Tiki tour

Har­ness retro va­ca­tion vibes as tem­per­a­tures fi­nally heat up

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Is it too early to think about sum­mer re­sort wear? Prob­a­bly. But there’s much to look for­ward to in the new sea­son as de­sign­ers have us think­ing about idyl­lic jaunts to the sea­side, prefer­ably some­where trop­i­cal where there’s a tiki bar and a cock­tail menu nearby. While trop­i­cal prints and sat­u­rated brights are ubiq­ui­tous as tem­per­a­tures start to climb, have fun with mid-cen­tury-in­spired sil­hou­ettes and ac­ces­sories for a sense of ir­rev­er­ence and whimsy. It’s an op­por­tu­nity to delve into re­sort-in­spired dress­ing with a lit­tle kick. A camp-col­lared short-sleeved shirt with a fun print, for ex­am­ple, is the per­fect throw-on all-rounder. Worn with tidy shorts and a re­laxed blazer for work, the clas­sic Hawai­ian shirt also serves just as well tucked into a full skirt and san­dals for out­door events. Af­ter all, a suit­able wardrobe that’s care­free and print-heavy will get you in the right mood whether your loung­ing by the pool or at­tempt­ing a lam­bada dur­ing happy hour. Dan Ahwa

Stella Jean, re­sort 2019.

Sleep­ing Beau­ties by Su­sanna Moore (1993).

True Colours by Cyndi Lau­per (1986).

Leo + Be shirt, $ 129, from Ketz-ke.

Sol Sana es­padrille slides $ 219.

Bess silk scarf $ 125.

Max ear­rings $ 20.

Me­gan Draper in Mad Men.

Blue Hawaii (1961), Elvis Pres­ley.

Michael Kors, spring 2019.

Cooper dress, $ 549, from Smith & Caughey’s.

Rika T-shirt, $ 179, from Work­shop.

Vin­tage Dan­ish teak drinks trol­ley, $ 1250, from Mr. Big­gleswor­thy.

Seed Her­itage skirt $ 109.90.

Zara beaded bag $ 59.90.

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