Ugly trainers, cargo combats, oversized windbreakers and Hilfiger headwear - this season has seen a 90s revival and then some. But perhaps the most curious trend that’s made its way from the archives to the catwalk recently is the cycling short. Gone are the days where you’d only see these spandex-fantastic garms donning the hides of gym fanatics and marathon runners. This season they’ve been seen on everyone from fashionistas to reality TV stars and show know sign of slowing down anytime soon. 

From a distance, wearing cycling shorts for anything other than actually cycling may seem like a fad reserved for the Kardashians of this world, but the reality is that the bike short is actually one of the most wearable and versatile athleisure pieces of 2018. 

Cycling shorts can be worn with anything from a baggy tee to a designer bralette, but if you’re looking for some inspiration on how to wear this trend, here are some head-turning, urban-inspired outfit ideas. 

Go bold

Even though cycling shorts could be considered a statement piece, they’re plain enough to team with something bright. A simple pair of black bike shorts look on point with this vibrant orange hoodie from Nike and matching JDI trainers. Alternatively, switch up the look by teaming a bold pair of red cycling shorts with some understated black pieces, for a seriously sassy getup. 

Crop it

You can’t go wrong with a cropped sweatshirt, and this one from Society Sport exudes understated, laidback style. Team yours with black cycling shorts and Vans Old Skool for a timeless street aesthetic that looks like it’s just stepped out of 90s NYC. 

Earn your stripes 

For effortless street style, it has to be adidas. Match your red cycling shorts with this cropped hoodie from the Three Stripes for a tough urban-esque outfit that’s as fearless as it is feminine. Team with black kicks and a no sh*t attitude for maximum impact. 

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