This is a mini diary of what types of outfits I wore while I was on vacation in Oahu. After spending the entire month in Oahu, I started to notice several outfits I kept wearing on repeat. You will most likely resort to wearing whatever will keep you coolest! I wore lots of swimsuits, shorts, dresses and sandals!
The outfits below are actual, everyday looks I wore on a weekly basis in Hawaii. Now, if you don’t plan on traveling to Hawaii anytime soon, these outfits will still work for as inspiration for a tropical summer vacation or beach day. To see my full post on exactly What to Pack for Hawaii, click here. (includes a free packing list!).
What I Wore in Hawaii:
Target Tropical One Piece Swimsuit (under $30! and all Target swim is BOGO 50% off!
A one-piece swimsuit is an absolute must! I love this tropical print one I purchased from Target! The re-stocked it this year, so if your planning a trip to Hawaii, I would totally recommend this suit! It fits amazing, is so comfy, and you cannot beat the price! I’m 5’8 and purchased a Medium.
What is a beach vacation without a white dress!? I did not wear this dress as often as shorts and a swimsuit but it’s perfect for a luau or sunset watching! I watched lots of sunsets and walked on many beaches in this dress!
One day I met up with my friend Brittany who I met through Instagram. We strolled through Haleiwa, ate and took photos by a local surf shop! She picked us up in an air-conditioned car and it was glorious!
Denim skirts are my new favorite! I loveeee this white skirt from AE and have worn it so many times this summer! It matches with everything and looks best with crop tops, tank tops or t-shirts tied in knots!
This is what I looked like 90% of the time. Swimsuit, sunnies and a visor to keep the sun off my face. I was living my dream life being able to prance around in a swimsuit all the time! Once a water baby, always a water baby.
Bought this white dress in Honolulu at the Billabong store as a Hawaiian momento. Every time I wear it I’m reminded of all the fun memories of Hawaii!
This was taken at Turtle Beach in Oahu. Turtles actually beach themselves on the shore and are so close you just stare at them along with a million other tourists.
I hope these looks inspire you and to give you an idea of what to actually wear in Hawaii. If you go anywhere warm or tropical, a maxi or sundress, denim shorts and sandals are a must. Before I went to Hawaii, I had this glamorized idea that I’d be wearing the most cutest outfits and taking the most amazing photos on my DSLR camera. Then reality hit me in the face when I realized I had no AC and carried a giant ugly backpack with me at all times.
My trip to Hawaii was more of an adventure which is right up my alley. I’m not that fancy anyways. Those cute professional blogger photos I was hoping for just weren’t going to happen. I had to give up my false dreams about being a travel fashion blogger with perfect photos and just go with the flow. I was much happier that way and less stressed. One day I hope to combine my love of adventure, style and mix that with amazing photography but for now it’s iPhone photos of me in shorts and a swimsuit.
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