Adventures in the city

I’ve been in and out of Seattle on almost a bi-weekly basis since the start of 2016, which has been both amazing and also very disorienting. As much as I love to travel and see new cities, I have a newfound appreciation for staying home and doing menial chores like laundry and washing dishes. Being able to live with my full wardrobe instead of out of a backpack is such a luxury! Whenever home, I try to spend as much time with my bike and exploring pockets of Seattle.

 seattle city biking outfits
moorea seal tassel necklace
outfit details:
t-shirt: BABATON via Aritzia (similar)
riding pants: c/o Betabrand (exact)
tassel necklace: c/o Moorea Seal (similar)
Ralph sunglasses: c/o Sunglasses Shop (exact)
peep toe booties: Kenneth Cole Reaction (exact)
purse: vintage Coach (exact in black)

betabrand biking pants moorea seal

As you can tell, dressing up on my “off days” is usually not a priority either. I like to keep it casual and comfortable, which means lots of oversized t-shirts and comfy pants. Special thank you to Betabrand for making these riding yoga pants, which are basically the biking form of their popular dress pant yoga pants. The leg cuffs have a snap loop to secure the pant leg openings from snagging on bike chain. The tush of the pants are also reinforced to avoid accidental bum-seam-rips, which is awesome. And, not to mention, there are pockets!

Since today was a pretty sunny day, I took these Ralph sunglasses along for the ride. The gradient lenses for perfect for being on the road and I cannot tell you how well they fit on my almost-non-existent nose bridge! If you’re looking for sunglasses this season, there are so many great choices of women’s sunglasses available through Sunglasses Shop.

To kick my outfit up a few notches from looking like I just rolled out of bed to looking like I put some effort in, I added the mini tassel necklace from Moorea Seal (always a good idea to have a cute necklace handy!) and a pair of peep toe booties. The question, “Do you really ride in heels?” has come up a few times and the answer is yes (shout out to last year’s caged booties on a bike post!). I don’t usually do rides longer than 10-15 mile in heels, but I do feel quite comfortable and confident wearing them while on the saddle. Basically, whatever shoes are my current go-tos means that I wear them for hours on end every day, running to catch buses or from coffee shop to coffee shop, so it feels like a natural extension to just take them on a bike ride too!

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  • I love that even on off days and in casual wear you manage to look pulled together.

    • Thank you, sweet lady! Wearing all neutrals definitely makes the “look pulled together” part easy. Everything matches!

  • This is the cutest outfit. My bike is currently in our storage unit because of construction…and also because I’m still not in the habit of hopping on it to get out and about. Goal for next spring/summer, for sure, but this year it’ll have to wait!

    • This is my weekend uniform… and would be my everyday uniform if it were socially acceptable to wear a t-shirt so many times a week haha!

      Whenever you’re ready for a ride around Greenlake, we’ll have to have a double date!