Fantastic beaches set in a family of islands that have witnessed active volcanic eruptions through the time. This tropical abode is the highlight of the Pacific. The islands of dance and music which have incorporated nature inspired clothing as its USP so much so that it has proceeded to become iconic for these group of islands. Considered as the major holidaying destination world over, the Pacific islands in point right now are those of Hawaii.
Tropical fashion has forever ruled the resort wear mood. The natural elements or motifs and the vibrancy of colors match the mood, spirit and the sensibility of resort fashion. However, the tropical language extends beyond the resort and also features in the mainstream as and when it syncs with the trends or becomes a mainstream trend itself which is an often occurring owing to the cyclic character that the world of fashion thrives upon. A holiday is the inspiration source of such magnificent prints and colors and that needs to be done justice with everything you wear. It gets you in the mood and also readies you to soak in a culture typical to a place. Here is all you need to know get ready fashionably for a holiday in one of the most exotic locations world has seen.
Mapping the Islands
The first step to any planning of wardrobe for any holiday is by identifying the general native temperatures specific of that time and the activities and agendas the holiday demands. Mostly a holiday isn’t about just celebrating the free time but thriving on the culture, activities and the scenic environment the place has to be offer.
How to Dress for a Hawaiian Holiday
The holiday plan in Hawaii will mostly include the following which sets the guidelines for the dressing:
Fabulous Beaches: The eight islands that form Hawaii have beaches out of a dream. The fabulous setting and a whole lot of basking in the sunshine is a first cue to get your holiday wardrobe ready.
Surfing: Apart from a various activities a beach has to offer like a refreshing swim or exciting snorkelling, surfing is one of the finest in Hawaii. The great waves of Hawaii have one of the best surfing waves.
Sight Seeing: Be it the helicopter rides that offer you the birds eye view of the islands and its precious or experiencing the Mauna Loa which is an active volcano, Hawaii offers sights confined to the islands.
Hula: The visual idea most have about Hawaii is this dance form performed wearing attires using natural elements.
When it comes to holidays, a wardrobe planning activity is not only restricted to fashion lovers but everyone who wants to make the most and don’t want what they wear to halt them. Holiday perfect clothes not only drip of high aesthetics but concentrate on functionality and utility as well. Following are the clothing options one needs for a Hawaiian holiday.
Pretty much a basic of any beach holiday, the bikini is as important in Hawaii. The perfect set of bikinis will jazz up the holidays for you. Choose your style, cut and silhouette according to your taste and body type. The world of fashion offers a galore of options with shows dedicated specially for swimwear.
Flirt with the expected tropical prints and rightly so or shine with the vibrancy of solid colors. Like everything else, the bikinis have their stories too. Choose yours to fit in the Hawaiian gala, ranging from classics, feminine, nautical, tropical, dotted, glamor prints, ruffled, studded, modest to the bold and sexy. The list and the types are truly endless.
Sarongs & Cover Ups:
A great addition to the swimwear collection, the modest elegance of these draped delights adds an unmatched flair to the beach wear and definitely boosts more depth to the style quotient.
Since bikinis form the basis of these, one can match these to the story of the bikini or stylishly contrast it. Drape these colorful pieces of fabric as a skirt or like a dress.
These form the uniforms of holiday lounging as these spell comfort and flatter the female body.
Dramatic maxis or short dresses do justice to the feel of the holiday. A lot of ruffles and flares add a free spirit. Go for the expected, nothing is as tropical as Hawaii so embrace the tropics by wearing them.
The Short Story:
All the sightseeing is not exactly what the bikini will help you in. This will require you to walk and definitely not around the beach so wear comfortable shorts and tees that will match the comfort quotient and impart you a pleasant change from an overdose of swimwear.
The Surfing Costume:
This is one activity where functionality definitely scores over aesthetics. Either go for a surfing costume or stick to a lasting practical swim costume that steers away from flimsy and delicate and has a good hold of your body and fits well.
If your Hawaii holiday trip includes a Volcano visit, then protection is your key rule. Cover yourself as much as you can despite the heat. A nice thick jeans with a blouse that covers well is the only choice you have. Steer away from flammable materials and the gloves and boots form your best accessories. Whatever, be the distance of sight, follow this as a rule.
The Leaf Skirt:
We like saving the best for the last. The iconic ti-leaf skirts of Hawaii is something typical to the islands.
The world knows Hawaii with these skirts. Grab the opportunity and dress yourself in this vibrant natural formed attire whenever you can. Without the hula dance attempt in these skirts well accessorized with floral garlands and head gear , the trip will be reduced to bland.
The natural leaf skirts have also inspired the existence of similar skirts formed out of artificial elements coming in various colors. These not only the perfect option but a replacement too, to the cover ups we know.
Except for the floral headgear and the garlands that draw all to Hawaii the other accessories pretty much follow the guidelines of a beach holiday.
Sun Hats and if you are in an edgy mood then a Sombrero, Sunglasses with interesting rims like the funky white or an edgy print is so Hawaii, flip flops in the galore styles that match your sensibility, the perfect beach bag for all your essentials and convenience are accessories that fit in well with the your Hawaiian wardrobe list.
Funky jewellery is always a welcomed delight as it forms a great extension to an outfit but with all those floral delights these hardly have any use in Hawaii. Accessorize yourself with those flowers we say!
Bright cushioned flip-flops detailed with big flowers make for cute footwear perfect for a Hawaiian holiday.
Hair & Makeup:
Loose curls or a feminine and messy side braid are the two big options for the Hawaiian holidays.
These two styles definitely reflect the easy going and free spirited vibe of Hawaii. Go for a messy bun if you completely want your hair away from your face. Accessorize it with a flower for the Hawaiian touch.
Load yourself with lots of sunscreen to protect your skin and make the act of sun bathe a bearable one. A bright color long lasting lipstick will definitely add the oomph to all the colors you wear and brighten up your face. Keep the amount minimal but the message can be bold and bold lips definitely adhere to this.
The ‘Jewels of Pacific’ as the islands are called; these definitely do justice to the tags they claim, the spirit of Hawaii is everything you would demand of your holiday and dressing the part is just fitting yourself in the role to do so.