Heels On Wheels: 3 Adorable Outfits For Biking To Work
Ever traveled to a chic European city and had a revelation upon seeing all the gorgeous women biking around, with nary a centimeter of spandex in sight? It's true — you can bike and look effortlessly glamorous at the same time.
While Washington may not be Amsterdam, much of the city is bike-friendly, and there's a huge segment of the 9-to-5 crowd that uses two-wheel transport to get to work. How to do it with the same effortless je ne sais quoi as a Parisian babe on a beach cruiser? Picking the right outfit to go from pedals to power-lunch can help — and while we can't guarantee you instant Euro It Girl swagger, we can show you some outfits that'll definitely get your wheels spinning.
Biking to work in a dress is totally doable. The secret to flash-free riding? Opt for a frock in a heavier fabric, such as thick cotton, linen, or jersey. Pair it with a bright blazer and sturdy wedges, and you're ready to hop off your wheels and head straight to your desk.
DV by Dolce Vita Janna Sandal, $89, available at Dolce Vita; Botkier Springtime Spritz Bag, $395, available at Modcloth; Dorothy Perkins White Palm Print Dress, $69, available at Dorothy Perkins; Topshop Ponte Roll Sleeve Blazer, $70, available at Topshop; Badgley Mischka Navajo Deco Cuff, $650, available at Charm & Chain; Pashley Princess Classic Bike, $848, available at Pashley and BicycleSPACE (1019 7th Street NW; 202-962-0123).