Retro Holiday Favourite – The Hawaiian Shirt

These hibiscus printed button-up wonders are your answer to vintage inspired dressing and a way to introduce a tropical twist to daytime looks – even if you aren`t off on holiday anytime soon. They can be worn in a variety of different ways which adds to their appeal whether you want to team it with denim shorts and a backpack or take it in a smarter direction by pairing it with a skirt and heels.

Pop into your local vintage shop to rummage through the rails or have a search online to browse the range of Hawaiian shirts. You`ll come to find that there are more men`s styles out there to be found than women`s but don`t let that put you off. Opting for a piece designed for a man will enhance the characteristic of the shirt. Just roll up the sleeves a little, slick on bright red lipstick and you`ll be good to go. Cat-eye sunglasses are also a great accessory to wear with your Hawaiian shirt to really evoke your retro side.

Look out for oversized boxy shirts in fun tropical prints as these have a lot of styling potential. You`ll instantly be transported back in time to lazy summer nights, strolling across a white sandy beach. It`s time to be re-acquainted with this old holiday favourite!


American Vintage Lincoln Silk Hawaiian Shirt, WAS £137.00 NOW £68.50 from


Levi`s Hawaiian Print Shirt, £65.00 from House of Fraser


Men`s Blue Parrot Print Short Sleeve Shirt, £14.99 from New Look

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