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With the advent of spandex, athletes have been finding different ways to wear bike shorts. These slinky, stretchy shorts made their debut in streetwear in the 80s and have enjoyed a comeback in the last few years. There are many fun ways to style bike shorts and we are pretty confident that once you slide into a pair, you’ll never want to take them off.
- A vintage band tee
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We love the look of a cool vintage band tee paired with bike shorts. Style your cycling shorts with your favorite band tee, chunky sneakers, and sunnies for a complete sporty and cool look. For a little DIY project, skip the band tee and tie-dye a loose-fitting tee. To really turn up the volume on this outfit, wear delicate gold jewelry. The contrast of sporty athleisure with dainty accessories will add an interesting element.
Our Pick: Forever21 Pink Floyd Graphic Tee, $19.99 (Shop Here)
- A cropped sweatshirt
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If you’re going for cozy and casual, pair with a cropped sweatshirt. A pair of sneakers work well with this sporty-chic ensemble, like, high-top Chucks, Vans, or Nikes, but we’re confident that any sneaker you choose to rock will look amazing!
Our Pick: Alo Bae Hoodie, $88 (Shop Here)
- A denim jacket
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We are firm believers that everything looks cooler with a denim jacket, so of course, biker shorts are no exception. For a cool, effortless look, wear with a basic black top; Choose a crop top or a knotted black tee, it makes for a chic staple—style with your favorite denim jacket. Whether you prefer an oversized destructed denim jacket or a cropped denim, you can make the look iconic either way. If you’re going for an athletic vibe, wear your favorite pair of sneakers; To tone down and create a laidback look, opt for sandals instead. Vintage sunnies, a mini purse, and delicate gold jewelry will help take your outfit to the next level.
Our Pick: Aeropostale Seriously Stretchy Medium Wash Denim Jacket, $35 (Shop Here)
- A blazer
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Pairing biker shorts with a blazer is a tres chic way of looking business casual. This look creates a cool contrast worn with heels. Plus, a blazer is a great way to add a little color or pattern to your outfit in a subtle and stylish way. Building an outfit with biker shorts can be creative and fun.
Our Pick: H&M Fitted Blazer, $34.99 (Shop Here)
- Patterned biker shorts
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If you love color, prints, and an all-around bold piece of clothing, shop the patterned biker shorts. There are a ton of patterns out there and these patterned shorts can look chic or laid back. Celebrities like Irina Shayk have been seen sporting tie-dyed biker shorts. If you’re a lover of leopard print, consider pairing them with a vintage band tee and Docs for a super edgy look.
Shop Here: Beach Riot Floral Bike Shorts, $84 (Shop Here)