Maybe it’s because I haven’t ridden my bike in over a month (hi, winter), but these photographs of stylish cyclists commuting to and from shows during Copenhagen Fashion Week are really doing it for me right now. Sure, some of them aren’t the most cycle-friendly ensembles—as a daily commuter cyclist, I have never ever been able to ride with a hat on without it getting blown off by the wind, much less a fur stole so casually, so perfectly draped over the shoulders like that. And on days when I’m wearing flare pants, they’re either pinned to keep them from getting sucked into the wheels or I don’t ride at all. Surprisingly, heels are pretty easy.
Regardless, it’s nice to see how much (or how little) stylish women choose to adjust their meticulously planned outfits to their mode of transportation. Yes, getting dressed to the nines with zero consideration for practicality has its appeal. But the modern working woman doesn’t have that luxury on most days, and many of the women photographed here are working all the way through fashion week, attending business meetings in addition to going to shows everyday. To them (and me!), functionality matters. So I’ll be matching my cream coloured single-speed to my white leather kicks as soon as the weather becomes a bit more agreeable.
Images via Vogue.com