We live in an era of dad (and mom) approved clothing trends. First it was the dad hat then the mom jeans, dad hat and now there’s a new item to add to the list and I have to admit, I’m not mad about it, the Hawaiian Shirt.
Think tacky tourist, but make it fashion. It’s about embracing that vintage feel but reworking it to feel fresh.
Hawaiian shirts have been spotted on celebs from Justin Beiber (who wear his in heavy rotation) to Miley Cyrus and Emma Roberts.
This chill, laid-back, classic boxy cut, dad-on-vacation staple is now a must-have for both guys AND gals this summer season. Designer Richard Quinn included a cool boxy Hawaiian-print satin shirt with beaded embroidered flowers in his Spring 2019 runway collection. There were classic Hawaiian vacay vibes at Balenciaga, quirky-cool Hawaiian shirt looks at Dries Van Noten and retro Hawaiian Shirt inspired pieces at Gucci.
Although the bold, flashy Fear and Loathing in Vegas–esc prints may be intimating at first, the trick is to edge it up.
Hawaiian shirts are actually super versatile and can be worn a ton of different ways. Pair one with something slim like a pencil skirt for a polished take or tie a Hawaiian shirt in a knot in the front to give it a cropped beachy effect and pair with some distressed jeans. Give it a 1/2 tuck into some easy paper bag shorts to ooze that model-off-duty mood or go retro-chic and pair it with a effortless flowy maxi skirt.
Whether new or vintage, designer or high street the key to rocking the Hawaiian Shirt Trend is to make sure your Hawaiian Shirt has that classic boxy cut.
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