The Unexpected Trend Women Are Rejecting Their Denim Shorts For

Today in things you weren't aware you should be buying: men's swim trunks. We'll back up a few steps while you adjust to the idea. Though the fashion community loves a novel and complex get-up, at the end of the day, comfort still trumps all. Usually, during the summer that means denim shorts, but there's been a sudden rise in what's being coined as the “Soccer Look." (With team women's national soccer team kicking major butt this World Cup, the inspiration is well met.) The laid-back look harkens back to the rainbow assortment of Soffe shorts we stocked in our closets in middle school along with loose club tees and sporty sneakers. Granted, the soccer-look is getting an expected fashion twist: Team tees are being swapped out for long-sleeve tie-dye tops, heeled sandals are replacing cleats, and colorful drawstring shorts are overtaking their former black and blue counterparts. 

If Instagram's to be believed, the latter has quickly become a summer staple. But why buy basic gym shorts when there’s a better option hanging out in the men's section? Men's swimwear has strayed from the board shorts of the early aughts into shorter styles with bolder prints. Now, more than ever, a quick perusal through men's swimwear will display trends that we've already fallen in love with from leopard print to tie-dye. Don't believe us? Check outa few fresh styling tips along with our favorite picks below.

You'll feel right at home in these ultra short-short trunks.

I'm pretty sure I'll be living in these every day this summer. 

If Leandra can pull these off, so can we.

If there were an identical button-down top to this, it'd be my dream co-ord set. 

Styling tip: Wear these bold trunks with a simple tank and Anna Wintour–approved flip-flops.

Ease into the look with a non-printed pair. 

Top off this fun floral print with a white baby tee and a colorful bucket hat. 

Stripes are a classic with good reason—they pair well with almost anything. 

Even leopard print is getting in on the men's swim trunk action.

Sorry, boys, we'll be commandeering these cool shorts this year. 

Now, who wants to book a trip to Miami?