No one is exactly sure what happens to make men gravitate toward Hawaiian shirts once they hit their 30s, but it happens. One minute you’re shopping in Express, and the next getting “dressed up” is the jazziest palm tree emblazoned button down you can find. Before you find yourself wandering the aisles of the discount department store, take pause and check out what the web has to offer.
The idea of rocking a button down with a little flare can definitely be modernized thanks to fun graphic prints. Check out some of our favorite styles and whether you are in to muted tones or vibrant colors there is something for you.
If you need to ease yourself into the modern Hawaiian shirt, this shirt is the one with you. The blue palm print gives off definite island vibes, but the spacing and sleek cut of the shirt make it a little more appropriate for this decade. Rock this an any barbecue and definitely pack it for a nice vacation dinner.
Love the loudness of Hawaiian shirts but hate the florals? This color block shirt will definitely satisfy that need. The cut of this shirt was practically made for a “French tuck,” (If you’re not watching Queer Eye and don’t know what that is, I cannot help you) and it is nice and lightweight for the summer.
Perhaps being as lowkey is more your speed. This subtle and silly mustache print is perfect for showcasing personality without it being super in anyone’s face. The color is great to pair with anything, and it can definitely be worn at a variety of events..
This shirt absolutely takes the Hawaiian shirt to the next level. Not only is the material and collar shape completely different, it’s big animal print block makes it a lot sleeker than your average buttondown. The linen fabric is a nice touch, and rolling up the sleeves definitely gives it a beach, effortlessly cool look.
And for anyone who unapologetically loves the loudness and vibrancy of the classic Hawaiian shirt — this pattern is worth considering. It has that bold look of a Hawaiian shirt but the modernity that makes it more approachable. With a pair of skinny jeans, this fitted button down is great for a night out at the bar.