If you weren’t in the mood for summer already, we’re about to take you there.With the sunshine season mere weeks away, it’s time to start planning your warm-weather wardrobe, from lightweight tees and tailored shorts to sunglasses and, most importantly, swimwear.
Whether you’ve already booked your beach holiday or are relying on a bit of heat closer to home, you’ll need a pair of stylish swim shorts (or two) to carry you through the warmer months.
Orlebar Brown Bulldog Waimea, Oahu – Warren Bolster
British label Orlebar Brown leads the pack when it comes to luxury leisurewear, continuing to entice us with its bold and beautiful prints.
For this summer, the brand has updated its iconic Bulldog shorts with stunning photographic imagery, so even if you’re not in an exotic location, you’ll feel like you are.
Vilebrequin Prince Of Wales Shorts
If you are not a fan of vibrant patterns, Vilebrequin’s simple striped shorts are your thing. Although this expert Parisian swimwear label excels when it comes to eye-catching graphics, we love the clean and classic feel of this soft-hued pair.
Etro Mid-Length Paisley Print Swim Shorts
The contemporary and classic collide in these shorts by the italian label Etro, bringing the brand’s signature paisley prin to a clean and sleek silhouette.
They look smarter than the average swimwear but the rich colour will bring an air of elegance to any poolside.
Channelling the preppy style of The Hamptons, Oiler & Boiler brings us bold prints and a new shorter silhouette this season, for those guys who haven’t been skipping leg day.
These simple striped shorts in soft white and blue are a highlight from the brand’s SS15 collection, and come complete with a star-printed pocket to the rear.
The beautifully illustrated striking swim shorts play host to yet another signature print by European label Limoland.
Featuring a colourful camouflage pattern and fun elephant imagery, they are guaranteed to turn a few heads when you’re spotted rocking them on the beach.
We are taken away to a beachside paradise with these shorts by Ted Baker, printed with a coastal scene that we’d gladly pack our bags tomorrow to visit.
Print aside, the classic cut and elasticated waist ensure comfortable wear, with a rear pocket perfect for storing your holiday cash – just remember to remove it before hitting the sea.
A touch of monochrome never goes amiss, no matter what season it is, which is why we’ve added this pair by Brazilian label Frescobol Carioca to our wish list.
Embracing the artistic flair of Rio de Janeiro, the brand’s signature vivacious prints are guaranteed to fill you with the free-flowing vibes of summertime.
Low in cost but high in style, these ombre-effect shorts are giving off a serious retro vibe – think the washed-out denim of the late eighties.
For the full throwback look this summer, pair them with an oversized vest, mirrored lens sunglasses and a pair of sliders. Club Tropicana, eat your heart out.