By: Erin Kean
What used to be only appropriate for 70s themed parties and summer camp is back in full swing. After a long hiatus, tie-dye has returned to the world of fashion. R13 helped bring this trend back to life, but tie-dye was seen all over the spring/summer 19’ runways in shows like John Elliot, Collina Strada, and Louis Vuitton. Off the runway, celebrities, models, and influencers jumped on the trend proving that tie-dye is very wearable in day-to-day life. With a modern twist, tie-dye can be surprisingly chic. It's a soon to be a staple in every fashionista’s closet. Here are our picks for the perfect way to break into the trend.
A basic t-shirt might seem like an obvious choice, but the peach and light blue color scheme gives the classic tie-dye a fresh look. There are endless outfit opportunities with a versatile piece like this. In a world of modern twists on the trend, sometimes it is best to stick with the classics.
Reformation Perfect Vintage Tee, $38; thereformation.com
For those hot summer days, a wrap top is a total necessity. The pastel colors are flattering on all skin tones, and this top can be wrapped in multiple ways so you can style it any way you like. This is an excellent piece to transition smoothly from day to night. Pair with denim and chunky sneakers.
All Things Mochi Lana Wrap Top, $220; shopbop.com
Tie-dye doesn’t always have to be loud and dominate an outfit. The muted colors on this skirt result in a playful, yet sophisticated look. A loose mermaid cut creates a flattering silhouette for any body type. This skirt is a great way to incorporate the trend without stepping too far out of the comfort zone.
Rhode Skirt, $315; shopbop.com
For a classic take on the tie-dye trend, this bohemian style dress is perfect. This casual piece is perfect for spending the day at the beach or strolling around town. The tie-dye pattern evokes feelings of nostalgia that everyone will appreciate. Pair with sandals and a wooden handbag.
Young Fabulous & Broke Tie Dye Slip Dress , $172; shopbop.com
This denim dress puts a modern twist on the classic brightly colored dye. The black & white on denim plays with the western trend as well. While more contemporary, the dress is still wearable. Just by adding boots instead of sneakers, this dress can easily transition from summer to fall making it a year-long staple.
Proenza Schouler PSWL Tie-Dye-Effect Denim Shirtdress, $412; matchesfashion.com
To really stand out with the tie-dye trend, opt for a pair of pants! These pants will turn heads, guaranteed. To tone down the loud colors, pair with a neutral top and boots. You can also add a matching blazer to take the trend to its limits. Either way, be ready for the wave of compliments.
R13 Pants, $695; barneys.com
For someone who would rather wear the trend to compliment their outfit; opting for a tie-dye accessory is a perfect choice. While subtle, it is the perfect way to test the waters. The yellow, pink, and grey stripes give an earthy tone, yet the hat still feels contemporary. Team with a green tank top to complement the color scheme.
Ganni Bucket Hat, $154; matchesfashion.com
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