Everyone wants to fit in, especially when traveling to a new destination. And there is nothing that can help a traveler assimilate to a new culture than by dressing like a local. With that in mind, Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours will teach you how to dress like a local.
Before we start in on the style particulars though, we must preface that Hawaiian style, while relaxed, is unique. Follow these simple tips and you just might pass as a local (kama’aina).
- First and most importantly: purchase a pair of Locals slippers at an ABC Store. Wear them everywhere, except inside someone’s house. Don’t ever call them flip flops.
- Between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm men should always be wearing boardshorts. Avoid crazy patterns and colors, keep it subdued. Don’t ever call them swimsuits.
- For dinner, when in doubt, resort to the Hawaiian tuxedo (slippers, blue jeans and t-shirt). Of course, if you want to dress it up a bit, you can always add an Aloha shirt. But remember, just like the boardshorts, avoid crazy patterns and colors.
- Never leave your hotel room without grabbing your pair of sunglasses. Even at night.
Follow these simple steps and you might just blend in while on your Hawaiian vacation.