Ready to step up your bike fashion game? Try biking in a skirt. But not just any old skirt. We’re talking about the Iva Jean Reveal Skirt. This clever creation uses high-performance fabric and a strategically placed zip to keep you looking cute on your ride to work.
And lucky for us, Iva Jean is sponsoring a giveaway for Bike Pretty readers! The lucky winner of the random drawing will win one Reveal Skirt of her own. Available in sizes 0-16, the skirt is made in black Schoeller-Dryskin fabric. It’s plenty stretchy, but not clingy. Check out my full review here.
It’s easy to enter the drawing. In fact, you can enter up to four times by December 2.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The entry period ends on December 2, 2013. The winner will be announced within 48 hours. If the winner doesn’t respond with their US mailing address within 72 hours, a new winner will be randomly selected. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Best of luck!
You guys! Bike fashion is a real thing! Take the Perfect Bike Pant by Iladora, currently in the homestretch of their crowd funding campaign.
Designed by a couple of fancy ladies that love bikes, this commuter trouser has lots of yummy on-the-bike features. Like a raised rear waistband to combat whale tail. (Am I the only person that bikes in a thong? Is that TMI?)
They’ve thought of everything. Seriously, check out the sewn-in tab that holds up your cuff-roll. And it’s powered by magnets. Magnets, people! How cool is that?
I’m sick of seeing bike commuter pants limited to men-only products (ahem, Levi’s). That just doesn’t cut it for my hip-to-waist ratio. So it’s super exciting that these San Francisco based designers are taking matters into their own hands and filling this giant pants-shaped hole in the market.
Snag a discounted pair for yourself via the pre-order campaign, currently on IndieGoGo. They come in black and grey.
And if you would like to check them out in person, you’re invited to try on the samples at Mission Bicycle Company this Saturday October 12.
While searching NYFW street style photos for yesterday’s post, I came across these shots from the Menswear 2014 shows back in June. I always look forward to the images that come from Milan’s Fashion Week and Pitti Uomo in Florence.
Everyone seems to be having so much fun. And the way the men wear their fabulous suits so casually. Brings back memories of how boy-crazy we were as students at FIT in Florence. Wandering the exhibition halls of the Fortezza Da Basso once a year was an out of body experience.
Naturally Kelly and I would ride our granny bikes to Pitti Uomo. Not sure if we mastered the effortless chic you see here, but we did our best to represent.
Last Friday Victoria Beckham posted a photo of a lonely bike wheel chained to an NYC parking staple with the caption, “So I won’t be riding home tonight then!”
The story of her stolen bike spread across the internet, with a whole bunch of celebrity-centric sites weighing in. The general reaction was “Wait, Posh Spice rides a bike?”
To which I must to reply: OF COURSE SHE RIDES A BIKE! She’s a beautiful, intelligent, ultra-famous, fashionable woman. How else would she get around?
But you don’t have to take my word for it. We also have photographic evidence by none other than by Canadian-rocker-turned-photographer Bryan Adams. Check out this incredibly sexy photo shoot of Queen V on a gorgeous cruiser.
Exposed, a collection of Bryan Adam’s photographs, including these and other celebrity portraits, was released in 2012.
The Anjou Vélo Vintage bicycle ride had more amazing vintage outfit ideas than I could capture. But I was lucky enough to snap a photo or two as this lovely French teenager rode by.
She manages to look both vintage and modern. The secret is that her hair isn’t over-styled. Instead she lets her lovely curls act naturally.
It’s refreshing because American girls are always straightening their hair. In France and Italy, women and girls – even men and boys – wear their curls untamed.
Otherwise her outfit is quite pulled together. Her lipstick matches her beret (yes! French people really do wear berets all the time). And her belt, handbag, and shoes match her bike and digital camera.
Bonus points for making socks and sandals look cool.
Here’s how to get the look yourself:
Last month I was taking the Eurostar from London to Paris and I happened to flip through the seat-pocket magazine. (Yes, the Chunnel train has its own magazine. And it’s actually pretty awesome.) Case in point: this gorgeous fashion shoot. It’s the right way to do colorful menswear.
It’s always awesome to see a guy rocking the bike suit. Even better when it’s in technicolor. Here are a few tips on how to get the look right: Continue reading
Right now, I’m on my Big European Trip, touring England, France, and Italy. I’ll be on the road until July 16. In the meantime, keep up with the latest Bike Pretty happenings through my Instagram feed. And follow me!