Boxer shorts are IN for summer 2023 and even Hailey Bieber is a fan—so, here's how to rock your own 'Boxercore' fit

Boxer outfits are having a moment over on TikTok and we're so beyond here for it

Boxer outfits: Bella Hadid pictured wearing white boxer shorts, alongside two other images of people wearing blue and green striped boxers/ in a purple template
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Boxer outfits are the latest facet of the 'no pants' look set to dominate the summer 2023 trends—and here's why we think you should embrace the 'boxercore' movement into your capsule wardrobe...

Yes, it seems it might be time to retire those thick denim shorts for something a little comfier, as boxer shorts are becoming the must-have item for summertime styling. And if you were hoping to read on for a gotcha moment or for us to condemn this latest underwear-as-outerwear trend, we have bad news for you—we're obsessed.

From TikTok to celebs like Hailey Bieber, we're seeing a serious case building for the classic striped boxer short to become a staple in our styling rotation. So, here's our guide to rocking the 'boxercore' look...

What is 'Boxercore'?

Oh, we're so glad you asked! 'Boxercore' literally refers to wearing boxers as actual shorts, specifically the classic menswear style of baggy, cotton blue, and white striped shorts. Right now, hashtags like 'boxershortstyle' have over 200 thousand views and gaining, so prepare to see these undies just about everywhere.

The trend itself is very 'Scandi-girl' vibes—in fact, you could definitely attribute the surge in its popularity to influencers like Matilda Djerf, who is a real trailblazer of the look, with her own brand Djerf Avenue including boxer-esque shorts as one of their OG pieces. 

From all our TikTok scrolling, users are mainly pairing their oversized boxer shorts with white tank tops, or matching poplin shirts, hoodies, baby tees and of course, sneakers—especially the viral Adidas Sambas

Much like wearing linen trousers and shorts, these airy shorts are the perfect laid-back, cool girl option for those sweltering days, when the idea of wearing a pair of restrictive denim shorts or a mini skirt that will keep riding up, just is not it.


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This trend looks effortless, especially when accessorized with some cute gold huggie earrings. It's casual and chic, while also being really practical for summer days and what's more, they double as loungewear! Now that's what we call a wardrobe staple.

And if you're still not convinced, even glazed donut nail muse Hailey Bieber rocked the look this month—sharing on Instagram that she'd raided her husband's (*cough* Justin Bieber's) closet to create her boxer-centered fit.

MIL's edit of boxer outfit essentials

So, if you're looking to jump on this trend, we've rounded up a few boxer outfit essentials, to keep you cool—in more ways than one—this summer!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.