Short skirts, high glamor, and mixed drinks. Conspicuous consumption, love triangles, and dark secrets. It’s no wonder that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby seizes the imagination of every generation.
Last month I shared a lesson: leopard print style can help you stay safe on your bike. Or at least get you noticed. Which is nearly the same thing, right?
Here are three more ways to introduce this hi-visibility pattern into your commute.
I take almost all of my outfit photos on my roof. Even though it means schlepping my bike, tripod, camera, and props up four flights of stairs. You can’t beat the light.
It’s relatively private, so I can pose like a giant goofball. However, my roof is flat and spacious. Nothing like the one in this improbable shot.
I love her 90′s revival outfit. Wish we could see more of her red boots (I’m such a sucker for red boots). That’s how you know this shot is for bike nerds, not bike fashion nerds.
Thanks to Tracko for posting.
This week I stopped in Portland on my way to see Iva Jean and Babecycle. About ten years ago, I lived in Portland. I have so many fond memories of its pretty neighborhoods. That’s where I fell in love with riding my bike.
My dad still lives there. And he’s very generous to let me store my old clothes in his guest bedroom. Going through my old closet is almost like flipping through a scrapbook.
I’m mentioned at the top of a list (!!!!!) of cycle chic blogs that have been a huge inspiration for me. It’s such an honor to be included with London Cycle Chic, Chicago’s Bike Fancy, Australia’s Cycle Style, and the grandaddy of them all, Copenhagen Cycle Chic.
If you don’t read Finnish (and I don’t) here’s a translation of my blurb, courtesy of Google:
How to blog, where the day is always like a bicycle? Pretty fresh Bike offers inspiration for those who enjoy bike riding style hounds, bikepretty.com.
Um. Thanks, Computer! Hopefully bike riding a style hound is a good thing in Finnish?
Finally, thank you to Mirjami of Elle Finland for putting the story together.