what i want today: tie-dye

i know, it sounds a little frightening.  but the new incarnations of tie dye are so much cooler than the original 80s version i remember concocting in my back yard with a pack of hanes undershirts, some rubber bands and a tub of rit dye.  the colors are much more muted, the pattern is more subtle, and the result is this sort of soft, ethereal quality that’s just perfect for summer.

i love these fab jersey dress options by shopbarbara, and the prices can’t be beat.  this v-neck style ($35) is great for those of us that don’t like to show quite as much skin, and i can’t get enough of that deep purple hue. 

it’s a little pricey for a trendy piece, but i was still taken in by this suede tie dye tote by stephane verdino ($695).  i love the idea of tie dyed suede – it feels so over-the-top decadent.  this might just be the perfect summer tote:  the structure and suede keep it sophisticated, but the dye keeps it fun.

and you know i can’t get enough of scarves these days, so this hand dyed scarf from sunshine & shadow ($82-115) just hits me in all the right places.  it’s the perfect size and shape to just throw on – even a tank top and shorts will be so much more chic with this colorful topper.   plus, if you’re not quite ready to embrace this 80s reincarnation, it comes in a super-subtle grey and white version that’s the perfect touch of the trend.

so, what do you think?  are you ready to give tie dye another chance?

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2 comments on “what i want today: tie-dye

  1. Always In Style

    I am totally with you on this, I love how the tie dye trend has gotten so much more sophisticated. I think it looks great even in unexpected ways like on an evening dress.

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