Would you wear cycling shorts on the streets of Singapore? Overseas, celebs are already rocking this daring trend that both established and up-and-coming brands have embraced enthusiastically, whether it’s Fendi, Prada, MSGM, Toga or Off-White. In the same gorpcore league as Dad Sneakers and bumbags, cycling shorts are a practical luxury that happen to also be extremely comfortable. Which is probably why Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid and the usual cool girl gang were early adopters of this trend. Here’s how you can wear it without looking like you’re going to the gym!
Kim Kardashian West and Bella Hadid were early adopters of this trend, but always dressed it up with stilettos.
Zara bootie, $119
If you’re still going with the sporty look, try it with sock booties but make it fashion forward with a bold neon hue.
ASOS heel, $65
To make it more formal, opt for a pair of shorts with a longer length that’s closer to the knee.
Charles & Keith heel
Flaunt off all the right curves, and wear your glute-hugging cycling shorts with a strappy heel to make it party-appropriate.
To make the sporty vibe look more sophisticated, elevate the look with a structured blazer.
H&M Studio blazer, $219
A smart blazer with interesting detailing and a nipped waist is a stylish option.
New Look heels, $35
If you want to emphasize your legs, go with a patterned pair of cycling shorts. If you’re not that daring, opt for patterned heels.
Make it fashion with mid-calf boots and a leather fanny pack in a bright colour.
Pair your shorts with an oversized top, whether it’s a sweater or shirt.
Zara shirt, $69.90
Paired with an XXL shirt or slouchy sweater, cycling shorts are the versatile, tomboy alternative to feminine skirts and dresses.
Leave your oversized or slouchy bag at home, look smart and put together with a structured crossbody bag.
Maje sweater, $625
Leggings as pants are a thing of the past-make a fashion-forward choice and wear skin-tight cycling shorts that are not super revealing but still sexy.
Instead of micro sunglasses, opt for tinted lenses, the’re going to be the next big thing.