Soak Up The Sun
Local Motion, Pualani, Hawaiian Island Creations
The occasion: “The Beach.” Okay, living in Hawaii, it’s something of a strain to consider going to the beach an “occasion.” That’s why getting dressed for it is akin to slipping on a pair of socks. Going to the beach is like any other thing. Make the Roxy girl in your life’s wardrobe shine with eclectic prints from Pualani in a treasure trove of styles and patterns, from convertible tops and bottoms to tankinis. For guys, any boardshort from Local Motion and Hawaiian Island Creations is always a safe bet.
Manuhealii, Roberta Oaks, Wahine Toa
The occasion: “The Grad Party.” Give local to your little local graduate this holiday with smart designs from three local retailers offering sweet Hawaiian fashions. Roberta Oaks has great one-of-kind, vintage-inspired Aloha shirts in a slim contemporary fit that’ll remind the family he’s graduating from college and entering his own real world, not dad’s closet and boardroom. For females, Wahine Toa and Maunahealii tread that graduation party line of young, local sophistication.