August 19, 2015 - by Theo Blix
Holidays are supposed to be relaxing and all that, but they’re also a time when you’re somewhat on display (particularly if you summer with Instagram-addicted friends). So you shouldn’t let your guard down: selecting the right swim shorts is fundamental to feeling and looking good while taking time off. You're going to spend most of your time in them, so not only should you choose a pair that suits your personality and holiday type, but you should also put together some complementary outfits. Here are a few suggestions that should provide you with some inspiration, whether you’re a major-league sunbather like me or an aspiring effortless summer magnet .
If you’re the kind of man who likes to cram several activities – swimming, sunbathing, sailing, promenading, nipping off for dinner – into the course of each day while on holiday. Vilebrequin print shorts are a godsend. In the water, they’ll allow ample room for movement and do all the things that swim shorts generally do. Out of the water, however, they can be camouflaged as a pair of tailored shorts, and worn with less beachy feel if you decide to wander into town. When you wear shorts with print make sure you only wear a one-color top, avoid tops with graphic shapes or multicolored. Pick a color that already exists in the shorts and pair it up with slip-on skate sneakers and cool shades and you'll find yourself transforming, Superman-like, from sun-chaser to sophisticate within a matter of seconds.
Some things never go out of style, in particular, the kind of dashing, French Riviera-worthy look. As someone who appreciates timeless style, you can channel this with some simple elements, beginning with a pair of Vilebrequin swim shorts in lifeguard red. Tailored for a flattering fit, with a mid-thigh length and adjustable waistband, they’re listed among summer “essentials” for a reason. For top options you can wear them with a striped T-shirt or a white shirt. Team it up with espadrilles or Swims as you stroll along the Croisette (or local equivalent) for an effortlessly authentic look.
You are an aesthete to the highest degree and always make sure you spend your holidays in architect-designed buildings (with infinity pool) in off-the-radar locations across the globe. When it comes to your swimwear (as with your contemporary art collection), you aim to exhibit both a bit of your own personality, but also a certain amount of tasteful discretion, which is why these shorts from Vilebrequin are a great fit for you. Combining a simple, minimal design with a timeless pop art-like turltle print, they will ensure that while you may be on vacation, your high standards aren’t.