Holiday season is upon us. Glowing sunshine sparkles on the waves and the sand as you assume your position, lying down with no intention of moving unless it’s towards the refreshing ocean. Can you picture it? Which swim shorts are you wearing? It doesn’t look so appealing when you’re sporting the same old tatty swimmers you bought a few summers ago. So, in order to make this daydream a reality, we’ve rounded up four of our favourite summer dream-worthy swim shorts from French label, APNÉE. The brand’s latest collection, Ocean Collection, constitutes a range of patterned and plain swim shorts all made of recycled plastic that has been collected in the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. The future of fashion lies in sustainability, so when we find a label like APNÉE who craft great-looking pieces that are environmentally responsible, it’s hard to say no.

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Black Enzo Swim Shorts

APNÉE Black Enzo Swim Shorts

The smartest of our selections today takes the form of the Black Enzo Swim Shorts. Complete with an adjustable belt trim with side buckles, this pair delicately walks the line between formality and off-duty styling. Whether you’re teaming them with a summer shirt or neglecting the top altogether, Enzo will ensure a sleek appearance. Like all APNÉE offerings, this piece comes with a waterproof diving bag and features a comfortable mesh lining.

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Blue Grey Abysses Swim Shorts
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Light Blue Ecailles Swim Shorts

APNÉE Blue Grey Abysses Swim Shorts

Having given you the option of something a little more minimalist, we’re diving head first into APNÉE’s signature prints. The label is known for hypnotic but supremely tasteful prints, and their Spring/Summer 2019 Ocean Collection is no departure from this. Featuring a pared-back floral print, this pair strikes the perfect balance between bold and restrained. Made of SEAQUAL polyester fibre made from recycled plastic, you can rest assured that while looking the part, you’re doing your part for the environment.

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Dark Red Abysses Swim Shorts
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Mustard Yellow Escailles Swim Shorts

APNÉE Dark Red Abysses Swim Shorts

Covered in a mesmerising Abysses print, this pair of mid-length swim shorts is crafted in a magisterial burgundy hue – an effect completed by the shining silver-tone tips to the drawstring; details like this typify APNÉE’s approach to swimwear. Pair these with a lightweight linen shirt for an ultimate laid-back holiday look.

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Mustard Yellow Sillage Swim Shorts
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Dark Blue Ecume Swim Shorts

APNÉE Mustard Yellow Sillage Swim Shorts

Perhaps the most vibrant print of the season, it’ll be hard to mistake this bold pair for somebody else’s, but adding a personalisation is an easy way to elevate the premium craftsmanship of your unique summer attire. These sustainable swim shorts are imagined in a quick-drying, crease-resistant material made up of recycled plastic.

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Blue Ocean Swim Shorts

You can shop the whole APNÉE collection at OPUMO.

Sustainability is a central concern for contemporary clothing brands. Take a look at Neutrale. for more sustainable summer inspiration.