How to Dress in Hawaii
Are you visiting Hawaii soon and worried about what to wear or how to dress?
Hawaii has no winter.
Wear and think comfortable and cool. Loose-fitting items for general sightseeing and relaxing. Trade winds blow across the state constantly, which helps level the humidity. These bring the typical winds. Kona winds, however, are the complete opposite of trade winds. This helps the humidity and makes the air "stale" and may send volcanic fog across the different islands. Be sure to look out for the local weather and terminology on to determine your clothing style for the day.
Wear a hat if you like. Hats are a centerpiece and are a part of Hawaii's outdoor lifestyle. Try to find a baseball cap, straw hat, or visor. Don't look for touristy hats, as they make you stand out.
Wear a print aloha shirt that can be purchased in all shapes and in solid or mixed colors and patterns. The aloha shirts may have special logos that appeal to you or may even be a conversation piece at the beach side bar. Flowery patterns in bold bright colors are plentiful and acceptable. Material is your choice. A mix blend of cotton-polyester is fine so you are comfortable all the time.
Wear shorts or pants nearly anywhere you go in Hawaii. Men should wear clean cargo shorts for walking around. Ladies may choose loose fitting colorful Capri pants or beaded pants that will keep you comfortable during the warm days and balmy evenings.
Wear comfortable shoes or sandals. Deck shoes and slippers are also popular. Try to wear an "earth tone" or neutral color. The red dirt on some of the islands like Kauai will permanently stain a white pair of shoes.
Choose swimwear. Wear bathing suits that are not too revealing.
- If you decide to shop in Hawaii, you can find amazing bargains off the beaten path and at outlets. Many stores, such as the ABC Store or Longs Drugs (sister store of CVS Pharmacy) has many cheap local accessories, such as footwear and beach mats. When in doubt, ask a friendly local. They would be glad to give you advice on how to save money.
- Temperatures in Hawaii range between 60s to 70s during the winter, while summer temperatures range between 70s and 80s.