Give me a rah-hah if you remember wearing black cycling shorts under your daring micro mini skirts as a young girl. Well, good news for us: they are multi-functional now. Aside from providing armour for our thighs, biker shorts are versatile and they’ve made a comeback. Also, what’s not to like about them? They’re comfortable, and they’re versatile—whether you want to wear them down with a simple tee or gussy them up for an evening out. I have to admit though, I was ready to pass the baton on this one, but they’ve officially taken up a de facto spot in my closet.
While it’s clear that is going to be our summer wardrobe hero, and rightfully so, my inner avant-garde self felt compelled to go beyond Princess Diana’s ’90s interpretation of them. In a desperate attempt to add a little personality to them, I pulled out a timeless wardrobe staple, a blazer, and to my surprise, my ensemble turned out to be the perfect balance of comfort and class, and guess what, besides my sudden love for this duo, it also has the approval of the it-girls in fashion. So, breathe new life into this classic piece with a chic blazer and let these celebrities show you how..
1. Bella Hadid
Famed for her ability to transform basics into a magnum opus, it’s no surprise Bella grabbed the top spot on our list. She combined her spandex shorts with a polished blazer and some stunning black pumps, oozing major Parisian flair. She added some more spirit to the ensemble with a beret cap and a pair of sunnies. Her bold red lips and classic round hoops made the entire look perfect for our summer mood board.
2. Alaya Furniturewala
Learn how to rock earthy tones from this style icon. Looking hot today doesn’t have to entail donning stifling garments that make it impossible to exhale. The bralette and beige blazer, along with those chic biker shorts are ideal marriage of comfort and luxury—clearly, a beautiful juxtaposition of two distinct vibes.
3. Emily Ratajkowski
Redefining business chic, EmRata definitely walks her talk. She doesn’t fail to stun us every time she’s papped, this time with her knee-length biker shorts paired with an oversized tan blazer and a bra-like top underneath. Need a style lesson? EmRata is your go-to girl!
4. Hailey Bieber
She takes her fashion game very seriously and we can see that, be it her model-off-duty style or her red carpet looks, and this outfit makes a strong case for the same. Bored of your basic black biker shorts? Take lessons from this fashion whizz on how to rock some patterns. The model paired her cycling shorts with a plaid blazer and a grey sweater. She capped the look with a pair of basic sneakers.
5. Gigi Hadid
The supermodel mixed athleisure with polish by wearing her black biker shorts with a white blazer, a graphic tee, and Reebok sneakers.
6. Kylie Jenner
Let’s be honest, it was after this very post on the gram that I went out and bought a pair of cycling shorts real quick; the fashion mogul knows how to transform basics into exquisite couture. The fashion maven chose a pink blazer, which perfectly accentuate her pink tresses. She finished the outfit with a metallic fanny pack and some metallic sneakers . The trick is to match your outfit with your mane. Trust me, it never disappoints!
7. Margot Robbie
This would make for a great go-to outfit, considering my colour palette consists of black, black, and some more black. If you’re Margot Robbie, you pull this off with aplomb. The Australian actress donned an all-black outfit, a black bralette, an oversized classic black blazer, and accessorized the look with some black mules.
8. Kaia Gerber
This is your cue to take a little detour from the ordinary and innovate. If you’re a loyal admirer of this model, you’ll probably know how effortlessly she pulls off an oversized blazer. This time she added extra oomph (for her 17th birthday outing) by skipping the basics and opting for an oversized grey pinstriped blazer.
9. Julia Roberts
The Kardashians or Hadids? Nah, Julia Roberts wore them first and better than most. Serving us some fashion-forward looks since the 90s, simple and chic is the icon’s way of going about it, and we’re following…