Give A Polka-Spin To Hawaiian Print

April 10, 2019

Aloha my friends!! Today's look was styled around a throwback tropical print, commonly noticed as the Hawaiian print. Regardless of trends, I always manage to keep one or two Hawaiian button-down shirts in my wardrobe. Every time I wear them, I try to style them mostly with fashion-forward or classic pieces.
As you can see, I decided to give my colorful floral shirt a preppy spin by pairing it with a classic circle skirt. But this is not any circle skirt, it's a polka dot skirt that screams prettiness and properness.  Both prints in my opinion look spectacular together, because one screams vacation in the tropical and the other one more like city-chic. What a fun

With this outfit, I wanted to steer away from the touristey look, so I decided to wear classic stiletto pumps instead the comfy sneaker or flat sandal. I wore an ethnic accessory (bracelet) and a vintage macrame bag that complimented the vibe of the shirt's print.

Throwback trends are very fun to me, however, being a 48-year-old woman, I have to be very careful when wearing a throwback piece. When a young person wears a throwback outfit from head-to-toe her or she will get great compliments. They are wearing cool stuff that's new to them and many of their friends. On the other hand, I, a woman in her late 40's wearing perhaps a totally 80's look - the first thing people will say or think is, "look at her, she's stuck in the 80's!" Could you blame them? As much as I love vintage, I honestly feel a little bit weird wearing too much throwback at the same time. When wearing vintage pieces, it's a very fine line between looking chic and looking costumey.

Well my friends, I hope you liked my look and by the way, don't forget that the success with this type of print mixology is to choose pieces with at least one complimentary shade but distinctly different patterns. And talking about complimentary pieces, can you spot the fish brooch on this outfit? 🐠

Shirt: Vintage. Similar/Skirt: Uniqlo/Bag: Vintage/Shoes: Christian Louboutin/Sunglasses: Ray-Ban/Bracelet: Souvenir/Fish brooch: Vintage/Earrings: Michael Kors.


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