Fashion / Feature

Let’s get physical: on the move with bike shorts

Athleisure is the trend that hit the ground running and hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down. Enter: bike shorts – once a 90s sportswear dream, now a modern wardrobe staple. Style with an oversized blazer, printed tee or sweatshirt and embrace the cyclist within.

We love the appropriately titled Tour De France short from L.A.-based Gil Rodriguez, made in a plush cotton spandex jersey. Spun by skilled workers using high quality fabrics, they also offer matching crop tops in a range of stylish hues.

Australian fashion duo NAGNATA combine the best of both worlds with their cute retro bike shorts, as well as their modern seamless sports shorts. Their “studio to street-style” designs allow you to go from yoga to brunch with ease.

Girlfriend Collective champions sustainability with their bike shorts crafted from recycled water bottles collected from Taiwan. Once you’ve worn out your favourite pair, they can be sent back via their ‘Re-Girlfriend’ recycling program for store credit.

For a more elevated look, Ernest Leoty has taken inspiration from French tailoring techniques to create performance wear for the modern woman. Designed in Europe, their biker shorts are not only chic but also durable enough to handle a fast-paced workout.

Proving that athleisure can be high fashion, Paco Rabanne now has a range of luxe bodyline shorts for those wanting the ultimate combination of style and comfort. For the the daring, their gold lurex shorts are bright enough to rival Kylie Minogue’s. We’re here for the ride.