So of course we have to love it when Vogue embraces bikes as part of their trends for 'pre-fall' style.
And, yes, the premier fashion magazine is bound to push things a little to the extreme - that's a high-fashion hallmark.
We give Vogue kudos for featuring affordable bikes along with the predictable over-the-top Chanel bike.
Hopefully the takeaway message is this: absolutely take a look at how the arbiters of American style matched up pretty bikes with far-out new fashion. Then do your own thing.
Biking is clean, green fun, and it doesn't require fancy or pricy outfits to make it a great method of mobility. In fact, lots of the Vogue choices look easily found at local thrift shops.
'Style over speed' is a fine cycling philosophy. Just so you don't think 'primping your ride' means you have to get expensive duds to look good.
See Vogue's bike+fashion combos online.