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Sophisticated Tie Dye Outfits to Obsess Over

These pieces are to dye for!

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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.

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1 The Office
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Bump up your basics with a subtle tie-dye pencil skirt and a tricolor chain-link bag that's office-appropriate.

1.Raey Top, $241; 2. Marjorica Earrings, $60; 3. Tibi Pencil Skirt, $214; 4. Proenza Schouler Tie Dye Clutch, $1,197; 5. Roger Vivier Flats; $550

    2 The Beach
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    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

    3 To Dinner
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    Pair tie-dye pieces with your favorite-figure flattering silhouettes and artful accessories. Et voilà! You're ready for dinner and a show.

    1.Ninety Percent Bodysuit, $95; 2. Marni Drop Earrings, $224; 3. La DoubleJ Skirt, $555; 4. Marlo Laz Tie Dye Ring, $2,930; 5. Prada Clutch, $1,790; 6. Cult Gaia Shoes, $420

    4 The Weekend
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    This statement-making weekend outfit plays up individual tie-dye patterns. The more, the merrier!

    1.Worthy Threads Hoodie, $192; 2. MSGM Shorts, $255; 3. Jacquemus Leather Pouch, $265; 4. Arizona Love Sandal, $81

      5 The Full Look
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      Offset a head-to-toe tie-dye look with an oversized cardigan and natural-looking accessories like woven bags and crystal pendants.

      1.Raey Cardigan, $572; 2. Zimmermann Necklace, $690; 3. Raquel Allegra T-Shirt, $182; 4. Raquel Allegra Pants, $476; 5. J.Crew Tote, $175; 6. H&M Shoes, $24.99

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