How to style cycling shorts like an influencer

Your summer wardrobe hero

Written by Liv Grady

June 11, 2021

girl wearing green cycling shorts

Cylcing shorts have become so much more than a loungewear basic, they are a must-have that can be styled up or down depending on the occasion. Okay, so maybe they still look cute with a little crop top for the gym, but we are talking NEXT level looks. They are the flattering fit that your heatwave wardrobe never knew it needed. Paired with a masculine blazer and mules or a retro tee and chunky white trainers, these versatile little numbers are essential for every cool-girl’s wardrobe. Keep scrolling to see the ultimate influencer’s guide on how to style cycling shorts.

Bike shorts are basically Summer leggings and they are firm favourites with the Kardashians, Hadids, Rihanna and more.

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How to style cycling shorts 101

With a blazer

Team your cycling shorts with a blazer for a chic but effortless style. Keep it open with a matching co ord crop top, or fasten your blazer and don’t even stress about a top. You can dress this up for brunch by adding a pair of strappy square toe sandals or play it lowkey with white chunky trainers and sports socks.

Blazers to go with cycling shorts

With an oversized tee

You know those tees that are too long to wear with jeans but too short to wear on their own? Yeah that’s where cycling shorts come into play. Tuck them in, tie them up or just wear them together. Easy as that. This is the ultimate cool-girl loungewear option. Comfy, cool and versatile.

Oversized tee with white trainers
Photo: @samiraradmehr
Playboy tee with green cycle shorts
Photo: @hollyishaute

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With a shirt

Opt for an oversized shirt to wear with your cycle shorts for an outfit that totally nails the awkward smart casual dress code. Keep it easy in a denim shirt, dress it up in an oversized silk blouse or opt for a classic crisp white shirt.

White shirt with bike shorts
Photo: @helenbewick
Lissy roddy cycling shorts
Photo: @LissyRoddy

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