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Ways to Wear

Cycle Friendly Outfits For Your Weekend Riding

by Adam Fletcher, Copywriter

Seeing as cycling shorts are having a moment RN – and most of us are seeking alternative ways of getting from A to B these days – it’s probably time for us to dust off our helmets, pick a cute cycling look, and plan a day out on a rental bike 🚲.

However, as fun as that sounds, we TOTALLY understand that getting on a bike might not seem like everyone’s cup of tea. Does that mean you can’t make these cycle-friendly looks your new favourite brew 🍵, though? Never. In fact, thanks to their versatility, there are literally 100s of places to debut our ‘bike ride-ready’ pieces without having to, you know, peddle your pins, and sit on an actual bicycle. To summarise? A check-print smock dresses and an off white denim jacket, or a 90s-inspired cardi-and-cycling-shorts combo, will work for every late-summer bike ride (possibly just us 😉), but they’ll also look just as at home when worn to a family BBQ, a park picnic or a fun day out with the girls, believe us.

​​​​​​​Keep reading to see our top 5 looks for all your *potential* cycling plans. Plus, thanks to our trusty fashion team, they perfectly match the rental bike you’re planning on riding – or taking selfies in front of (if that’s more your thing).

Collage with green bike, mom jeans, California logo tee, tie-dye sweatshirt, white trainers and accessories

1. Mom Jeans and a Graphic T-Shirt

When picking a biking outfit, make mom jeans your first selection: they’re the denim style to be seen in RN. This ripped-knee mom jean looks MAJOR when paired with a slogan tee and a tie-dye sweatshirt over the top (← which, btw, will keep you feeling cool during the day, but it’s thick enough to keep you warm when the sun goes down). Okay, so you’ll need to wear shoes and pick a cute hat to finish off your look, so we’d recommend this suedette bucket hat (so 90s) and white trainers.

Collage with Boris bike, check dress, white denim jacket, white trainers, backpack and accessories

2. A Throw-On-And-Go Smock with Trainers

Boris bikes go best with a check-print smock, an off white denim jacket, a pair of straw-detail trainers and a cute backpack, fact. If you’re looking to level up this look even more, and channel some important throwback vibes at the same time, just add stacks of satin scrunchies & balance things out with a pair of gold-tone hoops. Simple.

Collage with green bike, cycling shorts, tie front cardigan, blue trainers and accessories

3. Cycling Shorts and A Cute Cardigan

If you’re heading out on a bike ride this week, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to save this one for a drier day. We’ve been referring to 90s-style cardigans for a hot minute now, so it would be rude of us not to mention this pale blue 2-in-1 cardi in our round-up of cycle-friendly looks. Team yours with some cycling shorts, a woven bucket hat, and then add some trainers (in pale blue, of course).

Collage with grey bike, black playsuit, cross body bag, flatform sandals and accessories

4. Pair A Playsuit with Woven ‘Extras’

Whoever said that all-black looks are boring, clearly wasn’t picking the right pieces – just sayin’. Tip #1: choose a black playsuit with coconut-style buttons. Tip #2: select a black headband with a buckle. Tip #3: look to black accessories and shoes that come with trending straw details. Hey presto – that’s one super-fun, all-black look that will go great with your silver rental bike. You’re welcome.

Collage with red bike, camel shorts, black blazer, strappy sandals, white top and accessories

5. A Shorts-and-Blazer Combo

Just because you’re going for a bike ride, doesn’t mean you can’t wear a blazer and sandals. TBQH, we can’t find anything we don’t love about this cycling outfit (and it’s surprisingly practical): the straps on your sandals will ensure that they stay firmly on your feet when you’re pedalling, and the blazer is light enough to be stored in your bike’s basket if/when the day starts to warm up. Moving on, we’ve paired them with a pair of high-waisted denim shorts (from our kind range), a ribbed vest top and a layered chain necklace.