Dress c/o Foster Bay, H&M bag, earrings and flats, vintage belt, Trek bike
For this week’s FASHION Magazine Style Panel challenge, we got one that was pretty much right up my alley: how to still look chic and stylish while commuting by either biking or walking. I bike to work on trusty Mojito (my mint green Trek hybrid cruiser) every single day and it’s also my main way of getting around the city. Given that I also work in a fashion environment, I’ve really had to learn how to still look work-appropriate and stylish while also being able to bike comfortably (and safely, of course).
My absolute favourite silhouette for biking is definitely a circle or A-line cut. Roomy, breezy and cute, plus you can easily wear a little pair of spandex shorts underneath in case a rogue gust of wind blows your skirt up. If you live somewhere that’s reasonably safe to bike around in, then I’d definitely say go for a pair of heels or wedges, but since Toronto is legitimately a terrifying place for a biker, I stick to flats and an out-of-way crossbody bag. I also like to bike way too fast and weave in and out of traffic, yelling at drivers and aggressively hand-signalling as I go, so I wear a helmet even for short trips.
This dress I’m wearing here is not only perfect for biking but I’m soooo in love with the colour for everyday. It’s from this great Singapore brand Foster Bay – absolutely loving all their things!
Okaaay I’m off to work now (on my bike, obviously)! Happy hump day everyone!