It is neither a surprise nor a secret to anyone that the past year has been reigned supreme by PJs, sweatpants, tracks and joggers. And going by the looks of the few weeks so far in 2021, we won’t be shocked to hear that these separates currently make the majority of your wardrobe. So if you, dear friend, feel that you are stuck on the wardrobe staple front, we hear you. That being said, it is also true that all of us wish to be in comfy, functional clothing so where do we go from here? The solution, in all probability, is one you have seen and liked before; bike shorts!
Also known as cycling shorts, the fuss-free style has been catching up on everyone’s radar, Bollywood celebs included. The on-fleek and stylish offering is far from done and dusted yet, ladies so in case you were looking to leave your jammies alone for some days, you know what to reach out for. Just ahead, some recent looks from our favourite celebs spotted working the trend and serving that much-needed inspiration.
First up, the gym looks. The cycling shorts have already established themselves as a must-have in that gym apparel and Bollywood celebrities seem to be on board. Most recently, Sara Ali Khan wore her solid black iteration with a loose striped tee and sneakers when heading for a workout. ICYMI, it’s an outfit you can emulate for a WFH scenario too, especially if you happen to be living in hot and humid climes. Scroll down for more inspiration.
Along similar lines, Malaika Arora was photographed in an all-black gym fit, her black bike shorts featuring a contrasting white detail and teamed with a full-sleeved tee and sliders. From grocery runs to socially-distanced hangs, the actress’s outfit can be recreated on affordable lines, giving you that respite from the pyjamas while making for a striking look. Continue scrolling to shop for the easygoing separates you can put together in a matter of minutes.
Topping it up with a cool-chic casual look was Alaya F, who made the case for bike shorts when stepping out for dinner with a friend. Also opting for the solid black version (who wouldn’t, amirite), the 23-year-old paired her cycling shorts with a fun graphic sweatshirt and brown-hued kicks. A nude-coloured lipstick and dewy appeal rounded it off on the makeup front.
These recent looks aside, a number of Bollywood celebs have made the case for bike shorts. From Deepika Padukone styling hers with an oversized white shirt and matching fanny bag to Priyanka Chopra wearing a pair for an airport look, there is no dearth of styling cues should that be a worry. As we said, it’s that cool separate that can give your pyjama some stiff competition! Take a peek at some more celebrity looks and add to cart the accessories and makeup items that will help you amp it up.
Ready to take this cool staple for a spin?
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