HONOLULU Magazine’s Fashion Cover Shoot Styles

Here’s how we’d wear these eight awesome cover looks.

If you’ve been hiding in a closet for the past week and haven’t seen HONOLULU Magazine’s October fashion issue (no judgments; our closet is our happy place, too), you’ve been missing out.  No need to be clothes-racked with guilt—you can still catch up by watching this behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot, where our stylists rounded up some of Hawai‘i’s hottest models. It’s a cover we are head over stilettos for, and it is bound to be the shop talk of the town. 

And the fashions? Talk about market fresh. Not to put the shopping cart before the horse, but we’re already dreaming up ways we can wear these local creations from Hawai‘i’s hottest designers out and about IRL. Here’s where we’d head to rock these styles.

Just call us clothesminded

Look for Manuheali'i, Issa de' Mar, South by Andy South, Allison Izu and Salt Liko at HONOLULU Fashion Week, Nov. 6–9 at the Hawai'i Convention Center. 

1. Ava Sky Harley dress to a day at the office

Ready to rock the boardroom? So chic and also totally work-appropriate, this dress has a body-complementing style and subtle ruching details. A spotted print adds a subtle sprinkle of personality—not too loud, with just enough kick.  Pair it with some power pumps for a lunch meeting and get ready to turn go into #girlboss mode. $136,  avaskyhawaii.com.

2. Issa de’ Mar Morocco top/Allison Izu Lulu pants to a picnic 

We love the pairing of this fun bikini top with these sharp trousers for a picnic at the perfectly manicured Moanalua Gardens. Serve prim little mint juleps (virgin, of course) and dainty finger sandwiches (you are wearing white pants, after all) for a really classy affair. Bonus points: Drive to Ala Moana Beach Park and you’re half-ready for an impromptu swim. Look for designs from Issa de' Mar and Allison Izu at HONOLULU Fashion Week.

3. MB by Matt Bruening Klein jumper to an afternoon museum date 

Hip effortlessness is the name of the game with this jumper. Classic black, it’s all about the contemporary silhouette, and you will love the open back and harem-style pants—just the thing for keeping comfortable during long strolls through the Spalding House galleries on the perfect artsy date. Introspective photographer boyfriend not included. Visit mattbruening.com for contact information and similar styles. 

4. Ava Sky Prana printed jumper to a weekend valley exploration

Everything about this fun, printed jumper screams adventure time. A sleeveless setup leaves you cool for day in the sun, while the gathered hems keep you free to offroad (slightly) on a short hike. Try Waimea Valley—and be sure to wear a swimsuit under your jumper for when you reach the waterfall. $136, avaskyhawaii.com.

5. Manuheali‘i Kaleinani Meleana dress to a ladies’ brunch

The deep red tones in this vibrant tropical-print stunner are a cheery way to start the day. Paired with pancakes, it’s even better. We love the idea of taking it out for a brunch with the gals at bright and airy Tango Contemporary Café. Plus, the sexy, tight fit of this dress will prevent you from going overboard on the baked goodies. $56, manuhealii.com. Look for designs from Manuheali'i at HONOLULU Fashion Week.

6. Matt Bruening dress/Andy South pencil skirt to drinks in Chinatown

Our stylists paired this "racer front"-style cutaway dress as a top worn with a pencil skirt. The result: a clean, minimalist look that’s just the thing for any street-smart, urban gal. Grab some Manhattans in gritty-chic Manifest with this pair, your edgiest booties and a smoky eye for a smoldering city look. Visit mattbruening.com and andysouth.com for contact information and similar styles.

7. Khush No Doubt dress to a North Shore beach house staycation

Could this dress be any more comfortable? The serene blues and greens on this will perfectly complement the Pacific Ocean (just down the street from your rental house), and the draped, flowing style will make beachside strolling a breeze. Take it from shore to a nice dinner at Banzai Sushi in a snap by dressing it up with glitzy slippers. Visit khushclothing.com for contact information and similar styles.

8. Salt Liko Pu‘uwaiwai Ka‘ala dress to afternoon tea 

We love this black-and-white pattern, which is inspired by Hawai‘i’s mountains and rain. The casual, no-fuss cut and comfy, U-shape neckline will fit the beachside Orchids setting to a T, while the maxi length will make you feel pretty and feminine—a must for any afternoon tea. Look for designs by Salt Liko at HONOLULU Fashion Week.