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What to wear with bike shorts

The 90s staple loved by celebs like Madonna, Princess Diana, and Sarah Jessica Parker are back with a vengeance. You have seen them on all the celebs. They’re being spotted on runways.  And of course, they’re everywhere in the gym.

Yep, we’re talking about bike shorts. If you haven’t already, you’ll soon notice this versatile wardrobe item is back to being a summer staple, bringing a fresh take on the old-school looks from 30 odd years ago.

If you’re tempted to grab some bike shorts of your own, the good news is that they can be worn as streetwear as well as at the gym. But you might be wondering what to wear with bike shorts. 

The good news is that not only are they comfy, bike shorts are super versatile. You can wear them with almost anything and out for almost any occasion (if you’re willing to be daring). 

Need some inspo? Here are just a few fun ways to wear bike shorts and some examples of how celebs are making them work:

Casual oversized top: This is a classic look that works with any figure. Pull a baggy, casual top over your bike shorts and you're ready to go. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has been seen opting for a button-down shirt with her white shorts, while Kylie Jenner often chooses a simple T to pair with hers. Recreate Kylie’s style with our Essential Bike Short in Black

Loose crop top: A loose-cut crop top makes a fun pairing with your funky bike shorts. Check out singer Camila Cabello rocking a cool Pink Floyd top with her groovy bike shorts. For the ultimate shopping-spree, go hands free with Active Truth’s Smart Pocket Bike Short.

Muscle T: Been working those arms? Show them off with a muscle T and bike shorts. Perfect for a workout or a hot day. 

Sports crop: Be brave and show yourself off. Choose a cute crop from Active Truth and mix/match or go for the same design to make it an outfit. 

Get inspired: UK actress Emily Ratajkowski was papped in a matching crop/bike short look while walking her dog. 

Sweatshirt: If you want to cover up from the cold but show off your legs, a comfy sweatshirt is ideal to wear with bike shorts. This is a key look amongst celebs. Check out Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, Hailey Baldwin, and Justin Bieber’s wife Hailey Bieber, all showing how it’s done.
Sweatshirts are also ideal to tie around your waist. This gives you the bike short look plus a bit of extra butt coverage when you’re out and about.

Mesh shirt: Mesh shirts are ideal for workouts and pair well with bike shorts if you want to find the right balance between covering up and showing off. 

Anorak or blazer: Keep off the rain and look good doing it just like Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, and model Romee Strijd

Short dresses and oversized tees: If you want to wear a short dress but would rather not flash your undies, bike shorts are the perfect solution. Active Truth’s beige bike short is the perfect option to support you and provide amazing coverage — especially for windy days.

Add some flare to your style and pair the beige bike short with an oversized tee peeping just the hem of the short — perfect for coverage and comfort. 

Shoes to wear with bike shorts

Footwear is up to you. Be casual and funky or bold and daring.

Sneakers: Obvious sneakers or a skate shoe look great with bike shorts and are a practical choice, especially if you are working out or running errands.

Combat boots: Be brave and pair your bike shorts with big shoes. The Doc Martens style is another classic throwback look.

Heels: Do you dare? Celebs are doing bike shorts and heels so if you have the confidence, go for it. Here’s a look from Bella Hadid to give you some ideas. 
If you’re shopping for bike shorts, look for quality, breathable fabric that won’t go see-through when you bend over and has pockets for your phone/keys. 

At Active Truth, we love pairing our bike shorts with a comfy longer tee, hoodie or sweatshirt. Don’t forget you can order from our collection online and shipping is free! 

Grab your bike shorts for summer in basic black and a range of other colours today (sizes range from XS to 3XL) and tag us on social to share your look.