5 Spring 2016 Fashion Trends that You Can Bike In

Wondering which of the Spring 2016 fashion trends are best for biking in? Look no further. We did the research for you, and found great pieces to help you celebrate the new season of bike riding in style. 

1. Put a Belt On It

Spring 2016 Fashion Trends : Belts(Image source)

Belts, especially the tied and sash style, are a big trend this spring. You can fashion your own out of a piece of cloth or a scarf, or purchase a garment with an integrated belt as shown below.

We deem the belt trend to be bike friendly because it doesn't restrict your movement while cycling. If you'd like to keep your clothes loose fitting and easy and breezy while bicycling, stash the belt in your Po Campo bike bag while riding, and then add it to your outfit once you reach your destination.

Spring 2016 Fashion Trends: BeltsFrom l-r: Zara Pencil Skirt with Belt ($70), Modcloth Where My Picnic People? Dress ($100), Oasis Peg Leg Pant ($65), ASOS Wrap Dress with Belt ($60)

We picked out some belted pieces that would be good for biking in. We are especially excited about this pencil skirt from Zara; pencil skirts are usually a no-no because they restrict your leg movement too much, but this one is a keeper because of the longer slit up the front.

2. Give 'em a Cold Shoulder

Spring Fashion Trends 2016: Cold Shoulder(Image source)

A cold shoulder top is as if a tank top and off-the-shoulder top had a baby. We like this spring fashion trend for biking because exposing the shoulder can give a top a little more range of movement in the sleeve, as well as providing some built-in air conditioning.

Spring Fashion Trends 2016: Cold Shoulder

From l-r: Gypsy Outfitters Bit of Shoulder Top ($29), KUT from the Kloth Carolina Top ($58), Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Tyra Tunic Top ($44), Next Tape Sweater (£24)

Lots of casual options here to chose from that can be easily worn with slacks or with a skirt. For those spring days that still get cool at night, don't forget to pack a lightweight jacket in your Po Campo bag!

3. Pretty Pleats Please

Spring 2016 Fashion Trends: Pleats(Image source)

An evolution of the carwash skirts trend that we saw last fall, pleated skirts are back in a big way this spring. Pleated skirts are great for biking in because they don't restrict your leg movement and are generally made of lightweight fabrics that won't weight you down.

Spring Bike Fashion Trends
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Spring 2016 Fashion Trends: Pleated Skirts

From l-r: Asos Pleated Midi Skirt ($51), Topshop Pleat Jersey Skirt ($60), Modern Citizen Katy Skirt ($72), Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Marguerite Midi Dress ($89)

While it's hard to go wrong with a pleated skirt, the best length is midi, so that the skirt falls to your calves. A full length skirt has the danger of getting swept up into your wheel, while too short of a skirt can catch a breeze and expose more of your legs than you want to.

4. Shimmers and Sparkles

Spring 2016 Fashion trends: Sparkles(Image source)

The Spring 2016 Fashion runways were full of sequins and sparkles and just shimmery fabric in general. We normally think of these sparkly outfits as strictly New Years Eve attire, so it's fun to see them show up in a different season and in casual wear. 

We included these sparkles in our Spring 2016 Fashion trends guide for biking because, well, they are so eye-catching! Being noticed while biking on the street is key for bike safety, so why not add something sparkly to your wardrobe?

Spring 2016 Fashion Trends: SparklesFrom l-r: Topshop Metallic Tank ($75), J. Crew Sequin Culotte ($140), Eleven Paris Sparkly Dress ($92), Keds Champion Sequin Sneakers ($25), Billabong Eyes on Me Sequin Jacket ($65)

Of course, it can be a little tricky to figure out how to wear sequins without looking like you're going to a cocktail party. Try adding some sparkles as an accessory or in your shoes, like with these Keds, or in a jacket. Shimmer works as well as sparkle to nail this trend, which is easier to wear in the day-to-day.

Looking for more guidance on how to wear sequins during the day in spring? This blog post from TheEverygirl.com will give you some more ideas.

5. And...That's a Wrap

Spring 2016 Fashion Trends: Wrap Skirt(Image source)

Our last Spring 2016 Fashion Trend that you can bike in is the wrap skirt. This style provides great movement in the legs making it easy to pedal. Or, if you prefer to bike in shorts or yoga pants, just throw the wrap skirt on top when you get off your bike. This style is all about flexibility!

Spring 2016 Fashion Trends: Wrap Skirt

From l-r: ASOS House of Sunny Wrap Skirt ($65), Free People Love Train Wrap Skirt ($128), Monki Denim Wrap Skirt ($51), NAU Dinamic Wrap Skirt ($65)

We're not the first ones to recognize that a wrap skirt is great for biking in. Forest and Fin launched a bike-friendly wrap skirt on Kickstarter last year. It comes equipped with hidden fasteners underneath the bottom hem to prevent fly-up while riding, pockets to secure valuables, and removable straps to keep the skirt out of the tires. Pretty brilliant!


Other blog posts you may like:

The Fall 2015 Fashion Trends You Can Bike In
Fashionable and Functional Rain Gear for Women
I asked Stitch Fix for Bike Friendly Clothing and This is What They Sent Me


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