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How to wear bike shorts for every occasion

Category: fashion and beauty

When it comes to your summer fashion, there’s definitely one style that’s reigning supreme… the bike short! What was once reserved for lounging around in athleisure, is now taking a turn in mainstream fashion. There’s no denying the versatility of the humble bike short. This functional, yet fashion-forward style can be worked into everything from your workout gear and casual day-wear, to glamourous nights out on the town! We can thank the likes of Princess Diana and other 90s ‘it girls’ for this cooler than cool style coming back into popularity, and if it was a yes from Lady Di, it’s a yes from us! Check out our favourite ways to style bike shorts for this spring summer season below.

Keep it casual

Bike shorts are the perfect wardrobe staple for kicking it in your casual looks this summer. They’re comfy, stretchy, and super easy to style up for an edgy street-style vibe. Pair your bike shorts with a masculine tank top and a lightweight studded jacket for that grungy aesthetic. A baseball cap, chain link jewellery and a chunky sports watch are key accessories to tie into your Sporty Spice inspired outfit. Plus, a nylon crossbody bag is ideal for this athletic aesthetic and is the perfect size for running errands during the day. You can finish your look with some bright sneakers and colourful shades for a light and fun feel!

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Get glam

Now, you might not think glamour when you first see bike shorts, but we’re here to prove that wrong! A chic bike short look is a great option for your summer escapades, and gives that definitive ‘off-duty model’ look. When styling up your bike shorts for a night on the town, keep it sultry in all black, paired with a crop top and oversized blazer. For accessories, there are so many amazing bright hues that can dress up your outfit. Stick to a stylish baguette bag and mule heel to tie into that 90s feel. And don’t forget a slick of bright lippy for a final flourish!

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Looking for more inspiration? Then you should definitely check out more of our favourite bike short outfits here

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