The Best Tie-Dye Clothes and Accessories for Laid-Back Vibes

This versatile print deserves a permanent place in your wardrobe, no matter the decade.

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Tie-dye print has a permanent place in American history, both in fashion and politics. In the '60s and '70s, the print symbolized rejection of rigid societal norms. A favorite among bra-burners and Deadheads, the pattern became synonymous with the ideals of '60s counterculture. History tidbit: the DIY print was influenced by a number of different dying techniques, including Shibori, which originated in Japan in the 8th century. Flash-forward to 2020: Tie-dye has become a runway staple and an easy way to access a bit of that free-spirited, rebellious energy. Whether it's a sweater layered over your outfit or you're opting for a head-to-toe print moment, now you can channel both your inner stoner and camp counselor alter-egos. Pair with shell necklaces for a beachy look, or style with a slip skirt for something more refined. This versatile print has a permanent place in your wardrobe, no matter the decade.

Katie Attardo

Katie Attardo is the Accessories Editor at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion and jewelry-related.