Bikes are retro, old-village quaint and certainly a daily part of our lives once again. In all the hustle and bustle of the city, manoeuvring around from point A to point B has become tedious with all the traffic cars get stuck in, not to mention the overcrowding and lack of oxygen in the busses. The metro may be faster with its own track and all, but then we are stuck underground, probably in a crowded space and desperate for a change of scenery. Bikes do a grand job in keeping us above ground, enjoying the balmy weather and getting to where we want to go without spending hours honking and yelling at one another in road rage. Most definitely the least stressful and most beneficial mode of travel, particularly when the sun’s shining bright and we are perfectly dressed for the occasion. Moreover, bikes have turned into perfect “fashion accessories” capable of adding that retro zest to your daily looks, and riding a bike in style is something we all want to do. Below, we present some outstanding looks of stylish fashion bloggers when bike riding for your inspiration and admiration.
The fashion industry has certainly been zeroing in on the opportunity to capitalize on the bike-riders’ market, ensuring they are presented with an array of options that are both stylish and comfortable while zipping through the city. While fashion week sported stilettos for the biker models, fashion bloggers have opted to change around their wardrobes to truly match the bike-riders’ needs. Giving your pocket a break once in a while and grabbing that old bike of yours to take the scenic route around the city has never been more fashionable!
Riding around in spandex is so old fashioned, so we have opted for the stretchy skinny jeans that fit just right, protect against the elements and are complimented with comfortable loafers and simple knitted sweater topped with a white coat. It’s easy, we all have some semblance of this style in our wardrobes and it’s perfectly versatile.
For the little bit of diva in all of us, a long shirt-dress is perfect. We do not necessarily need to be wearing pants while riding our bikes, as we are reminded by Angélique of The Fashion Everyday. Furthermore, adding a basket of brightly colored flowers to our bikes will add to the rural country princess feel of it all. Stylish and chic, this one’s definitely not for the tomboys out there.
Hanneli Mustaparta has found her perfect getup with this white boho dress and chunky black ankle booties. She rocks the look with a wide-brimmed hat that brought out the sexy summer look in all of us. The basket on her bike help carry a purse so she’s never looking less than her best as she bikes around setting a dresses-on-bikes trend.
For the perfect casual chic look, pick the simplest white tee and match it with a black flared mini skirt and a black leather biker jacket and go wheeling around the city in style. This is such a cool outfit to embrace especially during the transitional days.
Veronica Ferraro of The Fashion Fruit has us mesmerized with our favourite look of the line, the fluffy maxi skirt matched with a plaid shirt for the grunge effect. Flat sandals will let you ride around town in comfort, while some fun shades add to the adorable look you’ve been trying to achieve with that outfit.
If you happen to be bike riding in New York City, why not match your overall look with the style and mood of the city? A bright yellow bike will be perfect to reflect the iconic yellow of New York cabs, while the stunning mishmash of styles including an elegant knee-length pleated skirt matched with a simple tee and a pair of sneakers is what you need to ride that bike!
Bike fashion is always cool, especially when you pay utmost attention not only to your outfits, but also to the shade of your “ride” and some small details, such as flowers, that can add so much charm to your overall appearance. That’s yet another opportunity for you to show off your unique personality and great feel of style!
Photos courtesy of hanna.metromode.se, Helloitsvalentine.fr, TheFashionEveryDay, Tovogueorbust, TheFashionFruit