Hawaii Fashion, spring, summer, fall and winter—“Oahuans” are sporting casual clothes and slippers (you might call them “flip-flops”) all year round. Some folks even rock swimwear every day. Its warm climate and warm-hearted residents make Hawaii the place to let your hair down, so to speak. Ready to grab your slippahs and aloha wear?
With consistently sunny weather, it’s mostly about being comfortable, though you’ll see that fashion brands here are mostly local and strongly represent the Aloha state, including HiLife, Red Label, Hawaiian Island Creations and Fitted Hawaii. There’s not much of a dress code in most places, though you will see some restaurants with signs reading, “No shirt, no shoes, no service.” That’s about the only requirement.
When it comes to formalwear, even in Hawaii‘s downtown business district, suits and ties are rare. Formal attire consists of an “Aloha” shirt with pants for men, and a breezy wardrobe for women that includes floral print dresses, pencil skirts, translucent layers and, at most, a light, conservative jacket.
Oahu shopping malls, like Ala Moana Center, the largest outdoor mall in the country, carry a myriad of clothing options from the classic Aloha shirt and slacks to teeny bikinis with slippers and fitted hats. Comfort, style and variety—that’s Hawaii‘s fashion.
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