Urban Outfitters Year Of Ours Ribbed High-Waisted Bike Short
Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Year Of Ours Ribbed High-Waisted Bike Short
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Bicycling has become more popular this pandemic summer, for commuting, exercise and fun. And while bicycle shorts are certainly an integral piece of biking gear, they’ve also become a super-comfy way to make a fashion statement.

Yes, if you’re a serious cyclist, you may still partner your bike shorts with a fitted shirt in moisture-wicking material with pockets in the back for extra small stuff, but that’s not the only way to wear them. Think of your favorite bicycle shorts as a summer outdoor workhorse of your wardrobe, like jeans in the fall or your go-to white button-up. Throw something unexpected and even sophisticated over them — a blazer, or mini dress, a more structured shirt — to create a look that’s effortless but a little more elevated.

Keep scrolling for so many cute bike shorts, and some not-just-for-working-out tops and dresses to pair with them.

Biker shorts outfits

Colorfulkoala Women’s High-Waisted Yoga Shorts with Pockets (starting at $19.99; amazon.com)

Colorfulkoala Women's High Waisted Yoga Shorts with Pockets
Amazon
Colorfulkoala Women's High Waisted Yoga Shorts with Pockets

These have loads of positive user reviews — and invaluable pockets.

Year Of Ours Ribbed High-Waisted Bike Short ($70; urbanoutfitters.com)

Year Of Ours Ribbed High-Waisted Bike Short
Urban Outfitters
Year Of Ours Ribbed High-Waisted Bike Short

Stretched fabrication make these all the more comfortable.

TechSweat Crop Top ($48; outdoorvoices.com)

TechSweat Crop Top
Outdoor Voices
TechSweat Crop Top

If you’re going to wear yours with activewear, this crop top is one of our fave silhouettes.

Zella Snow Wash Rib Bike Shorts ($55; nordstrom.com)

Zella Snow Wash Rib Bike Shorts
Nordstrom
Zella Snow Wash Rib Bike Shorts

Look closely and you’ll find a subtle acid-washed pattern to these.

Free People FP Movement Biker Baby Shorts ($68; nordstrom.com)

Free People FP Movement Biker Baby Shorts
Nordstrom
Free People FP Movement Biker Baby Shorts

The seam details help sculpt your waist and hips, and we love a pink pearl anything.

UO Julia Tiered Ruffle Mini Dress ($49; urbanoutfitters.com)

UO Julia Tiered Ruffle Mini Dress
Urban Outfitters
UO Julia Tiered Ruffle Mini Dress

Practical application: Bike shorts underneath a minidress or longer sundress for a little extra coverage.

Persit Women’s High-Waist Print Workout Yoga Shorts (starting at $17.99; amazon.com)

Persit Women's High Waist Print Workout Yoga Shorts
Amazon
Persit Women's High Waist Print Workout Yoga Shorts

High-rated, and in a number of fun prints like camouflage and leopard.

Perfect Shirt in Poplin (starting at $37.97; gap.com)

Perfect Shirt in Poplin
Gap
Perfect Shirt in Poplin

Striped preppy button-down, tied at the waist, is a perfect weekend runaround combo.

Raypose Workout High-Waist Yoga Print Shorts (starting at $17.99; amazon.com)

Raypose Workout High Waist Yoga Print Shorts
Amazon
Raypose Workout High Waist Yoga Print Shorts

A shorter version great both for physical activity and for wearing under little dresses in summer.

High-Waisted Powersoft Side-Pocket Bermuda Shorts for Women ($26.99; oldnavy.com)

High-Waisted Powersoft Side-Pocket Bermuda Shorts for Women
Old Navy
High-Waisted Powersoft Side-Pocket Bermuda Shorts for Women

Cycling, hiking, swimming, walking into town? These are suitable for all.

Anytime Cami Top ($29.50; madewell.com)

Anytime Cami Top
Madewell
Anytime Cami Top

A loose cami over bike shorts makes the whole ensemble a little more alluring.

Love Proudly 9” Bike Short ($49.99, originally $69; athleta.com)

Love Proudly 9'' Bike Short
Athleta
Love Proudly 9'' Bike Short

Just the cutest swirly sherbet pattern.

The ReNew Sweatshirt ($24, originally $48; everlane.com)

The ReNew Sweatshirt
Everlane
The ReNew Sweatshirt

A look that may carry you well into the fall.

High-Rise Bike Short ($56; freepeople.com)

High-Rise Bike Short
Free People
High-Rise Bike Short

Prime for a more citified look.

High-Waist Iridescent Short ($78; aloyoga.com)

High-Waist Iridescent Short
Alo Yoga
High-Waist Iridescent Short

The lace-up waist gives these a more athletic feel, but the shiny finish lifts them up into the luxe department.

Saturday Morning Crop ($38; freepeople.com)

Saturday Morning Crop
Free People
Saturday Morning Crop

Cropped sweater plus fitted shiny short = cool-kid uniform.

The Perform Bike Short ($38; everlane.com)

The Perform Bike Short
Everlane
The Perform Bike Short

Everlane took its bestselling leggings and cut them off for summer — and we’re pretty sure at least one of our editors is wearing them while publishing this piece. You can read our review of them here.

Offline OG Ribbed Bike Short ($29.95; ae.com)

Offline OG Ribbed Bike Short
American Eagle
Offline OG Ribbed Bike Short

The comfiest cotton that goes from couch to class to coffee in one seamless motion.

Popover Pocket Shirt in Linen ($47.99, originally $59.95; gap.com)

Popover Pocket Shirt in Linen
Gap
Popover Pocket Shirt in Linen

A linen pullover adds a touch of elegance.

Adidas Cycling Tights ($28, originally $35; adidas.com)

Adidas Cycling Tights
Adidas
Adidas Cycling Tights

Truly the intersection of performance and style.

J.Crew Biker Short in Signature Flex ($45; jcrew.com)

J.Crew Biker Short in Signature Flex
J.Crew
J.Crew Biker Short in Signature Flex

Your basic black everyday option — and styled on point.

Classic Ponte-Knit Blazer for Women ($44.99; oldnavy.com)

Classic Ponte-Knit Blazer for Women
Old Navy
Classic Ponte-Knit Blazer for Women

Add a little black blazer over any of these combos and it’s #casualgoals.

Seamless 9” Biker Shorts ($44, originally $65; sweatybetty.com)

Seamless 9" Biker Shorts
Sweaty Betty
Seamless 9" Biker Shorts

Sleek and seamless, with ribbed cuffs to keep the legs from riding up.

Everyday Bikeshort Romper ($40; freepeople.com)

Everyday Bikeshort Romper
Free People
Everyday Bikeshort Romper

A marriage of two great clothing categories.

Bike short outfits for men

Don’t think this is a trend that only the ladies can get in on.

Baleaf Men’s Cycling Shorts (starting at $26.99; amazon.com)

Baleaf Men's Cycling Shorts
Amazon
Baleaf Men's Cycling Shorts

Padded for bike riding, and built with quick-dry material, these sculpted shorts would pair well with a loose button-down, tank top or T-shirt.

Amazon Essentials Men’s Seamless Run Tank Top (starting at $8.51; amazon.com)

Amazon Essentials Men's Seamless Run Tank Top
Amazon
Amazon Essentials Men's Seamless Run Tank Top

Made of quick-dry material as well, we love the idea of this aqua tank with a black bike short.

Sportneer Men’s Cycling Shorts ($19.99; amazon.com)

Sportneer Men's Cycling Shorts
Amazon
Sportneer Men's Cycling Shorts

Made with material that can actually keep you cool and cushy on your ride (or just some errands), these are certified Amazon favorites with more than 1,700 reviews.

Under Armour Men’s Tech 2.0 Short Sleeve T-Shirt (starting at $13.39; amazon.com)

Under Armour Men's Tech 2.0 Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Amazon
Under Armour Men's Tech 2.0 Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Another Amazon favorite, this easy T-shirt is available in more than 20 different colors and styles. Feel free to pick more than one.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers’ listed prices at the time of publication.