My eagerness for the spring season to come back got the best of me and I wore open toe wedge shoes for my ride in to work. I have to admit my toes were a tad bit frozen in the average temperature of 46.5F degrees! In the past, I've worn boots or flats and while flats aren't the best for bicycling (because they can slip off the platform pedals) they sheltered my toes from the wind chill.
You don't need any special clothing or shoes to ride your bike to work. Whatever you normally wear will work fine for the most part. Some pieces will work better than others and you will find what works for you and what doesn't. I tend to wear tights, capris and leggings (full length or cropped) under skirts or dresses while commuting.
I wore this today.
- Leather skinny belt from Western Star Leather (was one of two custom belts made by my parents-in-law for my birthday and they are high quality and beautiful!)
- Women's Stretch All-Wear Capris from Patagonia. The low-waist and stretch makes it comfortable for riding on a bike. The fitted, straight legs means the chance of rubbing the fabric against the chain and grease are slim.