How To Style 3 Ways: Bike Shorts
When I say, “bike shorts,” I think of Princess Diana gallivanting around London in the 1990s post-divorce from Prince Charles.
This athleisure trend first became popular around the 90s because of the Jane-Fonda-aerobics-phase and fashion-culture icon Princess Diana. The shorts made a comeback back in 2018 with Kanye West’s streetwear line, Yeezy, when his then-wife Kim Kardashian West was spotted rocking them out on the town.
Bike shorts are still popular in 2022 because they look good on everybody AND they’re comfortable. It’s the same reason why yoga pants are so popular, except bike shorts are, well, shorter, so they’re ideal in warmer weather. Plus, they can be worn tons of different ways. I’ll share three unique ways that bike shorts can be styled here.
- Bike Shorts + Sweatshirt
The famous Princess Di way of sporting bike shorts is by pairing them with an oversized sweatshirt. This is a comfy, effortless, and athletic look that also covers your behind if you want to stay a little more modest. If that’s not a concern for you, pair the shorts with a cropped sweatshirt or hoodie like Kim in the image above.
2. Bike Shorts + Graphic Tee
Another way to style bike shorts is with a fun, oversized graphic t-shirt. The bigger, the better! This gives a grungy, Urban Outfitters, “just rolled out of bed, but make it chic” look. These options from our store will give you just that vibe.
3. Bike Shorts + Blazer
A more sophisticated way to style bike shorts is with a blazer. This pairing may seem unlikely, but with the right blazer and finishing touches, you can be the best dressed at brunch. To offset the solid shorts, try a patterned blazer with a plain tank or tee, white sneakers, and gold accessories. Keeping it simple and classy will make sure this trendy outfit doesn’t turn into tacky!
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