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!