There was a time when we never thought we’d say this, but 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 in 2018? Trusted retail analytics company Edited recently released a study about current activewear trends, and in it they named bike shorts as the trend of the season. Their 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 and her parade of Yeezy looks.
We’re well aware that the bike short 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 of block-heel sandals and you have yourself a winning bike-short outfit.
Shop the bike shorts that are coming for your legging collection below!