We’ve all dabbled in at least a little bit of tie-dye DIY. Remember your excitement as you ransacked your old sweats or cracked open a fresh pack of white tees? The process was a little messy, but logistically pretty simple: just tie, dip, and dye to impart a fantastical galaxy pattern on old clothes. A feast for the eyes! The ancient art form rooted in the 6th century was a summer camp favorite and a psychedelic symbol of the '60s. While the pattern never went completely dormant, it's likely that your Grateful Dead-loving uncle was the only adult who rocked it. Today, an elevated approach has surfaced. You don't have to bust out peace signs or prance around barefoot to wear it. In fact, fashion's newfound fascination with tie-dye is everywhere and on everything, from skirts to heels to handbags. Ahead, we've got five sophisticated ways to wear it.
Give your tie-dye a beach day. Worship the sun in this scalloped one-piece swimsuit and a bohemian sarong that leans into the tie-dye trend—without suffocating it.
1.Marysia Swimsuit, $325; 2. Sensi Studio Straw Hat, $185; 3. On The Island By Marios Schwab Sarong, $185; 4. Paco Rabanne Chain Link Bracelet, $405; 6. K. Jacques Sandals, $206; 7. Loewe Raffia Tote, $850
Pair tie-dye pieces with your favorite-figure flattering silhouettes and artful accessories. Et voilà! You're ready for dinner and a show.
Offset a head-to-toe tie-dye look with an oversized cardigan and natural-looking accessories like woven bags and crystal pendants.
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