We never thought we’d see the day where celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid would be wearing cycling apparel (cycling shorts & sunnies) and influencing the rest of the world to do the same.
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Kim Kardashian Wears Cycling Shorts & So Should You
So, who’s behind this mania? Cycling shorts worn as every-day wear, are an iconic trend slayed by Princess Diana back in the 1990s. Now, they’re everywhere thanks to celeb street stylers such as the Hadids, Kardashians and Jenners, and runway designers such as Off-White, Alexander Wang and Dolce & Gabbana who’ve whipped them into shape and have brought them back to life. Surprisingly, they’re pretty goddamn hot! We’re backing this trend, 100%.
Here’s how it’s done ladies and gents, watch and learn:
Princess Di in her signature retro sweater and cyclists shorts back in the 90s’.
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Kim K really taking the ‘cyclist’ trend to the next level with sunnies to match her shorts.
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Kim Kardashian and Co Look LIT in These Neon Looks
We spotted Londie London looking fab in an all-white ensemble, donning cycling shorts paired with a bomber, sneakers and skinny shades. Yass.
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If you’re still not convinced, try styling them with an oversized tee or statement heels and a biker jacket like COSMO’s cover star Boity, and these shorts will be sure to prove you wrong?.
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Kim Jayde donning a nude pair of cycling shorts in the Big Apple. She’s amped up the 90s’ factor with dad sneakers and slouch socks.
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There’s no doubt that Kim Kardashian is a pioneer in the bike shorts trend. Since she began wearing them, tons of celebrities, from Hailey Baldwin to Jasmine Sanders, have started wearing bike shorts as pants too. But not everyone thinks that the clothing item should be worn without a bicycle.
In a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim calls her sisters, Khloé and Kourtney, “clowns” for dressing like geishas in Japan. “You guys, you look like fucking clowns. I’m not fucking kidding,” Kim says in a clip of the sisters hanging out in a hotel room in Japan. “This is not a tourist thing where it’s like, Halloween, dress up like a fucking Japanese geisha, unless we’re at a geisha house.”
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Kourtney responds by telling Kim that her looks, which included blue eyeshadow and bright colors, were “fun for Japan.” Kim wasn’t having it though and told her sisters that she’s cropping herself out of pictures of them wearing colors like turquoise and yellow. (Mind you, Kim is saying this with pink hair.) “Everyone just thinks, ‘Oh my God, we’re in Japan! Everyone go full Japan!’” Kim says. “And probably the people that live here make fun of people like that and I literally am like, cropping myself out of turquoise, yellow. Like, I just think you gotta chill.”
That’s when Kourtney snaps. In a confessional interview, Kourtney mocks Kim’s recent obsession with bike shorts with the most savage burn we’ve heard in 2018. “You think I looked like a clown? Well, you look like you just won the Tour de France and you’re cycling around town,” Kourtney says, laughing.
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Though cultural appropriation isn’t cool and Kourtney and Khloé should rethink if they were wearing geisha outfits outside of a geisha house, we have to admit: Kourtney’s burn is pretty darn funny.
Spring 2019’s Bike Shorts Trend Is Easier Than You Might Initially Think
Break out the spandex: Just like leggings before them, stretchy sport shorts are the latest item of athletic apparel to become an everyday wardrobe basic. Bike shorts are a major trend for spring 2019, but this time around, it has nothing to do with exercise or physical performance. Whether inspired by Princess Diana’s mid-’90s vibe or Kim Kardashian’s Yeezy ‘fits, women are finding plenty of inspiration to test out some version of the trend. Even up-market designers have embraced the trendy look’s potential, with labels like Fendi, Dior, Chanel, Nanushka, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh all showcasing stylized riffs on cycling shorts in their runway collections for this season.
For a garment so simple and, at its core, sporty, it’s surprisingly versatile. The newest versions range from solid black to neon hues, fun prints, and cool design details like lace-up fronts, graphic waistbands, or lace-trim hems. With the right styling tricks, the bike short can just as easily be made to look elegant and polished as casual and cool. Look to the countless influencers and celebrities that are cosigning the trend for proof.
If you’re looking for the easiest way to wear the trend, an oversized blazer and bike shorts is a go-to combo for fashion girls now. Add a pair of low heels and it’s practically office-appropriate. Some creative dressers have taken to wearing theirs with flirty, feminine tops and puff-sleeve blouses for an unexpected, avant-garde mix. Others go for a sexier look with their cycling shorts, embracing the style’s body-hugging form. Of course, you can always take the trend back to its roots, playing into the ‘90s sportswear vibe with other normcore staples and nostalgic accessories.
Continue below for some trendy bike short outfit inspiration, and at the end, shop some of the coolest styles this season has to offer.
A sharp blazer and classic button-down shirt make cycling shorts look a million times more business-friendly. Add a pair of pointy-toed kitten heels to complete the 100% polished transformation.
Take the sportswear staple to feminine territory. A voluminous blouse and floral-print cycling shorts is a combo that completely sheds any association with gym apparel.
Keep things simple and cool through the warm-weather months. A flowy short-sleeve blouse and simple cycle shorts is a laidback and unfussy look you can do different riffs on all season long. Pair with low block heels and a ladylike tote to keep things refined.
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Throw it back to an ’80s vibe, updated with modern touches. Wear your black bike shorts cinched at the waist with a chainlink or statement-buckle belt (or both, as shown here), then add an oversized tweed jacket, a padded headband and indulgently layered cocktail jewelry.
Channel your inner Princess Diana with a ensemble inspired by her mid-90s garb: a boxy denim jacket and slouchy sweatshirt on top, and basic bike shorts, tall sport socks, and sneakers on bottom.
You may already wear boyshorts under some dresses for convenience and extra coverage, so why not just make them part of the look? Tuck a the hem of a slinky slipdress into the waistband of your shorts. Optional: Add a fanny pack to keep the strategic draping in place while upping the cool-kid points.
Keep it sleek and sporty in a form-hugging black turtleneck tucked into black bike shorts with a graphic waistband detail. A slouchy bomber jacket in a bold color keeps the athletic theme intact and creates a stylish contrast.
A bustier-inspired camisole top and oversized boyfriend button-down creates a look that’s equal parts effortless and sexy. For spring and summer, wear with a pair of low square-toe sandals.
Sometimes ’90s nostalgia is where it’s at. Play up the throwback vibe of bike shorts with a fun neon colored pair and a perfectly worn-in tee. Accessorize with a fanny pack, some hair clips or a scrunchie, and a pair of tiny sunnies.
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A modern khaki trench was made for spring. Layer it with your bike shorts outfit and finish with snakeskin mules for an extra trendy touch.
Stretchy shorts and sneakers are two styles that the fashion world has freed from their sporty roots. Just as you can get away with wearing trainers and a sundress, you can also pull off wearing bike shorts and chunky sneakers with a romantic floral blouse.
Style bike shorts with a preppy, colorful twist. Choose shorts in a bright, spring-ready hue, then add the prep factor with a pastel striped oxford shirt, a Crayola-colored knit worn draped over the shoulders, and classic loafers.
For a more unique take on the see-through trend, wear a basic crop top and shorts set as the base layer under a sheer dress instead of the usual slip lining.
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Animal print is one of the season’s most prevalent trends, so leopard spots on cycling shorts was to be expected. Black and neutral-toned pairings let the edgy print take the spotlight, while heeled boots complement leopard’s inherent glamour.
A tissue-thin turtleneck and plaid blazer make bike shorts a bit more wearable during transitional weather. The thin leather belt at the waist is an elegant touch that elevates the overall ensemble.
Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner & More Show Us What Shoes to Wear With Bike Shorts
Bike shorts were back in style in 2018 — and it seems as if the trend will continue into the new year.
While bike shorts were once appropriate only for the gym, they were repurposed big-time in 2018.
Bella Hadid showed how to make the controversial shorts night-out-worthy in May when she headed to a party in Cannes, France, alongside pal Kendall Jenner. While Jenner sported a minidress and heels, Hadid wore metallic bike shorts with strappy sandals and a crop top. She completed her unexpected look with showstopping drop earrings and a matching necklace.
Kendall Jenner (L) and Bella Hadid in Cannes, France, in May 2018. CREDIT: Splash News
Jenner is herself a big proponent of the bike short trend. She wore a pair of black bike shorts with a cozy quarter-zip sweatshirt while out and about in New York this June. Rather than complete the look with casual sneakers, the supermodel opted for Jimmy Choo boots that had a stiletto heel.
Kendall Jenner in New York in Jimmy Choo heels on June 7, 2018. CREDIT:
One of Jenner’s older sisters, Kim Kardashian, put an equally unexpected take on the bike short trend while in Los Angeles this February. The reality star wore a long Gucci coat over a Yeezy hoodie and bike shorts in an olive green shade. She wore see-through Yeezy sandals with her ensemble — a leg-lengthening choice that’s perfect for counterbalancing a longer short.
Kim Kardashian wears a long Gucci coat with Yeezy heels and bike shorts in L.A. in February 2018. CREDIT:
Of course, there’s no reason bike shorts can’t be styled as ordinary gym apparel. Madison Beer teamed gray bike shorts with a matching sports bra while out in L.A. in August. The singer finished her look with black and white sneakers, accessorizing with a sporty utility bag.
Madison Beer wears a gray bra and matching bike shorts with black and white sneakers in L.A. this August. CREDIT: Splash News
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Dominating the street style world this summer is the bike shorts trend and to be completely honest, we’re still not totally sure about it. Bike shorts have been seen on everyone with the last name Kardashian, Hadid and Jenner but in case you’re still on the fence about this uber popular style, we’re here to offer some insight. Here are 7 ways you can style bike shorts should you choose to test out the trend so keep reading for all the looks + where to shop for less!
Slip Dress Sweet
(Dress – Vince Camuto, Fanny pack – Nike, Shorts – Pretty Little Thing, Sunglasses – BP, Sneakers – Reebok)
Looking to take your slip dress to the next level? Simply tuck your dress into the shorts like Michelle, throw on a fanny pack and a pair of sneaks and you’re good to go!
Button It Up
(Shorts – Forever 21, Blouse – H&M, Bag – French Connection, Shoes – Sam Edelman, Sunglasses – Quay Australia)
Biker shorts can be worn outside the gym too! Wear em with a button up blouse and a pair of heels like Nausheen and your #ootd is street style ready!
Lime Green Dream
(Top – Calson, Fanny Pack – Patagonia, Shorts – FashionNova, Sandals – Leith, Sunglasses – Poppy Lissiman)
Work some colour into your bike short look like Imani does with these lime green shorts and pink 90s inspired sandals. We’re also living for those embellished sunnies too!
(Blazer – Trouvé, Shorts – H&M, Fanny Pack – Topshop, Beret – ASOS, Earrings – BaubleBar, Sunglasses – BP, Shoes – Michael Michael Kors)
Bella shows us the most glam way to rock biker shorts with this gorg blazer and leather beret. We can’t get enough of all the Parisian vibes too!
(Shorts – Boohoo, T-shirt – Madewell, Boots – Mark Fisher)
Keeping it super simple is Vanille with this uber cool look. We’d never think of pairing biker shorts with a cool pair of suede boots but now we can’t get enough!
Keeping it profesh is Chloe with this biker short look that we think you could even rock at the office, depending on your job! We love the pop of colour with the orange bag too!
Kim Kardashian West
(Jacket – Levi’s, Shorts – PrettyLittleThing, Top – Pretty Little Thing, Boots – Public Desire)
Kim is the one who took this trend to the next level and we’re living for her neutral look paired with a chic shearling denim jacket!
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Kim Kardashian Heads to Class in Sweatshirt and Matching Shorts as She Studies to Become a Lawyer
Kim Kardashian West has a closet full of couture, but even she keeps it casual sometimes.
On Wednesday, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was spotted arriving at a law firm in Los Angeles. Her arms laden with books, she wore a grey sweatshirt, matching shorts and sneakers for a study session.
The mother of four revealed in April that she’s studying to become a lawyer and had begun a four-year apprenticeship with a firm in San Francisco, with the goal of taking the bar in 2022.
Though she did attend Pierce College in L.A., she never graduated. However, California, as well as three other U.S. states, offers a path to passing the bar without attending law school by “reading the law,” or apprenticing with a practicing lawyer or judge. If Kardashian West, 38, passes the “baby bar,” she will be given the okay to continue for three more years of study.
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A source previously told PEOPLE that the reality star, who is making prison reform her main focus, “realizes that some people are laughing at her for the lawyer thing, but she really doesn’t care.”
“She is focused that this is what she wants to do, and she’s going to do it, regardless of what people think,” said the source, adding that Kardashian West is “extremely well-suited to be an attorney.”
“She has a fantastic memory. She can process multiple things at once,” explained the source. “She’s great at multitasking and at time management. She can grasp very complex concepts. She has a very strong sense of what she believes, and is extremely persuasive. She’s also a very hard worker.”
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In the September cover story for Vogue Arabia, Kardashian West (interviewed by her husband, Kanye West) said that 10 years from now, she sees their family living a much more low-key life.
“I see us living on a ranch in Wyoming, occasionally going to Palm Springs and our home in Los Angeles — and becoming a lawyer,” she said. “I would probably do it from there and fly into D.C., N.Y., and L.A.”
Image zoom The Kardashian-West family in Wyoming Kim Kardashian West/Instagram
PEOPLE confirmed last month that West, 42, had purchased a ranch near Cody, Wyoming. The insider said the property was previously known as “Monster Lake Ranch,” and features panoramic views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and comes in at just over 4,500 acres.
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Kardashian West confirmed that while her husband’s “dream” is to move to Wyoming, for now, she would prefer to split their time between the new ranch and Southern California.
“I love L.A., so I envision summers, I envision some weekends ,” she said. “But yeah, we love it. It’s like, the prettiest place you’ve seen in your entire life. Even my sisters, everyone, we’ve had this dream of getting a ranch and just spending our summers there and getting away.”
KIM Kardashian showed off her famous figure as she headed for lunch with sister Kourtney in yet another pair of cycling shorts yesterday.
The 37-year-old, who loves to push boundaries when it comes to her style, teamed them with a pair of thick white socks and a pair of £115 sliders from her husband Kanye’s Yeezy range.
6 Kim Kardashian stepped out in cycling shorts for her lunch dateCredit: BackGrid
The mum-of-three added a large windbreaker jacket, while her long dark hair was tied off her face in a half ponytail.
Kourtney, 39, wore a leather-look skirt with a green crop top as the pair arrived at the Saved By The Bell diner.
The diner, called Saved by The Max, recently opened in LA and has recreated the famous set, which featured in the hit comedy.
Nineties TV lovers can now enjoy burgers, fries and milkshakes just like the crew from the much-loved Nineties sitcom.
6 Kourtney looked amazing in a skirt and crop topCredit: BackGrid 6 Kim showed off her famous bum as she got into a waiting carCredit: BackGrid 6 Kourtney took some snaps before leaving her houseCredit: Instagram
Their outing comes amid reports that Kourtney is frustrated with her 25-year-old model boyfriend Younes Bendjima after he publicly slammed a belfie she posted to Instagram.
A source told E! News: “Kourtney doesn’t appreciate Younes posting his feelings in a public forum and being impulsive.
“She’s frustrated that he continues to get upset about it. She isn’t going to stop doing what she’s doing and feels like he needs to understand and deal with it.”
They continued: “Younes gets jealous and can be possessive of Kourtney. When she posts half naked pictures, he gets very upset.
“He wants her for himself and doesn’t want to share her with the world.”
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Younes hit headlines when he appeared to throw shade at her online after she shared a picture of her in a tiny thong bikini.
He has since deleted the harsh comment – in which he asked: “Is that what you need to show to get likes?”
Sources have since said Younes was just trying to make a joke with his remark.
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