For most of us, it’s the little things we do to tread lightly on the environment: installing low-flow shower heads, turning down the thermostat, bringing a reusable cup to the coffee shop and buying locally grown fruits and vegetables. Then there are the dedicated few who take it to the highest level as professionals, guiding the public, industry and businesses on sustainable practices. But who knew environmentalists had such style?
Her skirt is narrow and her boot heels are tall, but that didn’t get in the way of Julie’s bike + train business travel to San Jose to the speak at the Trash Summit. We met in the bike car on her Caltrain ride down from San Francisco. Julie needed some help navigating the fare system, and then navigating her way across downtown to the convention center. What she didn’t need was any style tips from anyone. I want that plaid blazer!
Fast forward a week and it’s déjà vu all over again on Caltrain where I met Rebecca who works for San Jose’s Department of Environmental Services. With a commute that goes from foggy San Francisco to sunny San Jose, layers work well. A bold print scarf over a long-sleeved knit top, over a wrap dress, over yoga pants and she’s ready for anything, including stretching out with a downward-facing dog pose on her train ride home.
About Fashion Friday: Inspired by a 2011 Bike to Work Day challenge sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this series highlights the broad range of “dress for the destination” bicycling fashions.