Fourth of July Bike Style

Fourth of July Bike Style

I grew up in Northern Michigan, where we spent our 4th of July on the water, biking around the lake and eating and drinking our way through the day. It was one of my favorite days no matter my age, come on, sparklers, water skiing, fireworks and sunshine, it doesn’t get any better. Today I give you my 4th of July Bike Style, perfect for an effortlessly chic outfit.

1. This J.Crew Pop Art swimsuit (on sale for $49) shows a love for cherry pie with the luxury of working year round, plus, I love avoiding tanlines. 2. Another summer classic, this gingham button down from J.Crew Factory ($29.50) works for covering up from the sun and keeping warm as the sun goes down. 3. Moscot does glasses right, classic shapes with a little twist. I love their Beaumont sunglasses in brown fade ($275). 4. The Hemp Transporter from Dargelos ($95) is the perfect street to bike to picnic to anywhere bag, classic American style. 5. Tom’s Wedges ($68.95) are my go-to for a bikable summer heel. 6. Grab your favorite pair of broken in demin and cut em nice and short, you know we love a denim cut off here at Iva Jean.

 

Minimal Bike Bungee Strap

Minimal Bike Bungee Strap

A simple bike bungee strap like this two-strip one from Public Bikes or a cargo net from REI can be an absolute lifesaver when biking around town. Whether holding your helmet, purse or bike lock to your back rack or securing items in a rear bike basket, these are a must have.

 

Summer Bike Fashion

Summer Bike Fashion

There is something so fresh and playful about a loose blazer paired with short shorts, metallic sandals and a worn out t-shirt. Put that outfit on a bike and you’ve got a casual, leggy look perfect for Saturday lunch plans. You can also pick up a front bike basket for your bike and carry around your favorite handbag. Image via What I’d Wear.

 

Front Bike Baskets

Stylish Front Bike Baskets

Now that I’ve shared my favorite rear bike baskets, it’s time to talk front of the bike! It seems like the more I ride my bike, the more stuff I tend to bring along, from my lunch and laptop to product samples and sketchbooks. I’ve been debating adding two side rear baskets, but after doing a little digging, I’m temped to add a bike basket to my handlebars.

1. Basil Pluto Basket with Cage Lid, $175 from Adeline Adeline is perfect for carting around your pooch; 2. Wald Wire Front Bicycle Basket, $18.85, I love a  utilitarian solution and this one is perfect for large loads; 3. Brooks HOXTON Wire Basket, $165, this is a great option for those of us looking to carry taller items such as grocery bags, laptops, etc – not to mention – it’s gorgeous; 4. Saskia Korver makes this beautiful bike bag/basket inspired by old military bags, not currently for sale, but still worth mentioning; 5. House of Talents Wicker Basket, $61 from Eleanor’s NYC is great for cruiser style bikes and can hold a ton of stuff.

 

Summer Looks

Summer Bike Style Demin Cut-offs

I love my vintage Levi cut-offs; they are sexy, comfortable and look damn good when I’m riding around town. These reasons but them on my summer bike style list, what is on your list? Image via Pedalare!Pedalare!