Cute Girl, Cute Bike Helmet

Guest Post: Top Picks for a Cool Bike Helmet

Guest blogger, Alison Lucien of Eleanor's: Stylish Bicycle Accessories for Ladies, picked out a few adorable helmets for us.

UPDATE - Check out our list for Fall

My mom always told me "Alison, wear a helmet!"

But I can admit that I'm guilty of not wearing a bike helmet.

"It's too hot and I'll get all sweaty," or "It's going to mess up my hair" are only a couple of the excuses I have made to NOT wear a bike helmet. Why should I sacrifice my personal style by wearing a dorky helmet?

So I made it my quest to find the perfect stylish urban helmet. At first, I found that most helmets were designed for sport cycling. I wasn't about to embark on a triathlon. I just needed a helmet to keep me safe as I rode my bike to Sunday brunch with friends or to the local farmers market to pick up my weekly CSA. I needed a helmet that complimented my style.

Here are my top picks for sleek head-gear that won't leave you looking feeling like a dork (in no particular order).

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#1 Sunset Helmet. Hand-painted by a Brooklyn-based company called Belle Helmets. This company transforms a safety necessity into a super-chic accoutrement.

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#2 Equestrian Style Helmet. This English style horse-riding helmet has a great look, but isn't recommended for biking. Try a similar dressage-inspired multi-sport helmet.

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#3 Hövding Invisible Helmet. While riding a bike, the Hövding is worn as a collar around the neck. The collar has sensors and a folded up airbag that pops out only if you happen to have an accident. This is the ultimate stylish bicycle helmet!

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#4 Yakkay Helmet Yakkay sells a basic helmet style and a range of covers. You're sure to find options that fit your personal style. You can even buy multiple covers and match your outfit every day of the week.

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Want more? Check out my updated list of 10 Chic Bicycle Helmets!

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