Summer is here and the temperatures are climbing. Whether you’re staying local or heading to the beach if you’re escaping the heat chances are you will be doing it under water.

Also, with Summernats taking place in the capital this past weekend it became rather evident that some of us didn’t get the memo that Quicksilver boardies cut below the knee are no longer a thing. So this week we’re looking at five options to keep you looking stylish and water ready.

Flamingos have replaced pineapples as the unofficial summer mascot. And while stores are flooded with Flamingo options on swimwear these quality crafted flamingo swim shorts from Aussie label TEAMM8 are definitely the best. A great cut and design, the fabric is exceedingly soft and offers great support with an inbuilt mesh brief. Available from TEAMM8

Flamingo Swim Trunks, $94

Inspired by the glittering Mediterranean Sea these Mykonos Shorts by Vacay Swimwear are rendered in pastel blue and white stripes throwing back to my previous note on stripes being here to stay. Quick drying, they’re also fitted with internal mesh briefs to keep everything safe. These would look perfect with a loosely buttoned shirt inside or out. Available from The Iconic.

Mykonos Swim Trunk, $79.99

Printed swimmers from Zara giving a monochromatic moment will keep you looking chilled poolside. Practical with two pockets and interior lining, the cut is flattering to most body types covering the top of the thigh. Machine washable and super affordable if you’re less concerned with fabrics and more concerned with attainability.

Printed Swimsuit, $29.95

For something guaranteed to stand out these classic swimming trunks are bright coloured and fun. Giving an old school Hawaii vibe, styled with a plain white tee and a pair of Ray-Bans they’re quite versatile as out of the pool day wear. Available from Zara

Floral Swimsuit $29.95

For the more label conscious gentlemen out there these swimmers from Calvin Klein with side branding are chic and versatile in black. Paired with black anything from a black tee for a gym session or white linen shirt for drinks with friends. Keep in mind CK are little more expensive than the other options so be sure to read the care label and cold rinse after swimming. Available from Calvin Klein or Universal Store.

Happy New Year and remember to wear sunscreen.

CK M Drawstring swimsuit, $89.95