Bicycle Riding Uniform Created With Your Own Clothes

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Bicycle Riding Uniform Created With Your Own Clothes

June 1, 2017 Bicycle Friendly 1
bicycle riding uniform

What Clothes Should You Wear to Ride Your Bicycle? Create a Bicycle Riding Uniform.

You don’t need to buy special clothing to be able to ride your bicycle.Use the clothes in your closet to create a bicycle riding uniform. I love when that topic comes after people notice that I rode my bike to a meeting, shopping, or out running errands. They can clearly see that I am not wearing anything special. As a matter of fact, my usual bicycle riding (uniform) outfit is a pair of black jeans, Converse tennis shoes, purple or gray blouse, and my favorite purple suede blazer.

Of course, this changes with the seasons plus where I am going  I am also taking a tip from others like Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, and other minimalists by creating a “uniform”. It will make it super easy to get ready every day! Which means I wear the same thing every day with just minor changes based on the same reasons I stated above that my favorite outfit changes.

Creating Your Bicycle Riding Uniform

Take one more thing off your plate and create your own “uniform”. Here are some tips

  1. Take an inventory of all the clothing you currently own. (This may take some of you longer than others)
  2. Define your style
  3. Declutter
  4. Create a collection of 20-40 items

After you have your inventory you decide what things you wear often, what you don’t, and decide how much do you want your dry cleaning bill to be. Then follow the three other steps. This list of classics can help you get started: four pairs of shoes, two bags, two pairs of jeans, two pairs of trousers, two blazers, three dresses, two skirts, two T-shirts, three blouses, one button-down, two coats and three sweaters.

For me, I am choosing a color palette of purple, gray, and black with pieces that I am comfortable in, but that also work for nights out. I pulled out the items from my closet that fit into that and gave away the ones that didn’t. I am using some of the things from the classic list above but changing it up to fit my own personal style by substituting or adding more of some things. My “uniform” isn’t complete yet, but I am well on my way to making getting dressed a no brainer every day. Will start sharing photos/videos of my progress going forward. Would Love to hear about ways you create your own biking style!

And Now For Some More Inspiration

If knowing that you can ride in the clothes in your closet isn’t enough to get you out and riding more…maybe this fun video will help!

Stylish Spokes: a celebration of biking and women from Greg Miller on Vimeo.

Biking in heels. In a dress. In the rain. To the opera. For a business meeting. Whatever. You can always make it work. And always be on time http://www.stylishspokes.com/ #stylishspokes #lovetobike #bikeeveryday #lifebybike #fluevog