I have never been matchy matchy. In fact probably nothing in my outfit matches, but have always made it work somehow. At least in my opinion But lately, I have been really into matching outfits. Must be that 80′s girl in me coming out again. This little number, is somewhat matchy but not quite. Matchy in a quirky way, so totally me. And of course I kept in mind what would be bicycle riding appropriate. A dress that’s not TOO short, a light weight purse, and heels that easily sit on the pedal. As well flea market shopping and fancy brunching appropriate. Because isn’t that what weekends are all about?
Quick snapshots on my way to a meeting while quickly running my bike to the bike shop for quick tune up! Bike riding season has finally arrived!
outfit~Dress:Vintage from Beacon’s Closet, Handbag: c/o Katherine Kwei, Belt: Betsey Johnson Shoes: c/o Keds
Sooo…if you follow me on twitter, you know I am a little obsessed with biking. It’s become such a lovely way of life, especially when we are having all of this beautiful weather here in New York. From biking to the library- to run errands in the garment district -to dinner with friends, when picking out my outfit for the day, what is appropriate for the bike is MY top priority! AND that is not just t-shirts or sneaks! If you know me, I am into dresses and all things girly! So here goes….my top fave picks and why they are best for the chic biker!!!
When jumpers came back into trend, I was all over them. And when I decided to get a bike, they were the perfect pair! Most easiest to bike in for sure! And you never have to worry about showing too much-sometimes the wind takes over, if you know what i mean! I love these clogs from Nina Z. You can find her booth at the Brooklyn Flea, I am about to add some more to my collection. I always get the “Wow!-that is hardcore biking in heels!” But the truth is girls—it’s SO much easier!! I have ruined too many cute flats by having them slip off the pedals! (And some bruised toes as well, no fun!)
Sixties shaped dresses are perfect for riding. They are not super tight, and let little breeze through for those super summer hot days. And if the dress happens to be a little short, just add some super cute bloomers. I am very into this trend lately, and loving the ones from American Apparel!! And you don’t need a giant back pack, little shoulder strap bags are perfect! AND can we talk about helmets??!! Lets be serious girls, we spend so much time painting our faces, lets protect our pretty heads too!! I KNOW, I KNOW….there are NO cute helmets out there!! WELL… what about these white equestrian-like ones??…Bern has a cute one, and I am liking this one from Giro too!! So there–ha ha, no more excuses!
Hot dinner date? No problem. These American Apparel Biker shorts are perfect! I have a pair as well….add a cute top and some strappy shoes, and TADA!! And I am especially loving the corset trend, perfect for a night out with some hot shorts! Betsey has a bunch of cute ones to check out!!