Whether you like it or not, Kim Kardashian is a trend setter. You may have laughed – or even cringed in horror – when you first saw the pictures of the reality star sporting spandex biker shorts. The problem isn’t with the shorts per se, but with the ensembles she creates.
If you don’t know what on Earth we’re talking about, you’ll be surprised to know that Kim usually pairs the biker shorts with high heels and elegant outfits. She has even sold them through her website. However, it’s Kim’s time to shine seeing that her glorified Spanx are now featured on high-fashion runways.
Yes, you read that right. The official seal of approval (outside of Kim’s husband Kanye West’s Yeezy line) was given at Milan fashion week. The MSGM brand combined the skin-tight shorts with everything you could image – starting with asymmetric ruffled tops and sporty anoraks and finishing with see-through skirts. It was a messy mashup between avant garde and athleisure.
Biker Shorts – Fashionable or Practical?
Are biker shorts a mere suggestion – a neutral way to highlight MSGM’s dresses? That might have been the original intention, but the fashion press was quick to spot them and start shoving the spotlight on them instead.
“Though you may be having your doubts [about biker shorts], let us convince you otherwise,” is what Refinery29, a lifestyle website, wrote about the MSGM show. They go on and say that biker shorts are not just versatile, but easy to wear while serving a practical purpose of covering you underneath short skirts and dresses.
Should You Be Worried?
But is that right? Wearing biker shorts – or any other version of Spanx – is not usually associated with comfort. The idea of having to squeeze your tummy and thighs into these garments doesn’t seem all that “easy.”
Secondly, biker shorts should probably not be worn in elegant ensembles. As anyone who has seen Kim K’s more ridiculous biker-short getups, you probably realized that not only are they not particularly versatile, but they can also ruin a potential outfit.
And finally, biker shorts are too often superfluous when it comes to wearing them under a short dress or skirt. Unless, of course, you’re actually riding a bicycle, in which case you probably shouldn’t be wearing your pricey MSGM garments.
But we’re not one to judge – to each his own, especially when it comes to fashion trends. If this mix of athleisure and fancy outfits is your thing, here is a list of items you can buy to create your ensembles.
These cotton fitted bike shorts come with double-dry fabric technology that adds to the moisture-wicking comfort. At the same time, you will have maximum ease of movement thanks to the Plus PowerFlex stretch. Made of a combination of cotton and spandex, for both softness and flexible fit.
Moreover, these Champion biker shorts will make sure you’re cool and dry – that is, if you’re actually biking. But even if you’re planning on wearing them with an elegant outfit, the PowerFlex knit-in stretch will still allow you freedom at every turn. And you don’t even have to worry about wearing them all day – the contoured low-rise waist flexes with ease.
The stretchy cotton/spandex combination also comes with antimicrobial liner; this will help control garment odors (again, for biking activities). The comfortable inseam protects against chafing. These biker shorts feature a close-to-body silhouette. You can wear them on their own or paired with loose-fit bottoms.
This short sleeved top – which you can pair with biker shorts if you want – is a must-have in any woman’s closet. Not only does it fit perfectly on any body build, but it also encourages you to bring out the sexy. The material is soft, a bit stretchy and with a silky feeling.
Even though the smooth top is thin but not see-through in the front, the lacy back will request you to brave with the lack of a bra. However, you might opt to wear some tape/pasties under it, if you’re not particular of the braless alternative. Consider wearing a nude Genie bra with it if you don’t want to deal with backless bras.
It might look simple from the front, but the back is super fancy. Works great for any occasion, including for a night in the club. The hollow lace back makes it sexy, unique, and charming.
Wearing this scoop neck cotton T-shirt is a comfortable experience. It feels soft and smooth against the skin. The style is unique, what with the many things going on – there are ties on the side, cold shoulders, lacing on the top, a mesh back, and a skull to top it all off.
However, the skull on the back of the shirt is really not so bold, so you don’t have to worry about that. It’s more like the mesh of the fabric that creates the more subtle look. Definitely a great shirt to sport at a rock concert.
Keep in mind that in spite of the many elements, the shirt hides nothing. It’s stylish and fashionable and pairs well with jeans. Suited for both casual and street style.
Get ready to shine in these biker plumps. Made of brand new leather, the shoes are of high quality and feature a unique design. The buckles are really sturdy and the material is suede. The pumps are easy to clean and don’t require any special treatment.
The lace-up stilettos can match different styles for various occasions, including parties, dates, or casual events. They’re really easy to walk in and comfortable at the same time. You can emulate Kim K’s style by trying them out with biker shorts and an elegant top.
Are you digging this biker theme? Because we sure are. These eye-catching skinny-format jeans are a sight for sore eyes, especially if you enjoy the distressed look. They come with quilted knee patches for even more personality, and five pockets for miscellaneous items.
The slim biker jeans are also ribbed at thigh level, and can be machine washed. They look great paired with a leather jacket and high heels.
We take things seriously at The Lux Authority. As seriously as this slim fit biker jacket with its gorgeous zipper details. Let’s get the technicalities out of the way before we talk some more about why you should definitely buy one. The jacket should not be bleached or ironed. It should be hand washed in cold water and then flat dried.
There. Now let’s talk cuffs and buttons – which, by the way, are adjustable. The hem comes with an elastic band for comfort and fit. This is the ideal mix of a classic yet stylish faux leather jacket. The notched collar and the round hemline allow you to rock this jacket with plenty of styles.
This zipper-up biker jacket features all the classic jacket details, but also comes with unique details, such as the side buckles and the decorative chest zippers. The elastic band at the back allows you to make comfortable movements; sleeves also feature stitches for stylish details.
There are lots of ways to wear this fantastic jacket; either zipped-up all the way, unzipped or freely. Thanks to the side buckles, you can adjust the size for either a fitted look or a loose look.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Kim Kardashian’s most recent outfits caused the sales of fur slippers to spike through the roof. If you want to create her look in the picture above, these faux fur shoes will come in handy.
As one would expect, they are very comfortable and trendy. You can use them to dress up any outfit, whether it’s a causal or an evening event. If Kim K can do it, why couldn’t you? The slippers are available in multiple colors, so you can go as crazy as you like.
What do you think about fashion trends? Should you bother with what Kim Kardashian – or any other celebrity, for that matter – wears? Given that the Milan Fashion Show gave her the nod of approval, you might be convinced to at least try the new biker shorts.
On the other hand, if you are still on the fence about the new and crazy looks sported on the runway, don’t worry. You do you. Anytime, anywhere.