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
Today is Bike To Work Day in San Francisco
Sure a lot of people bike to work regularly. But San Francisco’s annual Bike To Work Day is like Bicycle Commuter Prom. Even though it’s the same people you see every other day of the year, it’s a special occasion to celebrate each other.
And let’s face it, most of the techies riding their adorable Public Bikes to work today were giant dorks in high school, so it’s a special time for
The other awesome part is the swag. During the morning commute, volunteers line the city’s bike routes. They hand out these adorable musette bags, filled with Continue reading
Trends x Three: Leopard Print Style, Olive Green, & A Red Bike
We can’t get enough of red bikes here at Bike Pretty Headquarters. Add our favorite hi-visibility fabric in the form of some sexy leopard print pants, and we’re totally in love. Don’t forget an over-sized olive-green jacket for a touch of toughness.
Here’s how to get the look:
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.
Red has power. It’s the only color that will reach out and grab you by the eyeballs in a way that feels good.
Because it’s the color of ripe strawberries, it symbolizes attraction. Seriously. Try to keep the birds from eating your strawberries. Then you’ll understand why red means rage.
Via Instagram, here are 9 reasons why you should ride a red bike (in no particular order).
9 Reasons Why You Should Ride A Red Bike
1. In Amsterdam, rental bikes are red.
You don’t have to bring your own all the way from the US. These bikes are cheap and comfy. You can usually get a further discount on the rental through the youth hostel.
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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.
10 Shockingly Chic Bicycle Helmets for Spring
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!
On Polyvore: SweetKate’s Cute Outfit for Biking
New user SweetKate started her Polyvore account only a week ago. But she’s already developed an adorably minimal style for her gorgeous sets.
I’m so honored that she used Bike Pretty as an inspiration for this cute outfit. Pairing the Orla Kiely dress with the Nutcase Dots Helmet is genius!