Jun 06, 2015

3 Ways to Wear a Hawaiian Shirt

It's time to give the Hawaiian shirt a chance. Street style expert One Dapper Street shows us three ways to pull off the summer's most controversial wardrobe piece, from casual to suited up.












Photography by Lisa Dengler of Just Another with a Nikon D800 in Partnership with Tommy Hilfiger


When the great folks over at Tommy Hilfiger asked me whether I’d be up for a little challenge, I never thought it would’ve been this easy.. The challenge was about wearing this Hawaiian shirt three different ways, thus creating three different looks. Why was it that easy? Well, I walked into Tommy Hilfiger on 5th Avenue, and strolled around in the beautiful store for a few minutes. You know I’m a big fan of the navy color, and luckily, so is Tommy. The different shades of blue with pops of white just flowed super naturally into these three looks:

1. Legère and casual for the summer, I combined the short-sleeved shirt with a pair of tailored navy shorts, matching shades, and off-white sneakers for that comfortable, yet sporty look.

2. Getting a little bit more dressy — and nautical — with the white-based blue-striped chinos, and a navy cardigan on top of the Hawaiian print, making it a little bit more subdued. The shoe of choice here: suede bucks.

3. To those of you who didn’t believe you could in fact dress up a Hawaiian shirt, I hope to prove you wrong. A casual blazer in a lighter blue, in combination with the darker blue knit tie and suede loafers really give this shirt some “dapperness,” but the look wasn’t complete until I added the navy belt to tie it all together.

One shirt. Three looks. Endless amounts of fun creating this for you :) Let me know your thoughts in a comment below! Which is your favorite way to wear the shirt?

Thanks to the Tommy team for generously providing the clothing for this collaboration.

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