I know what you’re thinking- “I hope she is not suggesting that those heinous rainbow tie dye t-shirts I wore as a child are actually on trend!” Thankfully, that is not the type of tie dye I am referring to, but nonetheless; tie dye is back and better than ever.
According to Vogue, many designers experimented with tie dye throughout their Resort 2015 collections. Michael Kors showed us a daring, lilac, tie dyed trouser and Gucci kept it simple with a demin colored, tie-dyed cable knit sweater. In addition, Alexander Wang used both hues of blue and purple to create unique tie dyed pieces throughout his Resort 2015 clothing line.
Bold as they are, these looks tend to be extremely difficult to pull off, but that does not mean you cannot stay on trend with tie dye. In my own personal wardrobe, tie dye is no stranger and I have a few garments that carry a more casual embodiment of the design.
The Free People Double Team Tie Dye Tee is hands down my go to summer shirt. Whether paired with a floppy hat to the beach, a pair of jean shorts to hang out, or white jeans out to dinner, this tee takes tie dye to a new level.
The Raviya Tie Dye Sharkbite Maxi Dress (available here) is perfect for the pool or a night out. The fun, flouncy fabric details make this fabulous maxi so chic and easy.
This “Just Love” tie dye maxi dress (purchased at Rose’s Department Store) hits at the ankle, making the garment loose and simple. With a crochet bodice and thin straps, this dress is perfect for slipping on after a day at the beach.
The Chelsea & Theodore tie dye maxi skirt (similar dress here) was my first maxi skirt purchase. With a simple white tank and some wedges, this skirt can make anyone look long and lean.
This Forcynthia Beachwear tie dye coverup, complete with fun fringe, can make any beach-goer look like a chic style guru.
This DIY tie dye headband was made by yours truly. After taking an old tank top and cutting off two strips, I used green food coloring and rubber bands to create a tie dye pattern. Once dry, I sewed the two pieces together to achieve the knot at the top.
It may be my personal preference or it may be a tendency among designers, but most of my tie dye wardrobe consists of blue and cream. With its cool, beachy vibe, I find this color combination of tie dye to be fun yet relaxed. Want to build up your very own tie dye wardrobe? Check out some of my latest finds!
It really is to (tie) dye for!