Jetset to Hawaii in Style with HerStory

Written by: Alden Evans



Time to read 4 min

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Feeling the need to Jet Set to Hawaii for a break from the fast paced city life? Elizabeth Hillard is a testament to that statement, an accountant by profession, but a style icon and world traveler by passion. Recently, she left Texas for the much-needed vacation to the stunning island of O'ahu in Honolulu, Hawaii, renowned for its world-class surf spots and the iconic Waikiki Beach. Knowing she was bound for a week of sun, sand, and surf in this tropical paradise, Elizabeth curated a selection of vibrant and stylish resort wear from HerStory that's sure to turn heads on the beaches of Hawaii. Join us as we take a peek into Elizabeth's suitcase to see what she packed for her week in Hawaiian paradise.  

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Looks That Go From Beach to Bar

At HerStory, it's hard to pick favorites, but one piece that has truly captured our hearts is the Sofia Dress by Sanlier. This vibrant dress has quickly become a crowd favorite, and it's easy to see why. What sets it apart is its incredible versatility; the top is ingeniously designed as a bikini top, and the detachable skirt ensures those sun-kissed tan lines remain flawless.

The Sofia Dress by Sanlier


Elizabeth, sported this colorful ensemble to the beach, effortlessly transitioning it to the bar after her sun-soaked day by the shore. Whether you're strolling along the shoreline or sipping on a daiquiri overlooking the blue Hawaiian waters, the Sofia Dress is the ultimate choice for a chic and breezy getaway. 

Atlas Top and Kavala Skirt by Cousin the Label

As we continue to explore Elizabeth's fabulous island getaway, another standout from her suitcase is undoubtedly the Atlas top and Kavala skirt by Cousin the Label. These two pieces are a match made in heaven, and in our style playbook, they're absolutely inseparable. But what truly distinguishes this look are the captivating details on the fabric. A vibrant and feminine depiction of orange coral is flawlessly printed on the beautiful linen blend, as though Hawaii's coral reefs themselves have been artfully woven into this beachy ensemble. It's the epitome of resort chic, a piece that effortlessly exudes tropical elegance. What makes this ensemble even more remarkable is its versatility. It seamlessly transitions from a relaxing day by the resort pool to a breezy beachfront dinner, offering the perfect blend of comfort and style.


Wren Earrings by Mignonne Gavigan

To add that finishing touch and celebrate the beauty of Hawaiian Palms, Elizabeth pairs the Wren Earrings by Akola with this stunning coral printed set. The Wren earrings are made from hand strung raffia by women in Uganda

Swimsuits so Chic, You Won't Want to Wear a Coverup!

Paw Paw Top and Cyprus Bottoms by Cousin the Label

Now, let's dive into Elizabeth's choice of swimsuits on her dreamy Hawaiian Vacation. Her selection of the Paw Paw Top by Cousin The Label, paired with the matching Cyprus Bottom in Saffron, is like capturing a ray of sunshine in outfit form. This radiant orange bikini, in its beautiful shade, has the ability to make you look effortlessly tan and beautifully sun-kissed. To complete her beachside ensemble, Elizabeth paired this swimsuit with the stunning Atlas top and Kavala skirt by Cousin the Label. 

What made this combination even more enchanting was how the orange coral print from this set seamlessly matched with the vibrant saffron of the bikini. With this chic swimwear and beachwear fusion, Elizabeth was ready to soak up the sun while looking absolutely stunning. 


Leah Bottom and Ines Top in Tequila by Sanlier

Elizabeth's swimsuit choices from HerStory were undeniably showstoppers, and she had yet another head-turning ensemble packed in her suitcase. For her exploration of the breathtaking Halona Beach Cove, also known as Oahu's Secret Beach, she chose the Leah Bottom and Ines Top in Tequila by Sanlier. Elizabeth's adventurous spirit is undeniable, but she never sacrifices her sense of fashion, even in the most scenic and remote locations. This picturesque cove, with its crystal-clear blue waters, provided the perfect backdrop for her vibrant orange and pink bikini to truly shine. 

What to Wear to Dinner:

Nayarit Papaya Asymmetrical Mini Dress by Sanlier

What could be more perfect than bringing a dress with papayas printed on it to Hawaii! The Nayarit Papaya Asymmetrical Mini Dress by Sanlier was made to be worn in a tropical paradise like Hawaii. Hawaii grows an abundance of papaya on their islands, making Elizabeth match with the lush Hawaiian landscape. The vibrant orange, yellow and purple hues resemble the sunset making this dress a fun and flirty number for a date night in paradise. Not only is the print stunning, but the cut of this number will flatter any silhouette. The one shoulder and cut out on the bodice are perfect for a breezy and tropical vacation. Elizabeth added the stunning mini madeline earrings in gold to complete this stunning dress. 

The Finishing Touches: Accessories

 Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero

Everyone knows that a beach outfit is not complete without a sunhat hat! With the hot Hawaiian sun, Elizabeth made sure to pack a sunhat to steer clear of a sunburn and keep her skin glowing. Her choice? The HerStory exclusive heart hat from Corazon Playero, of course! This sun hat adds not just protection, but the rainbow embroidery makes this hat go with any color swimsuit or cover up you are wearing to the beach!These beautiful hats are indeed a testament to craftsmanship and creativity. Hand-embroidered in Mexico and thoughtfully crafted from repurposed palm trees, they are more than just accessories; they are wearable works of art. Each hat takes 8 hours to make and embroider, a true labor of love.  

Why HerStory?

HerStory is not just a marketplace; it's a movement. Our mission is to champion women-led brands and artisans who prioritize craftsmanship, sustainability, and individuality. What sets us apart from traditional marketplaces is our unwavering commitment to curating a collection of brands that celebrate the creativity and dedication of women in the industry.We strive to empower women entrepreneurs and artisans, providing them with a platform to showcase their unique creations. Every item on HerStory tells a story of passion, skill, and resilience, and every purchase supports women in their journey towards economic independence. Our platform is not just about shopping; it's about creating a community that values the artistry and innovation of women, making conscious consumption both fashionable and impactful.