As chill winds send autumn leaves spiraling to the ground, it’s time to add some re-enforcements to your wardrobe for cycling in the city. The following womens cycling clothing for fall, in neutrals to mix and match or to blend with fashion staples and accessories, will help keep you comfortable in still-variable temperatures while pedaling to work or around town.
(Top) Outlier Slim Fit Dungarees, $198
A five-pocket pant for casual wear stands up to the stresses of daily cycling. The fabric not only shrugs off moisture, but also resists stains. The pant is constructed of two layers – canvas reinforced with nylon on the outside and an inner facing of nylon poly-blend for softness. Steel rivets seal the deal.
Club Ride Apparel DSG Skirt, $64.99
Flirty pleats in a lightweight, breathable fabric make pedaling a breeze. Reflective details enhance night-time visibility. Pair this skirt with tights and boots (see below) for a sporty, go-anywhere look. For added comfort in the saddle, wear padded, boy-cut briefs underneath.
Designed for cycling with extra-lightweight insulation, this piece also stows easily in your bag if you need to shed a layer. Details include a hidden back storage pocket and side zipper pocket to carry essentials.
Get a wedge and an Oxford in one stylish, but sturdy, boot for limitless versatility. (Wedges, with their expansive platform, are easy to ride in.)
Part of the Rapha city collection, this sleek sweater, inspired by the classic Breton pattern, goes from biking to work to brunch on the weekend and beyond.
This water- and wind-proof jacket features a flattering fit that works as well on as off the bike. Thoughtful details include a belt that can be reversed and sleeve cuffs that turn back to reveal reflective material. The double vent at the back eases movement, and you’ll find 2 pockets each on the front and back.
The ultimate layering basic, this camisole’s ClimaSense moisture transport system responds to the skin’s surface temperature, to keep you comfortable as your activity level changes. Lightweight and versatile, it’s also ideal for travel.
You can never have enough leggings. Mix and match these cotton leggings with tops and sweaters, or add a measure of warmth by layering them under a skirt. A gusseted crotch and narrow, flatlock stitching help assure comfort in the saddle.