Not too long ago, the Hawaiian shirt occupied a special place in the unfashionable zone, somewhere in the realm of mommy jeans and the tacky Christmas sweater. Not anymore! In Stella McCartney’s Spring 2012 Resort Wear line, the celebrity designer gives the Hawaiian print a long-awaited makeover. Palm trees, sunsets and island florals have never looked so chic.
Said Stella of her Spring 2012 Resort Wear line, “All this color and print is about exciting and re-energizing people, and it’s nice for everyone to see that you can actually enjoy and live in these clothes.” We get where she’s coming from, because her resort line has wearable, casual island style written all over it.
The looks we love most in Stella’s collection are the ones that mix Hawaiian prints with bold stripes. What’s her standout outfit? This pairing of an orange, red and blue striped poncho with tiny Hawaiian print shorts. Only Stella could make mixing silhouettes, proportions and patterns seem so effortless. We’re also loving the collection’s full, ankle-length striped skirt, which has an easy-breezy line perfect for the beach or an afternoon out. Couple that with a casual short-sleeve Hawaiian floral shirt, and you’ve got 21st Century comfy chic vacation wear.
Stella’s line has been a big hit on and off the runway, with the most notable celeb fan being new mom Beyoncé. She recently rocked the collection’s high-waisted, form-fitting floral pants during a day outing, pairing the pants with bright yellow heels and a black blouse to make the look all her own.
Want to capture the summery island style of Stella McCartney’s collection? Luxemi’s Red and Pink Print Satin Saree by Satya Paul features a vibrant Hawaii-inspired print that makes the saree silhouette resort ready. Like Stella’s prints, Satya Paul’s digital Hawaiian pattern features gorgeous flowers blooming all over luxurious, lightweight silk. It’s a must have look for all Luxe fans this summer!
Whether you’re going on a tropical getaway or just want to infuse a little island spirit into your wardrobe, Luxemi has chic takes on Hawaiian prints to put you in the summer spirit. Will you be rocking your Luxemi saree on any of your upcoming vacations? We’d love to see pics!