Hawaiian and Polynesian inspired prints became very popular during the mid century in the United States. Men and women both indulged in the trend and it has come back in style almost every decade since. This summer Hawaiian shirts were super on trend and I really enjoyed observing how different people styled them.
I have been wearing Hawaiian Shirts a lot in the past three years or so and all of them were found at thrift stores for under $8.00 each. I normally wear them with high waisted jeans, shorts or with a mono-color dress in place of a shawl or light cardigan. In these photos I am wearing my favorite green Hawaiian shirt. I have some other green ones but this one is my favorite. Green is one of my favorite colors and can be matched with almost anything and the simple white flower print on this one makes it VERY versatile. If you are in to sustainable fashion like I am then you know that VERSATILITY IS QUEEN. I styled my hair using the bumper bang technique because I wanted to give the look a feminine 1940’s/1950’s vibe. That’s why I also added the flower and accessorized with cat eye sunglasses and wing tips.
Green Hawaiian Shirt: Goodwill
High Waisted Jeans: Goodwill
Hair Flower: Can’t Remember
Cat eye Sunglasses: Goodwill
Wingtip Vans: Goodwill
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This entire outfit cost under $26.00!!! The chambray dress, Letterman sweater style cardigan and Sperry boat shoes are all thrifted. The dress has no tag so I don’t know the brand but the cardigan is Active. I took these photos about a month ago. Although they could have been taken last week as this is a dress I wear over and over and has stood the test of time. The fact it has pockets and is a flattering/classic cut makes it one of my favorites. When I am not injured/sore from skating I switch out the boat shoes for a pair of gunmetal gray high heeled Mary Janes. (Also thrifted! Woo!)
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I got this vintage polka dot swing dress on a recent thrifting excursion. I found a lot of cute things that day but I’ll save it for another post. The polka dots were what first caught my eye. Then I got a closer look and I seriously almost gasped as I took in all of the exquisite 1940s/1950s features. I especially went gaga over the voluminous circle skirt, ruffled neckline and floaty fabric. I already owned these Betsey Johnson polka dot satin sandals as well as the polka dot vintage belt so shelling out the $8.00 bucks was a no brainier. I wore it to the movies to watch Wolverine after work. Later that evening my bf joined me at the movie theater and we watched Grown Ups 2.
These vintage Weiss earrings are from a a thrift store in Burbank called Age of Innocence. The sunnies are from the Santa Fe Springs Swapmeet.
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