Cycling has taken off in London, big time, and as the benefits of ditching the four wheels and an engine for two wheels are a pair of legs as a means of getting around the city are numerous, it’s hardly surprising that more and more Londoners and visitors alike are getting on their bikes and pushing the pedals!
As helmets are essential biking attire there is becoming a new trend emerging in London – helmet fashion! This new fashion focus is not just about the helmet but is also how you wear your hair – women particularly – and colour coordinating your cycling clobber. So if you want to be seen as being the ‘height of fashion’ as you zoom past those queues of motoring ‘suckers’ in London’s City Centre, then read on as we explore some top London cycling fashion tips!
Pin up your hair
If you have long hair and fail to pin it up when you are on your bike, by the time you get to work you work your hair will look like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards, particularly in this hot sticky weather.
Pinning your hair up under a helmet when cycling will also make you look more professional – total London cycling chic!
By the same token, to avoid looking like you’ve just stepped out of the shower by the time you reach work, opt for helmets that have plenty of ventilation holes to help keep you cool!
A helmet with a brim
Don’t be put off by the prospect of cycling in London when it’s raining through fear of your mascara running down your face; instead buy a helmet that has a brim to keep the rain off your face.
Decorate your helmet
Without going overboard, decorating your helmet in a couple of pretty flower-shaped reflective stickers can go a long way in not only making you more visible and therefore safe on the busy London roads, but also in making you look that extra bit glamorous on your bike.