Dog days of summer, we’re here. Yup, we’re in the thick of the season, when it often feels like the only tolerable form of clothing is nothing at all, and the thermostat’s intensity can be measured by the number of sweat beads that have taken up residence on your face. July and August can take their toll on your usual cool and collected self, but no need to let Mother Nature’s relentless deliveries of heatwaves and humidity compromise your fresh vibes. Au contraire.
The very apropos Hawaiian shirt took the lead as summer’s sartorial star, with every retailer offering various versions of prints ranging from classic to kooky. And if the runways are any indication (spoiler alert: they are), look no further than the spring 2020 designs of Dries Van Noten, Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh to know that the trend has legs. And of course, beloved local constable Chief Hopper from Stranger Things (season 4 can't come soon enough) launched a tiki-shirt craze.
Dress it up with khakis or white pants, dress it down with denim or shorts (or denim shorts!)—the tiki-inspired shirt is endlessly versatile. This is a license to dig up your dad’s old vacation uniform (vintage is always in style), but if you’re craving a more modern take, we’ve got you.
Here are ten Hawaiian shirts to buy now. Summer is one big luau, after all.