The print of the season has got to be groovy tie-dye. Synonymous with the hippy movement of the 1960s, tie-dye instantly creates a chill, summery mood for its wearers. And the best thing is that tie-dye is a relatively easy DIY, so you can create your own version of the trend at home!
Fashion lovers all over the world have been chilling out in all sorts of tie-dye pieces. From jogger sets to swimsuits to plain old t-shirts, tie-dye looks great on anything. The difference between this new wave of tie-dye and older styles is the simple color scheme. Older generations preferred mixing colors for a louder look. These days, it's all about going softly monochrome by sticking to one (usually pastel) color. Baby blue, mint green, and peach are Instagram favorites.
How To Style It
As a set.
Give the sweatsuit look a fresh twist by choosing a tie-dye version. This look works great for relaxing at home, having a stylish dog walk, or a chill evening with friends.
Pay tribute to tie dye's hippy roots by pairing a tie-dye t-shirt or sweatshirt with jeans or denim shorts. We find faded, or light wash denim works best!
With a midi skirt.
The slip skirt trend is still going strong. Fortunately, these two trends go hand in hand. Pair a tie-dye t-shirt or sweatshirt with a midi skirt for an ultra-relaxed yet stylish OOTD. Bonus points for matching the color of your skirt to your tie-dye piece!
As a midi skirt.
Easily reverse the above outfit by wearing a tie-dye midi skirt. It's a cool alternative to a solid colored skirt and looks great with just a white t-shirt or tank top. Or dress the lookup by pairing your skirt with a blouse.
On its own.
Create a statement by wearing one large tie-dye item, like a dress, romper, or jumpsuit. Add your favorite sunglasses and sneakers to complete the look.
If you're feeling creative and have some spare white garments lying around, why not try a tie-dye DIY? 100% cotton t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies are ideal. You may not have all the necessary equipment at home (unless you're already an avid DIY-er), but you can buy a dye kit that will give you everything you need.
If you prefer ready-made garments, no problem. Either way, you'll be looking fresh and cool for the summer with tie-dye!