Your signature style should reach every corner of your wardrobe, whether you're at home or on holiday. The beach and the poolside can be tricky places to retain your style, but choose your swimming trunks carefully and you'll be the talk of the destination.

Short style swimming trunks

You probably know by now whether you're a trunks or shorts kind of guy. Whichever you plump for, the fit is optimal to looking stylish in and out of the water. Swim shorts bridge the gap between holiday wear and swimwear, so you can take them from the beach to the bar. Board shorts will give you a surfer vibe when worn with a singlet vest and flip flops, but tailored shorts will have you channelling riviera chic when matched with boaters and a short sleeved shirt. Patterns are big for summer, so choose a photographic print for some catwalk inspiration, or opt for florals for some Hawaiian style.

Sporty swimming trunks

If you prefer a more traditional swimwear fit, then brief-style swimming trunks are the way to go. Square leg style trunks offer fuller coverage and are practical for swimming - they might even give you some Bond inspired style at the beach. Accessorise yours with stacked nautical men's bracelets and sliders to give the look more substance. If you're a serious swimmer then brief style trunks are the best in the water. Keep the colour simple and dark if it's your first foray into swimming trunks, but choose neon brights if you really want to make a statement.

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