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What To Wear In Hawaii

 

It’s just started to feel like fall and I’m already dreaming of a tropical vacation. So while I’m currently bundled up in San Francisco, I decided to roundup some vacation moments to stay mentally warm. The Hawaiian Islands are one of my favorite places visit because of the soft beaches, comforting food, and laid back atmosphere. I’m looking forward to by next trip, but until then, see my tips on what to wear (and do) in Hawaii:

 

What To Wear In Hawaii: Swimwear

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[via Oahu Part 1 & Oahu Part 1 (2015)]

Invest in bikinis that you can mix and match — like a patterned top and solid bottom. You’ll get a lot more wear  out of them (for years!) by simply swapping your swimwear separates. Obviously, it’s easy to do with neutrals, so if you’re craving more color, start with a printed top and identify an accent color — then find a pair of bottoms in the same hue. 

If your vacation is filled with snorkeling and hiking, try a one piece suit. Not only do they stay put during a day of activities, they act as a bodysuit — hello, high-waisted shorts and skirts.  

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What To Wear In Hawaii: Sunset Sail

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[via Oahu Part 2 (2015) & Kauai Part 2]

For a booze cruise sunset sail, I prefer a shorter hemline since they’re easier to navigate in than a maxi or midi. Don’t forget to choose a shoe that easily slip on and off (many excursions require you board the ship barefoot!). 

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What To Wear In Hawaii: Exploring The Town

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[via Oahu Part 2  & Oahu Part 1]

 

For evenings out, I tend to get a little more playful with my outfits. There’s something about those Mai Tais. I pack prints, ruffles, and pieces I can wear a few ways. I get a ton of wear from those yellow pants see how I wore them the second time on the trip. 

 

Check out some of my past Hawaiian adventures below!

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[via Kauai Part 3]

 

I can’t wait for my next trip Hawaii! Next time, we’ll have to visit Maui — it’s been about 10 years since I’ve been and it’s time for refresher. If you’re headed to the islands soon, check out these posts from my past travels.

Hawaii Outfit Ideas

Silk Slip Dress

 

What I’m Wearing:

Vince Silk Slip Dress via Stitch Fix, Michael Kors Moto Jacket (old, similar here), Vans Classic Slips-On Sneakers, A.P.C. Geneve Bag, Ray-Ban Hexagonal Sunglasses

 

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[Closet Favorite: Vans Sneakers] I’ve been wearing these sneakers a bunch lately. I’ll admit, I was a little late to the game with this trend, but they’re too good to be so proud. If the checkered version is a little too sk8er boi for you, check out these other colors:

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[Closet Staple: Moto Jacket] A few years ago, I bought this moto jacket for $300. It was one of my first investment pieces and it was a BIG. DEAL. Unfortunately, it’s sold out, but since I’ve been getting so many questions about mine, I wanted to share some similar styles here:

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Outfit Details:

With holiday festivities right around the corner, I thought a slinky dress for the occasion(s) was rather appropriate. The shiny (silk-blend) fabric screams cocktail party, yet it’s not too frilly, meaning it can easily be dressed down with sneakers and a moto jacket. For a cozier feel, throw on a cropped sweater instead. I love how the dress falls too; it has enough weight that it won’t cling to every cranny when the wind blows. It fits true to size; I’m wearing an XS and it hits about 3″ above my ankle (I’m 5’2″).

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Comfy Pants

 

What I’m Wearing:

Topshop Petite Pliss Trousers (similar (regular sizing)), H&M SweaterSole Society Pearl Loafers via Stitch Fix, Oak + Fort Coat (similar), Clare V. Midi Sac, Ray-Ban Hexagonal Sunglasses

 

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Outfit Details

After I purchased these pants from Topshop in New York, I literally started to see them around me. At least one person per block (slight exaggeration) was wearing some version of these cropped trousers — and for good reason. The stretchy fabric was perfect for walks through the city and the elastic waist accommodated all the eating I did. They don’t wrinkle either, so if you’re looking for a new travel pant, these are it. I bought 4 Petite, but I think I could have sized up for a more relaxed feel. Looking for regular sizes? Here’s a similar style.

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