When I first started working on this post, I was in the depths of an obsessive bicycle hunt… researching and pinning around the clock. But I’m proud to report that today I write as the glowing new owner of a shiny, semi-new set of wheels (Craigslist, for the win!). Chanel here, and if you’ve been to Austin you may know that we’re a super bike-friendly town. I don’t know if it’s the warm weather or the countless photos on the web of stylish ladies on their equally-stylish two-wheelers, but I’ve been dying to get on board with the trend and find the right bike for me. I finally scored this beauty in fire engine red (fancy, huh?) and it’s safe to say I’m in love. Of course, now everything I wear is considered it terms of ‘does this go with my bike?’, so I thought I’d put together a style board of one of my dream outfits for a day riding about town, complete with water bottle and biker shorts. Keep a look out for me in a bike lane near you, and to all you cyclists, I’d love any words of wisdom you have to share!

1. Generation Love Monica Lace Mini Dress via ShopBop 2. Women’s Gramercy bike from Martone Cycling co. 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Straw Canteen Bag via Shopbop  (available here in coral) 4. Arrows Scarf in coral from Block Shop 5. bkr water bottle 6. Pointelle Bike Short from Free People 7. Jenni Kayne D’Orsay Flats via Shopbop 8. Hepcat Shades from Madewell

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