Spring is bursting with color as designers put a fresh spin on their hippie-inspired tie-dye collections. Tie-dye roared back from the ‘60s last year as a favorite of fashion influencers. Designers incorporated tie-dye in unexpected silhouettes and sophisticated color combinations that elevated the print into fashion forward status.
Prada and Proenza Schouler took it to the catwalk while Stella McCartney paraded her oversized T-shirt dresses in pastel colors. The trend toward a chill West Coast vibe continues this season. Brands such as MSGM, R13 and cult LA favorite The Elder Statesman rely on vibrant tie-dye for their California dreaming collections.
Also synonymous with California cool is denim in the baggy jean silhouette. Details like tapered angles and high-rise waists make them feel as fresh as the new tie-dye trend. Fashionistas say tie-dye works as a super palette cleanser when teamed with denim. Pair a tie-dye T-shirt with denim shorts to channel true LA style. The match of tie-dye tops and baggy denims is the ultimate expression of individuality and cruisin’ comfort for spring and summer. Give your skinny jeans a rest and get on board with the baggy jeans silhouette.
3×1 Addie Loose Fit Jeans, $130, Shopbop
Give your skinny jeans the night off with these relaxed 3×1 boyfriend jeans. The straight-cut, distressed denim is an easy update to your off-duty style!
We The Free Psychedelic Turtleneck Top, $78, FreePeople
This retro-inspired turtleneck boasts a beautiful tie-dye design. Wear it tucked in or out for a perfect look.
MSGM Tie-dye Swimsuit, $182, Farfetch
Italian brand MSGM captures designer Massimo Giorgetti’s youthful energy and playful spirit in this multicolored tie-dye swimsuit. This stretch fit piece features an open back and a printed logo on the front.
Proenza Schouler Tie Dye Turtleneck Dress, $837, Farfetch
Proenza Schouler elevates tie-dye to the height of chic in this yellow, black and white turtleneck dress.
Hudson Sloane Extremely Baggy Jeans, $245, Shopbop
Baggy is breathtakingly casual in these wide-leg denims by Hudson. These full-length jeans feature a hidden zip and button at fly and slant front pockets.
I love this. I just recently became enthralled in the world of textiles and fabric dyeing. It’s so shabby chic and the popularity is growing quickly. Fashion to expression is key in the world of style. Wave your freak flag high