you ready to see what she looks like “after”?
Are you sure?
The above photos are what Annie wore to the mall and what I met her in (left) and one of the initial outfits we found at Macy’s (right).
Because this was the first time I had met Annie and because she really didn’t know where to start, our shopping was a process of elimination in terms of style.
We found some good basics at Macy’s in the Juniors department but had to wade through A LOT of trendy, cheap-quality items.
At Old Navy, we found some summer basics but we still weren’t finding “it.”
Our last stop was Forever 21. Honestly, I’m not that familiar with the store other than the accessories. After wandering through the HUGE store, which is full of every trend possible, she found what I would consider her first signature item.
It was an amazing moment to see her light up when she found this and saw herself in the mirror.
After recovering from trying on everything I gave her – with a smile, I might add – I hope she had enough energy to show her mom what we found.
It was fun to work with someone young who is discovering style from an entirely different perspective than I did.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org when you’re ready to start, refresh or re-engage with your personal style.
Special thanks to professional hair and make-up artist Nicole Fae for referring Annie.
And a very special thanks to Annie for letting me photograph her for this blog post.