The shirt goes by many different names—cabana, resort, vacation, souvenir, camp—but the elements remain the same: It’s a short-sleeved, collared button-down shirt that typically features fun colors and prints for summer. In short, it’s the perfect thing to wear on your next getaway. It serves as a functional swimsuit cover-up that’s easy to throw on and wear unbuttoned, but it can also be dressed up with the right accessories.
I don’t know about you, but when I was younger, I associated these types of shirts with dads, cheesy tourist shops, and waiters at tropical-themed restaurants. But so many brands, influencers, and celebrities have made the humble resort shirt cooler than ever, so I’ve put my preconceived notions behind me. Scroll down to shop my favorite versions.