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
Koral Densonic High Rise Infinity Biker Short
$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.
Alo Yoga High-Waist Biker Short
$56.00, Alo YogaBUY NOW
Year of Ours Ribbed Biker Short
$70.00, VerishopBUY NOW
Staud x New Balance Bike Short
$60.00, New BalanceBUY NOW
Billie the Label Peggy Biker Short
$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
Girlfriend Collective High-Rise Bike Short
$48.00, Girlfriend CollectiveBUY NOW
$49.00, AthletaBUY NOW
Cotton Citizen x Revolve Milan Biker Short
$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.
Lululemon Fast and Free Short 10″
$68.00, LululemonBUY NOW
$40.00, GymsharkBUY NOW
$35.00, NordstromBUY NOW
Nike Air Women’s Bike Shorts (Plus Size)
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Article by Talia Abbas