Don’t you recall growing up going on vacation and seeing all of the dads in those floral print Hawaiian button up shirts and thinking to yourself you would never wear such a thing….? Well it looks like there is room for this island look to be cool and stylish.
Brands like Tommy Bahama have been distributing clothing with this lax beach style for some time to an older demographic but it looks like now the youth has gotten ahold of the “wave” (no pun intended).
The loose flow of the shirts gives room for a modern twist to a functional classic. You can wear the shirts with a slimmer more tapered bottom whether pant or shorts for a really stylish look. Celebrities like Harry Styles of One Direction is doing a great job of popularizing and consigning the look.
The look is fun to play with because of the various patterns that can be chosen. The main thing to consider is the fabric and also collar. I would recommend a silk fabric and loose/flat collar as shown in the photos.
Give this look a shot this Summer and make sure to tag us Insta: @theupperechelon Twitter: @upperechelon7 so that we can see what you come up with.
Floral Button Up Shirts: Pac Sun
Floral Blazer: Zara
Brimmed Hat: Urban Outfitters
Watches: Michael Kors
Bracelets: Justin Great
Models: Kevin Orellana, Justin Great, Jordan Vigil
Photography: Kevin Orellana, Justin Great, Jordan Vigil