Spring is finally here and we’re so excited to finally spend more time outside, meet friends for bbq’s or picnics in the nearby park. To make sure you picnic (and bike) in style, here are a few of our favorite picnic and cycle style items:
Do it like a Parisian (Photo credit: My french life)
Arrive in style at your picnic destination: The Pashley (Seen on Adeline Adeline)
Classic picnic rug. (Photo credit: Begbicycles)
If you rather not sit on the grass (via Trendhunter)
Outfit inspiration from Pinterest
Can’t wait for picnic season (Photo credit: Bodabodabike)
Tags: bicycle fashion, bike rides, Design, Picnic, spring, spring feeling
…Jared Leto for looking hot on a bicycle.
So damn cool;) (Photo via Weheartit).
(Photo credit: Socialite Life).
Matching his out with white fixed gear bike (Photo credit: Socialite Life).
Jared biking in NYC (Photo credit: Zimbio).
Tags: Academy Awards, Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto, Oscars, Oscars 2014, Winner
We just came across the Bicycle Handlebar Mount for the Beats by Dre Pill Speaker on Velojoy. The swivel base lets your speaker easily project in a variety of directions, and the silicone straps secure your speaker in place. Just thinking about cycling across town with this sound machine attached directly to the bike gets us even more excited for spring, bicycle picnics and beach bike rides… and of course makes us feel even more awesome on our rides!
Images by Beats by Dre
Tags: Beats by Dre, bicycle mount, Cycling, Fashion, music, Street Style
The ultimate showcase for the hottest in British design - the London Fashion Week – is almost over. And as models were splashing front row audience at the Hunter Original Fall/Winter 2014 Show while walking through puddles on the catwalk (Thank god we weren’t invited to sit front row;), we’ve picked once again the good old Hunter Wellies as our favo(u)rite inbritish design. (Watch the show here in case you’ve missed it).
The very traditional british brand made it to one of the hottest street style and lifestyle brands and responsible is not only Kate Moss for rocking Glastonbury Music Festival in denim shorts and Hunter Wellies, but also the great work of Hunter’s creative director Alashdar Willis.
We simply love cycling in Hunter Boots and feel a little bit like Kate cruising through one puddle after another and still looking damn cool and “very british”.
A rainy weather love affair: Hunter Wellies and bicycles (Image: A Beautiful Mess).
Hunter Boots are just perfect for wet and cold winter rides (Image: Crocrochet)
Original Gloss in Red with Polka Dots Tights (Allthatiwant Shop)(Image: Just Patience)
Hunter Wellies in Lipstick Pink (Image: Hunter).
RHS Pull Ons (Image: Hunter).
Tags: Allthatiwant Shop, Bicyclefashion, Burberry, Cycle Style, Fashionweek, Hunter, LFW, London, Rain gear
Ok, we still believe the Allthatiwant Skirt-Garter is the best solution for protecting your dress while riding a bike, but we have to admit there are a few wonderful and good looking alternatives out there. One of them is the dress guard (mostly seen on dutch bicycles) – an attachment to your bike that covers part of the rear wheel so that your dress doesn’t get caught in the spokes. It’s a great bicycle accessory for anyone who wants to ride in style in a dress or long coat. We love especially the crocheted ones in bright colors and patterns. Here’s a selection of our favorite designs.
Dress Guards “Posey” and “Can-Can” by Frillride
Dress Guards “Amelie” and “Odette” by Simeli
Bicycle Skirt Guard by Lorna Watt
Tags: Allthatiwant Skirt-Garter, Cycling, DIY, dress, Dress Guards, Fashion, Skirt Garter, Street Style
A must-have accessory for every lady attending NYFW: A bike helmet. Combined with Balenciaga Shoes and Givenchy Bag it makes the perfect front row outfit…
Photo Credit: Vogue / Seen on Bikepretty.
Tags: Balenciaga, Fashion Week, Givenchy, MBFW, NYFW, Runway, Street Style
Saturday morning ride to the farmers market, picnic in the park or simply moving lots of ballast across town, bicycle crates are a great and good looking alternative to panniers when carrying heavy stuff by bike. Here are some of our favorite bicycle crates and a manual on how to turn a vintage wooden box into an upcycled bicycle crate.
Really love the wooden Bates Crates with cup holder and leather straps to carry a yoga mat. (Photo credit: Jonathan Maus / BikePotland)
DIY Bicycle Crate found on Etsy. (Cat not included)
Beautiful design: The Bike Crate by Maik
DIY Crate (Seen on Pinterest)
For the hipster/developer cyclist: Club Mate DIY bicycle crate (Seen on Amsterdam Cycle Chic)
Laurel Savvane Bicycle Crate by Gotham Cargo
Tags: Bike Crates, Crates, Cycle Style, Cycling, Wine Box, Wooden Box
Low outside temperatures and cold wind on your bike ride in combination with central heating demands heavily on all types of skin during winter season. It can even get to that point where your skin feels all dry, irritated and sore. But finding the right skin care can be a pain as well. Over the past years of cycling and commuting by bike, our team tried lots of different lotions and moisturizers, but most of them simply didn’t do the job. Either they dried off too quickly, were to oily to use with make up, or even made the skin feel worse.
Every skin type has different needs, but for most skin-types you can stick to the rule: lots of moist with long-term hydration as an important element to youthful, radiant glow during the colder months.
Here’s a selection of products/brands our team is using and that help us maintain a healthy looking skin all winter long.
1) Elizabeth Arden – Eight Hour Cream: guess what? Supposed to protect and hydrate skin for up to eight hours. Well, it actually does last that long and that’s why it’s our all-time favorite skincare multi-tasker. Put on lips and dry spots in the morning before your ride and in addition apply 2 or 3 times a week on entire face before going to bed to reduce redness and irritation.
2) Hydreane Legere La Roche Posay:
- Extra rich nourishing texture
- PERFECT to use under make up
3) Aveeno Daily Moisturizer with chamomile. Bonus: won’t blow your budget.
5) La Mer Cream with Sea Silt Extract: soothes cracked and irritated skin and leaves it soft and smooth. Provides lasting hydration although it’s very heavy to use with make up.
6) Organic Coconut Oil (Trader Joe’s): smells like beach and summer vacation and helps chapped skin to heal faster. Put a little bit on very dry skin before going to bed.
PHOTO CREDIT: Via Pinterest
Tags: Bike, Cycling, Facial, Moisturizer, Winter Cycling