The craziness that is New York Fashion Week starts September 5. Which has Style.com wondering if the Citi Bike will emerge as the season's hottest street style accessory.
The super obvious answer is "Of course!" The Citi Bike is already the hottest accessory. Ever. But it seems like the editors of Style.com need a little bit convincing:
Drawbacks? Not to be indelicate but sweat, for one. And then there's the necessity of a bike-friendly outfit–though that never seems to slow down such Parisian velo vixens as Catherine Baba.
Sweat: not a big deal. Sure, September in New York can be balmy. Walk a few blocks in the late summer heat and you might find yourself
perspiring glowing. Unlike pounding the pavement, riding a bike is not something to get all hot and bothered about. Ride slow and easy and you'll still get there faster than walking or waiting in traffic taking a taxi. You'll keep cool(er) in your self-generated breeze.
And if you're really worried about sweat, I have an old-fashioned trick. Apply disposable dress-shields to the inside of your top. These absorb moisture and block the sweat from seeping through. If disposables aren't your thing, try this camisole with built-in pit pads.
Bike-friendly outfit: with very few exceptions, you can bike in almost anything. For some fashion week inspiration, peruse last year's Milan Fashion Week post and Catherine Baba's greatest hits. And it's definitely time to rock your heels. It's way easier to bike in your stilettos than it is to walk in them. Just make sure you keep the ball of your foot on the pedal.
We're still waiting for high-fashion helmet, though...
I'm super excited for the street style shots from the upcoming New York Fashion Week. Can't wait to see tons of amazing bike fashion on display.
In the meantime, here's a look at what stylish New Yorkers are currently wearing to ride around town: