Well, the inevitable has happened and whether we like it or not, BIKE SHORTS are BACK!
Made mainstream back in the 80’s by royalty & celebs like Princess Diana, Madonna & Demi Moore- this sensation is once again taking the industry by storm.
Luckily, Amari is up on the trend and has produced a variety of easy to mix-n-match cycle shorts. Making it practical to wear these diverse styles for anything from hot yoga to the sweaty dance floor.
Take our feline bike short for example - the print is soft & subtle and easy to pair with a variety of basic tops and jackets. That no-fuss versatility makes transitioning Amari’s spin shorts from casual day hottie to night-time babe, a breeze.
For this girl, it’s been a minute since this look was on the scene- so I figured I would bite the bullet and give the 2019 version a try. I started slow and took the sporty route for a daytime outing at the pier. Something I often talk about doing but never get the free time to do. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the comfort of these bottoms. Very quickly I discovered this look is ideal for strolling, sitting and indulging. The verdict, I felt confident & cool. A Major WIN in my book:)
Daytime Look #1:
For evening, to give these a low key, high fashion vibe, I paired my Feline shorts with staples in basic black for balance & versatility.
Although I was hesitant to rock this flashback IT-trend again, I challenged myself to move out of my skinny jeans comfort zone and dive in full force. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel out of place or like a poser while out on the town. In fact, I received many compliments from women & men!
I chose 2 different jacket options. First I dug out my favorite boyfriend blazer and paired it with a scoop neck, ribbed crop top. To turn up the volume, I layered on the gold and tied it all together with a sock bootie.
Verdict: outlandish as this trend may seem, when styled properly, cycling shorts might be my new favorite bodycon alternative.
So, while bike shorts may seem like a trend that might quickly leave the scene...my vote is to give them a try. If anything they make an ideal hot yoga sesh bottom. And for those who want to start off timidly, try pairing these under your button-down maxi dress...unbutton for a peep show as you strut yo stuff!
Take the trend even further by rocking your dad shoes with athletic socks and adding a scrunchy to your pony. For the Fashion Rock star try pairing with Doc Martin’s, a tube top and a slouchy boyfriend blazer. Nailed it!
Feeling leg shy: throw on your favorite cozy hoodie and a trench coat over top.
For those less daring try these pro tips:
- Match your shoes to your sweatshirt- pair with solid bike shorts.
- Wear with an over-sized tee worn half-tucked and your favorite athletic slides.