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Admittedly, I’m all dressed up and going nowhere here. Though I’m pretty sure cruising would be easy with these heels on – they are unbelievably comfortable. The bike/prop is borrowed, but believe it or not – I’m buying one (it’s at the top of my shopping list, even above this sick Tory Burch neon crossbody bag). I’m really impressed when I see women riding to work in the summer wearing dresses (and pumps!). I’m convinced that a beautiful retro bike can become part of your outfit – a mark of effortless, Parisian-inspired style.

Because this dress is so simple, I really wanted to highlight the little details that make the outfit interesting: the wild assortment of gold jewelry (especially the thin gold knuckle rings, which I’m really loving recently), a bright coral scarf and POPbeauty blue nails.

I’m curious now … if you bike to work, what do you wear?

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bike: biria // dress: naked zebra, purchased at no rest for bridget // trench: zara // shoes: charles jourdan // jewelry: gorjana, kate spade, david yurman, michael kors, random gold rings

Photos: Margaux Stunzi

dress by color: mint and coral

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1  tory burch  /  2  kate spade saturday  /  3  deborah lippmann “girls just want to have fun” /   baublebar  /  5  j.crew  /  6  astley clarke  /  7  basta surf  /  8  deborah lippmann “mermaid’s dream”

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leopard spots, studded flats and denim shorts.

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Most of my friends know I’m a HUGE fan of jean shorts (a.k.a “jorts”) – almost to the point of absurdity. Sometime soon I’ll post a “tutorial” with my techniques for DIY denim cutoffs, because I’ve made quiiite a few pairs over the years.

In keeping with the popularity of colorful, patterned jeans this year, I’ve seen tons of sick denim shorts in wild patterns and bright colors. But you can’t go wrong with a pair of simple cutoffs – not too short, not too tight, not too ripped or destroyed. Just like a great pair of jeans, they work with anything. My favorite way to wear them: dressed up with a long silk top and embellished flats or sandals. In the first photo, I’m wearing my friend’s jacket – which has the same utility feel of a classic Barbour (but spruced up with shiny gold snaps). Its structured shape is great in contrast to the loose, patterned top.

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flats: zara rhinestone studded flats  // sunnies: warby parker  // jacket:  j.crew  // top:  pinkyotto  //  bag:  marc by marc jacobs //  shorts:  j.crew (old) //  jewelry: alex and ani, michael kors, david yurman, j.crew