Back To School: Leggings & Bike Shorts Breakdown

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It feels like we blinked twice, and suddenly – a new school year is right around the corner.

Back to school shopping can feel daunting, so we’re always thinking up creative ways to make it a little easier on you as parents. Considering our extensive offering of basic, comfort-driven clothing, we’ve been working on ways to help showcase *similar* styles and their differences side-by-side, so you can easily choose the best option for your kids. 

When shopping, it can be tough to click back and forth and all around the site, remembering the other options you previously viewed. Take a look at our comparative sketch above, as well as the details below, to learn more about the uniqueness of each of our Leggings & Bike Shorts.

Girls Cotton Solid Colored Baby Rib Leggings made with 100% Cotton Baby Rib, the Girls Cotton Solid Colored Baby Rib Leggingsfeature a classic fit, hitting at the ankle. One of our best-selling styles, these are soft, comfortable and versatile – they come in all the colors of the rainbow and are also available in an organic cotton option for a slightly higher price.

Featuring a mid-calf length, the Girls Cotton Capri Leggings are simply the shorter length sister to our Girls Cotton Solid Colored Baby Rib Leggings. Great on their own for everyday wear with a tee, or layered under a dress, the Girls Cotton Capri Leggings offer true comfort in 100% Cotton.

The Girls Cotton Long Bike Shorts feature an above-the-knee fit, providing a little extra coverage than our Girls Cotton Bike Shorts. Locally knit, dyed, cut & sewn in Los Angeles, the Girls Cotton Long Bike Shorts are great for school, sports, play or lounging.

While most bike shorts feature synthetic materials, our Girls Cotton Bike Shorts are made using natural materials, specifically 100% Cotton Baby Rib. Showcasing a mid-thigh fit, the Girls Cotton Bike Shorts are a great layering piece for the summer. Customers regularly rave about how great they work under skirts and dresses.

If you’re still feeling overwhelmed with back-to-school decisions, drop us a line. Always feel free to reach out to us at with any questions, and we’re happy to help.

*To note - the heather gray colorway is 90% cotton / 10% polyester.

Written by: City Threads Cofounders Shayna Samuels & Joe Willis, and Kestrel Jenkins, responsibility consultant & host of the Conscious Chatter podcast.