Lucky for me, bicycles are "in style" - I don't understand how they could be out of style because they do wonders for your body, they're fun to go around in and hippy activists will bless you for saving the environment. Nonetheless, page 32 in July 2009 Bazaar and Vogue are all over this fad, encouraging women to be chic and pedal around town in fancy and/or vintage bicycles with designer bags. And apparently heels.
I ride my mother's old bike from the 80's (possibly earlier) with three gears and tires not meant for rocky terrain. It is similar to this picture I Googled:
I mean, sure bikes aren't fun when you're going several towns over, when the weather is bad, or when you need to carpool people. However, going over just to visit a friend or pick up a few things at the store will help you "go green" and be good exercise. To make your bike more useful and cute like Mary-Kate:
Simple wire baskets can come as cheap as twelve dollars! And if you want to get back in touch with your childhood, try a flowery mini basket. And of course, if the first step you need to take is to have a bicycle, there's always good ol' wikiHow to show you the way on How to Choose a Bicycle.