Style Wellness

Bike Chic

June 16, 2014
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Sweater c/o 424 Fifth, shorts c/o Old Navy, Zara booties,
Trek bikes, necklace c/o Brooklyn Designs Jewelry, bag c/o Massimo Dutti,
bracelets c/o Keltie Leanne Designs

My first and only car accident was about a month after I got my license and it involved me, my dad’s car and a stationary wall. Needless to say, I decided shortly afterwards (slash as I was sitting in a totalled car having somehow gotten into a head-on accident with an underground parking lot wall) that driving wasn’t going to be my forte. I’ve commuted since then exclusively on my trusty bike Mojito, even bringing it all the way to steamy Toronto for my summer at FASHION. Bike chic is its whole own style game, particularly in the summer when you have the heat to contend with! Click through to see my summer style tips for riding in style.

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First things first, there are a few cardinal rules to biking in style while staying safe:
Flowy pieces can and will get caught up in your wheels, not to mention they’ll get grease all over them (I sadly lost this Club Monaco skirt to a bike ride while in Toronto).

Wedges, booties and flats are your friends – pumps can be doable but really only if you’re able to bike at a really leisurely pace. Funnily enough, wedges are actually the easiest to bike with – they help with the kick off!

If you wear pants, keep them fitted or roll up the legs to ensure they don’t get caught in the chains!

Other than that, keep your hair in a low-key yet chic bun, braid or pony (I wear a helmet obviously, it’s just a bit too ugly to include in these shots – check out Refinery29’s roundup of helmet-friendly hairstyles!), focus on tone-on-tone or texture play if you want to up the visual interest factor while keeping your look comfortable and if you opt for a skirt or dress, you can always wear spandex shorts underneath (you can slip out of them once you get to the office or whatever your destination is) so that in the event that there’s a rogue gust of wind, you’re covered!
Happy cycling!
Photos by Alicia

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12 Comments

  • Reply Kate June 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    This sweater is absolutely perfect for summer! I am in love with it!! And love that you paired it with the white shorts too! I also love your bike!! It's so cute! I was hoping to find something like this when I got my bike but ended up with something a little sportier! I just got a basket put on mine though which solves the shoe dilemma (I can always bring a pair to change into and just bike in my keds!) Adorable post, Alex! xo!

    • Reply Alexandra June 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks beauty! I desperately need a basket actually I keep nearly toppling over by constantly swinging my huge cross-body bags over my shoulder haha. So sad I didn't get a chance to see you when you were here!! Alicia, Jen and I are trying to plan a cross-Canada trip soon 🙂

  • Reply Gaby Dob June 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Your outfit is fabulous!
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  • Reply Hannah June 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Such a great summer outfit!

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  • Reply Julie June 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I love that sweater/top! Very cute for summer

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  • Reply Lisa June 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Great sweater.

  • Reply Lexxie ♕ June 16, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Great for a hot summer day.
    And of God that bag is amazing!

  • Reply Sabina B. June 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Love the mesh shirt, perfect for summer!

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  • Reply t June 17, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Cute boots!

    xo T.
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  • Reply Erin June 17, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I love jockey skimmies slip shorts for cycling (which have got to have the most awkward name ever), they aren't as, er, intense as spandex cycling shorts and keep you cool too.

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt June 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Cute sweater, it looks great with the pink booties:)
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