How to Wear a Hawaiian Shirt 15 Ways

How to Wear a Hawaiian Shirt in 15 Different Ways

With major trends of the ’80s here to stay this season, we’ve been seeing Hawaiian shirts everywhere in 2020. If you’re one of the silly few who believe Hawaiian shirts exist solely as vacation-wear, think again: we’ve gathered up fifteen different ways to style the classic shirt below. Check out looks from some style savants at and shop our vintage Hawaiian shirts and new Hawaiian shirts while you’re at it. 

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1. Loosely tuck your Hawaiian shirt into a pair of trousers to put a business spin on your outfit.

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2. Layer up: start with your favorite graphic tee, add a Hawaiian shirt, and finish with a fuzzy sweater.

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3. Tuck a buttoned-up oversized Hawaiian shirt into a denim skirt of any length. Don’t forget your favorite accessories!

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4. Take a super oversized Hawaiian and belt it, creating a faux dress. Add shorts if necessary!

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5. Pattern-clash: we love how Paul layered a pair of Hawaiian print shorts over leggings to go with his top.

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6. An open Hawaiian shirt with a crop top and sunglasses is the perfect answer to summer sun (or a night out).

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7. Get a little punk with an oversized Hawaiian, classic jeans, a necklace or two, and large white socks. 

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8. We love the unexpected pairing of a vintage Hawaiian shirt under overalls (or shortalls and tights!).

9. With biker shorts all the rage, add a large Hawaiian shirt on top to play with dimension and volume.

10. Layer a Hawaiian shirt over a mock-neck sweater for a solid transitional fall outfit.


11. Have a pair of Hawaiian-print shorts on hand? Pack a real punch and wear ’em together.

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12. Tie a knot at the front of your Hawaiian shirt to create a crop top, and pair with your favorite mini.

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13. Roll up the sleeves and pair with some trainers and your favorite pair of vintage denim jeans.

14. Show a little skin: keep most of your Hawaiian shirt unbuttoned to add an unexpected element to your ‘fit.

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15. Layer a printed blazer over your Hawaiian shirt and add a heap of accessories. More is more, people.