Buh-bye, bike shorts. There’s a newer trend of shorts I’m chasing now, and my beloved bike shorts have usually taken the place of this era. Just to warn you now: This one may seem random. I can’t exactly pinpoint why, but suddenly, I’m obsessed with nylon athletic shorts, and they’re all I want to wear (and shop for) while we’re still in the height of summer.
Last year, I wore my sweatshorts to death while relaxing and working from home, but quickly advancing to a year, I was still in the market for a comfortable and ready to relax . This time, however, I’m exchanging sweats for a style that also happens to be versatile for everyone from outdoor running to travel and the occasional Netflix session. The styles that interest me? They are inspired by traditional soccer and basketball pairs with drawstrings and a nylon finish. While OG sportswear brands like Umbro have been doing this forever, designer pairs from Prada, Staud, and Coperni have emerged, and accordingly, fashion people have styled the long-term. athletic outfit in their casual hot weather ' fit.
Below, shop the coolest athletic shorts with a rotating fashion-person in them, and be inspired by how the style set is worn on them today.
Next, check out the five trends in shorts that I'm erasing from my closet this season .