I love her bright, tone on tone outfit, especially with her beautiful hair color. She’s definitely wearing one of my favorite outfits for biking to work – tights, a modest heel, and a long jacket most likely hiding a bike-ready dress or skirt and blouse combo. Bike Style via Eleonore Bridge.
It seems that more often than not, women are asking for a stylish bike helmet. Bike Pretty has a great helmet round up and I’ve got my favorite minimal picks here today.
1. Sahn Helmets, I love the matte finish and sleek lines, sold via Heritage Bicycles, $129 2. Bobbin Gold Helmet, the perfect combo of statement and staple, $60 3. Giro Reverb, this is the helmet I wear, super lightweight and understated, $60 at REI.
Much like my high school obsession with boys on skateboards, I just love a well styled man on a bike. Image via The Brown Workshop.
Earlier this year we asked what women were looking for in the perfect bike pants and what they currently were wearing. Most said that stretch, skinny cut and versatility were the winning factors – lucky for us, these are all on trend. That said, we are still faced with rear exposure from low waists and the never ending search. That’s why I’ve got another round up of my favorites – this time, stylish pants for biking.
1. Gap Legging Jean, these have quite a bit of stretch, a mid-rise for coverage, and come in sooo many colors, on sale now for $39.99 2. Outlier Daily Riding Pant, these pants are legendary with 4-way stretch and doubleweave fabric (similar to our skirt), made in New York City, $225 3. The J.Crew Minnie have been my go-to pants for biking since I started, a straight cut and perfect for the office, $89 4. BDG High-rise Twig Jeans from Urban Outfitters are a great weekend option, super stretch and a high waist for guaranteed coverage (also available in mid-rise), $58
Martha Stewart’s Whole Living just published a great slideshow on “How to Ride a Bike.” We’re always excited to see companies and people outside of the industry talking about the joys of biking – and this slideshow does just that. Our favorite photos were of Molly Arevalo, a 34-year-old teach from Los Angeles that enjoys biking to work.
“Sweat isn’t as big a deal as people think. Bring an extra shirt and maybe deodorant. I wear my hair in a ponytail when riding and then take it down or put it in a bun.”
We couldn’t agree more, just ride slow and enjoy the scenery.
Finding the right bike bag for your commute can be challenging – hell, it’s hard enough to find the right bag if you aren’t on a bike. I consider myself a basket girl (that way most bags will work), but there are times when I could use a bit more storage. This is why I’ve got a round up of my favorite bags for stylish ladies on two wheels.
1. I love the utilitarian qualities of the High Above Cuben Mountain Rucksack, $225 and made in Seattle 2. My longtime favorite – Dargelos Trans//porter, $210 3. My current go-to city bag, perfect for any commuter, Baggu Canvas Backpack, $42 4. The Londonberry Classic Satchel at Adeline Adeline caught my attention in a big way, $495, can be carried four ways 5. The Sacagawea Carryall from Materials & Process is a beautiful backpack, $400, made in San Francisco 6. The Sac from Linus is a waxed canvas bag that attaches to your bike or carries like a tote, $69
What is your favorite?