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These Women Tried Styling Hawaiian "Dad" Shirts And Made Them Fashionable AF

Can you make a beige leave pattern look chic?

Wardrobe styling is truly a gift.

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I mean, it takes a certain skill to know what accessories and clothing to wear at the same time and make it all look fashionable and effortless.

This is Amal, Emily, Nina, and Chrissy, and they are stylists in their own right.

So they each got a lovely "dad-type" Hawaiian shirt, and had to style it to the best of their abilities.
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So they each got a lovely "dad-type" Hawaiian shirt, and had to style it to the best of their abilities.

Amal said she's very confident in her styling abilities.

As someone who wears a hijab every day, she feels she has to be a bit more creative in the clothing she puts together.
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As someone who wears a hijab every day, she feels she has to be a bit more creative in the clothing she puts together.

Emily was also pretty confident she could style the shirt. Once upon a time, she was actually a stylist at Express.

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Nina really liked the color of her Hawaiian shirt, but she was definitely going to try and "sex up" the look.

"I don't really do a lot of the all the way up to the neck."
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"I don't really do a lot of the all the way up to the neck."

Back in high school, Amal said she used to wear a lot of short-sleeve shirts and do the whole long-sleeve underneath thing.

"I'm already leading towards that situation."
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"I'm already leading towards that situation."

Then there was Chrissy, who loved that the main color of the shirt she got was black because she wears black every single day.

"Dads should be wearing this sh*t."
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"Dads should be wearing this sh*t."

Emily considered belting her shirt, but then decided it looked too much like a robe.

"The only thing I can think of is to cut this bad boy." Which she did!
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"The only thing I can think of is to cut this bad boy." Which she did!

Amal picked out the options for the hijab she would wear with her Hawaiian dad shirt.

She was looking for something to accentuate the colors in the shirt and bring them to life.
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She was looking for something to accentuate the colors in the shirt and bring them to life.

Once Chrissy was home, she realized styling her shirt was a lot more difficult than she thought it was going to be.

She considered wearing it with some 1980s, early-1990s trousers, maybe?
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She considered wearing it with some 1980s, early-1990s trousers, maybe?

Nina was leaning towards wearing her shirt with a strappy black bra and a tight skirt.

"We'll see how I feel."
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"We'll see how I feel."

Alright, time to check out their final looks. Let's see what Emily did with her shirt first. WOW!

She cut the shirt into some sort of Hawaiian muscle shirt and threw on her favorite necklace inspired by a boho tie.
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She cut the shirt into some sort of Hawaiian muscle shirt and threw on her favorite necklace inspired by a boho tie.

She thought the cherry on top would be her black hat. And it was.

"I put it on and I went out of my room, and my roommate was like, 'Whoa! Definitely.'"
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"I put it on and I went out of my room, and my roommate was like, 'Whoa! Definitely.'"

Let's move on to Amal, who ditched her original outfit because, when she put on the mom jeans she planned to wear, the outfit felt way too loose.

"I was, like, getting lost in my clothes, if you know what I mean."
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"I was, like, getting lost in my clothes, if you know what I mean."

She ended up going with tighter pants and a green hijab because she was feeling like a tree that day, like a part of nature.

"I brought this to the table and, honestly, I think I did a good job."
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"I brought this to the table and, honestly, I think I did a good job."

Next up was Nina, who converted her shirt into a sort of faux jacket.

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"It's serving to cover the sultry bits underneath."

She wore the shirt over a black sports bra with some "saucy" straps, and a plain black mini-skirt.

She paired the outfit with this pair of fun white summery shoes.
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She paired the outfit with this pair of fun white summery shoes.

And lastly, there was Chrissy, who channeled what a rich cool grandma would wear. LOL!

She went with a black jumpsuit with a flowy fabric to give the outfit a whole beach feeling.
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She went with a black jumpsuit with a flowy fabric to give the outfit a whole beach feeling.

She also tied the shirt up to make it a little more feminine and more her style.

Chrissy also rolled up the sleeves and threw on a ton of gold necklaces to make it more...fashion. It was a hit amongst her coworkers.
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Chrissy also rolled up the sleeves and threw on a ton of gold necklaces to make it more...fashion. It was a hit amongst her coworkers.

All four ladies said they would totally wear this type of Hawaiian shirt again. Perhaps with different accessories, though.

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Nina said, "I could definitely see myself rocking this thing again. Some slight alterations, but I could make it work again."

So... how would you style a Hawaiian shirt?

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