Making a Statement: Incorporating Aloha Prints in the Workplace
Stay Stylish In and Out of the Office
When you think of aloha print clothing, you might envision yourself lounging on a beach or attending a luau. However, with the right styling, you can incorporate these vibrant and fun prints into your business casual professional wardrobe. Here at Ninth Isle, we offer modern and abstract prints that are ideal for any ensemble, whether you're running from meeting to meeting or enjoying a day at your desk. Here are some tips on how to style aloha print clothing for the workplace:
Keep It Subtle and Simple
While bright and bold prints may be your first choice when it comes to aloha print clothing, consider opting for a subtler print that incorporates neutral colors such as navy, grey or black. Since aloha print clothing can be quite eye-catching, it's important to balance your look with more neutral pieces. For example, you could pair an aloha print blouse with a solid colored skirt or trousers. This will make it easier to pair with other items in your wardrobe and create a more polished look. Pictured is our Men's Rayon Aloha Shirt in the Monstera Abstract Black print, which offers a sleek and clean look. Since this print incorporates neutral colors like gray and black, this pairs well with a variety of different bottoms.
Stay Comfortable and Cool With the Right Fabric
The fabric of your aloha wear can make a big difference in how it looks in a professional environment. Opt for high-quality fabrics like rayon or cotton to create a more sophisticated look. Rayon is lightweight, breathable, and falls very nicely, keeping you in the zone while at work. Just ensure to keep it ironed prior to wearing for a clean and polished look. Cotton will keep you looking sharp and has a slightly thicker and heavier feel to it. The great thing is both fabrics are ideal for having vibrant prints and great quality overall.
Keep Accessories to a Minimum
Since your aloha print clothing will already be a statement piece, it's best to keep your accessories simple. Choose classic pieces like stud earrings or a simple bracelet to complement your outfit. For men, we recommend a nice watch or chain necklace to highlight your jewlery selection. With a beautifully designed dress or aloha shirt, there is no need to have any flashy jewelry that takes away from the beauty of the Hawaii-inspired outfit.
Stick to Your Work Dress Code
While aloha wear can be incorporated into a business casual dress code, it's important to adhere to any guidelines or restrictions set by your workplace. Make sure you're familiar with the dress code before incorporating aloha print into your wardrobe. If your workplace only incorporates free dress on Fridays, feel free to channel all of the Aloha Friday vibes with your Ninth Isle Aloha Shirt or Dress.
Experiment With Different Styles
Aloha print clothing doesn't have to be limited to just shirts and blouses. Try incorporating the print into dresses, skirts, pants, or even blazers for a unique and professional look. Adding small accessories with Hawaii-inspired designs like scarves or headbands are a small, yet simple way to add a splash of Hawaii into your every day work outfits.
In conclusion, with the right styling, aloha print clothing can be incorporated into a business casual professional wardrobe. By choosing a subtle print, balancing your look with neutral pieces, selecting high-quality fabrics, keeping accessories simple, sticking to a dress code, and experimenting with different styles, you can create a polished and professional outfit that incorporates these fun and vibrant island-filled prints.