When I saw this Fashionista pass by me I decided to take advantage of this opportunity to share one of McGill’s most popular accessories for this season – the bicycle. Now that the slippery ice and snow of winter is long gone and the sun appears to be a permanent fixture in the sky, students are breaking out the bicycles. I have always loved seeing students riding their bikes through the Ghetto this time of year, and am always impressed with how they manage to dress stylish while wearing bicycle-friendly clothing. This Fashionista is a great example of this. The bicycle makes her look active and outdoorsy, but the rest of her look balances it out by being feminine and stylish. If you’ve been aching to try out this trend but don’t own a bicycle, Bixie bikes are back on the streets Montreal, and anyone can use them!
This Fashionista proves that you can get be active without looking too athletic with her fashionable shoes. Instead of wearing sporty running shoes, she opted for a pair of classic tall brown riding boots which are sure to stay securely on her feet and also won’t slip off the peddle. So, not only are they comfortable to ride a bike in, but they are stylish and look great with almost any outfit! If you’ve been searching for a pair of boots like these, take a look at this stunning pair by Frye. Also, this Fashionista’s cross-body book bag is a more fashionable than a sporty knapsack and more convenient for bike riding than a over the shoulder pure or handbag. It’s the perfect type of bag for riding a bike to school with all your books. Finally, I love that this Fashionista is wearing red jeans. It adds a flash of colour that makes her stand out as she rides by.
Spotted: This model proves that bicycles are still very much in style on the runway of Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2012 ready-to-wear fashion show.