Our gurrrrl Alexa Chung made headlines when she was spotted cruising around the streets of NYC with a helmet-less head. We like Alexa and all, but this entire situation elicited a heavy sigh and a quiet “aww man,” because we kind of felt like we were at fault for not informing her and the general public of all the fun helmets that exist in the world. Because like, if you guys knew, then maybe you wouldn’t continue to endanger yourselves?!
Although we believe that helmets are imperative if you’re going to get on a bike, we also understand that they’re not exactly considered to be “cool” or “fashionable”. So here are some ~fancy~ helmets you can wear with your ~fancy~ bicycle. ‘Cause you know…even if a helmet messes up your hair, it could potentially <u>save your life</>. And living is very important.
Leopard, crocodile, floral? Take your pick! As their mantra says, you’ll be ”cycling in style”.
Helmets disguised at hats, or hats disguised as helmets…? Hmm????
Barts Helmet Covers
If you have a small head, you may be able to fit your boring helmet into one of these animal helmet covers by Barts. We have our eye on the dinosaur one, just because.
Far from bulky, these “surface helmets” by Giro are discrete and as dainty as a helmet will ever be.
And, if you’re still too self conscious to wear a helmet, maybe you can invest in this “invisible” one by Hovding. Invented in Sweden, it is inflatable and only becomes real when it can feel you falling off your bike. OH, and also, it can only be inflated once… so be really careful. Because each one will set you back $740. Which is a really great!
So gals, the next time you approach your bicycle without proper head protection…think again. You might think you look super ~kewl~ and ~rebellious~, but I won’t be adding this situation to How to Be: Alexa Chung, if that helps anything.