If you’re heading off to catch the last bit of summer sun, your thoughts have probably turned to what to wear. Holidays are a great time to refresh your look and wear something different to make the most of that tan. For men, wardrobe options may feel a bit limited. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looking great on holiday though. At Thomas Royall, we know how important it is to keep up with trends, so we’ve come up with these top tips for looking good in swim shorts.
- Choose a bold colour
A solid colour swim short is a classic look that you can’t go wrong with. Classic doesn’t have to be dull, go for a vibrant colour to help you stand out on the poolside. Red, turquoise and pink are this seasons in colours. You can either opt for shorts with one solid colour, stripes or blocks of colour to make a statement. If you’re looking for shorts which will slim you down, choose darker shades like navy or green.
- Get the fit right
Clothes which fit well will help you to look great and feel more confident. Swimming shorts are no exception. Tailored shorts have been on trend for the past few years, simply because they are versatile and look great. Tailored shorts will take you from an afternoon on the beach right through to dinner and drinks. They are cut to be a close fit, helping you to look slim and lean. Baggy, knee length shorts might be comfortable but they don’t do anyone any favours and they’re best left at home!
- Pick patterns
Patterned swim shorts can change up your look and are ideal for a lazy day by the pool. Patterns can either be fun and playful, to show your personality, or you can keep it tasteful and understated. It all depends on the type of look you are going for. Remember that the rules of wearing patterns applies to swim shorts, so horizontal stripes or patterns will make you wider and vertical patterns will make you slimmer. Use this information to your advantage!
- Embrace Elastic Waistbands
While some people believe that elastic waistbands are a thing of the past, they are actually extremely versatile and flattering when you get the right fit. You can be comfortable yet stylish – which is the perfect look by the pool and at the beach. With the elastic waistband, you won’t have to worry about your swim shorts digging in or riding up – they will stay completely in place no matter whether you’re diving in the pool or dancing on the beach.
- Wear short shorts!
Shorts which fall above the knee are on trend at the moment. Flattering for men who are both short and over six foot tall, short shorts avoid the problem of too much material swamping your body and don’t elongate you either. Shorts of this length will help your thigh muscles look more defined, so even if you’ve skipped leg day at the gym a few times you’ll still look great.
If you need more inspiration for your perfect summer style, browse our online store today. We have a huge range of effortless beachwear for men.