This week, we were inspired by Michael Phelps' record breaking moment and the Men's Swimming 4x200 Freestyle Relay victory by Team USA.

When it comes to more leisurely swimming, don't hold back on style. Swimwear is one realm of men's fashion where bold prints, big patterns, and bright colors are always acceptable.

Here are our men's poolside picks.

1. Vilebrequin Wild Animal & Palm Tree Prit Swim Trunks, $160

2. Bugatchi Uomo Volley Swim Shorts, $59.90

3. Orlebar Brown Setter Short-Length Printed Swim Shorts, $265

4. Aussie Bum 70s Topaz Swim Short, $57.21

5. Converse One Star Swim Trunks, $22.99

6. BOSS Black Label Innovation 10 Catshark Swim Trunks, $79

7. J Crew 5" Portofino Tidal Stripe Trunks, $75 


Lily Ko (lily7x7 studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing fro 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer,  and designer.