We never thought we'd say this, but here we are: The legging trend is majorly losing steam. It's not that they're going anywhere—we definitely all need them in our lives—but they're more of a wardrobe staple than the trend that they were a few years ago. On the flip side, there's another athleisure trend that's rapidly gaining steam as of late: bike shorts.
So how do we know that bike shorts are eclipsing leggings right now? Trusted retail analytics company Edited recently released a study about current activewear trends, and in it, it named bike shorts as the trend of the season. Edited's studies show that the trend has increased by 2000% in the non-active apparel category and by 363% in the activewear category, and it credits none other than Kim Kardashian West and her parade of Yeezy looks.
We're well aware that the bike-shorts trend is even more polarizing than leggings, but we also want to point out that they're easier to wear than you'd think. Just add a blazer and a pair of sneakers or block-heel sandals, and you have yourself a winning bike-shorts outfit. Shop the bike shorts that are coming for your legging collection below, and see which celebs are wearing them as of late.
On Kendall Jenner: Gosha Rubchinskiy pullover; Prix bike shorts
Year of Ours Hockey Lace-Up Stretch Shorts ($90)
Only Hearts Second Skins Bike Shorts ($45)
Available in sizes P/S to M/L.
Sweaty Betty Contour Workout Shorts ($55)
Free People Seamless Rib Bike Shorts ($20)
Commando Faux Leather Bike Shorts ($78)
Alo High-Waist Lush Shorts ($62)
On Jasmine Sanders: Balenciaga bag; Fila shoes
Sandy Liang Jojo Leopard Print Bike Shorts ($174)
Adidas Originals Striped Stretch-Cotton Jersey Shorts ($30)
LNA Cher Bike Shorts ($77)
Good American Icon High Waist Biker Shorts ($65)
Reebok x Victoria Beckham Stretch Shorts ($90)
On Kim Kardashian West: Yeezy shoes
I.Am.Gia Astrid Bike Shorts ($90)
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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