When Kim Kardashian West first stepped out in bike shorts in a non-ironic way, we admit we were a little apprehensive. Sure, it was endorsed by the Kardashian-Jenner clan, the Yeezy enthusiasts, and even Naomi Campbell on the Off-White runway, but would it last? Only time would tell. Fast-forward to now, and we’re fully obsessed—and you should be too.
Bike shorts are so much more than a wardrobe staple for actual cycling. Whether you’re wearing them out with an oversize blazer for cooler fall temps or layering them under a slip dress that’s gathered or tucked just enough to reveal your spandex bottoms for a summer night out, we fully approve. And while we have a ton of looks of our own that we can’t wait to try, we’ve enlisted the help of some of the chicest street style stars out there to offer up even more bike shorts outfit inspiration.
From casual and sporty combinations to more dressed-up looks you might even wear out at night, the bike shorts outfits we’ve rounded up can do it all. Scroll through our favorite looks, and then shop the trend for yourself.