How to Wear Bike Shorts Like Kim Kardashian West, EmRata, and More

Trends come and go, but only a few are strong enough to withstand months, and even years, of scrutiny. The bike-short trend is one of these. Even though they've been hot for a minute now (at least since the beginning of 2018), they're not going anywhere anytime soon. They're all over Instagram (on influencers and editors alike), and they're particularly popular in trend-setting places like L.A. and NYC. In fact, some fashion girls have ditched their leggings altogether, opting to wear the shorter and cooler cycling style instead.

Celebrities are fans of the humble bike short, too. A-listers like Emily Ratajkowski, Romee Strijd, Jasmine Sanders, and Kim Kardashian West have all made bike shorts their summertime closet staple, and they're styling them in the coolest ways. We have proof. Keep scrolling to see how some of our favorite fashion-forward celebrities wear their bike shorts.

Romee Strijd


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Romee Strijd pairs her basic black bike shorts with a matching crop top and a neon-green blazer. This outfit, when worn with high sneakers and a micro-bag, is a true ode to '90s style. 

Jasmine Sanders


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On a casual day out in NYC, Jasmine Sanders wears a two-piece pinstripe set, accessorizing it with white sneakers, sleek sunglasses, and a Balenciaga fanny pack (as one does). 

Kim Kardashian West


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We're calling it: Kim Kardashian West is the queen of bike shorts. She was a driving force behind the trend in the first place, and since they became mainstream, she's styled them in multiple ways. Here's one of our favorite takes. She pairs her shorts with a hoodie and a Matrix-style leather coat. 

Kourtney Kardashian


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Kim's older sister, Kourtney, is also a big believer in bike shorts, incorporating them into her airport style with a cropped V-neck sweater, sneakers, and a Louis Vuitton duffle bag.

Emily Ratajkowski


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Emily Ratajkowski takes her new dog on a walk through the streets of NYC wearing designer bike shorts with a cropped crew-neck sweatshirt and white sneakers. It's athleisure at its finest.

Hailey Bieber 


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Hailey Bieber switches things up from the traditional basic black shorts by opting for a pair that have a shiny, leather-like finish. We also want to give a shout-out to her oversize hoodie.

Bella Hadid


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Are you noticing some similarities yet? It seems crop tops are the way to go when wearing bike shorts. Bella Hadid wears her shorts with a blue sweater and a thick black headband. 

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Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.