Is it just me or does it seem lately that clothes are being used more frequently out of context? I’m speaking in reference to the influx of biker shorts lately. First was yoga tights in place of pants, then track pants, and now these tricky cycling shorts. At a glance, I wasn’t confident if I was game for the trend, but then I finally put it to the test and was befuddled with how trendy and stylish it can be. If you’re as hesitant as I was about pulling it off, fear no more because I’m showing you how to wear biker shorts.
I discovered that the simplest way to style biker shorts is with a blazer or an oversized button down. The structure and fit of these pieces balance out the gym aspect of the shorts. It’s a common way many street style stars and fashion stylists have worn it and I am hooked! Sticking to an all black palette is easy to pull off because it appears more seamless. But, you can try a cinched peplum jacket or belt the blazer at the waist.
On the subject of shoes, there are a few options that I love. My first choice is no doubt chunky sneakers. It’s a funky twist on an equally athletic and sophisticated outfit. If you’re not on that dad sneakers trend, statement slides or sleek white heels look just as cool.
And my last pointer is to keep your bag small – or transparent. Biker shorts have a way of stealing the show despite seeming discreet. I think small bags such as a clutch, fanny pack, or a little bucket look best because they don’t compete with the shorts.
Once you get the hang of wearing biker shorts in public, you can start adding things like oversized sweaters or mini skirts to the mix. I’ve been swayed since wearing this look so let me know what your thoughts are on this trend!