Women’s leggings and cycling shorts

What we love most about fashion is its ability to amaze us, reinventing itself and bringing new life to trends that were once confined to a particular activity. This is precisely what’s happening to leggings and cycling shorts, which are proving to be the indisputable star garments of the season.
To be fair, this trend first rose to popularity back in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. Back then, umpteen celebs and international actresses could be spotted flaunting their sporty looks, with leggings, cycling shorts and mid-thigh trousers. And here’s another one of fashion’s greatest attributes: old trends always come back around! Trends that were once at the peak of their popularity are brought back to get their share of the spotlight.
You only have to glimpse at social media to see how this trend is all the rage among influencers and “it” girls. Cycling shorts are perfect for both daily looks and elegant occasions, which is why women across the world are incorporating them into their favourite outfits.
You might be struggling to combine yours if this trend is new to you, so we’ve rounded up some ideas that’ll make it a lot easier to create the perfect outfit featuring your favourite pair of leggings or cycling shorts as the centre piece. Take note!
When it comes to pairing your cycling shorts, wearing an oversize top piece is an excellent choice. That way you’ll balance out your figure by teaming it with some tight bottoms. Achieve a flawless outfit with a touch of formality by opting for a regular or oversize blazer and a plain basic T-shirt—this outfit will hit just the right note for meetings or work-related events. Another variation would be to pair your leggings with a long waistcoat—an option that is also very flattering. You could top off the look with some classic court shoes and a maxi bag.
If you’re going for something completely different—for instance, a sporty look—pick trousers that feature some kind of print, like animal or military prints. Pair them with a plain, wide-fit sweatshirt and some sports sandals or trainers. You could even rock the print-on-print trend with a printed top… Are you bold enough?
Another common option for both would be wide-fit shirts with a masculine cut. Go for some bottoms in a neutral tone, for example black, and a shirt with some kind of motif on the fabric. As for footwear, slip on some heels for a girly vibe. And voilà!
Jeans are the most popular trousers around and the cycling-short length is the length of the season, so it’d be silly to not combine them. The best thing about denim is that it goes with anything and you’ll have absolutely no trouble coming up with ideas to style your outfits. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong!
So there you have it—leggings and cycling shorts aren’t just for athletes, they’re for everyone!
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