As summer finally arrives, it's that time of the year again to start thinking about your holiday wardrobe. Whether you're jetting off to Thailand of planning a staycation on the coast, it's likely you'll be living in swim shorts for most of it.

If you're looking for an upgrade on the trunks you wear to your local pool, read on for our guide to the best men's swim shorts of 2019…

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Sport Swim ShortsOrlebar BrownBulldog Sport Swim Shorts£115SHOP NOW

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Sport Swim Shorts

These mid-length fitted swim shorts by swimwear favourite Orlebar Brown were designed to take you from beach to bar with a quick change of shirt. Featuring adjustable waist straps for a tailored fit, they're an absolute must-have for all gents looking to up their summer style game in 2019.

South Beach Watermelon Print Swim ShortsSouth BeachPrinted Swim Short£20SHOP NOW

South Beach Watermelon Print Swim Shorts

If you're after a stylish upgrade without a hefty price tag, these South Beach stretch swim shorts should be at the top of your wishlist. Made from a quick-drying recycled fabric, the all-over watermelon print is bang on trend for 2019 and is guaranteed to get you noticed for all the right reasons.

Ralph Lauren Mid-Length Swim ShortsRalph LaurenTropical Print Swim Shorts£75SHOP NOW

Ralph Lauren Mid-Length Swim Shorts

Inject some fun into your summer wardrobe with these tropical print Ralph Lauren swim shorts. Patterned with palm trees and lounging polo bears (who ever thought they'd see that combination!), they'll look great teamed up with everything from denim shirts to plain polos.

Maison Labiche Striped Swim ShortsMaison LabicheShark Stripe Swim Shorts£80SHOP NOW

Maison Labiche Striped Swim Shorts

Crafted from textured seersucker fabric, these designer swim shorts from Parisian brand Masion Labiche are guaranteed to elevate your poolside style to new heights. Wear yours with a white linen shirt and designer sliders to complete the look.

Onia Checked Seersucker Swim ShortsOniaSeersucker Swim Shorts£145SHOP NOW

Onia Checked Seersucker Swim Shorts

These men's short swim shorts by Onia may be stretching your budget, but they're likely to see you through summer 2019 and many more to come. Made from a quick-drying fabric that resists fading, the checked pattern will never go out of style and the short cut makes them a year-after-year favourite.

Tommy Hilfiger Side Logo Swim ShortsTommy HilfigerWhite Swim Shorts£50SHOP NOW

Tommy Hilfiger Side Logo Swim Shorts

Showcasing signature brand on the side, these Tommy swim shorts are finished with the iconic flag adorning the back pocket. Also available in black, red and navy, they're a great buy if you're after a designer swimwear upgrade without spending too much.

Ted Baker Geo-Print Swim ShortsTed BakerAlantic Swim Shorts£59SHOP NOW

Ted Baker Geo-Print Swim Shorts

Geo-prints are as popular as ever this year and now you can work the trend into your holiday wardrobe with these Ted Baker swim shorts. The longer length makes them a great all-rounder, offering the versatility to go from day to play with a swift change of shoes.

Hartford Printed Swim ShortsHartfordMid-length Swim Shorts£105SHOP NOW

Hartford Printed Swim Shorts

If you're looking for a pair of unique men's swim shorts, these are the ones for you. Patterned with a statement hibiscus and palm print, they absolutely scream of summer and promise sartorial success all season long. Just add a white scoop neck tee to complete the look.

Bjorn Borg Salem Swim ShortsBjorn BorgTaped Logo Swim Shorts£40SHOP NOW

Bjorn Borg Salem Swim Shorts

These taped logo quick-dry swim shorts by Bjorn Borg will be a winner both in and out of the pool this year. Available in a choice of colours, they'll go with just about everything in your summer '19 wardrobe and will add some sportiness to your holiday looks.