What to Pack for Hawaii

What to Pack for Hawaii | Vacation Inspiration

I’ve created some Hawaii outfits now that I’ve finally had time to go shopping!

Vacation planning is upon us. Next destination: Hawaii!

I went to the Dallas Galleria last weekend and was able to pick up some new clothes. I haven’t been planning what to pack for my trip because I’ve been focused on other things last month.

Not every store had much in the way of summer or beach clothes since it’s already October. I was able to find a tee, a tank and a dress. It’s too late to shop online unless I choose rush shipping.

I ordered from Athleta and have already received my packages. I placed an order on Amazon, but it says it won’t arrive until November – after I leave for vacation! I also have some dresses coming from Red Dress Boutique, but they should be here before the end of the week.

What to Pack for Hawaii | Vacation Inspiration

If you’ve given yourself enough time to shop, then you probably don’t need to worry yourself too much.

I am planning some outfits based on some of the excursions that we’ll be doing and the places that we’ll be visiting in Hawaii. We’ll be beach bound in Honolulu, then hiking for the sunrise in Maui before darting off to a Luau.

I can’t wait to visit, but I want to take the time to visualize my outfits. This helps me plan because I can also see how far I am on my packing list.

Waikīkī Beach

Waikīkī is famous for its beaches on the shores of Honolulu. And it’s located just next to the main strip of Kalākaua Avenue – which is full of shops and restaurants. Whether you’re beaching it all day or headed out on the waters in a catamaran, you’ll want to stay cool in a swimsuit.

hawaii beach inspo

  1. Towel
  2. Coverup
  3. Beach Tote
  4. Swimsuit
  5. Flip Flops
  6. Sunglasses
  7. waterproof phone case
  8. Hat
  9. Bikini

Sunrise Tour at Haleakalā National Park

Sunrises and sunsets are only two of the many reasons to pay Haleakalā National Park a visit on your trip to Maui. The park is larger than 30,000 acres and has stunning landscapes range from deserts and rock gardens near the summit to lush waterfalls and streams in the park’s coastal Kīpahulu section.

We have to get up at 2 a.m. to start this adventure. I have my hiking outfit planned and I’m bringing a jacket! The temperature drops 3º for every 1000 feet of elevation, and temperatures are around 40 degrees. And after the sunrise, we’re headed straight into a zipline adventure!

hawaii atheltic apparel

  1. Sneakers
  2. Bubble Cloud Jacket
  3. Shanti Crop Tank
  4. Salutation 7/8 Leggings
  5. Nike Crossbody Bag


On our last night of the vacation, we’ll get to enjoy a luau in an oceanfront setting on Ka’anapli Beach. I want to wear a dress, but I don’t want to wear anything too formal. I found this cotton, floral dress on sale at Abercrombie.

hawaii luau inspo

  1. Dress
  2. Sandals
  3. Earrings
  4. Purse

Casual Shopping

In Maui, our hotel is on the west end of the island. We’ll be in walking distance of Whaler’s Village, so I’d like to take some time walking through the shops. There’s no need for me to be too dressed up, so here’s some casual options to help me get ready to shop and eat.

hawaii casual inspo

  1. tank top
  2. shorts
  3. T-shirt
  4. tote
  5. sunglasses
  6. matching set

What else should I pack? Let me know in the comments below.


If you missed my review of our Hawaii vacation you can read all about it here!

Don’t miss my other “What to Wear” Travel posts:
7 Things You Should Pack in Your Hawaii Suitcase
Outfits I Wore to Each Disney World Park

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Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Katie Kinsley is a content creating, email marketing, overambitious plant-lover (read: killer). She's obsessed with planning detailed vacations and finding and building an affordable wardrobe. She's an individualist at heart discovering self-growth, a parent to a dog and a cat and in love with productivity hacks.
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