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Sorry, Leggings—This Trend Is Crushing You Right Now

We never thought we'd say this, but here we are: The legging trend is majorly losing steam. It's not that they're going anywhere—we definitely all need them in our lives—but they're more of a wardrobe staple than the trend that they were a few years ago. On the flip side, there's another athleisure trend that's rapidly gaining steam as of late: bike shorts.

So how do we know that bike shorts are eclipsing leggings right now? Trusted retail analytics company Edited recently released a study about current activewear trends, and in it, it named bike shorts as the trend of the season. Edited's studies show that the trend has increased by 2000% in the non-active apparel category and by 363% in the activewear category, and it credits none other than Kim Kardashian West and her parade of Yeezy looks.

We're well aware that the bike-shorts trend is even more polarizing than leggings, but we also want to point out that they're easier to wear than you'd think. Just add a blazer and a pair of sneakers or block-heel sandals, and you have yourself a winning bike-shorts outfit. Shop the bike shorts that are coming for your legging collection below, and see which celebs are wearing them as of late.

Kendall Jenner bike shorts

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On Kendall Jenner: Gosha Rubchinskiy pullover; Prix bike shorts

Just add an oversize graphic tee.

Emily Ratajkowski, bike shorts

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On Emily Ratajkowski: Inamorata Elysian Top ($34) and Soto Shorts ($35); Versace Logo Canvas Tote Bag ($775); Nike Classic Cortez Leather Sneakers ($70)

Stand out from the crowd in this vibrant hue.

We love styling basic bike shorts with a tank and an oversize button-down.

These will put you in the summertime spirit.

We're styling these pink ones with a tie-dye top.

Jasmine Sanders bike shorts

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On Jasmine Sanders: Balenciaga bag; Fila shoes

Leopard print is the new neutral.

Obsessed with this cool tie-dye print.

Chic white pairs well with any color top.

Style with chunky, sporty sandals.

Romee Strijd, bike shorts

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On Romee Strijd: By Far Mini Croc Bag ($562); Chloé Sonnie Sneakers ($730)

These will get you in the mood for a workout.

Dress up this chic pair with flatforms for a night out.

This Adidas pair exudes a retro touch.

Kim Kardashian bike shorts

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On Kim Kardashian West: Yeezy shoes

We're into this slightly longer length.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated. Up next, six activewear trends blowing up at Free People, Shopbop, and Amazon.

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