One of my new favorite, and eco-friendly ways to get around town is bicycling. No, you did not misread that! I enjoy bicycling around beach towns, my neighborhood, to our local coffee shop and even to run some light errands. Biking has so many perks including the fresh air, a little extra cardio, and lowering your carbon footprint just to name a few. But what to wear, you ask, when riding light? Here are 4 outfits that are perfect for a summer bike ride...
COMFORTABLE & OVERSIZED
For those of you who prefer a relaxed, more tomboyish style, this will be a piece of cake, because my favorite look to bike in is a comfy pair of denim shorts and an oversized button down. Biking can (sometimes) be tricky, so wear a cute pair of flats, sandals or sneakers. To avoid the hassle of figuring out what to do with a purse, bring an easy cross-body bag instead. My go-to bike outfit is inspired by this casual look Lauren has put together below.
1. TOPSHOP V-Front Cami 2. EQUIPMENT Cotton-chambray Shirt 3. MAUI JIM Aviator Sunglasses 4. IJA Skinny Cuff 5. LAFONN Round Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Sunglow Yellow Coco Small Shoulder Bag - Python 7. HALOGEN Pointy Toe Flats 8. RAG & BONE Cut-off Denim Shorts
GIRLY & PRACTICAL
If you are biking to work or while on a date and want a less casual look, a maxi-skirt is a MUST. I still recommend staying away from heels and wedges, but a cute mule is a nice way to add some height to your shoe without having to worry about impracticality. For a fun, outdoorsy touch, try a messy bun or stylish braids! Kristin's leather jacket is a great addition for when temperature's drop at night.
1. TORY BURCH Printed Maxi Skirt 2. EQUIPMENT Camisole 3. VINCE Biker Jacket 4. RAY-BAN Sunglasses 5. KATE SPADE Charm Bracelet 6. MEL BOTERI Denim Snake, Suede Leather Cara Envelope Clutch 7. CHLOE Wedge Mules
Printed shorts are one of my most recent summer wardrobe additions. They come in the comfiest fabrics, and who doesn't love a good pattern! My tip: pair printed shorts with a solid top or jacket so as to keep from looking too busy. Alex can easily convert this style to work attire by changing into pants or a skirt, and I love the way she styles her Mel Boteri Watson tote!
1. P.A.R.O.S.H. Cami Top 2. MICHAEL KORS Stretch-crepe Blazer 3. PRADA Sunglasses 4. KATE SPADE Bangle 5. KENDRA SCOTT Pendant Necklace 6. MEL BOTERI Rose Quartz Pink, Pebbled Leather Watson Tote 7. TABITHA SIMMONS Suede Sandals 8. TITLE A Printed Shorts
ROMPERS & JUMP SUITS
As far as biking fashion don'ts: skinny jeans, short skirts, and curve hugging dresses. Rompers and jumpsuits, on the other hand, are great options as they are always comfy and you don't have to worry about any wardrobe mishaps. Stephanie's romper is soooo cute for summer and it goes fabulously with our Serenity Blue Watson tote!
1. CAMILLA Printed Playsuit 2. DAVID YURMAN Link Bracelet 3. QUAY AUSTRALIA Cat Eye Sunglasses 4. AX ARMANI EXCHANGE Watch 5. MEL BOTERI Serenity Blue, Pebbled Leather Watson Tote 6. KENDRA SCOTT Pendant Necklace 7. SAM EDELMAN Lace-Up Sandals
Hopefully these style tips will get you excited to dust off the old bike and go for a ride! ;)
Be sure to join me next week for easy ways to wear denim during these scorching summer days. And in the meantime, please leave your comments below or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific style questions and/or ideas for topics you would like for us to cover.