Boxers Are the Shorts of the Summer
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Boxers Are the Shorts of the Summer

Sorry, jorts.

I don’t have a boyfriend, but if I did, his boxer shorts might be mysteriously disappearing from his underwear drawer this summer. Recently, all the cool girls I follow on Instagram have been styling boxer shorts with more elevated staples like boots, cardigans, and blazers—evoking a very Serena van der Woodsen for the 2020s vibe. She wakes up late, so she throws on whatever she can find on Nate’s floor and somehow leaves the Empire looking effortless and impossibly chic. Practically speaking, boxer shorts are an excellent choice for summer because they allow for decent air circulation and are usually made from breathable fabrics. Below, we compiled three ways to style boxer shorts for occasions of varying formality—whether you’re literally rolling out of bed to grab a coffee at your corner bodega or meeting friends for dinner.

White Tank + Blazer + Cowboy Boots

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This is a fabulous outfit if you want to look cool and put-together albeit the mini hangover you may be experiencing. With the My Year of Rest and Relaxation movie on the horizon, this combination is about to explode in popularity—so start rocking it now.

Denvee 40mm Cowboy Boots

Isabel Marant


Colorful Sweater + Sneakers

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This combination is perfect for meeting your friends at the park. It’s low-key and comfortable, but the colors and statement sunnies add a fun flare, plus the strategic layering allows this look to work in a variety of temperatures.

Mini Jodie Leather Hobo Bag

Bottega Veneta

Athletic Court Sneakers

Polo Ralph Lauren

Bright Button Down + Pumps

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Who says you can’t wear boxers and pumps? There’s something super sexy and daring about this mix of casual and formal, and the bright colors and statement necklace add a fantastic "wow factor."

Button-Down Cotton Shirt

Isabel Marant
$530 $212

Pointed-Toe 105mm Pumps

Salvatore Ferragamo
$624 $437

Rope Chain-Link Necklace

Loren Stewart
$564 $508

Dynasty Square-Frame Sunglasses

Balenciaga Eyewear
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