Cute and Practical Outfit Ideas For Your Summer Afternoon Bike Rides
Biking is one of the most fun and convenient ways to get around during the summer. The classic warm-weather activity boasts a bevy of perks: it's great exercise, it's an opportunity to spend time outdoors, and it can save you money on transportation, not to mention it's much more eco-friendly than driving.
Biking is also a chance to get tons of adorable pics showing off your sporty side. In other words, next time you decide to go for a ride, you should definitely make sure you have the right outfit picked out. Regardless of how far you're going or what type of terrain you'll encounter, comfort is key to a good biking outfit. But that doesn't mean you can't be stylish. We put together four different bike-appropriate looks using chic summer pieces from Banana Republic to give you some inspiration.
Banana Republic Flyweight Joggers
The feather-light, temperature-regulating Banana Republic Flyweight Joggers ($90) are a comfortable option for a hot summer day. Pair the navy version with a fun printed tee, like the Banana Republic Slub Cotton-Modal Scoop-Neck T-Shirt ($23, originally $30) in white zebra print. Finally, opt for a cute straw crossbody bag ($98) to stash your phone and wallet, keeping your hands free to bike.
Banana Republic Mock-Neck Sweater Top
Channel Parisian vibes in the Banana Republic Mock-Neck Sweater Top ($52, originally $70). We like this flirty, short-sleeved shirt tucked into a pair of pleated shorts, like the Banana Republic High-Rise 4" Pleated LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Short ($60). Finish off the 'fit with a sophisticated silk scarf, such as the Banana Republic Border Stripe Silk Bandana ($30), tied around your neck or your ponytail.
Banana Republic Flyweight Tank Top
If you are planning a more intense, long-distance bike ride, you will want to prioritize practicality. Enter, the Banana Republic Flyweight Tank Top ($50). The performance fabric will keep you cool and dry as you rack up those miles. Of course, a guide to biking outfits would be incomplete without a pair of bike shorts, like the On the Go 7" Shorts ($45). Throw on the Recycled Knit Sneakers ($138), then you're ready to hit the road.
Banana Republic On the Go 7/8 Leggings
A pair of colorful leggings like the plum Banana Republic On the Go 7/8 Leggings ($49, originally $70) form the foundation of a chic and sporty biking look. In case of unpredictable weather, pull on the streetwear-style Popover Rain Jacket ($139) over your sports bra and finish the look with classic white kicks, like the Essential Sneakers ($138).