I just realized that I'm wearing the outfit version of a stoplight. Red, Yellow, and Green. For some reason this outfit feels more like color-blocking than print-mixing. I just love the way these three colors look together in this outfit.
I just read this article at Momentum Magazine about a woman's perspective on riding, which I thought was pretty good. I always enjoy seeing articles which encourage women to ride more, and which advocate riding in "normal clothes." While I definitely wear more bike-friendly outfits on days when I ride, those outfits are never out of my normal style– typically dresses and wedges or something of that ilk. There are few adjustments to be made here & there for an outfit to be bike-friendly, but overall I think it's totally do-able to wear your normal clothes when riding. It's a bit more difficult for women than men, as I know women are probably less enchanted with the prospect of being sweaty and winded at their destination. Thankfully my commute doesn't involve too much sweat (except for the killer hill right before I arrive at work, ugh).