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. From striped styles to paisley patterns, here are a few options to get you started.

The Resort Co. Tailored Swim Shorts

Handcrafted in Trofa, Portugal from upcycled fabrics, these tailored swim shorts from The Resort Co. are striking yet subtle, the perfect garment to take you effortlessly from beach to bar. They'll look great with a pair of retro-inspired sunglasses and an afternoon spritz.

Ripa Ripa Blue Paraggi Rosso Swim Shorts

Be transported to the Italian riviera with these elegant Mediterranean-inspired swim shorts from Ripa Ripa. Made in Italy from a quick-drying soft brushed fabric with a braided nautical rope tying cord and fine-mesh interlining, these red and white striped shorts are ultra-comfortable and epitomise relaxed elegance. Throw on a linen shirt and a pair of espadrilles to complete your laidback look.

Nikben El Pino Swim Trunks

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. Not only will they up you in the summer style stakes, they score major sustainability points too, as they're made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

Wax London Noden Swim Shorts 

Wax London specialises in classic menswear staples that are injected with just the right amount of character. Case in point: these printed swim shorts, which feature a subtle burgundy poppy print against a teal background. Beyond their good looks, they're super practical, too: with two side and one back pocket, as well as a concealed zip, to keep all your essentials safe and within reach.

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