Once upon a time (aka summer 2019), you’d wear them to the gym or brunch, but bike shorts have proven ideal for all sorts of at-home activities, from watching the entire season of Big Flower Fight in one sitting to creating your very own tie-dye masterpiece. No longer made of 100% uncomfortable spandex, they’re a closet workhorse that can look just as good with an oversized hoodie as a blazer and cute sandals.
As we begin to reenter society, the versatile basic is one of the few quarantine mainstays we plan to wear well into the future. So whether you want a pair to chill in at home, or have plans to go roller skating every Summer Friday, we combed the Internet to bring you all the best bike shorts you can buy right now. Check them out below.
Black bike shorts will stand the test of time—and you can get a pair for cheap (hi, Amazon). If you want something you can dress up, à la Gigi Hadid, try experimenting with materials like a superfine ribbed knit or lustrous black.
$49.00, & Other StoriesBUY NOW
$118.00, Carbon38 BUY NOW
$65.00, KoralBUY NOW
Arguably the most “throwback” style of the bunch, the season’s rainbow hues come in everything from soft sky blue to zesty yellow. Pair yours with a contrasting bikini top when it’s hot, then throw on an oversized crewneck when things get breezy.
$56.00, Alo YogaBUY NOW
$70.00, VerishopBUY NOW
$60.00, New BalanceBUY NOW
$88.00, VerishopBUY NOW
Whether it’s using recycled plastic bottles for fabrics or empowering the people producing the clothing, a ton of brands are working hard to improve fashion’s carbon footprint. Here are four bike shorts worth checking out if you’re shopping more consciously.
$45.00, Outdoor VoicesBUY NOW
$48.00, Girlfriend CollectiveBUY NOW
$49.00, AthletaBUY NOW
$90.00, RevolveBUY NOW
Shorts to actually work out in
Your summer may consist of solo walks, responsibly distant picnics in the park, or getting back to your bike-ride commute. Whatever’s in store, grab a pair of bike shorts you can exercise or lie horizontal in. The four options below are made from breathable, sweat-wicking fabrics—so no need to worry about dark spots ruining your ’fit.
$68.00, LululemonBUY NOW
$40.00, GymsharkBUY NOW
$35.00, NordstromBUY NOW
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Article by Talia Abbas