With the summer holidays fast approaching and those of you lucky enough to jet off this summer, Off the Cuff has brought you a guide to some of the best swimwear essentials for Summer 2015.
Choosing the right basics can make or break your holiday wardrobe, and too often swimwear is a neglected staple. How many times have you packed your suitcase, remembering to fish out those oversized baggy swim trunks which have been buried in your closet since your holiday the previous year?
According to The Office for National Statistics, British shoppers have stocked up early on summer essentials in April of this year, contributing to the strongest growth in April clothing sales for more than five years. Let’s face it; we’re all guilty of a little pre-holiday clothing splurge. Every year we spend millions of pounds on summer clothing, clothing that we may only wear a couple of times for one week throughout the whole season. So why neglect the most fundamental part of your summer wardrobe?
Gone are the days where swimwear options were limited to Euro trash Speedos or oversized swim trunks. With online retailers such as ASOS and Mr. Porter bringing you some of the best brands across the globe, every man can find the perfect swimwear. Even high street retailers such as Topshop and Reiss are getting in on the act.
So, whether you’re jetting off to the Balearics or even holidaying at home, follow our hand-picked edit to choosing the perfect swimwear for 2015.
Our Pick of the Best
Wacky Prints at Asos
Online retailer ASOS is the perfect stop for fun, on trend swimwear. These lobster print shorts are sure to get you noticed!
Block Colour at Orlebar Brown
These tangerine short-length swim shorts by British label, Orlebar Brown, are perfect for those of you who dare to bare! Shorter , tailor fit swim shorts are a huge trend this summer with style veterans such as Dolce & Gabbana and new high-end swimwear brand, Dan Ward, showcasing in their Spring/Summer 2015 collections.
Faherty Printed Swim Shorts
There is no need to sacrifice style over function when choosing swimwear that is suitable for water sports. A host of brands offer some great options which will keep you looking stylish whatever sport takes your fancy. This particular mid-length boardshort from Faherty is sourced from recycled bottles blended with a touch of cotton – the result is a slick material that dries quickly post-surf.
All White at Reiss
For those of you who prefer to pose by the pool, Reiss has nailed the All White Spring/Summer 15 trend with these sophisticated white swim shorts.
Gingham at Beams Plus
Japanese brand, Beams Plus, goes back to its heritage roots with these cotton seersucker gingham swim shorts. Paired with a casual grey sweatshirt and navy deck shoes, this outfit gives a laidback beach vibe.