All photos by Kerry Howard, for the Juneau Empire.
• Juneau Style is a weekly fashion segment capturing how Juneauites dress, whether on the streets downtown, on the fishing docks or on the trails. We believe the Juneau look — XtraTufs, Carhartts, rain gear, all of it! — is something to be celebrated.
Nov. 4: This woman reminded me that a spot of color can brighten the grayest of November days. The autumn colors of her dress and scarf — plum, crimson and citron — caught my eye, and her knee high leather boots suited her outfit perfectly. I also loved the umbrella. Umbrellas are often overlooked in favor of a rain jacket, but they can really save the day, especially in a wet climate. Don’t let bad weather affect your fashion or style — just grab and umbrella and go!
“Wilson” the skeleton knows that it is important to dress up for the holidays, but he believes in a minimalist approach to fashion. For his Halloween costume this year, he chose a black-and-white striped bandana, coordinated black eye patch and around his waist, a colorful red sash. Other than his peg leg and hand hook, the only accessory he needs is his parrot riding on his shoulder. Happy Halloween!
Dirk Younkerman loves Alaska and has regularly visited and seasonally worked here since 1993. I ran into him on the trail on a rainy day where he was out enjoying the temperate rainforest. His practical clothes also looked smart—a royal blue Columbia fleece shirt, Kathmandu rain pants from New Zealand, Xtratufs, merino wool neck scarf and buff. An avid videographer, his most important accessories are his video camera and his ever-present smile, which reveals how much he enjoys Juneau.
Alec Nevalainen knows how to dress for casual Friday in effortless but classic pieces. This day he wore a Jeremy Argyle NYC button-down blue and white check shirt, Levi’s slim fit jeans, Born black leather derby shoes and a black leather belt. Easy but professional—his look is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee while getting a little work done at Gonzo’s.
On this cool day by the glacier, Veronica Sullivan from Chico, California, stayed warm in style. She pairs a wool zip-up jacket from Kuhl and cuff-rolled Gap jeans with brown leather boots from Merrell. Her black wool busker cap, Chico sling purse and Rayban sunglasses complete her practical but trendy look.