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Fashion Friday: Turning Up the Heat

13 Jul

When the temperature soars and you’re stuck at work instead of at the beach, it’s time to bring a little summer sass into the office. A bold print dress and bright white accessories go from the resort to the city with style.

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About Fashion Friday: Inspired by a 2011 Bike to Work Day challenge sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this series highlights the broad range of “dress for the destination” bicycling fashions.

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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Cycle Fashions

 

7 responses to “Fashion Friday: Turning Up the Heat

  1. Liz H.

    July 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I have the same Public bike, and seeing you out and about always motivates me to ride! Also, I *love* the bike shorts!

     
    • ladyfleur

      July 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      It’s a nice bike, isn’t it. Do you have a basket too? The bike shorts are by Sheila Moon, who’s based in Emeryville (near Oakland). They come in both black and white.

       
      • elizabethlheins

        July 19, 2012 at 8:24 am

        I have the Public wire basket that’s mounted on the front rack. I use a tiny luggage lock to secure it most of the time, but can take it off if need be, which I really like!

         
  2. Joan

    July 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Just started bike commuting in dresses and just ran across your wonderful blog.

    Very inspiring.

     
    • ladyfleur

      July 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks, Joan. I really like wearing dresses, both on and off the bike. On the bike, they eliminate any issues with pants legs and chain rings. Even with a chain guard I find the pants get in the way. And off the bike, I find dresses more comfortable for sitting all day than pants, unless the pants are loose or stretchy.

      How far is your commute?

       
      • Joan

        July 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        It’s about 4 miles. All slightly downhill on the way there, and, therefore, all slightly uphill on the way back. I tend to wear skirts for work – I agree they are more comfortable and better than pants if I have to walk to a meeting and if it rains, I dry off a bit quicker than pants would. In the colder months, I’d rather bike in tights than pants – haven’t tried the high heels yet, though – I usually leave them all at work.

         
  3. ladyfleur

    July 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I love a 4 mile commute. Long enough to get warmed up, not so long that you have to worry too much about getting too hot.

    I like tights in winter too, especially with boots. If you click on the “more photos” under the fashion shots in the right column it will take you to my Flickr stream that has winter fashion photos too.

     

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