What goes around, comes around. That old saying is certainly true in fashion. Take tie-dye fashion for instance. I have seen this trend come and go most of my life. The playfulness and freshness just appeal to all of us, right?
Thinking back, I had several tee shirts in tie-dye as a kid. I specifically remember a shirt and pants in pastel shades that I wore the day after the prom. So, yeah, a LONG time ago!! LOL!
Such a great memory. The boy that took me to the prom was a guy I’d had a crush on since ninth grade! So, it was a sweet memory that he and I went to the prom together. We both moved on from there, as so often happens. He still lives in the little town in Michigan where I spent my teen years and I know he’s made someone a great husband and father.
Isn’t it funny how certain styles or songs or even scents bring back memories? Well, tie-dye fashion sure does that for me.
Here are just a few pieces that I am enjoying currently as well as some other cute options…
The Sweatshirt and Shorts
There are so many cute tie-dye pieces to choose from and the sweatshirts are gorgeous! Here I’m styling an inexpensive tie-dye sweatshirt from Target. The colors are subtle, and unfortunately, don’t show up very well in the photos! But the peach at the top bleeds ombre-style into a yellow shade and then into white and it’s really pretty! (I’ve included a picture in the widget below!)
I love the shorter length of this sweatshirt!
Here are some other cute tie-dye options:
Here I have to stop and tell you about these denim shorts. I think most of us wear some form of cut-offs in the summer, am I right? I generally have great luck with denim shorts from Target’s Universal Threads. However, when I saw these, I was interested as they are just a bit longer and I like the medium-blue color.
You know how your favorite pair of jeans fit? Like they belong on you and conform to the contours of your body. With a touch of Tencel, these immediately felt like that. They have a higher waist and are not super tight, kind of like a “mom” jean. Additionally, they are quite a bit pricier, but worth it in my opinion.
Tie Dye Tops
There are obviously LOTS of tie-dye tops to choose from, so here I went with an athleisure tie-dye top. This top is super easy to style as I have here with shorts, but what most attracted me is that this top will be perfect for yoga and exercise classes. (While those are currently just streamed at home, I so look forward to actually attending a class in person!) It’s loose and comfy and will fit right over a sports bra and provide cover for your hips and behind in leggings.
I have a pair of blue leggings from Zella that look perfect with this top. Target also has cute leggings in heathered blue, with a matching sports bra. This is one of those long-line bras that fit comfortably and don’t ride up!
Here are a few options:
Tie-Dye Fashion Maxi Dresses
In a maxi dress, the tie-dye look really adds some fun. This older “mixed media” dress (read about that designation in the post Two Ways to Style A Mixed Media Dress. Many of commented on not really knowing what that meant. Neither did I until I looked it up! Lol!) is from Chico’s and an old favorite. I take this dress on vacation and it always looks new and fresh, despite its age!
Adding a mixed pearl necklace and bracelet keeps the casual vibe.
Here are some more tie-dye dresses:
If you haven’t refreshed your wardrobe with a little tie-dye fashion, consider adding some. Or pull out your older tie-dye pieces and jazz them up with accessories and style them with your favorite denim. Nobody will guess they are flashes from the past!