Bike shorts are back and everywhere. They are one of the best year-round staples that you should definitely have in your wardrobe. You can layer them under dresses, ripped denim shorts and skirts in the colder months, while in the warmer months they look great on their own when styled the right way. Here are the best cycling shorts for 2022.
1. Graphic t-shirt, retro sunglasses and combat boots
Want comfortable clothing but don’t want to sacrifice style? Rock them with a graphic tee (fitted or oversized), some vintage sunglasses and boots for a casual look that will still look great on IG. Whether you’re going for a casual brunch or hiking with friends, there’s no activity this outfit can’t handle.
2. Blazer and crop top
As confusing as the bike shorts trend may seem to some, it’s a edgy power move that everyone needs in their wardrobe. Wear a cropped tank top or a bright bralette under the blazer. This is also a good opportunity for a monochromatic moment. The perfect shoe for this look is a heeled sandal, and a mini bag or clutch will look more elegant than a large bag.
3. Crop top/short set with belt bag and baseball cap
Sports leisure is always relevant, whether you are working out or just hanging out with friends. If you’re looking to spice up your look athleisurely, find bike shorts and a crop top or workout bra – you can even opt for a top in the same tone for a chic monochrome effect. Then pair with a belt bag or bum bag and a baseball cap, finishing the look with sneakers.
4. Big t-shirt, spectacular rings and sneakers
This look is easy breezy Kardashian chic and we love it. Go for an oversized t-shirt (off the shoulder looks great) and pair it with some statement hoops. Cyclists of any color will look stunning in this outfit. It also looks great with a slicked back hairstyle, ponytail or loose waves.
5. Sheer top, bralette and sandals
If you want to wear your bike shorts in a slightly more party-friendly way, dress things up with a see-through top and a bralette underneath. Complete the look with sleek sandals or heels and your bike shorts will be just right for any club or evening event.
6. Neutral sweater and boots
If summer is over but winter hasn’t set in yet, celebrate fall with a neutral sweater and a pair of chunky ankle boots. Softer shades will balance out black bike shorts, but also look great with bike shorts in other colors. Ankle boots add a cleaner look.
7. Mesh shirt, bright sneakers, crop top
Channel some serious fashion vibes with these fashion looks. It consists of all-black everything and a pair of chunky, colorful sneakers. Think of it as a more subdued version of a rave girl look with neon highlights. Mesh tops look great in either neon colors or all black and automatically pull the look together.
8. Elegant pastel sweater with cardigan and wedge shoes
Looking to inject a bit of edgy femininity into your shorts outfit? If you want to minimize the sporty aspect of this mid-thigh garment, consider adding statement pieces in pastel cardigans like this layered look. We love the addition of the matching headband and shoes.
9. Under a sheer dress or skirt with a black bralette
Whether it’s cold or hot outside, layering shorts under a sheer maxi dress or skirt will never get old. Here the wearer chooses a printed lace dress with full sleeves and an ankle length hemline. She adds a pop of color with some futuristic sunglasses, making this the ultimate party or cocktail outfit.
10. Shorts for printed shorts, top/bandana and leather jackets
Going to a concert or drinking with friends? Show off those dangerous curves in a more unexpected way – with printed shorts. Leopard print shorts and a black leather jacket will always be a timeless combination that is elevated but a little wild. Show some skin underneath with a white top or bandana.
11. Stuffed socks and a baggy retro sweater
Channel your inner Princess Diana with this ’80s streetwear style. The oversized vintage sweater is so soft and looks great with a pair of tight-fitting shorts, chunky white socks and sneakers.