What to Wear in Hawaii 

What to Wear in Hawaii 

It’s official: summer is just around the corner, and this amazing time of the year means sunshine, longer days, and most importantly, going on vacation. 

We know that all of the hours you’ve spent working in the office (whether that’s actually in the building or from home) can be exhausting and you deserve a break. Maybe you’ve had a roadtrip to your local beach hotspot written down in your calendar for weeks now, or even a vacay to Hawaii booked since quarantine. 

Since Hawaii’s a hotspot for summer trips, especially for us West Coasters, we wanted to cover all things BeachCandy and Hawaii for this post. Some essentials you’ll need that you can’t forget - rash guards, water bottles, hiking shoes (for our more adventurous Babes), and rain jackets, because you can’t get all that gorgeous lush greenery without a little rain. 

Well, now that the time for relaxation and respite has finally arrived, we want to help you prepare for your vacation ahead. Check out what we have listed below and we hope that you have a spectacular summer. 

Our Favorite Dresses for Summer

simple fitted dress

SUNDAY Shelf Bra Dress

If you want something easy to throw on, but still stylish for your Hawaii vacation, we recommend the SUNDAY Shelf Bra Dress. Crafted with a built-in shelf bra, there’s little to no prep involved in creating a stunning outfit with this dress. 

The denim-look fabric is also stretchy, comfortably hugging your curves and flattering any figure. Designed with a simple and classic slight V scoop neck cut with thin straps, you’re sure to love this piece and will feel absolutely gorgeous when wearing it. 

Dress up the SUNDAY by accessorizing (we personally love the belt + dress combo), or pair it with some flip flops for a casual day on the beach. Either way, this dress will look sensational in the natural beauty of Hawaii. 

sexy long cover up dress

CARNAVAL Maxi Cover Up

The CARNAVAL is a wonderfully versatile piece: you can wear it as a cover up after a nice dip in the ocean, or as a casual maxi dress. And there's a reason why it’s become a BeachCandy Babe favorite. The lightweight flowy material made of cotton is breathable, which makes it perfect for the warm and sometimes humid Hawaiian weather. 

This maxi cover up has been designed with a deep-v neckline and exposed back, allowing you to show some skin while still covering up. There are two sets of straps that you can tie, so the CARNAVAL is totally adjustable. 

When you’re packing for Hawaii, you’re sure to want to bring this amazing dress with you. Put it in your beach bag and bring it out post-swim, you’ll be able to perfectly transition from day to night with this piece. 

Practical and Stylish Bags for Your Trip to Hawaii 

beaded tassel shoulder bag

ST BARTS Beach Bag Tote

Boho-chic is the word to describe this tote bag, which makes it ideal for a vacation in Hawaii. The natural materials that make up the ST BARTS will perfectly suit the landscape of the islands, with its beautiful palm trees and lush greenery. 

There’s plenty of room in this tote for your beach essentials, including the all important sunscreen, sunglasses, and the phone. The body of the bag is lined with fabric so you don’t have to worry about sand getting onto your precious phone and key items. Look casually chic with the amazing ST BARTS Beach Bag Tote. 

fanny pack

COACHELLA Women’s Festival Belt Bag

We think this belt bag is perfect for our BeachCandy Babes that are into hiking, spending the day walking and exploring the local area, or just looking to do something adventurous in Hawaii. Maybe you are excited to check out the nearby waterfall, but don’t want to bring a big heavy bag while you’re walking around. 

Made out of faux leather with lining in its multiple pockets, you will feel prepared and also organized for whatever activity you’re going to tackle. The belt is totally adjustable and can be worn as a fanny back or cross body. 

Stunning Swimsuits for Any Season 

RACHEL Halter Top Bikini

This bikini top is universally flattering, thanks to BeachCandy’s Famous Fit that is the result of over a decade of experience in the industry. The proof is in the numbers, Babe - the RACHEL has consistently been a customer favorite for years now. 

Made in sizes A to E cup and in the colors White, Black, and Wild Thang, there is sure to be a version of this halter top bikini for you. The Signature Swarovski Candy "sliders" will glitter in the warm Hawaiian sun, especially in that stunning golden hour sunlight. 

You’ll have plenty of support and comfort when wearing this swim top and it pairs wonderfully with any pair of BeachCandy bikini bottoms. Crafted in California, you’re sure to get the highest quality swimsuit with this purchase: one that is long lasting and will hold some amazing memories.  

lace bikini top and bottom

LA QUINTA Lace Bikini Set

If you’re searching for a swim set that is unique and stylish, the LA QUINTA is the swimsuit you’ve been looking for. It’s the same cut and design of our world famous ALEXA bikini but with lavish black lace as the material. 

When you travel to Hawaii, this bikini set is sure to be a must have item. Lounge by the pool feeling luxurious or tan on the beach knowing that you look breathtaking. The top has two sets of adjustable ties, as do the bottoms. This is a totally modifiable swimsuit that you can adjust in order to feel your best. 

one piece cut-out swimsuit

GINGER High Back One Piece Swimsuit

The GINGER is one of BeachCandy’s best selling one piece swimsuits, and it’s not hard to see why. Designed with a full coverage back and high waisted front, you’ll have the best security and coverage that you’ve ever gotten from a one piece. The best part is you can still show a little skin with the cut out center, and your chest will be supported by the built in shelf bra. 

If you’re a vacationer that’s more on the go, whether it’s exploring waterfalls or hikes in your local Hawaiian area, the GINGER is the ideal swimsuit to bring with you. You won’t worry about any accidental exposure thanks to the high quality fabric that hugs your body. 

This one piece is available in sizes 0 to 14.  

Jaw Dropping Jewelry Fit for Hawaii 

layered beaded necklace

MYKONOS Stacked Necklace

The geometric shapes that are featured on this necklace remind us of the importance of embracing the spiritual sides of ourselves, whether it’s through meditation, perhaps prayer, or however you practice. And what better place to do so than in gorgeous Hawaii. 

Take a seat on the beach and absorb all that’s going on around you - the waves hitting the shoreline, birds chirping in the trees, and feel grounded by the MYKONOS stacked necklace. The gold version that’s featured consists of lovely natural beading, with bronze and gold tones, not to mention those stunning stones. 

You can accessorize your favorite beach or poolside outfit with this necklace or dress it up by pairing it with your go-to dinner dress. It really is an ideal piece for a tropical getaway. 

brown wood drop earrings
light wood drop earrings

NATURAL Tear Drop Earrings

We’re staying on the theme of natural beauty and how it can help us connect to the places we’re in. These dangle earrings are, as the name suggests, made out of a lightweight natural wood, and meant to make a statement without overtaking your personal shine.  

If you’re looking for a more round and soft look, consider the ‘Almond’ colored earrings. These accessories would look amazing with some BeachCandy swimwear, or even as the finishing touches of a day out ensemble. 

Our white colored earrings are for the vacationers that love their geometric patterns and fabrics. There is a great dimension with the two contrasting designs in the body of the piece, and you’re also sure to catch some eyes wearing them. 

Practical and Fashionable Cover Ups 

halter top and skirt set

BANDITA Two Piece Skirt Set

One of the newest members of the BeachCandy cover ups closet, the BANDITA is the perfect combination of Western and sweet style. The skirt is a lovely ruffled texture and cut to flatter any figure, as is the top piece. 

Our favorite thing about this set is that it’s super versatile. You can pop this on and go to the farmer’s market nearby, bring it to the beach and use it as a cover up, or even as a casual dinner date outfit. 

short sheer wrap around cover up

FRIDITA Wrap Around Swimsuit Cover Up

Hawaii can be extremely humid and hot during the summer, which means that if you want to cover up, you’ll need a light and breathable fabric to stay comfortable. You can find these qualities and more in the FRIDITA.

Feel sexy and confident in this v-neckline and low backed cowl style design, or you can finesse it and wear it as a skirt. You’ll be covered but also comfortable and showing off some skin in this glamorous cover up. 

The FRIDITA comes in four amazing colors - Gold, Rosas, White Lace, and bBack. 

Shop Our Famous Fit for Women

BeachCandy Swimwear is famous for superb-fitting swimwear for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes as well as the best in designer cover ups, resort wear, and beach accessories. Check out our resort wear collection for more ideas to make your Hawaii vacation ensembles the best they can be!


Written by Bridget McIver

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