Velocouture is a recent style movement brought to my attention by S. over at Academichic in two recent posts. I was so excited to hear about this, because I’ve already been cycling regularly for over a year, and I’ve been trying to find ways to stay stylish while riding my bike. Also, this summer, I’ll be working from home a few days every week, and my plan is to ride my bike to the grocery store about a mile from my house on those days to get groceries. Because riding your bike makes even the simplest errands so much fun. So, here’s my first of many bike-friendly outfits.
I will note that I usually don’t wear open toe sandals while riding my bike. But since a) this is a short ride b) it’s all on residential streets and c) I don’t have black ballet flats, I decided that these will be okay. Buying more stylish cycle-friendly shoes is definitely one of my goals.
Right now, I only buy a small amount of groceries on each trip, since all I have to carry them in is my front basket. In the next few weeks, I have plans to buy some rear-folding baskets, which will allow me to carry two more bags of groceries. Then, I can completely eliminate driving to the grocery store.