Why You Don't Have To Lower Your Style Standards If You're Biking

You feel that? Yep —even though you've railed against it and fought to ignore it, summer is winding down. That brief chill in the mornings and evenings is disturbing after months of happy-making heat. But here's the silver lining you've been looking for: It's finally cool enough to bike around and not sweat like crazy. In other words, you can finally wear what you want if you're taking your wheels out for a spin.

Long dresses? Yes, please — there's nothing more epic-looking than a hemline billowing in the breeze. Some intrepid ladies can even bike in heels without harm. Pretty jewelry, chic suits, and lovely skirts only look more badass atop a bicycle, but please don't forget the most beautiful accessory of all — your head tucked safely inside a buckled helmet. There's nothing more un-chic than a crushed skull. Let these seven mobile women inspire your end-of-summer cycling game.

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