bike style

Thank you prAna for sponsoring this post.

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Since moving to the city, and making the friends that I did I’ve had to adapt my wardrobe to be a little more…uh, what’s the right way to say this? flexible? real life-able? Does that make sense? I guess what I’m saying is as much as I love photos of fashion bloggers in pretty dresses, and heels with their bikes that just doesn’t suit the way I ride. Every piece of clothing that comes into my wardrobe has to be useful. I like to wear things that look nice, but that I can still stretch and move in. I always mean to share more photos of me on my bike and what real bike style looks like in my world but the truth is it isn’t all that cute most of the time.

I’ve had to be very selective about what I wear on my bike. I ride hard. I ride fast. So my clothing has to be comfortable, breathable, and definitely not have a massive seam down the center. *ahem* If I’m not asking too much, I’d still like to look cute. Enter prAna! When the opportunity to work together presented itself, I jumped at the chance. Their clothes are cute, versatile, and probably best of all, mindfully made in order to support fair trade and sustainable practices. prAna’s one core believe is to give back more than they take from the world. Check out this video they made about sustainabiliy and being a conscious consumer! It’s awesome to find companies that care!

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sweater – Rockaway hoodie c/o prAna
shirt – Target
jeans – Kara jeans c/o prAna
boots – Palladium Boots

I chose the Kara jeans specifically because they were made from organic cotton that allows for breathability and movement. Y’all they feel like biking in pajama pants, and I could not be happier! Most importantly, the seam is comfortable to sit on for long periods of time. Wahooo! A nice bonus -they come in eight different colors! That means if you’re on of those folks who likes to stock up on your favorite clothing finds, you can stock up without looking like you only wear one pair of jeans. I wouldn’t know anything about that though…

I’m so happy to have found prAna and this clothing that looks great but is still able to handle all the ways my body moves. I love that I can hop off my bike, walk into a restaurant and not look like I just hopped off my bike based on my outfit choice.

PS prAna has also offered The Dainty Squid readers 15% off with code ‘F17CGKD’! It will be active until 10.17.17. 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  • I wish I had the cash to buy their pants. I keep telling my boss about their yoga pants that look like normal clothes. I don’t think she believes me XD It is nice to hear someone say they actually live up to the hype though.

  • That is such a neat building! When I first got my bike I tried to still wear my dresses and skirts, but I quickly got tired of constantly wondering if my dress was flying up or not. Haha! Now I normally wear jeans or shorts. These jeans sound pretty cool!

  • Thank you for writing a bike style post! Since getting into biking I have struggled with trying to be comfortable on my bike while still wearing “street clothes.” I’ve found a good balance but I can’t wear jeans on long trips. I will have to check prAna out!

  • One of the many reasons I enjoy you and your blog so much is because you’re real. Not that anyone else isn’t real, haha but I mean, you post outfits that are attainable. You do real activities. I appreciate that so much. It’s so nice to see someone who does cool things and looks super cute without it looking staged. I also enjoy fashion blogs, but honestly, who is riding their bike through a city (or anywhere) in high heels? Zero people. But seriously, thank you so much for being you. And being honest. You are so inspiring to me and I appreciate you and your blog so much!

  • I have a pair of the Karla jeans in red, and their mid rise counterpart- the Kaylas!- in indigo. I. Love. Them. I want no other jeans. And seriously every time I wear the kaylas, I get compliments on how dang good they look. My next move is going to be trying out Athleta’s Sculptek denim…. I imagine them to be the high waisted skinny jean version of Prana’s denim! Hope I’m right 😉