Tie dye has become fashion’s favourite print for spring/summer, these are the best pieces to shop now.
We are all well versed in Miranda Priestly’s famous line, “Florals, for spring? Groundbreaking.” Laugh as we might, for a long time we were hugely in favour of those ditsy florals as soon as the sun starts to shine. However, for spring/ summer 20 there is a surprising print that is usurping florals to take the most coveted spot. Enter, the nostalgic tie dye print.
Like many 90s trends (see slip dresses, scrunchies and stomper boots), tie dye has had a fashionable makeover thanks to its popularity on and off the catwalks. From elegant tie dye skirts at Dior, to subtle sportswear pieces at Off-White, the print that was once reserved for surfer types and gap year students is now being adopted by the most stylish of women.
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The popularity of the trend might be that its centred on simpler times – after school arts and crafts and joyful childhood memories – which given the current state of lockdown affairs might be just the sartorial tonic we need right now.
Or might be just the uplifting sight of psychedelic bright colours all swirled together. Either way we can’t get enough, and neither can the early-adopting street stylers who showed us just how to work this trend.
Give your leggings an upgrade from the usual black pair you have been sporting to something more of the moment. Asos Curve’s inky khaki leggings hit the tie dye spot.
The classic denim shirt gets a make over with a pretty tonal blue tie dye. If double denim is too much of a lockdown stretch, wear yours open with grey tracksuit bottoms and a white T-shirt.
Speaking of sweatpants, iets frans’ bright and bold offering is just the pick me up we needed.
Known for their cult dad sandals, Arizona Loves has branched out into clothing, with a grown-up take on tie dye. Layer with a fitted t-shirt for the ultimate 90s throwback.
These high rise, tapered leg mom jeans in bleach authentic denim with tie dye are an easy entry point into the trend. Wear yours with an oversized sweatshirt and box fresh kicks.
A softer, more subtle take on tie dye print, French Connection’s throw on T-shirt will make you feel spring ready.
Head to cult streetwear brand, Aries Arise for tongue-in-cheek take on the trend like this ‘No Promblemo’ sweatshirt.
Ticking off the popular tiered dress trend, Warehouse’s offering is a grown-up take on tie dye.
Coming up top trumps for nostalgic tie dye is Isabel Marant’s bucket hat. Wear yours with a casual sundress, or go all out 90s with loose-fitting jeans and an oversized sweatshirt.
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