How to Wear Hawaiian Prints to Work

What’s not to love about Hawaiian prints!? They’re colorful, a bit eccentric and add the perfect touch of whimsy to any outfit. Ever since the 1940s, tropical florals have been a staple in every Resort runway line because they evoke those beautiful sunny days on the most exquisite sandy beaches. Due to our long withstanding love of the tropics, the trend is making its way back into the spotlight – and I’ll for it! I’ve been finding loads of really cool pieces from 70s, 80s and 90s for the shop that I’m excited to share with you guys. (Shop here!) While the most customary time or place to wear a tropical print would be on vacation or the beach, I don’t nearly venture out in the sand enough. So my tropical pieces would barely see the light of day! Instead, I decided to style up one of my favorite finds from the shop into an outfit suitable for work!

To tone down the vacation vibes of the shirt, I paired it with one of my favorite olive wide leg trousers. The key here is wearing something bright and bold with something minimal and subdued. I picked up these pants a long time ago from Ann Taylor and they have definitely become a staple in my closet. Sadly they are no longer available but Everlane makes an exact duplicate of them (and ethically!).

My shoe of choice were these classic nude oxfords (also from Everlane) because they continued the modern and professional appearance to the outfit. Accessories are definitely up to you but I liked how these wooden earrings echoed the tropics of the shirt.

This shirt is available in the shop along with other tropical prints pieces like dresses and skirts BUT I also compiled more favorites from Etsy that you can shop here!

Vintage Shirt from Redkey Threads // Old Ann Taylor Pants // Everlane Oxfords // Thrifted Bag // Free People Sunglasses

Photography by Jacob Baccus


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