15 Reasons to Give Bike Shorts a Try

When Kim Kardashian West first stepped out in bike shorts in a non-ironic way, we admit we were a little apprehensive. Sure, it was endorsed by the Kardashian-Jenner clan, the Yeezy enthusiasts, and even Naomi Campbell on the Off-White runway, but would it last? Only time would tell. Fast-forward to now, and we’re fully obsessed—and you should be too.

Bike shorts are so much more than a wardrobe staple for actual cycling. Whether you’re wearing them out with an oversize blazer for cooler fall temps or layering them under a slip dress that's gathered or tucked just enough to reveal your spandex bottoms for a summer night out, 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 street style stars out there to offer up even more bike shorts outfit inspiration.

From casual and sporty combinations to more dressed-up looks you might even wear out at night, 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.

Top off an all-black bike shorts look with an oversize denim jacket. Dress it down with sneakers or up with more elevated sandals.

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Another way to wear your bike shorts and blazers: with sneakers. 

Take your bike shorts to work with pieces from your corporate wardrobe. Consider a white button-down, a light blazer, and pointed-toe flats for this elegant take on the sporty favorite.

Lean into the '90s vibe with all your favorite styling pieces from the retro decade. Top your bike shorts with a colorful slip dress; then add a fanny pack, bright sunglasses, and "dad" sneakers.

Go simple with a crewneck T-shirt and sneakers. With a black tee and white kicks, consider an understated color for your bike shorts.

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A nautical striped cardigan is a fun addition to sleek bike shorts. 

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Now this is a fashion with a capital F look. 

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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.

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We've never met a monochrome look we didn't love. 

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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.

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Go monochrome with an all-black look. If you're not into a pop of color, consider a pair of white shoes to brighten up your look.