The 90s Bike Shorts Is The Latest Throwback Trend That's Here To Stay

The 90s Bike Shorts Is The Latest Throwback Trend That's Here To Stay

The 90s bike shorts can be paired with literally anything and have quickly become the Asian millennial woman's wardrobe staple.

Open any social media site and you'll notice models and actors flaunting this season's freshest throwback--the 90s bike shorts. Yes! They are back. 

Having made appearances on the spring/summer 2018 runways, thanks to Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci and Off-White; these clingy bottoms have comfortably slipped back into the millennial closet. Albeit, with a fresh update for all body types. This means no matter whether you are curvy or lean or somewhere in the middle, you can rock the 90s bike shorts confidently. 

The good news is that lycra is no longer the only option. The 90s bike shorts are now flooding the fashion market in denims, leather and even metallic lycra. And, they've clearly made their comeback at an opportune summery time.

So all you need this summer are these shorts and you're good to go--even to office meetings! The only thing standing between you and trying those 90s bike shorts is--styling. Well, worry not we have the perfect examples for you so you don't miss a beat on this latest trend and make a chic statement.  

How To Style 90s Bike Shorts 

1. Business casual


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Over the past couple of months Kim Kardashian West has been flooding the social media with staged paparazzi pictures of herself walking about in 90s bike shorts. But give her credit where its due because her styling has given us fashion-forward millennials some major inspo. 

And one of the looks that has made into the look books of several influencers is the one with a long blazer and heels. Many fashion bloggers are now taking to Instagram to share images of this look that can potentially be counted as our top five.

Pair your clingy bottoms with a long blazer and a bralette or tank top underneath and add some jelly pointed heels or even jordans and you are good to go.   

2. College Chic


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You can never really go wrong with a denim blazer. It literally does go with everything; whether it's over denims or dresses or culottes or even skirts. There is nothing that doesn't look good with this versatile overall. And its true for the 90s bike shorts as well. 

Take some inspo from this fashion blogger to pair your oversized denim jacket or shirt with the bike shorts for a more causal college look. Young fashion-forward millennials have already been experimenting with this look because it is day-time and night-time appropriate.

And if you love to experiment yourself, perhaps this look is just the one for you.   

3. Day out ready 


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With so many music festivals about to hit The Lion City, it's time to get your most fashionable A-game on. And what better way to kick start than to wear the freshest throwback. The 90s bike shorts can be your best friend and given their versatility they can be paired with literally anything. 

Throw on a casual oversized white shirt or even a short dress over the bike shorts and grab a few stacked necklaces and your gladiator sandals and you are done.

The bike shorts give you a variety of outfits to play with and if you really know your personal style, you'd know what to pair them with. 

4. Casual chic


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Whether it is hitting the gym or going out for a little grocery shopping, the 90s bike shorts are the best bet. They are super comfortable and if you want to zhoosh them up, you can always opt for a different fabric like denims or leather. 

There is never a bad time to opt for these bike shorts if you're all about the comfort. After all they are back for a good reason and at the right time. What with the #MeToo movement the return the bike shorts is opportune.

They defy the "regular" fashion norms that place women in boxes and allow young girls to experiment as they like.  

5. Hype bae ready 

Nothing confusing about that, right! Your 90s bike shorts are not just perfect for college or office or for the gym, but also your date nights. If you love to play dress up then the 90s bike shorts should definitely be your wardrobe staple this season. 

You can choose any of the various fabrics that work for you. But we love the denims as a sweet and sexy date-night look option. Pair them with your favourite bralette, add a blazer on, accessorise with stacked necklaces and rings, get those jelly heels on and head out for a fun night with your bae. 

We hope that you try some of these looks and if you do, share your photograph in the Comments section below and win a chance to be featured on our Instagram page. 

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj