So many things to love about Hawaii but one of my favorites is that it's perfectly acceptable to go out and about in outfits like these! Sure I can do this in California but I guess I feel more comfortable wearing stuff like this in Hawaii because you see a lot of people around town wearing beach attire or swimsuits/wetsuits :)
This look was shot at Limahuli Garden & Preserve which is in Hanalei, on the island of Kauai (more will come on that later in my full Hawaii trip round up post!) It brought a special kind of happiness to me to partake in ecotourism in eco-friendly clothing. Keep reading for outfit details! ♥
Secondhand Sunglasses from Crossroads
Hand Dyed Bandeau c/o Indigo Apparel
Hand Dyed Shorts c/o Indigo Apparel
Silver Arm Cuffs c/o Soko
Vintage Mini Backpack from Vinted
Bluebird Sneakers c/o Inkkas
Photos by Nate Bernardo
The Bandeau & Shorts:
My tie-dye two piece set is by Indigo Apparel! They are an eco-friendly brand based in NY that is committed to only using sustainable fabrics like bamboo and organic cotton, using 100% non-toxic dyes, and hand dyeing and hand printing. Plus all their pieces are made in the USA.
I love the hues of pinks, blues, and purples, and how they blend with each other! Especially knowing that this was hand-dyed, it makes the pieces all the more special to me.
This set was a definite lifesaver in the Hawaii humidity!
A quick rundown on the accessories—the sunglasses were a secondhand find from Crossroads Trading, the arm cuffs are from Soko and were handmade by artisans, my mini backpack was a vintage score from Vinted, and my sneakers from Inkkas were ethically made with authentic Peruvian textiles (plus they plant a tree for every purchase!)
Have a happy weekend :)
*All items marked "c/o" were received courtesy of the brand for review & promotional purposes