Hands up if you have a pair of swim shorts somewhere, buried deep in the bottom of your wardrobe that you pull out and dust off every so often for your holiday? Not just me, I bet.
Check out my top picks of the finest swimwear options out there that deliver on style and functionality for the pool, bar and beyond. You’ll be wanting to wear these all summer long!
Add a tropical touch to your poolside attire with these gorgeous leaf print shorts from Reiss. Wear with a grey linen shirt, white vest and black leather sandals for a smarter take on poolside style.
The gingham check isn’t bound to shirting only – these beauties from Club Monaco make a sophisticated statement.
The neutral shade of these Paul Smith swim shorts make them the perfect option to wear for a dip in the ocean and also for regular summer days. Wear with a black or grey t-shirt and black Jack Purcell’s for instant-cool.
The marbled effect on these shorts from Robinson Les Bains is so on trend and visually striking. The mesh lining peeks out ever-so-slightly, giving these a slight urban feel too. Wear with a grey t-shirt, light blue denim shirt and flip-flops to and from the water.
I couldn’t do a feature without featuring stripes somewhere. I adore these bold shorts from Stripe & Solid – the vertical stripes and colourway is reminiscent to a stick of rock you’d devour as a child!
For those of you who prefer something a little more snug and perhaps have the figure to show off, these electric blue trunks from Dan Ward will certainly turn heads on the beach!
What is summer without a Hawaiian style leaf print? These monochromatic shorts from Onia nail the trend on the head in a refined manner. Wear with a black revere collar shirt and leather sandals for classic cool by the sea.
What sort of swimwear do you guys wear to the pool/beach – trunks or shorts? Are you a fan of the print or plain block colour styles? Let me know by following me on Instagram and Twitter @boyinbreton
- Main image courtesy of Matchesfashion.com