Throughout SS18, there wasn’t a cycling short I wasn’t drawn to, whether it was neon, printed, textured or had an alluring sheen to it. Looking permanently gym-ready was my aesthetic.
A year later, at SS19, Chanel prepped us for a wave of knee-length shorts with its elongated bike leggings coupled with the brand’s trademark tweed. Capri shorts became my go-to as we dove headfirst into Hot Girl Summer and it wasn’t long before I came across the silhouette to fuel my love for the ’80s trend even further. After spotting a denim and cycling shorts hybrid on a painfully stylish commuter, a new fixation was born.
With such unpredictable weather, bare legs may seem risky but layering is your friend here. Chunky knits, kitten heels and graphic tees all work with the quirky bike short alternative. Here’s how I styled the latest micro trend usurping cycling shorts.
On donning this outfit, a colleague said to me: “You look like Bart Simpson.” A proud sartorial moment, if I do say so myself. A sock and chunky sandal combo seemed the only fitting complement for Frame’s casual denim babies – these statement velvet stompers from ASOS are currently riding high on …read more