By Lynette Carrington / Photo by Mark Morgan
If ever there was a superhero of casual style, it is broker Scott Ellsworth, vice president of SRS Real Estate. As part of the nation’s largest commercial real estate firm dedicated to retail, he is as confident with his fashion as he is in his successful career and philanthropy efforts with Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club.
“I’ve never considered myself ahead of the curve on fashion, but I wear what’s in style, very well,” Ellsworth says.
He prefers shades of blues and grays while steering clear of bright colors. In cooler months, he embraces suits and ties, and he is a fan of blazers. No matter the time of year, Ellsworth can always count on his “go to” piece in his closet.
“You can’t beat a good, untucked button-down,” he says.
When he’s not working, you’ll often find him in light gray jeans or black jeans and low high-top shoes by Lacoste are a comfortable favorite, too.
“I rock my glasses, generally,” Ellsworth says. “When I got this style of glasses three years ago, as far as perceived identity, there is a Clark Kent and Superman look… I kind of run with it now!”
As the newly elected chairman of the upcoming 20th Annual Broker for Kids (April 5, 2019), what is your goal? We’ll be trying to get some newer teams in to participate that will be fundraising, plus trying to get our existing teams and club members to maximize their fundraising abilities.
What can people look forward to at the event? I want to deliver a fun, well-attended event and raise as much money as possible for our 20-plus Arizona-based children’s charity partners that serve children in need.
Where are your favorite places to shop? You can’t go wrong with Nordstrom and that’s my top destination. Banana Republic and J.Crew have some good staple items. I’ve even found good fun pairs of socks at a place on Coronado Island [California], so sometimes there are mom and pop places where I’ll occasionally find great accessories.
By Mandy Holmes / Photo by Claudia Johnstone
With a personal style that is as playful as her portfolio, Sherry Engle is a risk-taking dream maker when it comes to creating a funky, feminine style for herself and her clients.
As an interior designer, she adores mixing and matching vintage patterns with modern pieces to create the relaxed-chic looks she’s known for. Drawing inspiration from her travels, Engle is constantly looking for contrasting designs reminiscent of her Mexican and European vacations to incorporate into her personal and professional style.
When it comes to staying trendy, she favors Anthropologie for their feminine silhouettes and chunky accessories but finding a small boutique that speaks to her relaxed style is her favorite way to shop.
Being in the business of interior design, Engle avoids suits and office attire and turns up the fun factor on her wardrobe by incorporating pops of her preferred colors, red and yellow.
“Because of my profession, I don’t have to worry about fitting in with any particular standard of dress,” she says. “Every day is a new day!”
What will we see you in on weekends versus workdays? I love wearing sundresses on the weekends. I can drop what I am doing, grab lunch, run errands or work around the house and still feel cute and comfortable.
What would someone say if they looked at your closet? Unpack your suitcase! When I travel weekly or biweekly, it’s very exhausting. So, many times I don’t empty my suitcase for several days or until my next trip.
What is your most prized possession in your closet and why? My orange, silk Stella McCartney dress that I bought eight years ago for my wedding.
You’re a big fan of jumpsuits. What do you love about them? It’s like wearing sophisticated overalls or a chic onesie – they take all the guess work out of pairing tops and bottoms and lengthen and flatter my figure.