My work-from-home wardrobe is now complete thanks to these comfy bike shorts

By Elizabeth Rhodes
May 15, 2020
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Credit: Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective

I think we can all agree that loungewear is having a moment. Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has many of us switching from dress pants and jeans to leggings and sweats for our daywear. At the start of my time working from home, I took a good, hard look at my loungewear collection and realized that my work-from-home wardrobe was completely understocked. I was tired of wearing black leggings or joggers every day. I wanted something new that was comfortable and transitioned between my home office, neighborhood walks, and at-home workouts, while still looking cute.

Enter: Girlfriend Collective bike shorts. I’ll be the first to admit that I was skeptical about the bike shorts trend when it came back a couple of years ago. At first, I thought there was no way I could pull off mid-thigh spandex shorts, but as soon as I tried on my first pair, I was hooked. The brand's High-rise Bike Short was the addition my athleisure collection needed. These shorts have a waistband that’s just compressive enough to be flattering without being uncomfortable, and they’re long enough without feeling frumpy. Plus, with the weather heating up, you’ll want to replace your trusty leggings with something a little lighter. Wear them with an oversized sweatshirt or tee and sneakers for a Princess Diana-approved look, or pair them with one of Girlfriend Collective’s sports bras for an outfit that will actually make you want to work out. 

Credit: Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective

I purchased my Girlfriend Collective bike shorts in the color midnight with the matching Paloma sports bra, and I can officially say that this is the best athleisure set I own. The sports bra is perfectly supportive for my cardio workouts without digging into my shoulders or back, and the materials feel high quality. 

Even better is Girlfriend Collective’s commitment to the environment — the brand's fabrics are created using recycled materials like plastic water bottles. In fact, each pair of bike shorts diverts 17 plastic water bottles away from landfills, so this is a purchase you can feel good about. 

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