6 ways to style basic bike shorts from summer through fall

Aug 19 2020, 10:38 am

Bike shorts are having a renaissance of sorts, and we couldn’t be more elated. It’s all happening at a time when we’re pretty much living in casual clothing, sporting a near consistent messy bun hairstyle.

To say the least, this year is proving to be an interesting time for fashion. The world’s first virtual high fashion runway show saw supermodels Irina Shayk, Winnie Harlow, and Ashley Graham, among others, show off stunning looks from their homes to fundraise for COVID-19 relief. Some designers are skipping seasons, and others are having to close their stores.

In the midst of all this, while most of us have been at home pondering what recipe to try next, bike shorts were revived for another season. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Sophie Turner, Kim Kardashian, and Hailey Baldwin Bieber have been spotted wearing different bike short styles in recent years, and it looks like the above-the-knee (but not too short) pant alternatives are here to stay.

The real credit, of course, goes to the late Princess Diana, who was often seen dressed in casual yet glamorous gym outfits, pairing the iconic bike shorts with sweaters, tees, sneakers, and socks — before that was even a look. Today, the bike shorts trend just so happens to perfectly fit our low-key isolation lifestyles.

We’re fans of this high-rise pair from lululemon, in particular, because they fit like a dream and include a handy pocket for your phone.

Invigorate High-Rise Short/lululemon

Shop via: lululemon.com

Brands like H&M, Aritzia, and Urban Outfitters also stock bike shorts at different price points, so you can shop around to see what style fits your vibe best.

One thing we appreciate is the sheer versatility of these shorts. It’s easy to wear them in so many ways — from summer through fall, whether you’re going for a casual look to wear while grocery shopping, something laid-back for a workout, or a more dressed-up feel for weekend patio drinks.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up six different ways to style your timelessly fashionable bike shorts.

Choose original oversized tees


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Get a white shirt involved


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Opt for a colorful long sleeve


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Layer with a blazer


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Keep it casual with a crop top


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Go grunge with boots and a bomber jacket


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