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Cycling pants

New Approach

Break out the spandex: Just like leggings before them, stretchy sport shorts are the latest item of athletic apparel to become an everyday wardrobe basic. Bike shorts are a major trend for spring 2019, but this time around, it has nothing to do with exercise or physical performance. Whether inspired by Princess Diana’s mid-’90s vibe or Kim Kardashian’s Yeezy ‘fits, all the brands are finding plenty of inspiration to test out some version of the trend. Even up-market designers have embraced the trendy look’s potential, with labels like Fendi, Dior, Chanel, Nanushka, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh all showcasing stylized riffs on cycling shorts in their runway collections for this season.
For a garment so simple and, at its core, sporty, it’s surprisingly versatile. The newest versions range from solid black to neon hues, fun prints, and cool design details like lace-up fronts, graphic waistbands, or lace-trim hems.
Use this piece to make your shop windows look modern: mix it with oversized blazer: it is a go-to combo for fashion girls now. Add a pair of low heels and it’s practically office appropriate. Some creative dressers have taken to wearing theirs with flirty, feminine tops and puff-sleeve blouses for an unexpected, avant-garde mix.