Gigi Hadid Just Made A Case For One Of The Year’s Most Controversial Trends

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Gigi Hadid in a teal outfit at a fashion event

In a time when trends come and go quicker than seasonal coffee flavors, it can be difficult to determine which ones will last for longer than a season. But, leave it to one the most popular models in the world to give you a hint as to which looks are here to stay (at least for another season or so). Gigi Hadid was just spotted wearing a pair of bike shorts, proving that the controversial '90s trend might be sticking around when the weather cools down. The model's casual ensemble also demonstrates how, when it comes to the sporty item, having a diverse color palette in your wardrobe is the way to go with this trend.

Hadid was photographed in the most ideal summer OOO look on August 5. The Maybelline ambassador chose to wear a pair of bright blue bike shorts by Madhappy. She styled her pick with a cropped long-sleeve white t-shirt by Cotton Citizen and a pair of chunky red and white sneakers by Versace. The relaxed vibe continued when it came to her accessories, as Hadid opted for a thin pair of black sunglasses by Vogue Eyewear and bunched up white tube socks. A graphic Prada shoulder bag and two chunky necklaces by Missoma and Jacquie Aiche, respectively, rounded out her look.

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Bike shorts have been one of this year's most polarizing trends, with the fashion set divided in their love for the sleek piece. However, Hadid has long been a fan, donning them anywhere and everywhere, whether on a rare day off or en route to an appointment. From wearing them under oversized button-downs to complementing the bottoms with equally simple tees, the older Hadid sister proves just how vital the retro bottoms are to her year-round wardrobe.

In terms of her favorite makers, Hadid has also long been a fan of the aforementioned Madhappy. She's worn several items by the Los Angeles-based brand in the past, including a variety of graphic hoodies and tees. Earlier this month, Hadid was seen wearing another pair of bike shorts from the label, this time in a neon yellow hue. And she's not alone in her devotion — models like Sophia Ritchie and Shanina Shaik have also given the brand their seal of approval.

If you're hesitant about testing out brightly colored bottoms, brands like NAGNATA make neutral options with colored trim for a more demure take while labels like Los Angeles Apparel make options in just about every color imaginable (including less polarizing shades like taupe and ivory). Oh, and if you're a fan of Hadid's shorts du jour, you can shop her own pair right now — they're in stock and retail for under $50.

Ready to get shopping? Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best colored bike shorts to shop right now.

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