Amy Farrington, director of administration and donor relations at ShelterBox, an international nonprofit that provides emergency supplies to disaster survivors and has its U.S. headquarters in Lakewood Ranch, barely has time to think about putting an outfit together before dashing out the door in the morning with her husband and young son. ShelterBox’s office attire is relaxed business casual, but Amy wants to think outside her own fashion box with a fresh new look.
AMY’S GOAL “I want to continue my athletic, relaxed style but upgrade it to a more sophisticated, put-together look.”
JACKIE’S GOAL “Keeping Amy’s sporty look was at the forefront of my mind when we were shopping. Since her work attire is primarily khakis and cargo pants, my ultimate goal was to illustrate how pants other than khakis could be pulled together and still fit into her style parameters. One current trend is sport chic, a style based on tailored athletic wear, so the pant I selected was gathered at the waist and loose at the ankle. “Wow, these are comfy!” was Amy’s immediate reaction when she tried them on. Sport chic can be office or evening appropriate. For Amy, I went for an office casual look by pairing it with an unstructured navy blouse and a pair of leather and lace wingtip-style shoes. The multi-charm necklace was the perfect accent. If Amy wanted to take this trend into evening she could add a blazer and a pair of heels.”
AMY’S TAKE “I was surprised it all went together so well. I was certain the shoes would not look good, but they were the highlight of the outfit. I’m pretty sure even the photographer wanted to buy them. I really loved the overall look—hair to shoes. It looked like me but more sophisticated and stylish.”
WHERE TO BUY Pants, $98, top, $69.99 both from J. Crew; Gianni Bini shoes, $79.99, Kenneth Cole necklace $48, both from Dillard’s.
STORY AND STYLING BY JACKIE ROGERS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX STAFFORD, MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLED BY ERICA LYNN OF FRESH SALON.SPA.STYLE