Yvette Bernosky, a certified personal trainer and owner of Yvette’s Fitness Studio in downtown Sarasota, is passionate about helping people get and stay fit. With a new business venture in the works, Cattle Crawl Adventure Race 2014 (scheduled for next March), a gentler Tough Mudder-like competition that adds cattle-ranch obstacles, Yvette needs to transition from 24/7 workout
wear to a more business-savvy style.
YVETTE’S GOAL: “I want to look put together, professional and confident.”
JACKIE’S GOAL: “As a personal trainer, Yvette spends her days in shorts and workout wear that may not be appropriate attire for sponsorship meetings and presentations for her new business venture. Yvette wanted to try something different from the khakis-and-shirt business style. While we tried many outfits, this one was a standout for its cut and fit. The pencil skirt and peplum jacket had stretch in the fabric and fit Yvette’s well-defined physique beautifully. I kept the details simple with a brightly colored cami and chunky necklace, and her own earrings and watch. Working a crisp white suit into your wardrobe leaves the closet door wide open to many on-trend color pairings like daffodil yellow, flame-orange or pistachio-green. And there’s the bonus of separates: Both pieces can be worn separately to create so many different outfits.”
YVETTE’S TAKE: “I felt confident and attractive in this suit; plus, it was great to see new options on how to do my hair and make-up. It looked so natural. I loved seeing the transformation from gym attire to a business style for my meetings. It’s great to see how diverse I can be.”
WHERE TO BUY
Jacket,$121.60, skirt, $74.10, camisole, $41.80 and shoes, $112.10 all from White House Black Market. Alona Jordan Necklace, $228 from Lotus.
STORY AND STYLING BY JACKIE ROGERS
HAIRSTYLING BY JODY HOFFMAN OF FRESH. SALON. SPA. STYLE
MAKE-UP BY DANIEL TILLERY, CHANEL MAKE-UP ARTIST, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX STAFFORD