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Cycle shorts are not a trend I expected to get involved with however sometimes you need to try different things and get out of your comfort zone. Athleisure has been on a steep upwards trajectory since March 2020 with the extended periods of time at home and life generally moving at a slower pace. Comfort has become top priority and I don’t see that changing any time soon.
I spotted the seamless sets by chance in Primark early one Sunday morning. I wasn’t specifically looking for them but when I spotted them I thought I’d give them a go. They had them in black and the pastel blue and I got both as I knew they’d likely sell out. At £6.50 in total for the set, I wasn’t expecting much but I’m actually really impressed by the quality. The material is super soft and stretchy and by some kind of miracle, not at all see through. I originally thought I’d just wear them around the house but after styling them up a few different ways for my cycle shorts styling reel, I was pleasantly surprised by how versatile they are.
The shorts come up high on the waist which I LOVE while the leg length is still long. This allows you to choose how long or short you want to wear them. They really sculpt you in and provide support which I very much need at the moment. The ribbed detailing is really fine, understated and unnoticeable from a distance but super flattering all the same. Styling with an oversized jumper is my fav way to wear the shorts. The contrast from the figure hugging shape to the wide and boxy jumper works really well. This jumper is really long and you can see in some parts where I’ve tucked it in but that’s understandable.
My XXL Kensington is a great match as the smooth and soft leather stands out against the knitted jumper and plain silhouette of the shorts. It’s also a great distraction as it’s massive and deflects attention from elsewhere. I absolutely love this bag, it very quickly became my favourite when I received it as a gift for my 30th birthday and I can’t wait to continue using it for months and years to come.
Are you a fan of the cycle short trend?