Outfit Ideas: Pattern Mixing For The Win
I met Piper last Saturday at the annual San Francisco to Maker Faire Bike Ride. She was eyeing The Bambeauty. I fell in love with her superior print mixing skills.
Turns out Piper used to manage the (now closed) San Francisco Bamboo Bike Studio. She’d even been a technical advisor for my bike a year before we met in person.
How awesome is her cowboy shirt? Here’s how to get her look:
Street Style Snaps from San Francisco Bike To Work Day
From magenta tights(you know how I feel about magenta tights) to polka dot helmets, to bicycle knee socks. San Francisco cyclists know how to strike the perfect balance between style and practicality.
Everyone in San Francisco has an awesome creative job. At least that’s the impression I got while out and about last week.
It happened to be Bike To Work Day. Basically cyclist prom. Except Continue reading
Photos by Kelly
The Most Dashing Dame of the 2013 London Tweed Run
Cordings sponsored the Most Dashing Dame competition. The well-deserved title went to this lovely lady in blue. Continue reading
Some days you just have to wear your leopard-print dress. Even if it has a maxi skirt. And even if you do want to ride your bike.
Don’t worry. We’re all about accommodating your craziest outfit ideas. So here’s how to bike in a maxi skirt. Continue reading
Bike Chic Outfit Ideas for a Chilly Spring
There is still a chill in the air. Colorful coats are a good start for outfit ideas. Looking forward to springtime, my color palette represents new growth: yellow, green, and blue.
But who am I kidding? Continue reading
Silky Emerald Bloomers for Outfit of the Day
I’m bringing bloomers back! Is there a more perfect garment for cycle chic? Perhaps, but bloomers are cute, comfy, and protect your dignity even while biking in the shortest dress.
Honey Cooler Handmade is a line of gorgeous lingerie inspired by Edwardian under-garments. I stopped by the studio where I met Stephanie. She is the brains, and the hands, behind this independent fashion label.
Each piece is a one-off creation. And she sources her creamy silk jacquards from the same suppliers that high-end designers use.
Stephanie very generously lent me these bloomers, along with a few other pieces that I can’t wait to show you.
The emerald silk brings out the highlights of the moss-green velvet jacket. Sunglasses are Prada.
Supposedly the maritime-striped American Apparel high-waisted skirt can also be worn as a dress. Um, I’m not sure about that. Strapless peplum-top is more accurate. But the bloomers make it work.
In any case, it’s a shame to cover up Stephanie’s lovely inset lace work. You can get a closer look here.
I love how the copper heels catch the light. That was one of my favorite DIY’s.
Look for more great things from Honey Cooler Handmade soon!
Anjou Vélo Vintage Ride: The Best of Bike Chic
The very best of vintage bike chic must be in France. Specifically the Anjou Vélo Vintage: a throwback ride in the spirit of the Tweed Run or L’Eroica.
For two days at the end of June, enthusiasts gather in Saumur, in the Loire Valley. A veritable vintage village pops up. Throughout the weekend there are wine-tastings, picnics, even a jazz soirée. The big ride is on the second day.
To maintain the proper spirit, only pre-1987 Continue reading