Never Say Never …Again


floral dress+bike shorts+short leggings

Besides reminding me of the 1986 animated movie “An American TailAn American Tail, An American Tale, Never Say Never, Fashion, bike shorts” when I think of the quote “Never Say Never” {which also ensures the song looping in my head for the remainder of the day} I’ve learned to never say never again when it comes to fashion and what I will or won’t wear.

In March I touched on the subject when I wore my newly thrifted denim button down shirt I thought I’d never see taking up space in my closet again and just recently Jennine from The Coveted said the same thing about denim on denim looks and clogs becoming staples in her current wardrobe as well.

My thinking was as so: Since leggings had made such a huge comeback {and were so comfy and versatile to wear} wouldn’t then short leggings be the next step? So I ordered my new bike shorts from American Apparel in or around 2008 {even though, I’ll just be honest here and say I probably still had/have a pair lingering around since the 90′s} …but have just started wearing them again recently.

The shot above is from last weekend; a trip to Osh for our new patio furniture. It was hot so I threw on this little dress with my favorite short sleeved cardigan …but something was missing. It was a bit of a windy day and the dress was rather short {as I usually wear it with leggings or over a bikini} so I pulled on my bike shorts to solve the “what if the wind blows up my dress exposing my butt to the world” issue and was utterly surprised at how cute they looked. They’re kind of my new favorite thing to wear …there, I said it. I love bike shorts.

I got mine from American Apparel, floral ruffle dress from Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret short sleeved cardigan, Tom Ford cat-eye sunglasses. {There are some cute ones, including lace & zipper adorned at Shopbop, Victoria’s Secret has a few different choices as well}

So my lovely ladies …What are you wearing now that you said you would never ever wear again? …or if nothing, would you wear bike shorts now under a cute dress or tunic?


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

39 Comments

  • FASHION SNAG

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    I love bike shorts! Cute outfit. x

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Lyss

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    the biker shorts are so adorable with that outfit! i have a short black mini skirt that i depend on for the too short tunic/dress issue. i wonder why i never thought of shorts tho! such a great idea!

  • WendyB

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    My new motto is: Never is the next new thing™!

  • Tugba

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    ONLY IF THEY LOOK ONE ME AS GORGEOUS AS ON YOU :D It looks really cute and I have several dresses in my wardrobe that are quite short :D I will wear them as well with shorts :D hehehe thanks for the tip.

  • Bree

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    I kinda like the bike shorts. why not, right? I know I still have a pair too from when I was about 7 or 8, and I still wear them to bed the odd time..yikes! (I’m almost 23..)

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    I just ordered a pair of clogs from Lucky… Never thought I’d wear those again!

    CUTE outfit!

  • Anna Moon

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    Great dress )))

  • Nadine

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    There is NOTHING that I’ve loved in the past that I still don’t love now. In my eyes, everything I’ve ever liked is a classic. There is no such thing as ‘the decade which style forgot’. And I reeeeally want some bike shorts now. (Yes, I’m 37.)

  • vintagewithatwist

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    what a great idea! I love this look

  • Iva

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    you look so cute Maegan!! Never say never again is right!! {like leggings with lace at the bottom around the ankles LOL} and my most recent ‘never say never’ {minus the again}…..Twitter ;) LOL

    Hope you are feeling a bit better!

  • Angela

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    I said I’d never do denim on denim again… and I did it the other day… and it was adorable. And I said I would never peg my jeans again… and I did it the other day… and it was adorable.

  • astridland

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    I would absolutely wear bike shorts, I like them with dresses when I’m biking : )

  • Katie

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    I held off on the return of leggings for a LONG time but finally gave in and love them so I’m not judging anything now :)

  • Anonymous

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    WHAT A GREAT IDEA!! DEFINITELY, THIS IS FANTASTIC FOR ALL AGES!! A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, WHILE SHOPPING/BROWSING AROUND, I FOUND A FEW GREAT BIKE SHORTS. AT THE TIME, I DECIDED THAT I PROBABLY WOULDN’T WEAR THEM TO WALK AROUND IN PUBLIC. NOW, SEEING THEM ON YOU, I WILL GO BACK AND BUY THEM!! I HAVE COUNTLESS SHORT SKIRTS AND DRESSES THAT I USUALLY WEAR TIGHTS WITH IN THE FALL/WINTER. NOW I WILL BE ABLE TO WEAR THEM IN THE SPRING/SUMMER, TOO! BRAVO!! YOU SHOULD WEAR A T-SHIRT: “NEVER SAY NEVER!”

  • Angela

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    such a great idea!! My mom actually would have me wear bike shorts under short dresses with I was little. I think I’m going to give it try :)

  • Anonymous

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    OVERALLS! Definitely overalls!

    http://www.dontpanicgirl.blogspot.com

  • Rasha

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thats a good idea! I usually put something under my dresses if they are short or its windy, but bike shorts, are kinda smart! Loving the look!

  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    Wow… you’re so right… have to go look for mines! Thanks for the great idea! :)

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

  • Amanda

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    Holy BLOG-o-SPHERE!

    I was recently trying on an outfit that looked sooo similar to this!!

    Saturday night, my good friend is turning 30. So I was trying on potential outfits, and I pulled out this little black dress with a cute red & white flower pattern on it, and said the SAME thing to myself that you did: it’s a little TOO short, what to add??

    I slipped on my black *girdle* shorts. [they look like biker shorts, but the bottom has lace trim all around!!]

    Slight lace poking out from underneath, with legs still exposed…I found it a definite possibility for Saturday night.

    Soooo weird. :)

  • apparellel

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    my motto: never say never. recently i have not really wanted to take part in the floral grunge thing (been there done that) and it looks great on others, but still i might just do it. you look amazing, and i love the dress with the biker shorts, totally takes me back… and i love it. your blog is so inspiring. hope you are enjoying your weekend. love.

    xxx
    t

  • Reese

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    Who would have ever thought that bike shorts could be sooo cute! Love the outfit :) Thanks for inspiring me to broaden my fashion sense! You rock!

  • A.Co

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    Interesting!

    I wouldn’t have thought to pair bike shorts, but, it had turned into a great, simple solution (to not-expose-the-butt-when-the-wind-blows, etc. ;) Nice work!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

    PS – Love the honesty of your blog.

  • Ashley J

    April 25, 2010 | Reply

    Just found your blog and I love it!!!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com/

  • Ali

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE the shorts idea – today I tried on some dresses that seemed too short and needed something other than leggings…

    LOVE ya girlie!

    xoxo

  • Wanderlusting

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    I have said never.

    Then before I went to Coachella, I was worried about that nightly desert breeze blowing up my dress and I immediately started the search for the bike shorts.

    Couldn’t find them….shoulda looked at American Apparel – I will now, all dresses are WAY to short for me it seems and I really wanna keep my privates…private!

    Hope you are well :)

    Lusty

  • drollgirl

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    short to medium bike shorts under casual dresses are LIFESAVERS! the wind is not everybody’s friend while wearing a dress, and the bike shorts make sure one doesn’t bare the goods unintentionally! HAR!

  • duckalicious

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    I think this is the right attitude when it comes to fashion & style, but there are still some things that I would never ever ever wear. crocs & uggs, real fur and extra pointy shoes are definitely in this group!

  • MELISSA Z.

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    Adorable dress! You’re so cute!

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  • SeeMeghanBlog

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    i LOVE this look, it’s so fun! reminds me of some spandex shorts i had, circa 3rd grade. white with orange polkadots and hot pink. i’m totes going to try this.

  • Alex

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    Hmmm….I was just wearing a short skirt yesterday and the wind was whipping and I thought to myself “I wish I had little shorts to wear under this skirt like I did when I wore my school uniform” I’m thinking several pairs of these are in my future

  • Joy R3FitShow

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    I would have never thought of that, but it pulls it together well!

  • dkg

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    Personally, I love the bike shorts!

  • Sadie's Momma

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    The bike shorts look amazing on you, but with my 4’11″ stature, I’m not sure I could pull them off without being a stick figure. SO… my “NEVER again” that I’m currently wearing is KEDS! Love ‘em. :) I look like I’m going to sail away on a Spring cruise!

  • Erin

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    I can say with absolution that I will NEVER “peg,” or French cuff my jeans again… but then again I live in leggings and have off the shoulder sweatshirts, so you never know :-)

  • Leatherman

    April 26, 2010 | Reply

    http://blog.scottleatherman.com/2006/03/30/my-big-fat-ride-50.aspx — story of my use of bicycle shorts in the middle of the blog–your use of the shorts would be welcomed by all–mine is criminal

  • Diana

    April 28, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVELOVELOVE this outfit..

    honestly I go through what you wear so than I get ideas from what I have and never thought I would wear again.

    Keep it up!!

  • Malaika

    April 28, 2010 | Reply

    Stirrup leggings … I used to wear them when I was younger (between the ages of 7-12 I think) and they were in all these neon colors which made me cringe when looking at old pics of myself in those things..lol …. Im 23 now and own stirrup leggings in black,&deep purple ….and I love them!especially in the fall….Who wudda thunk it?! lol … Never SAY NEVER!

  • chloe

    May 2, 2010 | Reply

    oh yeah, im totally into bike shorts peeking out from shorter skirts or dresses, definitely something i’ll be trying out over the summer.
    and especially lace or even lace-edged ones!

  • besswess

    May 3, 2010 | Reply

    I meant to comment this ages ago, but when I read the blog title all I could think of was the song! :) I loved that movie as a kid!

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