Something that I liked about my Bern helmet was the rear plastic clip (designed for goggle retention on the ski slopes). Most days I slipped a Planet Bike Superflash into the clip (sideways) to add an extra 3' of height to my bike light assembly.
In order to mount it on the Yakkay, I needed a loop of some sort. I originally thought I'd put a shock cord sort of loop, and mount the light vertically instead of horizontally. But A) I didn't have any shock cord, B) I didn't want to make big holes in the cover for a shock cord, and C) the stripes on the cover are vertical, and I thought maybe the loop might look better vertical when the light isn't on.
|It's surprisingly hard to take a picture of the back of one's head|
I have a lemon yellow "water resistant" trenchcoat, which has an inverted pleat all up the back, which I had been thinking would be a convenient place for a strip of silver that adds reflection without really changing the look of the coat.
I may do the same thing to my favorite red wool coat, but I'm more hesitant to alter it permanently- may add a sew-on strip instead of an iron on one.
I also had some reflective adhesive strip (basically tape), and I put a stripe of it up one panel of my leather bag. I didn't get it in between the seams quite as neatly as it could have gone, and the effect of reflective tape on a leather bag is a bit unusual, but I think it will be relatively unobtrusive, mostly because it's captured between two seams, so seems a bit more like it fits.
Put a tiny bit of extra tape on the Shogun, hiding the orange VO sticker on the fenders. I don't plan on riding the Shogun out after dark a lot (at least until I live the dream of touring) but I think this adds a bit of reflectivity, without being noticeable.
Next, I put larger patches of 2" wide tape both front and back on the new Linus panniers. There's a bike almost always parked along my route, with silver reflective patches on the panniers that are left on it 24/7, and I can see them from a block away in my bike headlight.
Finally I watched a movie and sewed a little strip of reflective grosgrain ribbon on my black softshell which is a good weight for biking, but which I don't wear much because a) it's all black and b) it's an odd length to wear with skirts.
A very busy weekend of conspicuity projects- I should be very visible these nights! I had a recent brief conversation recently about the reflective "vests" made by Vespertine in NYC. Admittedly they look very fetching on models, when worn over a tank top (or less) but I'm not sure how they'd look thrown over a coat. For colder weather clothing, I think that adding reflective material, either sewn on, or iron on, in such a way that it follows the natural seams of the garment is more effective because it's not something extra I have to remember. If done well it doesn't have to look like a bike specific costume, but instead can be an "inconspicuous" part of an everyday piece of clothing or luggage.