15 Best Swim Trunks Under $100 for Summer

Grab a towel, some SPF, and soak up the sun

By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: Jul 11 2019

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:

1. Express, $50

SG Says: Don’t sleep on Express when it comes to stylish and affordable swimwear. They make some of our favorite “Summer, but make it fashion” styles, like the colorblocked coral and navy pair above.

Pssst, we also like this black and white pair if you’re looking for something a l’il more graphic.

2. 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 “Goodthreads” in-house line as a “keep ’em in the beach bag just in case” pair.

3. 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.

4. Boardies, $75

SG Says: Another pair of affordable, stylish swim trunks. What more can we say?

5. Topman, $25

SG Says: Try to ignore the insane abs and focus on how great these hi-vis yellow swim trunks are! Just the right length, and a stylish drawstring for a casual comfort.

6. Party Pants, $55

SG Says: Here at SG HQ, we are very into all the affordable new men’s swimwear brands Nordstrom is carrying this year.

The aptly named “Party Pants” line tops our list for stylish-yet-fun swim trunks (these ones have ice cream cones all over them).

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 fifteen bucks. With all sizes left.

Well, what are you waiting for? Click click!

8. Lacoste, $70

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. Chubbies, $65

SG Says: We’ve come a long way on Chubbies. Mostly from “No” to “…Yeah, sure, okay, why not!”

10. J.Crew, $70

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

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, $48

SG Says: Ahoy! These A&F shorts are giving us major ’90s Nautica throwback vibes…which we mean in the best way possible.

13. Bonobos, $68

14. Bather, $85

SG Says: At this point, you’re not going to get out of treating yourself to something tie-dye this year. We’ve said what we’ve said!

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!