This is going to be a special style post of AW 20-21. I know most of you stay at home, but some of you need to go to work every day and the best and most conscious way to go to work in a city: take a ride on your bike.
I often receive the excuse it is 10 degree(50F), it is too cold, it is raining or asking how you can be cycling in these shoes or skirt? Believe me, only snowing and frosting when you cannot use a regular bike (yeah there are certain which you can), just your bicycle is equipment well or your clothes are inappropriate.
Step 1– bike: beside the general lights and prism, which you always have on, right? You will need a raincoat, helmet and might be a chain guard. Of course be slower as the breaks stopping distance is longer. Use a trench coat, a leather coat or a warmer coat to be stylish, but always keep a raincoat with you. The raincoat should be longer to cover your clothes and bags, but in a small package to be carriable.
Step 2– bags: you do not need to be sporty if you work in an office: use leather cross bodies or bag packs, but if you have a storage basket on your bike just any bags work.
Step 3– shoes: mainly I would say it should be flat, occasionally can be high heels, but any stabile heeled boots can work. I would suggest Chelsea or riding boots or an oxford, ballerina, loafer flats or a great sneaker.
Step 4- clothes: it should be warm enough, but not as warm to perspire.
trousers and jeans: skinny, slim or mom jeans are fine, but palazzo and flare style will only work if you take the ends into your shoe or socks, which can be unflattering
Skirts and dresses: the most comfortable are the A-line miniskirts, but any mini will work, just cover it with a longer coat. For midis stay to A-line ones, over the knee pencil skirts are not working at all.
Upper you can wear just whatever you would, but turtle necks are the greatest.
Accessories: scarves are really stylish, but you can leave your mask on with your turtle neck too. If you need to ride early or late you will need a pair of gloves and might be a cashmere headband under your helmet.
So ladies protect yourself from the masses and ride your bike stylishly.
Despite the coldest weather now during this Winter I think it is just time to think ahead.
I am just after my seasonal wardrobe clean out – find my tips and tricks here – and now I feel ready for the Spring and just like AW17 here is my current wish list (summer will be separate). Honestly, you have to know that I love basic capsule wardrobes, so I usually choose timeless pieces and I rather pay more for a quality than having tons of useless clothes (even thought I have some). See the shops on the printscreens.
White silk top: I have been looking for an ultimate white silk top for ages and finally at Massimo Dutti from real Mulberry Silk. This item just really simply and so feminine which can give an effortless look with a suit or even just a jeans.
Silk blouse: again a basic thing, all women must have. Instead of polyester go for natural silk fabric. Cotton shirts are so office look for me. I do not have an exact wish yet, so here is an option:
Culottes: I am not a trouser girl but this style I just love how comfy it is and also it can be sporty or classy. Might go for a black which is one of my fav or lighter colors:grey or natural with high-rise waist. That is going to be a purchase to save, as I do not know how long it will be a trend to be.
Kimono dress: it might will be a summer dress… It lookalike as a bathrobe, which I love at home:)- it might will be Shirt dress
Accessories: even long, big earrings will be on fashion, like I had for Red blush I really do not like those bigs so I will also choose smaller like this The MAMAKIN’s Empty Circle Earrings:
Street sneakers (light color):white or any light color sneakers are trending now. Again I have to say I am not the kind of white shoe lover as I tend to clean them a lot in a big city??? I just have ordered this blush baby, so cute isn’t it?
+1 MOM jeans
And these babies: probably I will not order them as I have to try and they are a bit expensive to buy without trying….