Bike shorts are the trend that just won’t quit. Just when you think we’re collectively over the idea of dressing up cycling shorts, a movement for sure ignited by the Kardashians, another trendsetting star steps out in them, and suddenly they seem cool and fresh again. But now we’re seeing the next evolution of the bike short—the winter bike short. Yesterday in Beverly Hills, Hailey Bieber stepped out in a pair of bike shorts—in, yes, December!—and while it still may be warm in California, she’s clearly on to something here. Let’s explore.
Considering the fashion mood of 2020 has been wearing anything cozy and comfy (you’ve lived out 2020 in sweats, admit it), bike shorts seem like a no-brainer piece for the current times. And sure, you may not want to wear them outside in the frigid winter, but considering many of us are stuck at home most of the time anyway, they’re a hero piece to lounge around in. Bieber showed how to dress them up too, should you have a Zoom call you want to look professional for. She styled them with a gray crewneck and a checked blazer, which can easily trick your coworker into thinking you’ve dressed up for them. The next time you have an important meeting? Channel the model and be both chic and comfortable. Bike shorts are just as comfy as leggings or sweats—and they’re also trendy. It’s a win-win!