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Bike Shorts Are The New Black Leggings, According To These A-List Celebs

by Sidney Burds

Bike Shorts Are The New Black Leggings, According To These A-List Celebs
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For months now Kim Kardashian West has been leading the pack (and arguably invented) one of the biggest current trends, bike shorts. Along with her, celebs Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Khloe Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin have also followed suit—along with thousands of fashion influencers on Instagram. From high-waisted bike shorts to leather bike shorts, we’ve found eight pairs of celeb-approved bike shorts that are perfect for you to get in on this hot ’80s throwback trend.

1 of 7 Image Credits: Free People

Free People Seamless Rib Bike Short


If you’re wanting the exact pair of bike shorts Kim Kardashian has posted all over her Instagram, you’ll have to mourn for a hot second that they’re no longer available on Kanye West’s Yeezy Supply collection, though there is a similar pair still available for a splurge. Kim’s proudly repped her husband’s brand since the beginning, and who can resist how comfy she looks in his monochromatic designs. But if you’re not in the designer budget, don’t worry because Kim Kardashian West fashion inspo has been replicated across the online shopping universe. These nude bike shorts from Free People totally get the Kardashian vibe, show off your curves, and are way, way, cheaper than Yeezy.

2 of 7 Image Credits: PrettyLittleThing

Best for Copying Kim:

PrettyLittleThing Leather Bike Shorts


Hitting the town for a girls-night-out and needing a new outfit for turning heads? We got you. Put down your overworn skirt and take a walk on the wild side with these curve enhancing faux leather bike shorts. They’re engineered to cinch your waist giving an emphasized hourglass shape that you’ll want to show off. Wear with a bodysuit and heels and get ready for a night of free drinks and fun!

3 of 7 Image Credits: Athleta

Best for a Night Out:

Athleta Bike Shorts


So you’re a gym rat (we mean that in the nicest way possible) and want a bike short that’s not only on trend for daywear, but can handle a HIIT workout like a boss. Enter: Athleta’s Contender bike short. It’s made for training at the gym or track with moisture-wicking fabric and slots for your phone and keys! For daytime, wear with a chic graphic tee and chunky sneakers, and when you’re heading to the gym pull on a sports bra and running shoes. Plus, Gigi Hadid has been spotted in white bike shorts, so you know you’ll be in fashion.

4 of 7 Image Credits: Urban Outfitters

Best for a Sweat Sesh:

Urban Outfitters Floral Bike Shorts


It’s undeniable that the ’80s fashion has made a comeback on the runways, and who better to take on the bike shortstrend than hipster home Urban Outfitters. Perfect for weekly trips to the indie bookstore downtown, these floral printed shorts look right at home styled as seen with a matching bra top, or add a loose fitting chambray shirt or denim jacket to mimic Gigi Hadid’s style at the U.S. Open this year. You’ll look stylish and right at home as you find a chair to curl up into with your new read and a triple, venti, soy, no foam latte.

5 of 7 Image Credits: Forever 21

Best Blast from the Past:

Forever 21 Bike Shorts Set


Sometimes matchy-matchy is the way to be. Case in point: this dynamic duo of a set. This crop top and bike shorts set is a two-in-one shopping gift at just $25. It relieves your shade-matching worries and this gradient shimmer fabric is made for festival season. Toss a jacket on over top with some chunky boots for your next all night concert, or wear them separately for all kinds of outfit opportunities.

6 of 7 Image Credits: Onzie Bike Shorts

Best Bang for Your Buck:

Onzie Bike Shorts


Animal print has been hot lately, so why not combine two trends with a pair of leopard print bike shorts? Throw on a boxy, oversized sweater or sweatshirt to keep it casual, or throw on a faux leather jacket and crop for going out for drinks. These wild, leopard print bike shorts are sure to make a statement.

7 of 7 Image Credits: Torrid

Best for Going Wild:

Torrid Bike Short


Like many girls who have worn spandex bottoms before, nothing is more embarrassing than stepping out the door only to realize that your opaque bottoms are see-through. Rather than risk public exposure, snag a pair of these five-star, rave-reviewed bike shorts from Torrid. These shorts are littered with compliments for having amazing four-way stretch, thick soothing fabric, and unflinching fit that doesn’t ride up or fall down.