It's safe to say the 2019 fashion scene has been chock-full of some very polarizing trends. From tie-dye and camo prints to "ugly" hiking sandals and bike shorts, this year is all about stepping outside of one's style comfort zone with bolder, unconventional pieces that really test the limits. Although many can be quite intimidating to wear, seasoned street stylers and celebs always manage to pull them off with panache, offering up some sort of styling lesson in the process. Today's golden egg of knowledge, then, is courtesy of Chrissy Teigen, who just demonstrated how to wear bike shorts this season — and really pull them off, too.
Teigen isn't shy about speaking the truth — and she certainly isn't afraid to take some major risks in the fashion department, either. The model mixes up her outfits on the regular, but one divisive wardrobe essential has been popping up regularly as of late: a pair of bike shorts.
On May 13, Teigen attended the NBC 2019/20 Upfront presentation, held at The Four Seasons in New York, and while many other attendees showed up in dressy suits and fancy frocks, the model and author went a completely different route with her red-carpet getup, reaching for a pair of black bike shorts instead. She paired the athletic bottoms with a fitted black tank top, an oversized checkered blazer from Barbara Bui, and black sock booties.
The key to pulling off bike shorts post spin class, then? Simply wear them with elevated closet staples. Teigen chose a bold shouldered blazer for that polished touch — a power pairing that was very prevalent on Chanel's Spring 2019 runway — but you can also team them with a crisp button-down or a sleek black turtleneck.
Though intimidating at first, once you take bike shorts out for a spin (pun intended), you'll understand the hype around them. They're cool, comfy, and easier to wear than you might think. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's roundup of the coolest bike shorts and blazer pairings, all of which would undoubtedly earn Teigen's stamp of approval.