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Violet Femmes: 9 Pretty Purple Bike Accessories

One of the trends for 2015—be it in jewelry, in fashion or in bike accessories—will be all shades of purple from pastel shades of purple to dark purple, as seen on the catwalks for the new season, purple continues to gain space in every fashionista’s wardrobe. So we rounded up 9 purple bike accessories that we’re crushing on this season.  Purple_Bike_Accessories 1. Purple Wire Bike Basket for $25 from Sunlite

2. Floral chunky platform sandals from Dolce & Gabanna for $1025 (splurge)

3. Ray-Ban aviators with purple lenses for $170

4. Bike skirt clip in lavender for $14

5. Flower cabochon bicycle bell purple for $20

6. Bird Bicycle Lock in Purple for $15

7. Bike handlebar bag from Po Campo for $40

8. Essie nail polish in “play date” for $9

9. Lilac water bottle with straw from Lifefactory for $25



Trend Alert: Boyfriend Jeans for Spring Biking

When it’s too nippy for shorts and dresses (sob), a chic pair of boyfriend jeans is the perfect antidote to those in between wardrobe spring blues. Boyfriend jeans are supposed to look and feel like the jeans a woman might borrow (or steal) from her boyfriend hence the name. They have a fairly relaxed fit, usually straight legs that may or may not be cuffed at the bottom, and they should look a bit big on the wearer which is perfect for bike riding. So we rounded up 6 ladies rocking boyfriend jeans on their bikes. Boyfriend_Bike_Jeans

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5 Spring Dresses Perfect for Bike Riding Under $100

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Spring is here! But, it might still be too chilly to break out your cut-off shorts so we rounded up 5 bike-friendly frocks under $100 to inspire your warm weather biking wardrobe. Each dress is roomy and movable and won’t break the bank. (Pro tip: team up with your ankle socks and platform sandals and don’t forget your skirt garter clip.)

1. Floral Print Long Sleeve Swing Dress from Tildon for $68.00-We love the flared long sleeves and swingy shape bedecked with colorful flowers for biking to work. The long sleeves give extra warmth on those chilly Spring morning bike commute.

Floral Tilden Swing Dress2. Flutter Sleeve Cutout Side Tee Midi Dress from ASOS for $81.00-This pop of green color packs a punch for Spring. (more…)

Bike Style: 6 Rain Capes For Spring Bike Riding

It’s raining. It’s pouring. (and possibly snowing?) So forget juvenile, patterned rain boots, drugstore umbrellas, and your high school windbreaker. We’ve got just the right rain bike capes for spring bike riding that will stand up to the drizzle, and have got such great looks that you’ll be checking weather underground in hopes of seeing more chances of thunderstorms.

1.  Plaid Bike Rain Cape with 3M reflective piping for $250: TF Green is a traditional green Glen plaid with sharp 3M reflective piping. It is made of strong, waterproof (10K mm) microfiber with reliable Uretek zippers. Magnetic closures snap shut at armholes. Elastic thumb loops keep bike riders dry and secure. Classic look that’s built for performance from Cleverhood.

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2. La Maitresse for $230.00: A fully-lined raincoat to wear when the skies look threatening and you plan to bike.  The silhouette is long and lean to flatter your figure and keep your legs dry. Ruching on the back and a slightly tailored waist add a distinctively feminine touch.  The gently sloping hood is roomy enough for any hairstyle. The visor keeps your mascara from running in the rain while biking.

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3. Otto London Denim Bike Cape for $120: The Limited Edition Denim Urban Poncho by Otto London is a mastery of original cycling style. The outer and inner taped seams and lightweight cotton lining means the poncho acts as a cool jacket for warmer days, and once treated with waterproof wax it’s as watertight as its Urban Poncho companions.


4. Waxed Cotton Cape for $130: Handmade in London from British medium-weight waxed cotton, this is cycling wear from the old-school. Unisex and in one-size-fits-all. It’s water-resistant, elegant and looks fab with boots, skinny jeans or leggings. Wear it on bike, on the street or to a festival. Bobbin_Bicycles_Waxed_Rain_Cape

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5. Red Rainproof Bike Cape for $40: An irresistibly cute bike poncho, Red Riding Hood style. Don’t let the unexpected rain stop you from cycling on. Rolled, it’s small enough to fit in your bike bag or basket.


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6. Como Bicycle Rain Cape for $12.00: Hooded raincoat, water resistant and protects your body from rain. Lightweight and easy to carry, one size fits most.The kick pleat neck with one button closure. A major bonus for keeping your hands and bum try.


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Trend Alert: Denim Is The Fabric For Spring Cycling

Denim.  It’s hot on the runways of Milan and New York this season, and it’s time to incorporate it into your bicycling repertoire.  From shoes, to saddles, to wind-breaking, rain-shedding bike capes (a perfect defense from the lion-come-lamb transformations of March and showers of April).

Enjoy these favorite picks of denim accessories and fashions we’ve love this season, and let us know your personal favorites on or off this list.  We’d love to hear how you’re incorporating denim into your wardrobe this season.



Faux Denim Hand-Painted Bike Helmet  Wayfarer Light-Blue Denim Sunglasses 

Otto London Bike Cape Hightop denim sneakers  Lyocell Denim Shirt

Brooke England Bike Saddle  



Winter Bike Style: Ditch the Black!

Eye-catching colors, especially a variety of them, make an unforgettable outfit. It’s even better when your boldness spills over to your bike. And this time of year is the best to add a splash of color because of our desire to hibernate indoors and curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate is on high. So this week, we’re making a change! We rounded up these 7 street style pictures to prove that with just a pop of color snowy winter days needn’t be dreary when riding your bike.
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Back in Stock: Bicycle Skirt Garter Clip


The first day of Spring is less than a month away (March 20th) and the bike skirt garter clips are back in stock and ready to ship. This life changing little design is an elastic band with attached clip to hold down your skirt (and save your pride). You can now kiss ugly bike spandex shorts goodbye for $13.00. The bike skirt clip comes in six colors and three sizes and ships FREE from Eleanor’s. Check out the lovely Rachel demonstrating the bike skirt clip in this video:


Winter Blues: 9 Uplifting Blue Bike Accessories


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Sick of winter already? Unfortunately, there are more weeks of cold to come (according to the groundhog)—so your best bet is to jet to someplace warm and recharge, so that you can greet the rest of winter sans blues. But if you are not so lucky to jet away, you can willingly accept these last winter weeks and beat the winter blues with some upbeat and stylish blue accessories for you and your bike.  Blue_Bike_Accessoires

1. Belle Hand Painted Bike Helmet 2. Linus Mixte 3 Bike in Sky Blue 3. Knog Blue Cable Bike Lock   4. Leather Lambskin Gloves in Cobalt 5. Ding Dong BIke Bell 6. Tortoise and Blue Mirrored Sunglasses by Illesteva 7. Linus Rear Teal Bike Basket 8. Schwinn Digital Floor Blue Bike Pump 9. Denim Bike Cape



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