9 Tropical Shirts Guaranteed to Channel Island Time
In case you missed the memo, tropical fashion is having a bit of a moment. Hawaiian-inspired luau or not, nothing says “one-way ticket to Maui” like a borrowed-from-the-boys hibiscus printed top that can be tossed over a crochet bikini or styled alongside vintage cutoffs for an OOO lewk. (Size up for maximum slayage, natch.) Don’t fret if you can’t afford Gucci and Valentino’s more splurge-worthy iterations — we’ve got you covered with nine tropical shirts that convey a certain level of jenesaisquoi that’s just as characteristic of Palm Springs as the South of France. T-minus how many days ’til holiday again?
You heard it first: We hereby dub this vintage-inspired palm tree top a perfect 10. Sashay right into It girl territory with a bamboo handbag and woven huaraches serving up major sartorial prowess.
What to reach for when sippin’ the good stuff (ahem, Capris Sun) at your own beach bungalow? Ding, ding, ding.
Beach babes and pool punks, listen up! This is not your pop’s run-of-the-mill Tommy Bahama button-down. The dusty blue and neon coral colorway is giving us the itch to book a last-minute getaway to Bora Bora STAT.
A girls-only bachelorette weekend in the Bahamas awaits you, boo. Dial up the drama like “whoa” with this tie-front, midriff-baring blouse that’s game for some fun in the sun.
While a swishy grass skirt may be too much to ask, this hula girl shirt fits the bill just fine for a backyard Hawaiian-themed luau complete with cabana boys and colorful flower leis.
Gear up for a Roman holiday Audrey Hepburn style with this tutti frutti pineapple popover that calls for retro sunnies and a LWS (little white skirt). Striped tie-waist bottoms don’t hurt either.
When en route to paradise, don’t hesitate to rework this bad boy as an impromptu beach cover-up for an I-just-woke-up-like-this look.
This birds of paradise-inspired embroidery would look straight-up fire accompanied by boardroom trousers or teamed alongside retro high-waisted bikini bottoms.
And that’s how it’s done, ladies. Toss this aloha-bound tropical shirt on with a bandeau bikini top, some denim Bermudas, and free-wheelin’ slides for a weekend at the surf shack.