Bike shorts are so much more than a wardrobe staple for actual cycling. Whether you’re wearing them with an oversize blazer and heels for a polished look or layering them under a slip dress that's gathered or tucked just enough to reveal your spandex bottoms for a summer night, we fully approve. And while we have a ton of looks of our own that we can’t wait to try, we’ve enlisted the help of some of the chicest fashion people out there to offer up even more bike-shorts outfit inspiration.
Trust us. These will give you plenty of cool new ideas for how to wear the closet staple. From casual and sporty combinations to more dressed-up looks, the bike-shorts outfits we've rounded up can do it all. Scroll through our favorite looks, and then shop the trend for yourself.
Make your bike shorts more tailored with the addition of a structured blazer. Have fun with the sportswear vibe, though, and keep it casual with a pair of colorful sneakers.
Show a little skin by styling your super-high-waisted bike shorts with a skimpy crop top. Add a structured blazer on top to play the juxtaposition of tailoring and sportswear.
Keep it simple with a button-down shirt. More tailored than a T-shirt but just as simple when it comes to the wardrobe essential's throw-on-and-go nature, it's the perfect pairing for your new favorite shorts trend.
Lean into the '90s vibe with all your favorite styling pieces from the decade. Top your bike shorts with a colorful slip dress; then add a fanny pack, bright sunglasses, and "dad" sneakers.