Whether you're jetting off to an exotic tropical destination or escaping to a seaside retreat for the weekend, you'll need to be adequately kitted out with all the essentials for your summer holiday. Pack your bag with a breezy linen shirt, statement-making sunglasses, a beach-ready tote bag and, most importantly, a pair of comfortable and effortlessly stylish swim shorts that can take you from beach to bar.

These are the swim short styles we're loving right now. Paired perfectly with an afternoon spritz in the sun.

Ripa Ripa Giallo Scirocco Swim Shorts

Be transported to the Italian riviera with this pair of swim shorts from Ripa Ripa. Inspired by the effortless aesthetic of the Mediterranean, they feature a slightly tailored look for ultimate poolside elegance. Wear them with a soft linen shirt and leather sandals.

CDLP Aperitivo Swim Trunk

Crafted in Portugal from regenerated premium nylon fibre made from fishnets and nylon waste, these swim trunks from Swedish label CDLP not only look good, but do good. The bold orange colour will turn heads for all the right reasons.

Nikben Safari Swim Shorts

These playful mid-length swim shorts from Nikben make just the right amount of a statement. With a lightweight, quick drying construction, they're perfect for long, sun-soaked days at the beach. Plus, they're made from recycled plastic bottles, so you can feel good about your purchase.

Looking for more summer outfit inspiration? Channel your inner Tom Ripley with these riviera-inspired staples.