Australian summer you beautiful thing; the high tides and coastal vibes are just what the doctor ordered. All you need is a sweet Summer playlist and a pair of boardies to match the happy mood you’ll be in for the next few months. We’ve scoured all the latest trends and online stores to bring you our top 15 picks for the season. Every boardie is basically another reason to go out and soak up that vitamin D. Just remember to “sun” responsibly. Here are our picks of the hottest boardies to wear this Summer:
Billabong – Sergio Mini Mark Layback Shorts
Billabong has been a household name ever since we can remember. They were the O.G. must-have Summer swimwear brand, and here they are still keeping it fresh and current. We love the relaxed fit and washed dark grey look of the Sergio Mini Mark Layback Shorts.
Tommy Hilfiger – Flag Trunks
Make a statement with these Tommy Hilfiger boardies featuring their signature flag print on the front. It has a fun retro vibe that’s perfect for Summer.
ASOS – Mid Length Swim Shorts With Floral Print
ASOS is coming in hot with this season’s latest styles in swimwear. These boardies are not only trendy, they are also very affordable. Double win.
Deus Ex Machina – Sandbar Solid Garment Dye Shorts
Most well known for their ties to custom motorcycle culture, Deus ex Machina also deliver a wide range of quality garments and accessory pieces including surf apparel. The alluring Ponderose Green colour and stretch quick-dry fabric is why we love the Deus Sandbar Solid Garment Dye Shorts.
Boardies Apparel – Fresh Prince Mid Boardshorts
Boardies named after our favourite Will Smith character? Of course they had to make the list. We love the nostalgia and the retro 90’s look. Get these boardies from the brand Boardies Apparel and be the prince of fresh this Summer (sorry, we couldn’t resist).
Barney Cools – Poolside 17 Shorts in Floral Indigo
Unveiled in their drool-worthy “Motel Cools” collection, these Barney Cools washed out indigo floral print shorts are perfect for hitting the beach, pool or an island party under the stars. Wherever you go this Summer, these boardies are a good match.
Insight – Casablanca Boardies in Burgundy
We couldn’t look past Insight’s Casablanca shorts. The Moroccan vibes of the pattern detail is are on point.
The Rocks Push – Balmoral Classic Swim Shorts
We love The Rocks Push Boardies just as much as they love the planet. These shorts are made from fishing nets pulled from the ocean, meaning you’ll feel good and look good too. The budgie print also gets a thumbs up from us.
ASOS – Mid Length Swim Shorts In Pink Tropical Print
Nothing says Summer quite as well as toucans and palm trees. Embrace the tropical feeling.
The Academy Brand – Bayview Trunks
These classic smooth swim-fabric Bayview Trunks from The Academy Brand are a true reflection of the brand’s classic style.
Polo Ralph Lauren – Tropical Resort Swim Shorts
The brand name needs no introduction, the shorts though… We like the bold print that encapsulates what Summer is all about. According to the product description, these boardies “help you stand out in a crowd” and is “useful when you’ve lost your mates”. That’s enough for us.
Barney Cools – Pineapple Shorts in Black
If you’re not into bold colours, this one is for you. Black is always a good option and the white pineapple print adds an element of fun. The best of both worlds.
Abercrombie & Fitch – Colour-block Swim Shorts
When thinking of Abercrombie & Fitch, the first thing that comes to mind is the song “Summer Girls” by LFO. How fitting. This all-American brand has been around since 1892 and apparently they’ve been pulling off “effortless sophistication” ever since.
Paul Smith – Feather Swim Short in Black
Known for intriguing fans with creative designs and fun detailing, Paul Smith has done it again with these feather printed boardies.
Arvust – Crabby Boardshort
Featuring yet another light blue boardie, it’s evident that you can’t go wrong with swim shorts that reflect the colour of the ocean, in fact, these Arvust boardshorts are all about the ocean with the all-over crab and sea-shell print.