Thursday, September 30, 2010

URBAN CYCLING CHIC

There seems to be a cycling revival.  Part eco-conscience, part healthy lifestyle, people are (again?) riding their bikes to get from A to B, to do a little bit of groceries, to cart their kids around.  Even NYC now has 200 miles of bike routes!

A decade ago, the only people on bikes were the city messengers or people training for Iron Man.  Now, as in a century ago, people are back to being in their suits biking to work.

from Italia Vogue
Vintage enthusiasts ride around in pretty dresses and proudly show that little basket in front of their bike. No more pressure to dress like Lance Armstrong.

Zooey Deschanel in press photos for "(500) Days of Summer"
I posted a blog photo on Athletic Style last month with Ellen Page in urban cycling chic

Ellen Page from dailyfashionandstyle.com
with the reminder to PLEASE wear a helmet.  Fortunately for fashionistas who wouldn't be caught dead in a regular bike helmet, YAKKAY cleverly makes chic helmet covers!

Paris Herringbone from yakkay.com

Tokyo Denim from yakkay.com

I also love the elegant look of the classic equestrian helmet.

Velvet Hunt Cap from doversaddlery.com

Whichever you choose, it is nice to remember those first Biker Chicks from days gone by when all you needed was a flowered sun hat.

Poet Girls from goldengirls.org

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