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If you have been following fashion in the last few years, you know that biker shorts are insanely popular. A few years ago biker shorts became the new go-to clothing item for casual outfits and now they’re simply a summer essential.

Far from just an athleisure staple, these days, biker shorts can be worn with anything!

Beyond its versatility, there is so much to love about this trend. Not only are biker shorts comfortable, but also nowadays you can get them in any color or design imaginable.

Even though my personal favorite is the classic all-black biker short, I also like to mix it up with some cute pink biker shorts from time to time.

If you have never worn biker shorts before or are looking for new ways to style your outfits with biker shorts, this post will show you 15 ideas for what to wear with biker shorts this year. Read on to check them out!

What to Wear with Biker Shorts: 15 Biker Shorts Outfit Ideas

1. With a Flannel Shirt

Biker shorts from prettylittlething styled with a white tee and oversized flannel
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A common favorite in fashion right now is the oversized button-down shirt. This is a trendy fashion item that will also look good with some biker shorts!

So, if you are considering how to style your biker shorts, purchase an oversized flannel shirt like this cute green one to wear over top of a bike shorts and tee combo. I love flannel because it can be worn all year round and adds some color and pattern to your outfit.

2. With an Oversized Sweatshirt

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My favorite thing to wear with my biker shorts is an oversized sweatshirt! Not only do oversized sweatshirts look adorable with biker shorts, but they’re so comfortable. You will be reaching for this outfit combination all the time.

If you are looking for the perfect oversized sweatshirt to pair with your biker shorts, I recommend going for one with a cute graphic on the front like this yacht club oversized sweatshirt.

3. With a Trendy Scarf Top

Scarf top from princess polly paired with black bike shorts and heels
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Here’s another way I wear my biker shorts in the summer months, and it’s perfect for dressy events. Just wear your biker shorts with a scarf top!

Scarf tops are another popular fashion trend, so pairing them with biker shorts will make you look fashionable. Add of-the-moment high heeled flip flops to incorporate three summer trends in one outfit.

4. As part of a Matching Set

Matching set from princess polly in light blue
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Of course, you have probably also seen this popular trend, which is the matching set with biker shorts. I love matching sets because they give you an effortless outfit while also making you look like you have your life together.

Looking for the perfect matching set? You don’t have to spend a lot! Check out this pretty blue matching set from Princess Polly that comes with a crop top and matching biker shorts.

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5. With a Halter Top

Halter top from princess polly paired with cobalt blue bike shorts
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You may already own a halter top because they are a trendy fashion item right now! But, you may not have thought about pairing yours with some biker shorts, as seen above.

Halter tops and biker shorts are an unexpected pairing, but they look amazing together. This combo is especially perfect for a fun event like a party or get-together with your friends in the summer months.

If you are looking for a cute halter top to wear with your biker shorts, I recommend this halter top, which comes in this pretty (and trendy) ’70s-inspired design.

6. With an Oversized Graphic Tee or Top

Graphic tee from princess polly paired with black bike shorts and a trench
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Graphic tees are perpetual fashion favorites, and they go with just about everything in your closet. Naturally, this includes biker shorts!

Anything goes with this look, but I prefer my graphic tees oversized when I pair them with bike shorts. This gives the outfit a relaxed, comfortable, early ’90s-inspired vibe. Layer on your favorite jacket for extra interest!

7. With a Bikini Top

Bikini top from princess polly paired with yellow bike shorts and a bucket hat
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One way that you may not have thought to style your biker shorts is with a bikini top. Are you going to the beach or a pool party? If so, you should consider rocking some biker shorts with your bikini top!

This is a new and trendy way to style your beachy looks and is a perfect outfit to add to your summer rotation. (Trust me, once you try it, you’ll love it.) If you are looking for the perfect bikini top to pair with your biker shorts, I love this printed triangle bikini top for a sweet and girly vibe.

8. With a Leather Jacket

Biker shorts from prettylittlething paired with a sweatshirt and leather jacket
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If it is chillier where you live, you may be struggling to figure out what to wear with biker shorts that will keep you warm, but also have you looking super trendy.

Don’t worry because I have the perfect outfit for you! All you need is a cute leather jacket like this one and some biker shorts to give you a trendy outfit that will also work in the cooler weather. You could do a million variations on this and they would all look amazing!

9. With a Cropped Tee

Cropped tee from princess polly with patterned biker shorts, sunglasses, and mini bag
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These days, almost everyone owns at least one cropped tee. So why not pair yours with some biker shorts this season?

Biker shorts are generally high-waisted, so they’re ideal for pairing with biker shorts if you want a cute outfit that doesn’t show your entire stomach. Add a cute crossbody bag and your favorite summer shades, then finish with trendy dad sandals.

10. With a Muscle Tee

Muscle tee from princess polly with black bike shorts and crossbody bag
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I love wearing my biker shorts with muscle tees! The combo is comfortable and effortless, perfect for days when you need to run errands.

Also, if you are going out that evening, you can just add some jewelry and other accessories to make the look perfect for a party or bar. A white muscle-tank like this one is my go-to but you can’t go wrong with any color.

11. With a Workout Top for the Gym

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Have you been looking for workout clothes, but are not sure what to buy this season? If so, biker shorts are perfect for you!

Biker shorts are very popular at the gym, especially if you pair them with a coordinating workout top like this one.

12. With a Blazer

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Are you obsessed with blazers? Guess what: They look amazing with biker shorts!

To create a cute outfit using a blazer and biker shorts, I recommend going for an oversized blazer like this one. Wear it over a crop top or tee with your biker shorts for a cute and trendy outfit.

This is one of those cool girl outfit combos that you’ll see all over Instagram and TikTok, and it could not be easier to put together. Once you try it, you’ll be reaching for it all the time.

13. With a Cami Top

Bike shorts and matching cami top from cotton on
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If you want a super simple but trendy way to style your biker shorts, I recommend just purchasing a cute cami top to wear with your shorts like this one!

You will love this outfit for everyday activities because it is easy to put together and you will also be super comfy.

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14. With a Sports Bra

Sports bra from urban outfitters with matching bike shorts
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If you are looking for another idea for what to wear with biker shorts at the gym, I would consider wearing some cute biker shorts with a sports bra, as seen above.

This will give you a trendy and comfy workout outfit that will keep you super motivated to hit the gym.

15. With a Long Sleeve Top

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If you are looking for a more casual pairing for your biker shorts, you can totally rock them with a cute cardigan or long sleeve top like this one.

Nowadays, biker shorts can be worn with just about anything and they will still give you a trendy outfit, so don’t feel like you have to wear something athletic in style to create a cute outfit.

I’m obsessed with this combo: It gives off an effortlessly chic feel that’s perfect for the summer season.

What do you wear with biker shorts?

What will you be wearing with your biker shorts? Which outfit idea are you excited to try?


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A pirate’s drink of choice is not one to sip quietly in a wing-back chesterfield with some low-key jazz on in the background. Unlike a good whisky you have as a nightcap, or the gin you order when you’re pacing yourself, rum is a party-starter. It’s a holiday drink. It’s what your mate brings back from the bar when he’s trying to make sure you don’t call an early night.

Despite the drink’s versatility, the best rum can sometimes be hard to discern.

Of course, rum isn’t only appropriate for nights when you’re three sheets to the wind. It has the same complexities as those other spirits, there’s a similar breadth of quality on the shelves – and just as rich a history to get into as you knock them back.

Rum – a spirit both quaffable and inebriating – is the best example of alcohol pioneers’ industriousness. Sugar cane farmers in the world’s tropics in the early 17th century had a problem. To make sugar to sate the world’s growing sweet tooth, it required crushing sugar cane, boiling the resultant juices and leaving them to cure in pots. This process yielded molasses as the waste by-product and, by god, they knew what to do with it. Thus, good rum was born.

A History of Rum: What Is Rum Made From?

In its purest form, rum is made by mixing molasses with the solution skimmed off the sugar cane juice after it is boiled and fermenting it. Many twists on the process have developed in the proceeding 400 years, but in essence, this method remains.

As it was produced such a distance from the world’s key cities of consumption, to bring rum to market required sailors to get it there. While in transit, it’s fair to say that these marine men developed a taste. Safer to drink than sea water and certainly more fun, rum became synonymous with the navy, pirates and just about anyone who has ever hoisted a sail.

It wasn’t until 1970 when the Royal Navy ended its daily rum ration, when it was deemed ‘inappropriate to operate ship’s machinery’ after receiving the allowance, which equated to two double shots. Fair enough.

When you consider that Navy Strength required rum to be at least 57% ABV, it’s a good job that breathalyzers have been a relatively recent innovation.

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The early sailors were a resourceful breed. The expression ‘proof’ in terms of alcohol strength came from these ships, where they would mix rum with gunpowder. If the gunpowder still ignited when lit, it was ‘proof’ that it was 57% alcohol or higher.

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They also knew the value of morale in the workplace. Even Blackbeard – the most fearsome man-manager to sail the Seven Seas – knew how to keep productivity levels high in taxing times. “Such a day; rum all out,” the pirate mused in his log. “Our company somewhat sober; a damned confusion amongst us! Rogues a plotting. Talk of separation. So, I looked sharp for a prize and took one with a great deal of liquor aboard. Then all things went well again.” Middle managers, take note.

The Best Rum Brands

Sometimes, it’s better to take your purchasing advice from those who have spent a lifetime dedicating themselves to the cause.

“There’s so many good quality rum brands out there. Generally, I would look for brands that are not scared to talk about their production techniques and focus on the quality of the liquid rather than the marketing,” says says Damian Williams, manager at Opium bar in London’s Soho.

Foursquare Distillery

Asked about his favorite rum brands, Williams recommends, “anything from the Foursquare distillery in Barbados, particularly their FOURSQUARE branded limited editions.” Foursquare Rum Distillery is located on a former sugar plantation whose origins go all the way back to the early 1700s. For five years in a row, Foursquare won ISC Rum Producer of the Year. Their rums are aged for ten to 16+ years, and it’s no wonder they’re at the top of our list.

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Plantation Rum

Of Plantation Rum, Williams says, “the barrels are hand selected from across the Caribbean and finished and bottled in Cognac. It’s a great range which showcases regionality in rum production.” With rums up to 69% proof, be sure to drink responsibly.

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Diamond Distillery

Another favorite of Williams’ is the El Dorado line from Diamond Distillery. “El Dorado rum from Diamond Distillers in Guyana are excellent,” he says. One of the things that makes this rum brand special is that all the rums are produced with 100% sugar from local sugar farms, giving them a unique fruity flavor.

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Rhum Clement

Rhum Clement offers a lot of variety in their line, and you can enjoy it from prices between $27 and $150.”Most of the aged Agricole rums from Martinique [are excellent],” says Williams. “Particularly Rhum J.M and Clement.”  For the top shelf stuff, expect ‘an exemplary degree of expertise in every stage of production,’ thanks to their AOC Martinique designation, boasts their website.

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Smith & Cross

“Smith & Cross Jamaican rum is one of the absolute finest spirits in any category ever made, in my opinion.” High praise from Williams. And rightfully so. Smith & Cross makes rum the old-fashioned way: no added sugars, or chill filtration. Notes of caramelized banana, exotic fruits and spice give this rum our stamp of approval, too.

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Mount Gay

Finished in charred bourbon casks, Mount Gay rum is rich and intense, but still smooth. Founded in 1703 in Barbados, Mount Gay is one of the oldest names in the book, and in the past 300 years, they’ve mastered the craft, making some of the best dark rum. “My go-to for a decent all-rounder would be Mount Gay Black Barrel; dry but not excessively so, and it works excellently as both a mixer and a supper,” says Mihai Ostafi, head bartender at Oriole in East London.

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Appleton Estate

Aged in the heart of Jamaica, Appleton Estate rum’s first distillation occurred in Nassau Valley way back in 1749. The combination of Jamaica’s lush climate and the natural springs from being in the valley give this rum its naturally sweet flavor. Appleton Estate offers rums aged between eight and 21 years, so by the time some baby reaches legal drinking age, the next batch will be ready.

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Flor de Caña

You don’t have to be willing to spend the price of your monthly car insurance bill for a decent bottle of rum. Flor de Caña offers an affordable selection of rums, aged four years. Extra dry and light, it’s one of the best rums for mixing.

Types of Rum - Flor de Cana
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Trois Rivieres

French rum known for being smooth and full, with aromatic notes of seawater, Trois Riveres offers a truly authentic rum-drinking experience, bringing you back to rum’s roots: the ocean. Lights went on for this rum brand in 1785, but their sugar plantation dates even further back to 1660, making it one of the oldest and most respected companies in the game.

Trois Rivieres
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Bacardi

It’s not top shelf stuff, sure. But Bacardi has earned its spot on our list nonetheless. Bacardi’s founder, for whom the brand was eponymously named, used only three ingredients in the original batch: molasses from sugarcane, a unique strain of yeast, and spring water. Founded in 1862, Bacardi is somewhat of a newcomer in the world of rum-making. Still, if you’re looking for an affordable bottle you can find pretty much anywhere, Bacardi is a solid choice.

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Havana Club

Spanish rum brand Havana Club was born in Cuba. By 1850, the country provided a third of the world’s sugar, making it an ideal breeding ground for some of the best dark rum, too. Get a bottle of the low-shelf stuff for as low as $19, but the Maester aged rum will cost you a pretty penny ($200+).

Best Dark Rum - Havana Club
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Wray & Nephew

Jamaican rum from one of the world’s top-selling, award-winning brands doesn’t sound all that bad. Some folks say that 90% of rum sales in Jamaica are of this brand, so if you haven’t gotten your hands on a bottle, you’d better do so now. Founded in 1825 when John Wray opened up a successful bar, The Shakespeare Tavern, in Kingston, Jamaica, Wray & Nephew is a true heritage brand.

Wray & Nephew
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How to Tell Good Rum From Bad

Like any other spirit, the best rum has nuances that are important to understand before you take the first sip. “When tasting, you want to consider the clarity of the liquid. You want a liquid that’s bright and shiny, not cloudy,” says Ostafi.

“In terms of nose, there are lots of different types of rums: the agricoles will give you a grassy, tequila-like nose; molasses-based rums will have a nose ranging from tropical fruit to dark chocolate. When you taste it, think about the taste as a process. The complexity of rum usually increases with age, so you’re going to notice that difference if you taste a young rum before tasting an older rum.”

Then consider what style of spirit you usually enjoy, be that sweet, strong, smoky or smooth. “Sweet rums that include molasses will generally have a honey-like flavor. Zacapa is a great starting point for this,” says Ostafi. “Or for something else, the rums from French colonies are generally dominated by aromas that will remind you of tequila. These rums have a soft and complex taste with a seductive structure.”

Zacapa
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Types of Rum

First, you need to understand the difference between white rum and dark rum. Next, the easiest way to start understanding the spirit is to look at the country where it is produced.

“They are mainly classified into English, French and Spanish styles – named for the colonial ruler of the country where they are from,” says Damian Williams, manager at Opium bar in London’s Soho. And most rums have a rather shady colonial past. Rum produced in the West Indies helped fuel the slave trade, wherein it would be exchanged for slaves in Africa, who would then be shipped back to tend plantations.

White Rum

This is the one you probably first encountered, mixing it with Coke or as the base spirit for mojitos or lots of easy-pour cocktails. “White rums tend to be younger and a little brighter in flavor, whereas darker tend to be a little more cask-y, depending on aging technique,” says Christian Binders-Skagnaes, Chief Rum Seller at Burlock in Mayfair.

“Filtration can change a lot though; a dark rum can be filtered through charcoal and taste much younger though still have hints of a richer body and age.”

Dark Rum

In the broadest possible terms, you can go by the epitaph that the darker the color, the longer the aging. However, this isn’t the case when grabbing a quick bottle at a corner shop.

“Typically, most cheap rums are not aged for any significant length of time, with cheap dark rums like Captain Morgan heavily colored with caramel. Conversely, many premium ‘white’ rums like Flor De Caña Extra Dry are aged for up to four years and then charcoal filtered to remove the color,” says Binders-Skagnaes.

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The old adage of getting what you pay for rings true. If it’s a dark colored, top-shelf rum, you can generally be sure that you’re on the right track to drinking quality.

French Rum

“These style rums [Agricole] use raw sugar-cane juice rather than molasses. Aged Agricole rums borrow techniques from the cognac industry and are some of the finest rums in the world,” says Williams. Excellent examples of these would include Rhum J.M, Clèment and Trois Rivieres.

Trois Rivieres
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Spanish Rum

“These are nearly always made from the molasses. Spanish rums are generally lighter in body due to the four-stage distillation process they go through,” says Williams. “Aged Spanish-style rums often use Solera ageing – a technique borrowed from sherry production.”

Solera means ‘on the ground’. When it comes to aging liquids, the barrels are organized in rows from the ground up, with the lowest layer of barrels containing the oldest aged liquid, which is inevitably the most expensive. Examples are Bacardi, Havana Club, Ron Zacapa, Diplomatico and Santa Teresa.

Santa Teresa
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English Rum

“English-style rums show a huge variety, but are generally heavier in body and richer in style,” says Williams. “Jamaican rums, Guyanese rums, Trinidadian and Bajan rums all have their own styles and a variation of this. They use pot stills and column stills, and are typically aged in American Oak former bourbon barrels. They often yield a deeper, smokier flavor.”

Some of the best examples come from Mount Gay (Barbados), Appleton (Jamaica), Wray & Nephew (Jamaica), Doorly’s (Barbados), Angostura (Barbados) and El Dorado (Guyana).

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On Friday night, multi-Grammy Award winner Adele headlined at London’s BST Hyde Park Festival, taking the stage in front of a live audience for time in five years. For the momentous occasion, Adele wore an absolutely stunning Schiaparelli gown. The floor-length black velvet dress had long sleeves with shoulder cutouts and a halter neck. It was cinched at the waist with a gold belt, and glittering fabric made up the skirt under the splitting bodice.

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The singer’s hair was swept into an elegant updo with a few delicate tendrils around her face. She was wearing star-shaped gold earrings covered in pearls, and a gold ring in a bow shape. For make up, she wore her classic cat eye liner with a some shimmering eyeshadow for a little more of a glam touch.

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The night was an emotional one for Adele, and Page Six reports that she she was overcome before even finishing her first song.

“My God, I’m back at home,” she told the audience of 65,000 people. “It’s so strange to be in front of a crowd again. I get so nervous before each show but I love being up here.”

Adele’s set was two hours long and included her newer tracks “Easy On Me,” “Oh My God,” and “I Drink Wine.” But she was very attentive to the audience throughout. Many had stood out in the heat for hours to attend the show, and Adele stopped the concert four times for concertgoers who needed medical attention.

At one point, the music icon revealed that she was swearing black anti slip socks under the her gorgeous dress.

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“I was told it was going to be slippery so wore these just in case,” she told the crowd, before continuing on with the show.

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WWAKE is seeking a sales associate who is passionate about providing professional, above-and-beyond customer service. As part of our retail team, you’ll drive forward company sales goals and a positive, informed, brand experience for every client.

Responsibilities:
● Provide excellent brand experience, both written and in-person, for all customers through superior product knowledge, merchandise engagement, and informed advice.
● Developing client relationships and exceeding sales goals through above-and-beyond service
● Participating in clientele initiatives, including company training sessions, special events online and offline, and product launches.
● Maintain showroom and website appearance for optimal navigation of product
● Participation in general inventory management
● Order fulfillment, including processing and shipping orders
● Working tightly with the production team to provide accurate lead times and exclusive design opportunities for clients
● Provide holistic support to team members at all times

Requirements:
● Previous high-end sales experience, 2 years preferred
● Strong knowledge and passion for sales and a genuine interest in jewelry
● Availability to work a variety of hours, which may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, or holidays
● Ability to maintain a positive attitude and focus on customer satisfaction in a fast-paced environment
● Ability to multitask, while being attentive to customers and remaining flexible to the needs of a small growing business
● Quick response time, willingness to think critically, anticipate future chain of events, and pivot plans seamlessly
● Excellent communication skills
● Ability to work collaboratively with a small team is an absolute must
● Must be an independent worker who is eager to take on responsibility with a personal sense of accountability

Our ideal candidate is available full-time and available for immediate hire. Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Sales Associate” to careers@wwake.com.


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