Rad Or Bad? Touristy Hawaiian Prints



Besides the folks that live in the Magical Kingdom, we feel as if we Manhattanites see more tourists per day than anyone else. And though we might get peeved when our walk home gets impeded by some slow-walking, camera-wielding out-of-towners, that's not to say that we hold any grudges. In fact, we've been taking some style cues from the wide-eyed sightseer, in the form of Hawaiian-printed shirts, skirts, and dresses we've culled from thrift shops and within our own closets. Retailers have been hopping aboard the (probably double-decker, tour-guide-led) bandwagon, and have created some pretty awesome versions that feel cheesy in the most fun of ways. Worn without a fanny pack and white athletic socks, the look can be quite chic... or can it? College Fashion recently raised the question and the responses are pretty divisive. But what say you, Refinery readers? Are Hawaiian prints actually a great trend or have we just been spending too much time in Times Square?

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Above, from left: Piera, image via FabSugar; T-Bags Tropical Jersey Dress, $90, available at The Outnet; Yumi Kim Lolita Dress, $193, available at Boutique to You; French Connection Safari Beach Shirt, $93, available at ASOS.
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Above, from left: Alexa P, image via Lookbook; Jenny Kang, image via Refinery29; See by Chloé Silk Dress, $272, available at Farfetch; Zucca Floral Brown Shorts, $255, available at Creatures of Comfort.