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15 Best Swim Trunks Under $100 for Summer

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By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: Aug 9 2020

Guys, we’ve gotta be straight with you: it’s time to buy new swim trunks for summer.

Be honest. The ones you’ve been wearing are probably a few years old by now. They’re a little saggy, and the color is faded. At best.

That’s why a new swimsuit is the right first step to feeling like a stylish guy on the seaside this summer (say that three times fast). This year, try a bold pattern, retro fit, or even a neon color to fully carpe that sunny diem.

Below, 15 of our favorite swim trunks for summer, under $100:

1. Native Youth, $60

SG Says: Don’t sleep on Native Youth, a relatively new brand that’s cool without being crazy expensive. When it comes to stylish and affordable swimwear, they make some of our favorite “Summer, but make it fashion” styles, like the artsy print pair above.

Pssst, we also like this color-blocked pair if you’re looking for something a l’il more subtle.

2. Old Navy, $30

SG Says: Old Navy’s shortest style comes in a surprisingly fashion-forward 6″ inseam.

If you’ve been looking to flash just a little bit more thigh, these could be the swim trunks for you.

3. Deux Ex Machina, $62

SG Says: Another pair of affordable, stylish swim trunks. What else is there to say?

Psst, Urban Outfitters (where we found the pair above) is out of this style in large, but you can find them in that size over on East Dane.

4. Amazon, $25

SG Says: While Amazon’s search function still has a ways to go (to put it very, very kindly), they do have some stylish deals if you’re willing to do a little digging.

We like this 7″ style from their in-house Goodthreads line as a “keep ’em in the beach bag just in case” pair.

5. Mollusk, $68

SG Says: Sometimes simple is best. This Mollusk pair of swim trunks is just the right length, with a stylish drawstring for casual comfort.

6. PS Paul Smith, $88

SG Says: Neon? For summer? Groundbreaking, we know. But c’mon, how can you not be into a pair that looks this cool?

7. Aeropostale, $50

SG Says: Last time we checked, this pair of Aeropostale flora and fauna-inspired (which we love) swim trunks were on sale for just fifteen bucks.

With all sizes left.

Well, what are you waiting for? Click click!

8. Lacoste, $44

SG Says: Did we mention that certain swimwear can double as streetwear? Yup. Grab a pair of these Lacoste trunks, and you can wear them from the beach to the boardwalk.

9. Saturdays NYC, $50 (on sale!)

SG Says: These pebbled glass print shorts from Saturdays NYC are currently on sale from their original, over-$100 price that wouldn’t have let us include them in this roundup! Shop them while you can!

10. Chubbies, $65

SG Says: We’ve come a long way on Chubbies here at SG HQ.

Mostly from “No” to “…Yeah, sure, okay, why not!”

11. Urban Outfitters, $39

SG Says: You’ll be surprised by how not short a 5.5″ inseam feels when you slip into this pair of UO swim trunks.

12. Abercrombie & Fitch, $55

SG Says: Classic, mid-length swim shorts in a neutral hue with a button closure. Sometimes simple is best.

13. Bonobos, $78

14. Bather, $85

SG Says: Perfect for that “pool to literally whatever else you have going on for the day” kind of vibe.

Looking for something a little more basic (not in a bad way)? Try the same style in black.

15. L.L. Bean, $50

SG Says: Swim trunks are the epitome of versatility. You have options when it comes to waistband, length, fabric, and never-ending patterns. Sometimes, it’s easiest to just go simple.

Want more warm weather style? Check out how to wear white jeans in summer!