Risky Business // Bike Shorts + Oversized Blazer

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's bike shorts outfit ideas.
Suiting but make it sexy. On the fall runways earlier this year, business-with-sex-appeal was a standout trend, and now that fall's upon us, there's no better time to try it out for yourself (hint: it's easy and FUN)! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing a chic way to wear bike shorts.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a bike shorts work outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing 2019 and 2020 jewelry trends.
A do-it-all blazer is the stylish extra layer you needed yesterday. It never fails to add tomboy edge to any look and, bonus, it's universally flattering! You can literally throw one on over anything and feel instantly put together. 

The variation I'm wearing here is one of my very favorite pieces in my entire closet. I wear it with everything from skinny jeans and a tee to a slinky slip dress. In winter, it looks ultrachic layered over a solid turtleneck.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper sharing ways to wear bike shorts.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a bike shorts and blazer outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an Anthropologie top handle purse.
Style tip: think of bike shorts as a modern, cooler alternative to a mini skirt. Throwing a blazer into the mix gives the look a refined feel. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's hot girls summer pic.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in Soho.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's tube top outfit idea.
To prevent this trend from looking tacky, it's all about strategic coverage and playing with proportions. A long-sleeved blazer that covers your backside is key. So are extra high-waisted shorts that are not, under any circumstance, short shorts. Last but not least, keep your heel height modest and the design minimal. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's bike shorts outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper sharing Soho photoshoot locations.
[blazer: Elizabeth & James (I also like this one) // tube top: Aritzia // bike shorts: American Eagle // heels: Who What Wear via Target (I also like this pair) // purse: Anthropologie (I also like this one) // sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (similar pair here) // necklace: Uncommon James // earrings: vintage via my mom (I also like this pair) // lip color: Tarte's Tarteist Lip Paint in "Delish"

I felt like a million bucks in this ensemble. I wore it over a recent weekend this month where I took a trip to the hair salon (shoutout to Mia Wagner Salon), explored Soho, got milkshakes with Antonio, and ate late-night, rooftop pizza with friends. 

Even more recently, it's been too hot for a blazer, but once it cools down just a tiny bit, I will most definitely revisit this look. I love the empowering mixture of style, confidence, sexy, and business that this outfit exudes. It's a 10 for me! 

// SHOP //


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