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Whether you like it or not, cycling shorts look set to be be big this Fall and even bigger than ever next Spring. The divisive piece of clothing – which has slowly been making a comeback over the past few years (Thank you Kim Kardashian West) made a very relevant appearance on the Fendi, Chanel and Stella McCartney catwalks during last weeks Paris Fashion, highly suggesting that it might be time like it or otherwise, to accept it and finally embrace (or not) the trend. (Well that is if you haven’t already!!!)
If you missed it you might want to google Chanel’s show. Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into a sandy beach where models walked through the waves with beachy hair, bare feet and some ever-so-casual cycling shorts and leggings. Mr. Lagerfeld once famous for labelling sweatpants as “a sign of defeat” is clearly coming round to the idea of athleisure. However, in the collection, the cycling shorts and leggings were all shown in black and teamed with elegant fitted jackets or ladylike button-up cardigans, giving a very grown-up and Chanel-worthy spin on the trend.
Similarly Fendi, also chose to glam up the bike cycling short, showing them in a workwear-appropriate capacity on Bella Hadid with a structured button-up shirt, glossy court shoes and some statement specs. The Italian label also styled them in slightly more athletic ways too, with a matching sports bra and a clear jacket, as well as with a cropped fur coat and a topknot.
On the other end Stella McCartney gave cycling shorts a ladylike makeover with a stretchy and floral all-in-one that finished just above the knee. The designer teamed the girly look simply with white woven flats.
While this was happening, Kim Kardashian West was already channelling the retro trend, rebranding them from how they were worn decades ago (in bright neon hues and teamed with trainers and oversized T-shirts) to wearing them in more revealing ways and with sky-high heels.
To the pleasure of most (mine include as I have admit that I am living for this trend) it isn’t just a look suited for the catwalks but A-listers have now fully embraced the bike/cycling short trend. Although many stylish fashion-week attendees had been seen wearing them in recent the trend seemed to be more prominent than ever last month as the street-style crowd in their masses teamed them with fitted blazers, embellished mules, sporty jackets and sock boots and my life has been just made!!!
Do not fret my loves, I got also covered as to how to style cycling shorts should you ever want to jump the band wagon. A pair of good made cycling shorts will take you from day to night with effortless styling. In my opinion as a blogger like them by keeping things casual with an oversized tee and trainers for those quick and fast errand day, which you can then pair them with your favourite crop top and heels making the outfit the perfect fir for a night out with the girls.
The double layered shorts known as the biker shorts provide a more supportive and figure flattering fit. Not only that with this particular style you can get creative with textures and layers too! Pair with a soft oversized jumper for an edgy, biker look or an oversized jacket for that slay my life look.
Disclaimer: Fashion show and Kim Kardashian West photos in this post are by Getty Images; The last to pictures are off the IG account of Alyssa Coscarelli and Ayida Hadid