Summer is right around the corner so now is the time to start planning your warm weather wardrobe. Whether you are spending the summer poolside, taking a relaxing Caribbean cruise, flying away to an exotic destination, or lounging in the Hampton’s, most likely you will be spending time in swimwear – the staple of a stylish summer. Picking out the perfect swimsuits and pairs of shades can make a simple summer wardrobe into a fun, fashionable collection.

This season, guys will be embracing their bolder side when it comes to pool and beach attire. Eye-catching prints and bright colors are one of the most influential trends for 2015 swimwear. We will surely see geometric, abstract, and photography-inspired prints take over this summer’s swim trunks. Even the popular tropical floral prints will be taking on even brighter colors and more detail. When it comes to prints, this year it’s all about standing out.

Long, bulky board shorts are never a go-to for men that want their swimwear to be functional or stylish. And, this season, it’s even less likely that we will see guys sporting this fashion faux pas because men’s swimwear cuts are on the rise. Above-the-knee hemlines are another huge trend that we can expect to see this summer. The sportier look is both fun and functional – especially when swimming or playing on the beach. So, we can expect some of our favorite brands to show a bit more leg than we usually see in American swimwear designs.

Button fasteners, pockets, and higher waists are also expected swimwear trends for the most fashionable men. These, and the more flattering hemlines, are all great nods to the retro 1960’s inspired trend. Now we are even seeing it in our swimwear! So embrace your bold side, think outside of the box, and enjoy your summer excursions in fun and stylish swimwear.

-Dalton Primeaux