We can talk about florals, lightweight sneakers, and popover shirts all day, but the one true summer essential is a dope pair of boardshorts. If you're lucky, the warmer months will mean dozens of hours sitting poolside or in the sand, in which case, some stylish trunks are an absolute necessity. 

Whether you're surfing all summer or just lounging in the sand, don't do it with the lame bathing suit from that trip to Cancun you pretend never happened—it'll only bring back the terrible memories. Instead, click through and check out The Best Boardshorts to Buy Right Now.