Biker shorts, like leggings, are a comfortable yet classic wardrobe staple that toe the line between "save it for the gym" and street-style cool. Thanks to celebrities like Princess Diana (circa the '90s) and current celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski, however, the rise of wearing biker shorts outside of a Pilates class is generally accepted as part of any athleisure lover's wardrobe. And if you need an actual fashion stamp of approval, one only needs to review this Chanel runway show.
I know the idea of incorporating this bodycon bottom into your everyday wardrobe can be a bit of a challenge. Therefore, I've dreamed up a few ways to style biker shorts so you'll actually want to wear them IRL. After all, the comfort and versatility of biker shorts are unmatched. The piece can be elevated with a blazer and heel or styled casually with a moto jacket and sneakers. Ahead, are five stylish ways to wear your biker shorts come spring/summer 2020.
Your creative office environment lets you wear whatever you want—within reason. Yesss. You can go from work straight to happy hour or date night in a pair of textured body-sculpting biker shorts and a blazer. The outer shell gives off a professional vibe while sandals and a small clutch signal you have major plans after 6 p.m.
Weekends are for relaxing, so you'll want to make sure your outfit sets you up for success in this area. I suggest slipping on this pair of softly ribbed biker shorts with an oversize voluminous poplin shirt that ties loosely around your frame. Sculptural wooden heels and a cute bag take this outfit from a Netflix and couch lewk to an ensemble you can wear for that farm-to-table dinner with friends.
Outdoor enthusiasts and workout lovers will love this comfy yet sporty outfit. From the hoodie to the snapback and sneakers, all the pieces provide comfort as you move. Whether you're headed to a barre class or bringing the pup to the dog park, you'll want to chill in this outfit all day long.
Feeling badass? Leather is the answer. Faux leather biker shorts are edgy and fun but still breathable, making them a good option for that music concert. To really hone in on this theme, throw a biker jacket over a vintage-inspired band tee and complete this rockstar look with a classic pair of Vans in which you'll dance the night away in.
The idea of an all-white outfit isn't strictly tied to Labor Day rules. You can wear this neutral-colored combo any day, whether you're hitting up a rooftop party or grabbing brunch with friends. (Just be cautious when drinking that orangey-colored Aperol spritz!) Break up the monotony of an all-white look with an adorable peach-toned belt bag.
Shop the look: 1. Zara pleated poplin shirt, $39.90; 2. & Other Stories hoop earrings, $25; 3. Rag & Bone Atlas leather belt bag, $140; 4. PrettyLittleThing bike short, $10; 5. Porte & Paire leather sandals, $290
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