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Ladies Who Lyft: Four Local Drivers Share Their Traffic-Stopping Style

One-third of San Francisco's Lyft drivers are women. Find out how four local Lyft ladies approach both on and off-duty dressing

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On demand ride services have changed the way we travel. Gone are the days of hailing a cab or calling a car for a night out. Now, drivers appear like magic with the tap of an app. And that's not the only thing that's changed: there's also a growing population of female drivers manning the wheel in these shared rides.

In San Francisco, one-third of Lyft's drivers are women. (To put that number in perspective, only 3% of local taxi drivers are women.) Since these drivers have become so integrated into our daily lives, we decided that it was time to quiz a few Lyft ladies about their style.

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Lynn Powers, driver since August 2014, wearing a Forever 21 necklace, Love Culture ring, Michael Kors watch, CottonOn shirt, vest, and leggings, and Top Moda shoes.

Describe your personal style in three words.
Sleek, bold, sassy. (Lipstick is a must!)

What's your typical driver look?
I usually drive after my everyday job or on weekends. If I drive after my everyday job, I am in formal business wear. If I drive on weekends, I usually wear leggings an oversized drapey shirt with accessories. Comfortable shoes are a staple when driving!

Lyft Style

Remember the show Pimp My Ride? If Xhibit showed up to your door, what would he do to your car?
He would definitely add a closet somewhere. Between my everyday business wear, gym sessions, and my shoe collection, that would be epic! I would also want massage chairs; both my passengers and I would love that!

What's the craziest thing a passenger has ever worn in your car?
My favorite part of driving for Lyft is knowing that I don't know what to expect next. Once, I picked a passenger up from a play he was in. He was in full on pirate gear. I'm talking eye patch, hook arm and all!

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Zoe Greene, driver since July 2014, wearing an Urban Outfitters shirt, Free People sweater and jeans, Blundstone shoes, a Brandy Melville necklace, Bagatiba cuff, and a Julie Nolan bracelet.

Describe your personal style in three words.
Laid-back, easy, and mood-dependent.

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What's your typical driver look?
My go-to outfit is my stretchiest Free People jeans, a graphic tee and loads of jewelry. When I'm driving, it's all about being comfortable, but I like to look good because I never know who's going to hop in my car next!

Describe your off-duty wardrobe.
I like to use my time off as an opportunity to wear the less comfortable pieces of my wardrobe: crop tops, high rise skirts, and wooden clogs make their debut.

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Who are your style icons and why?
Erin Wasson is the number one babe and all of my style hopes and dreams. She rocks that "I don't care, I just threw this on" vibe that I love.

Describe your ideal driving shoe.
My Blundstone pull-on boots are the lightest, most comfortable and sturdy shoe for driving.

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Rachel Armstrong, driver since December 2014, wearing all H&M clothing, with silver rings, Toms shoes, and a Coach wallet.

Describe your personal style in three words.
Simple, athletic, classic

What's your typical driver look?
When I drive, I go primarily for comfort. I much prefer a chiller and laid back style, whether that's athletic clothing or boyfriend jeans and an easy t-shirt.Fuzzy dice— yay or nay?

Nay on fuzzy dice, but yay on a fuzzy soccer ball or a pink mustache!

Lyft Style

Describe your personal style in three words.
Simple, athletic, classic

Describe your ideal driving shoe.
My Nike Rosche Runs— super comfortable, stylish and easy to drive in.

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Tell us one thing about yourself that we would never guess.
I'm obsessed with my natural curls and never plan on changing my hairstyle.

What is your off-duty wardrobe?
When I'm not driving, I have two styles: either casual skinny blue or black jeans with a solid colored shirt or a sporty athletic gym look with Nike Yoga Pants and sport top.

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Raina Jones, driver since October 2013, wearing Forever 21 apparel with Jessica Simpson shoes.

Describe your personal style in three words.
Comfortable, simple, unpredictable.

What's your typical driver look?
Long sleeve/simple top with jeans/leggings with booties or flats. I like to stay warm and comfortable since I like driving a lot of nights. I occasionally pair my outfit with a delicate necklace and bracelet.

Lyft Style

Describe your off duty wardrobe.
Depending on my mood, I typically wear skinny jeans or leggings with a chiffon top, and if it's nice out I love to wear dresses.

Tell us one thing about yourself that we would never guess.
Aside from fashion, what I love most about style is makeup application. I'm obsessed with learning new makeup techniques from Pinterest.

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Remember the show Pimp My Ride? If Xhibit showed up to your door, what would he do to your car?
He'd change the color of my car to candy red, change the driver and front seat to massage chairs and the backseats to leather. My car would be gas efficient, with LED lights inside, a new sound system, TV screens on the back of the driver and passenger seats and dash, and the dash screen would be a touch screen. He would add 18 inch rims, the middle compartment would be turned into a snack compartment. There would be a water bottle dispenser, the back seats would be big enough for my passengers (including room for kids and a karaoke machine), and the trunk would have a toolsection and enough space for passenger baggage.