Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Riding in a Summer Dress

The winter season doesn't stop me from riding, especially in a skirt. Tights and boots are popular with younger women in Reno and although I like to wear tights with boots when I'm running errands during the weekends, it's not necessarily "appropriate attire" for the office.

This baby pink dress I am wearing is actually a sleeveless button front summer dress and is perfect for layering!

Asummer dress for winter riding with tights underneath
Under the dress, I wore a thin, long sleeve base layer with sweat-wicking properties. Then slipped a navy crew neck sweater over the dress and pulled on some soft, thick leggings in dark blue. Finally topped off with a light corduroy blazer and short brown boots but you can also wear taller boots if you like with knitted leg warmers if you tend to get cold.

I try to keep my layers to a minimum to avoid getting too hot (and subsequently sweaty) so that I start out a tad cold and then warm up a few minutes into my ride.

This outfit I wore on Tuesday morning did just fine in 34 degree weather, even with wind chill!! Nothing special, just ordinary pieces from my closet. Bicycling to work in regular clothing can be done. Even in a summer dress.

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