I’ll be honest… I cringe just a bit every time I see an outfit styled around the bike short trend. Growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, of course I wore neon spandex shorts when I was a kid, but I just cannot fathom wearing them as an adult. Maybe it’s the feeling of being just a bit too exposed in such a hugging fabric, or perhaps I’m shying away because they haven’t quite made their way back into mainstream fashion just yet.
The bike short trend had a resurgence on Fashion Week runways in the last year, and celebs like Kim Kardashian, the Hadid sisters, and Kendall Jenner have been rocking it since. Now, I’ve been noticing these shorts gaining popularity with some of my favorite street style stars and blogger babes. Are bike shorts actually making their way into mainstream fashion, or will they stay a celebrity and fashion “it girl” piece? If you’re keen on this daring runway trend, I’ve rounded up some of the top ways to style what may just become your next pair of go-to shorts!
Under a Sheer Dress or Skirt
An obvious and practical way to hop on the bike short trend is to layer them under a sheer dress or skirt!
Update Your Athleisure Uniform
Swap out your typical leggings outfit for bike shorts to update your favorite athleisure outfit and beat the summer heat.
Top Them With a Blazer
How is it that a blazer can make any outfit look chic? Redefine business casual and throw a blazer over your bike shorts and a simple tee.
Go-To Travel Uniform
If your goal is to be the epitome of style and comfort while you travel, try rocking a pair of bike shorts on your next flight or road trip.
Re-Purpose Your Mini As A Top
Try tucking your mini slip dress in on one side to create a completely new outfit!