Bike Shorts are Like a Serious Fashion Trend Now

It seemed like a joke when Kim Kardashian wore bicycle shorts back in 2016. You know, just one of her fashion hijinx. But it vanished along with her bob from a few weeks back though it would make the occasional appearance like an old Louis Vuitton bag. And even when Kourtney and Kendall started sporting them it still didn’t seem like it was catching on. But then the summer of 2018 hit and the bike shorts trend is a full on fashion trend. The Kardashian clan has definitely been pushing for it the hardest and their work paid off but we have now seen it trickle down to street style and other celebrities have finally adopted the look including Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Hailey Baldwin to name a few.

You would think it would be for the more doing dressers except like leggings, it is quite an easy look to pull it off. Most opt for a simple black pair with a big t-shirt and maybe over-sized denim jacket (or you could go full on 90s with a flannel shirt or jacket.) You could also go for sneakers but why not a fun pair of white booties? If you are particularly confident you could also pair your bike shorts with a crop or fitted top like Kourtney Kardashian often does or why not throw a fanny pack in there to get the whole look down?

If you’re really feeling it what about Kylie Jenner’s crystal bike shorts unitard she sported at her 21st birthday (it was her second look of the night and had 70,000 crystals on it.)

If you think about it, bicycle shorts are another part of athleisure and maybe a sleeker evolution of the romper and jumpsuit which we have arguably reached full saturation on. So grab a pair and just leave the water bottle and helmet at home.

Meredith Lepore

Meredith is the former editor in chief of the women's career site, The Grindstone. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire @ Work, The Jane Dough, DailyWorth,, Business Insider and Learnvest. She earned her Masters in Magazine, Newspaper and Online journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Meredith resides in New York full time and enjoys reading, jogging, SoulCycle and playing with her small dog, Otis.

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