Going on a long bike ride doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion for function. We put together this handy dandy cycling guide to help you prep for your next ride about town!
First things first: If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to get a bike. You can check your local classified ads for an affordable vintage option, or you can look for a new, vintage-inspired bike. We love this Mixte style frame (above) from Linus Bikes!
Carrying a purse can be a bit cumbersome while trying to stay balanced on your bike, so we recommend a wire basket like this classy Brooks Hoxton Wire Basket for all your goodies. The Paris Highlight Reel Tote in Midnight is perfect for carrying your Thirst for Design Water Bottle and a sack lunch. Of course, it’s always good to do a little research too, which is why Bike Snob is the perfect reading material to get you in the right mood. Slap on a fashionable Nutcase helmet for safety, and you’re almost ready to go…
Start your journey with the adorable autumn-toned Celebutante Romper, then layer on the Touch of Vanilla Cardigan, One for A Cruise Necklace, and The Imagine Sunglasses. Last, slide on the comfy Airboat Ride Flat.
You can certainly deck yourself out in spandex if that’s what floats your boat, but you don’t need a ton of sports gear for a casual ride about town. We put together the cute look above to keep you comfy enough for a ride without looking like the Tour de France.
Any other biking enthusiasts out there? What would you wear and bring with you for a fashionable bike ride?