This Micro-Trend Is Blowing Up—Now, I'm Staring At 9 Fashion-Insider 'Fits

Prior to the pandemic, the word loungewear just wasn't in my vocabulary, and I only allowed myself one pair of sweatpants for sick days—you bet they were by a personal favorite designer. As a fashion girl, heels were the only shoes I wore, and my collection of miniskirts and slip dresses deserved to be as out and about as I was. With the sudden need to adjust to a more comfort-first wardrobe while spending many more hours at home, I've done a lot of research to find what works best for me in the past two years. I traded in a few of the wardrobe staples mentioned earlier, and artfully styled boxer shorts just might be the micro-trend that replaces them.

I'm taking "borrow from the boys" to a whole new level by elevating a few pairs of boxer shorts using the tricks that I've learned from some of my favorite fashion insiders. If the chicest girls on my Instagram feed are styling boxer briefs for women, then what am I waiting for? Let's just say the below looks officially have me convinced. I've been watching them experiment with these shorts using tailoring, color, and simple accessories, and now, it's my turn. A few quick purchases will get me ready to style them endlessly, so scroll on to discover the looks that I'm shopping for so I can be just as chic.

Lazy Sunday

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Something about a plain white tee and gold jewelry does the trick here.

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I don't think I've taken off this necklace in days.

Strictly Business

All dressed up yet still holding the power that an effortless look has to it.

Yes, these viral boxers are still in stock.

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The layering opportunities are endless.

A black blazer just might be the item no WWW editor could live without.

So Retro

Bright knits and fun socks add a unique twist to the typically minimalist approach for styling these shorts that I'm into.

If you prefer a more feminine take on the trend, I got you.

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I swear this cardigan has superpowers. It is the perfect intersection between trendy and versatile. 

Winter doesn't begin until you have a good pair of socks, and here they are.

Power Walk

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This trend is not just for lounging at home. After seeing these shorts out and about, I am convinced I need every pair.

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Getting sporty in your shorts is easier when your airpods are hands-free.

The (Almost) Perfect Match

Mismatching prints have a certain IDGAF attitude to them that gives off an instant cool-girl vibe.

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Whenever I need to update my button-down collection, I sprint to Everlane.

Statement earrings are the quickest way to elevate your Zoom attire.

All Dressed Up

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As a team, we WWW editors have collectively agreed that baseball hats are the definition of cool. So obviously, I instantly saved this image to my Pinterest board.

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Whether or not you're a Yankees fan, I think we can agree that adding this hat to an outfit equals a home run.

A pointed toe will emphasize your amazing legs.

Comfort First

This look is proof that the right accessories can really complete any outfit. In this case, scrunchies need apply.

I couldn't leave you without mentioning this pair.

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I debated this purchase for some time, but after seeing all of my favorite influencers in it, I clicked add to cart. 

When you find the right scrunchie, you'll never take it off. Here she is.


Cool girl micro-trend



Simply chic, an all-white look never disappoints.

I'll take this one in every color.

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Your boxer-brief purchase is incomplete without a bralette to go right along with it.

Crisper than your favorite salty snack.