Two Quick & Easy Ways To Wear Bike Shorts

It’s true: I love bike shorts. And you should too.

I started wearing them last summer because we made cute ones when I was working for Free People. Fun fact: I never truly loved the way I actually looked in bike shorts. But I thought they were super comfortable, so I wore them anyway (I wrote more in this post about body image).

Fast forward to the summer of 2020 and I AM HERE FOR THE BIKE SHORT TREND.

wear something over your look

I recently purchased this bike short set from Amazon, and I really love it! I got the black and taupe. If you’re a little timid to go full on bike short, I recommend styling it with something over your set! When it’s not blazing hot, I wear a denim jacket over the set to make it a little something more. I LOVE a good oversized denim jacket. I don’t think I’ve worn a normal sized denim jacket in years.

oversized is key

Yeah…I went there. I forget who I saw these bike shorts on, but I just took the plunge and ordered them. They’re a bit out of my comfort zone, but once I figured out how to style them a bit better (aka with something oversized), I really love them. They’re just super fun to me, and pair well back to my new Birkenstocks. I know this look is slightly out there, but I really love the ease, comfort, and sassiness of the look!

If you want to go a little tamer, I suggest pairing solid bike shorts with a graphic t-shirt. This gives you a little sass, but not totally out there.

I know there are a lot of ways to style bike shorts (helloooo croppped things), but these are the two ways that I feel work best for me, my body type, and my personality!

photos by allie provost

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  1. 7.21.20
    Lisa Autumn said:

    You look amazing in them x

    Lisa |

  2. 7.21.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    You have definitely mastered the trend! I am loving both looks on you – rocking them so well!

    xo Laura Leigh

  3. 7.22.20
    Morgan said:

    LOVE the layered look with the jean jacket!

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  4. 7.23.20

    I love both of the ways you styled them! So cute!

    xx Chelsea Finn

  5. 7.24.20

    oooh… love that first outfit! the bag and taupe shorts… so cute!

    xo, fran