The warmer months are all about embracing patterns, prints and colour. The bolder the better, we say. Especially when it comes to swimwear — the beach is no place to tone down your style.

If you're looking for swim shorts that will make a statement this summer, you've come to the right place. Here are a few options to get you started.

Frescobol Carioca Navy Blue / White Copacabana Sport Swim Shorts

With a unique wavy pattern that's inspired by the swirled mosaics of the Copacabana sidewalk, these sport shorts from Frescobol Carioca are striking yet subtle, the perfect garment to take you effortlessly from beach to bar. They'll look great with a pair of aviator sunglasses and an afternoon spritz.

Ripa Ripa Blue Maestrale Celeste Swim Shorts

Be transported to the Italian riviera with these elegant Mediterranean-inspired swim shorts from Ripa Ripa. Made in Italy from a soft brushed fabric with a braided nautical rope tying cord, these printed shorts epitomise relaxed elegance. Throw on a linen shirt and a pair of espadrilles to complete the look.

Nikben Limoncello Swim Shorts

Swedish swimwear label Nikben has mastered the art of loud and proud patterning, with their printed swim shorts that are designed to turn heads — for all the right reasons. These mid-length swim trunks are perfect for long days at the beach, but will look just as great day-to-day with a T-shirt and sneakers.

Far Afield Ensign Blue Acid Smile Print Swim Shorts

For swimwear that will make you smile, you can't look past these printed swim shorts from London-based menswear label Far Afield. Not only will they up you in the summer style stakes, they score major sustainability points too, being made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. It's a win for your wardrobe and a win for the planet.

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