Today is the official Ride2Work day! To celebrate here, I thought that it was only fair to share a stylish look for ladies who might be inspired to ride to work. Take a look at today’s BusiChic featuree, Julia:
Julia’s outfit is comprised of chic but functional pieces that can be worn in a myriad of ways. The key components are:
- Free-to-move: Julia’s bright long-sleeve top is a classic cut, on-trend in an eye-catching neon and not stiff which means that she can move about with ease. Similarly the style of her skirt is important; short enough to not get stuck in gears and A-line in shape enough to allow her to mount, ride her bike and dismount with ease. And black opaque stockings both help maintain modesty when cycling in a skirt as well as warmth in cold weather.
- Windbreaker: Cyclists might find that riding into the wind can be very chilly which makes a windbreaking jacket a must. I like how Julia’s also has bell-shaped sleeves which both adds panache plus that all-important room to move. I also like adding a scarf to keep my neck warm whilst cycling.
- Appropriate footwear: My personal rule of thumb is the shorter the distance, the more frivolous the shoe I can wear when cycling. As such, I tend to cycle in high heels! However Julia’s lace ups are much more appropriate for those with a longer commute or who simply ride faster than I do!
- Storage: A good bag is already hard to find but particularly one to cycle with! While some cyclists opt for panniers and the like, I’m similar to Julia in that I like to have a basket on my ride that can carry my carry-all. Note that I’ve also started making sure said carry-all zips up; something that I learnt when the bike that I’d left standing fell over with the contents of my bag going everywhere!
Those in more conservative workplaces might wish to keep a pencil skirt or pair of trousers and heels in the office that you can change into for a more formal look.
Did you ride to work today? What did you wear?
If you like this post, you might like to see what I wear when cycling to work and how I deal with HELMET HAIR.