Swim shorts: we don't have to tell you that they're a summer essential. Unfortunately, they're also often one of the most overlooked parts of your warm-weather wardrobe. If an early heat wave crept up on you before you had time to update your old high school Speedo, don't worry. We're here with a list of the best swimming shorts, that actually fit within the rest of your wardrobe, instead of being a corny afterthought.

From streetwear swimwear courtesy of Noah, high fashion water shorts from Jacquemus and Bottega Veneta, or performance swimwear from adidas and Patagonia, we've gathered the best swim trunks out there.

Shop the best swimming shorts below.

Noah Core Logo Swimshorts

Core Logo Swimshorts

Core Logo Swimshorts

$221

NOAH

Buy at Slam Jam

These block color red shorts are giving us Baywatch vibes (but, crucially, the original, not the dire 2017 remake). Not a fan of the red? This style also comes in kelly green and bright blue, which give us kindergarten vibes, but in the best way possible.

Patagonia Baggies Lights Shorts

Baggies Lights Shorts

Baggies Lights Shorts

$55

Patagonia

Buy at Slam Jam

Not only is yellow an underrated color for swimwear, but softer, almost pastel colors are rare to find in the swim shorts section full stop. However, these Patagonia swim trunks make a strong argument for matching your shorts to the sand.

adidas Classic 3-Stripes Swim Shorts

Classic 3-Stripes Swim Shorts

Classic 3-Stripes Swim Shorts

$35

adidas

Buy at adidas

With adidas' classic Three Stripes accent, these swim shorts can double as regular shorts — so you can wear them from the pool to the park, or whatever the day has in store for you.

Vilebrequin Moorea Swim Shorts

Moorea Swim Shorts

$115

Vilebrequin

Buy at Browns

White shorts are a no-brainer in the summer. The contrast works against every skin tone (yes even the palest among us can wear white swimwear), and it's a relatively low-stakes way to wear summer whites.

Jacquemus Le Maillot Peinture Swim Shorts

Le Maillot Peinture Swim Shorts

Le Maillot Peinture Swim Shorts

$195

Jacquemus

Buy at ssense

Simon Porte Jacquemus is the king of Southern French summers, so of course, we trust the designer's taste in swimwear — especially when they look this good.

Bottega Veneta Nylon Swimwear

Nylon Swimwear

Nylon Swimwear

$540

Bottega Veneta

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Quilted swim shorts scream luxury, so even if people don't see the Bottega Veneta label, they still know you're rocking something fancy.

Dries Van Noten X Len Lye Phibbs Swim Shorts

Phibbs Swim Shorts

Phibbs Swim Shorts

from $315

Dries Van Noten x Len Lye

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

While these aren't exactly tie-dye, the pattern on these Dries Van Noten shorts gives a similar beach bum energy.

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