How to Style a Hawaiian Shirt

 

Once upon a time you bought a Hawaiian shirt at Savers for the going-away luau of a co-worker. It was perfect. You looked great in it. But you just can't seem to figure out how to wear it in your everyday life without looking like you're a Trader Joe's employee. Here's a few Do's and Don'ts we've pulled together to help you feel pulled together in this often misrepresented piece. 

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Do

Wear a high waist jean with your florals. If you give your shirt a little tie, you'll showcase your natural waist and make for a more pulled together, yet fun, look.

High Waist Jeans

 

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Don't

Pair your Hawaiian shirt with any bright colored, patterned or pajama bottoms unless of course you want to look like Nick Nolte. There are few times in life where a one-print item per outfit rule applies. This is one of those times.
NIck Nolte  

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If you're like Julie, you've pulled your adorable Hawaiian shirt from your husbands closet so you may want to make it a little more feminine. Try pairing it with a skirt. Just ensure your skirt is a denim or neutral to juxtapose all that busyness up top. Remember, you are wearing the shirt, the shirt isn't wearing you. 
Denim Skirt

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Don't

Choose a Hawaiian shirt with crazy objects on it like guitars and tribal art. Do we even need to explain this? Stick to safe objects like birds and plants and you'll be alright. 
Bad Hawaiian Shirt

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July 31, 2019 by Jaclyn Dowdle