Photos by Kelly
Bloggers Who Bike: Shini of Park and Cube
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.
The typical bike helmet is designed for safety and comfort, not style.
If only that were true. I wouldn’t mind wearing a plain-colored noggin-cover that was purely functional. After all, I’m never like, “I wish this seatbelt matched my shoes” while riding in a car. (Just kidding. I don’t ride in cars.)
Yet sport helmet “designers” insist on covering the protective plastic surface with abstract floral designs and pink racing stripes. You know what? You can’t polish a turd. You might be able to roll it in glitter. But it still stinks.
Good judgment is always sexy. And there are a lot of protective lids that actually look decent. Attractive even. In no particular order, I present to you my favorite helmet styles.
1. Bobbin Gold Helmet, £36.00
The first time I saw this golden beauty, I fell so hard. In love. This is the one that could turn me into one of those nerds that walks around the grocery store with her helmet on. Created by Bobbin Bicycles, Cyclechic.co.uk will ship to the US. Also sold in silver.
2. Yakkay Milano in Blue Denim, $140
The Yakkay helmet system is all about options. A simple helmet base provides protection (and ventilation). It fits any of the 20+ cute covers. The Milano style in Blue Denim (pictured) is my pick for everyday wear. But a fluffy fur cover is very Dr. Zhivago. Swoon!