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Patterned swim shorts for your summer holiday

When was the last time you updated your swimwear? If you usually go for plain fabrics, then why not try some pattern for your next pair of shorts?

It's not like you have to worry too much about what to wear them with as you'll be wearing them on their own or you could easily put all of the following with a plain neutral t-shirt, polo shirt or linen shirt. The only thing to take into consideration then, is that it goes with your skin tone.

Frescobol Carioca swimshorts - personal styling for men

Stick to the safety of sky blue (most men's default is blue) if you're not used to wearing pattern - I always think it's easiest to make one change at a time when upgrading your wardrobe and style. This colour will suit most skin tones and you could wear it with a white or navy t-shirt for elegant sun-soaked style.

Sao Paolo sports swim shorts - Frescobol Carioca - £145 - £87

Hemingsworth swim shorts - personal stylist for men

If you prefer your colours and patterns more muted and understated, then these British made pink seersucker shorts will do you nicely. Perfect with a burgundy polo shirt on the beach or smart enough to wear with a white linen shirt and loafers for lunch.

Pink seersucker stripe swim shorts - Hemingsworth - £185

Villebrequin swim shorts - personal shopping for men

Feeling daring? Go for these super bright Vilebrequin shorts. You can always rely on the French brand for a rainbow of colours and patterns, and this vivid orange will be perfect on darker skin tones. They're made from ultra light fabric and you can pack them into the zipped back pocket, which becomes a pouch to keep them neat and contained.

Ultra light and packable Ancre de Chine fluo swim shorts - Vilebrequin - £205

Riz board shorts-  personal shopper & stylist for men

I went holiday shopping with a client not long ago and discovered this brand in Liberty. We liked the shorts anyway but when we discovered that they were made from recycled polyester made from plastic bottles and they give £1 of every sale to the Marine Conservation Society (who they partner with on beach clean up events), we liked them even more!!! You can also return your shorts when they’re worn out & get 25% off your next pair.

Braunton shorts - Riz board shorts - £98

Orlebar Brown tailored swim shorts - personal shopping  & styling for men

Orlebar Brown were the leader in the "tailored swim shorts" arena, and now everyone is following suit. The subtle pattern will add some flair to your swimwear without being too loud and the warm green tones will suit those with a warm, yellow toned skin. Match one of the colours in the shorts with your t-shirt / shirt or opt for a neutral white or grey.

"Setter" seaweed & chartreuse shorter swim shorts - Orlebar Brown - £175

Here's what a client's wife said after his personal shopping trip with me:

"I'm loving what you sent Mike home with, he's a new man and a big thumbs up for the swimwear."

It's not too late to go shopping for holiday wear - contact me today to arrange your personal shopping trip.

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