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Spring 2019's Hawaiian Shirt Trend Is Already Dad Approved

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Hawaiian shirts will forever remind me of my dad. Sweet surfer Steve in all of his who-cares-what-I-look-like glory considers this a year-round wardrobe staple. Holidays, reunions, dinners out, vacations — no occasion can keep him away from his beloved tropical mainstay, and I wouldn't want to change that for the world. Instead, it actually seems as though I'll be joining him this spring thanks to a slew of designers doing their own iteration of the dad-worthy Hawaiian shirt for Spring 2019.

"The tropical top is very 'ironic chic' — a fashion faux pas so wrong it's right," Moda Operandi Fashion Director Lisa Aiken tells TZR. "It overlaps with something we are seeing everywhere: items with a vintage feel being reworked by designers to feel fresh again."

Designer Richard Quinn included a Hawaiian-print satin shirt in his Spring 2019 runway collection, which is crafted with floral beaded embroidery and comes in a cool boxy silhouette. Other labels ranging from iconic Balenciaga to quirky-cool Dries Van Noten and Rejina Pyo to edgy Alexander Wang all partook in a little aloha spirit and the result is fun, refreshing, and a reminder it's time to dip into your vacation days.

Richard Quinn S/S 2019

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If you're curious how to wear the piece while not on holiday, Aiken loves it "tied up with jeans and worn with a dose of confidence to embrace the bold print and colors." Or for a more polished take, feel free to wear it to the office by dressing the piece up with a midi skirt or trousers and your favorite mules. The beauty of the Hawaiian shirt is that it's an easily convertible staple for summer.

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Ahead, shop the season's best Hawaiian shirts to help you get ahead of the trend.

Oversized Embellished Satin Shirt

$7,760

Richard Quinn

Richard Quinn's take on the Hawaiian shirt is about the most exquisite interpretation I've ever seen. One teeny tiny suggestion: do not wear this one to the beach.

Mil Shirt

$430

Rejina Pyo

Instead of a funky floral print perhaps consider Rejina Pyo's fruit-bedecked top. It's equally as playful and slightly unexpected.

Tony Hawaiian Shirt

$411

Racil

This London-based label is a reliable go-to for cool silhouettes and interesting patterns and textures.

Hawaiian Shirt

$395

R13

Style this printed shirt with a pair of black trousers and mules for an effortless evening look.

Celeste Shirt

$165

Onia

The best part about these tropical shirts are the patterns, so why not look for an option that stands out from the pack?

Hawaiian Shirt

$434

Natasha Zinko

Natasha Zinko serves up a high-fashion Hawaiian shirt with a pop of sky blue and a high-low shape.

Tami Shirt

$260

Morgan Lane

The dad shirt gets a cozy makeover by way of this silky Morgan Lane pajama top. Wear left open with a camisole underneath to translate it to evening.

Hawaiian Shirt

$145

Lacoste

If your wardrobe has been in need of some color then reach for this bright, cheerful option you can wear with everything from a pleated skirt and sneakers to jeans and sandals.

Hawaiian Short-Sleeved Shirt

$335

Jour/Ne

If a punchy floral print feels overwhelming to you then search for a shirt with the Hawaiian silhouette but a slightly surrealist pattern.

Hawaiian Shirt

$1,600

Gucci

Of course Gucci does an amazing Hawaiian shirt — of course.

Tapestry-Print Shirt

$639

Edward Crutchley

Give your next outfit an adventuristic spirit with a tropical shirt worn with khaki pants or a cargo skirt. Lace-up booties to finish.

Shirt

$168

$84

Diane Von Furstenberg

If this bold print doesn't lift your spirits then I'm not sure what will.

Shirt

$630

Dries Van Noten

Proof that yellow is the unsung hero of the color wheel.

Shirt

$195

Double Rainbouu

A groovy top to help make your entry to spring a stylish event right from the start.

Hawaiian Shirt

$40

Asos

Graphic black and white with a small splash of color is a great way to try the trend at the office.

Banker Shirt

$695

Commission

If you're feeling bold, experiment with the mixed prints trend and style this shirt with a striped skirt. Layer a denim jacket on top to tie the two together.

Shirt

$790

Amiri

The gradiant on this shirt feels like a subtle nod to the relaxing hues of a sunset on the beach.

Bandana Print Hawaiian Shirt

$595

Alexander Wang

The perfect kind of "where'd you get that?" piece.