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16 Biker Short Outfit Ideas You'll Actually Wear

Work out or go out out.

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Biker shorts cycled their way through the '80s and '90s, then disappeared. Their modern comeback was a sensation—one that was even embraced on the Chanel runways in 2019. Today, trendsetting celebs, models, and street-style stars continue to make the case for spandex outside of the gym. This trend can be a polarizing one, but much like a tank or a tee, a good pair of biker shorts can be used as a multifaceted base layer. In SHORT: they're whatever you want them to be.

Even biker shorts naysayers can't argue with their comfort and versatility. Dress them up with a blazer and a fab kitten heel, or pair them down with a dependable sneaker and your favorite graphic tee. Ahead, we've got 16 looks that will inspire you to finally take biker shorts out for a spin.

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Cream Biker Shorts
ZARA zara.com
$17.90

Cream biker shorts?! Yes please. Style them with a longer top or tunic dress, and double-check that they're not see-through (this pair are not).

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Oversized Printed Cotton-Jersey T-shirt
Balenciaga net-a-porter.com
$550.00

Cat-loving fashionistas, this oversized graphic tee is meowing your name.

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Lace-Up Leather Boots
& Other Stories stories.com
$179.00

Add a bit of edge to any biker short ensemble with this lace-up leather and track sole ankle boot.

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Ruffle Overlay Denim Jacket
Sea saksfifthavenue.com
$495.00

You probably own one (or two, or three) jean jackets already. This season, consider investing in an iteration that boasts a little added oomph.

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Isabel Marant Crossbody Bag
Isabel Marant nordstrom.com
$480.00

A practical hands-free bag for a day on the go.

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Button-Downs & Bikers
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Rib Knit Biker Short
Year of Ours revolve.com
$48.00

The stretch, rib-knit fabric is so comfy, you'll barely feel these at all.

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Open-back Cotton-Poplin Shirt
Helmut Lang net-a-porter.com
$395.00

Open-back tailoring sets this apart from other button-downs.

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Over-The-Knee Boots
Stuart Weitzman net-a-porter.com
$725.00

Offset a tiny bottom with a knee-high boot. This version is surprisingly lightweight with a durable rubber sole.

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Lee Radzwill Small Bag
Tory Burch shopbop.com
$498.00

This petite top handle bag is just as stylish as its namesake.

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Hexagon Frame Gold Sunglasses
Bottega Veneta net-a-porter.com
$440.00

Round out a sophisticated outfit with these sleek gold-frame sunnies.

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Ribbed Biker Shorts
A2Y amazon.com
$11.99

Good news: These seamless biker shorts comes in 12 different colorways.

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The Anorak Jacket
Ansea ansea.co
$350.00

This water-repellant jacket checks our boxes for fashion and function.

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Ami De Coeur Denim Baseball Cap
AMI Paris saksfifthavenue.com
$135.00

Ace your look with this light denim baseball hat.

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Nylon Shoulder Bag
Brother Vellies saksfifthavenue.com
$625.00

This nylon shoulder strap bag is just the right size for day or evening.

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Suede Calfskin & Nylon
Chanel chanel.com
$850.00

Staying comfy doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Case in point: these Chanel sneakers.

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Metal Button Blazer
ZARA zara.com
$149.00

A structured blazer will instantly elevate any look.

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Yellow Gold Hoop
Catbird NYC catbirdnyc.com
$118.00

Wear these as singles or invest in a full pair.

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The Pouch Clutch
Bottega Veneta fwrd.com
$2,790.00

Keep this day clutch stocked with the essentials for a chic grab-and-go option.

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Ribbed Biker Shorts
Aerie ae.com
$24.46

These navy bikers have UV protection and sweat wicking properties, so you can wear them to work out or go out out.

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Ionian Necklace
Soru Jewellery sorujewellery.com
$405.00

This chunky chain-link necklace pairs with just about anything.

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The Pointe Flat
MARGAUX margauxny.com
$218.00

These are your new dependable ballet flats.

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Cashmere Cricket Jumper
Alex Eagle Sporting Club alexeagle.com
£420.00

This sweater gives off vintage appeal. It's crafted from cashmere made in a 150-year-old mill.

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Center Stage Bike Shorts
All Access shopbop.com
$68.00

These sleek biker shorts are the perfect pairing for a slightly cropped sweater or a half-tucked in rugby shirt.

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Cloud Sneakers
On shopbop.com
$130.00

These lightweight, fully cushioned sneakers look cool, but are technical enough to log some real mileage.

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Maxi Crossbody Bag
Sensi Studio sensistudio.com
$414.00

Tote this woven straw bag around the city or use it as a classic beach accessory.

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