Though they unfolded in London, Paris, Florence, and Milan, the menswear shows for Spring/Summer 2018 had a common place in mind: Hawaii. Ermanno Scervino had graphic intarsia palm trees on sweaters, and Craig Green had geometric palms, birds, and mountains on capes. At Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones gave us a techno-fied version of the typical floral Hawaiian shirt, while Demna Gvasalia gave us the same at Balenciaga, but in a most everyday way.
The thing is, there’s a big difference between Hawaii-inspired style and what to actually wear in, say, Honolulu. You don’t wear a Hawaiian shirt in Hawaii. Rather, the look is an off-hand beach-chic—an aesthetic that mirrors the cosmopolitan place Honolulu has evolved to be in recent years. (Yes, there’s much more than Cheesecake Factories and throngs of sunburned tourists on Waikiki Beach.)
With that in mind, we put together a mini-style guide for three newsy (or just plain nice) scenarios regarding Honolulu. Check out our tips, below.
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