Bike Shorts For Spring? Here's How to Wear the Trend

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As the days get longer, the temperatures slowly begin to rise, and the vaccine rollout steadily continues, we're looking forward to incorporating more outdoor activities into our daily lives — safely, of course. For my foray into the world, my garment of choice is, has, and may very well always be bike shorts. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Comfortable, easy-to-wear, and, yes, chic, bike shorts have become my go-to whenever I'm in urgent need of something cute and simple.

Really, it's no wonder the trend has experienced a resurgence in recent years, with celebrities from Hailey Bieber to Kim Kardashian sporting the athleisure staple. Whether paired with a classic trench coat and Birkenstocks for running errands or an oversize button-down and sandals for a decidedly more classic, put-together vibe, bike shorts are without a doubt my go-to for all of the things.

Keep reading for six creative ways to style bike shorts this season and beyond. Because, let's face it: the pandemic may be close to over, but this trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Vintage College Sweatshirt and Sneakers

Channel your inner Princess Diana with a cozy vintage sweatshirt emblazoned with your school of choice, then finish the laid-back look with a cool pair of kicks.

Oversize Button-Down, Sandals, and a Cute Bag

To strike the perfect balance between casual and dressed-up, style an oversize button-down with ultrachic sandals and a fun bag in a punchy hue.

Light Layers and Birkenstocks

Going on a quick coffee run? Slip on a couple of light layers (we love this T-shirt and trench combo) and a pair of Birks.

Tank Top, Blazer, and Strappy Sandals

A little shoulder action for girl's night out never hurt anybody.

Cropped Blazer, Knee-High Boots, and a Chunky Necklace

Feeling extra fashiony? Team your favorite bikers with a pair of knee-high boots and a cropped blazer for something unexpected, then top it off with a gold statement necklace.

T-Shirt and Dainty Jewelry

Simply put, you can never go wrong with a monochromatic approach. We recommend dressing it up with delicate jewelry. Matching manicure optional but encouraged.