Good morning and Happy Friday! I’d like you to meet Genie! She is a 4th year business student who has recently completed her second Co-op as a service designer, and is currently on the hunt for her third and final Co-op before she heads off to Morocco for exchange! Genie enjoys travelling, photography and spending her weekends in the outdoors.
When it came to fashion and dressing, Genie described her style as “plain and boring”. She felt she had a limited business casual wardrobe which restricted her from dressing professionally for work and various business events. With graduation approaching and having plans to enter the job market soon after, Genie wanted to changeover her wardrobe from a student’s to a career woman’s. She also wanted to learn how to incorporate colour into her look to match her bright and outgoing personality! Together we found pieces to create her new look and built various outfits with her fresh new wardrobe.
Look 1: Weekend Casual
On the weekends when hanging out with friends or running errands, Genie said she would always reach for the same pair of blue jeans and switch between zip up hoodies and old sweaters. This look did not flatter her, as well as made her look too plain and young. I wanted to show Genie how to look stylish and comfortable, while utilizing some of her favourite pieces in her wardrobe.
During our shopping sessions, we found some black denim she could dress up or down, giving her more outfit variations (and a break from her blue jeans)! We also found a denim jacket to replace her old hoodies. I knew Genie would get a great deal of use from the jacket, taking her from Spring to Fall.
Plaid Top: A&F
Denim Jacket: H&M
Black Jeans: Jessica Simpson (The Hudson’s Bay)
Look 2: Business Casual
When it came to Genie’s professional wardrobe, she found she was lacking business casual clothing. Most of it was black and white, masculine and very plain. We wanted to integrate some fun feminine pieces, prints and colour into her wardrobe…and we sure did!;)
One of our favourite looks we found was this light pink blazer, grey pencil skirt and polka dot blouse combo from H&M. They are such versatile pieces that she can easily mix and match with other garments in her closet. Genie looks amazing in these softer shades, fun and lively (like her persona) and of course very professional! We added a simple gold necklace to complete the look.
Heels: Payless Shoes
Thanks for stopping by Leopard Couture!:) If you are interested in being styled like Genie, please visit my Style Me Leopard page and apply! Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!xx
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