Not many people look to the streets of Paris to find out what to wear in Hawaii. Yet, now that Yves St. Laurent has come out with a flashy red shirt that screams Hawaii, you can bet a resurrgence of the Aloha shirt is officially ON. So, if you visit the islands, consider picking up a wardrobe for your next trip to Paris. Shopping is a pleasant passtime in Hawaii, especially on rainy days. With thrift shops aplenty, finding the perfect vintage souvenir is a worthy quest. Oui, oui. Helluva lot cheaper than France where the shirt sells for $750.
You also can buy authentic fabric at stores such as Kapaia Stitchery in Kauai, Kmart's sewing department, Hawaii Fabric Mart in Maui, Discount Fabric Warehouse in Kona. You'll get plenty of inspiration to make your own keepsake by window shopping the Islands' beach towns or discovering hidden lagoons on of your Trailblazing expeditions.