This Summer Staple Used to Be So Cheesy—28 New Versions That Are Anything But

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. 

Shop My Favorite Resort Shirts

I have a feeling this one will sell out quickly. 

This shirt looks triple its actual price. 

Terry is a fantastic fabric to wear to the beach or pool because it's absorbent. 

I love this contrasting collar. 

Linen is ideal for summer because it's super breathable. 

This beautiful stitching really takes this shirt to the next level. 

You simply have to feel this luxurious fabric to believe it. 

I'm in love with all of Tombolo Company's shirts. 

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@alyssainthecity

Sunshine yellow is always appropriate for summer. 

This one is giving me '60s vibes in the best way. 

I spend way too much money at Reformation, yet I somehow never actually regret it. 

This brand has so many amazing cabana shirts, but this is one of my favorites. 

I'd go for a monochrome look and wear this with flowy white trousers

A tried-and-true option that can be styled in a million different ways. 

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