This “Ugly” Shirt Is Incredibly Cool Again

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Summer is ushering in a handful of trends that seem slightly off-kilter for the fashion girl, toeing the line of stylish and sardonic. It’s that whole ironic look where something typically considered a faux pas is suddenly the chicest add to your wardrobe. In the shirting department, that equates to the Hawaiian shirt.

A new wave of cool, short-sleeve button downs printed with palm leaves, birds-of-paradise and surfer motifs are the exotic look du jour. Yes, you’ve witnessed similar versions donned by your favorite Trader Joe’s employees and probably squealed at your dad’s assortment on vacation, but thanks to designers like Gucci, Michael Kors and No. 21, tropical prints are major for summer and rendered chic in shirt form whether it’s a tie-front style, boxy crop or flowy oversized fit.

Try one with low-slung trousers or denim cut-offs or go bold by teaming one with a coordinating Bermuda short for a surfs up effect.

Here, 12 styles to shop now for every budget.

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Hawaiian Shirts For Summer

Farrow Eletta Top

$40

Need Supply Co.

This bold botanical print is silky sleek.

Floral Print Shirt

$40

Mango

Half-tuck this flowy style into your favorite pair of jeans.

Sadie Shortsleeve Woven

$50

Levi's®

This easy-fitting shirt will keep you cool on balmy days.

Cropped Polo Shirt

$70

Zara

We love this cropped style with the matching board shorts.

The Aloha Shirt

$75

Wilfred Free

A hibiscus floral print serves as a more feminine take on the trend.

Floral Printed Shirt The Pool Side

$98

Scotch & Soda

We love a few gold pendants with this V-neck style.

Night Crawler Red Crop Shirt

$124

Double Rainbouu

Team this cropped button-down shirt with high-waist shorts.

Sandro Embellished Tropical Top

$222

Nordstrom

A little embellishment takes the Aloha look into evening.

Isabel Marant Nelia Floral-Print Tie-Waist Shirt

$534

Matchesfashion.com

A modern take on vintage Hawaiian prints.

The Elder Statesman Printed Cashmere And Silk-Blend Shirt

$575

Net-A-Porter

Try this pajama-style silhouette with tailored trousers and slides.

Tropical Welcome Print Crepe De Chine Shirt

$895

Michael Kors Collection

This bright blue version was inspired by the South Pacific.

Silk Hawaiian Shirt

$1,600

Gucci

This vibrant tropical print is straight from the Gucci runway.