Nothing helps beat the heat and capture a breeze like short shorts for city cycling. With so many fabrics, colors and patterns to choose from this summer, you can’t go wrong. Graphic designer, illustrator and bicyclist-about-town Heather Pieske built the look above around a pair that sports a cute and colorful nautical theme. Wear a simple white tank for the ride, then layer on the long-sleeve shirt to defend against the chill from AC indoors.
A. Babylon backpack, Heritage Bicycles, $199, heritagebicycles.com
B. Chambray shirt, J. Crew, $78, jcrew.com
C. Bern Watts helmet, $60, bernunlimited.com
D. Regatta shorts, J. Crew, $98, jcrew.com
E. Superga Cuto Classic, $65, superga-usa.com
F. Ray-Ban Clubmaster, $145, ray-ban.com