It’s not one of the automatic holidays that pops up on your Google calendar, but you don’t want to miss International Walk to Work Day on April 6. Going analog just for one day will remind you how simple steps can help save the environment. Plus, it’s not a bad excuse to go shoe shopping—after all, you’re going to need something stylish enough for the office but comfortable enough for the stroll there, right? For inspiration, we checked in with fashion icons across the globe about how everyone can follow in their, er, footsteps.
First stop: Manilla, Philippines with swimwear designer Trasienne Estrada. Her best advice: “Walk with a straight posture. Look people in the eye. Ask people about their story.” On an average day, Trasienne’s backdrop is either the beach or city streets, and her go-to kicks are flip flops or flats.
Traveling 7000+ miles east to Los Angeles, California, we met up with Kellee Edwards. You might know her from Travel Channel’s Mysterious Islands, where the exotic locations she films take a back seat to her killer wardrobe. “In case y’all forgot. I adventure HARD. Don’t let the pretty dresses, high heels, short shorts and swimsuits fool you,” she recently posted on Instagram. Her walk-to-work shoes are a pair of pink lace-up sneakers.
Finally, in Toronto, we checked how Sasha Exeter, founder of So Sasha blog and self-proclaimed fashion fanatic, gets ready for her commute. Whether she’s off to the flower market or checking out a new restaurant, she says comfort and style are key. Strappy flats give off cool-girl vibes and are much more comfortable than the 4-inch heels she used to wear in her corporate job.
Don’t forget to make your own strides on April 6. In the meantime, check out the video.