How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

Usually this is the time of year when I am writing about pastels and floral prints, not this season, S/S 2019 is all about Tie-Dye.

The words Tie-Dye occupy a very specific space. When you hear them you immediately think hippies and The Grateful Dead- neither of which are my jam so needless to say when I first heard that this was going to be a major thing for Spring I was less than excited.

In fact I think I made a yuck face. Okay I KNOW I made a yuck face,  BUT after viewing the S/S runways shows I realized that this season’s tie-dye has been elevated and refined, it’s definitely not the tie-dye of yesteryear.

From the dark dreamy tie-dyes at Christian Dior to the remade classic navy/white dyed combos at Michael Kors and the sporty street-style luxe sweatshirts at Proenza Schouler, this runway tie-dye resurgence looks a lot different than how you might remember it from the last PHISH concert you attended.

Forget everything you know about tie-dye, this season designers have translated the psychedelic print into a bold graphic to stand out against neutrals. It’s more of a refined print than a crazy explosion of color.

The result is a trend that feels clean but organic, bohemian but tailored, nostalgic but contemporary. A breath of fresh non-patchouli ridden air.

The key to incorporating it into you look is to choose silhouettes that merge with your personal style.  A circle skirt and band tee, an easy slip dress or mono-chrome tie-dyed jeans are the perfect starting point.

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

How To Wear Tie Dye Without Looking Like a Hippie

What I’m Wearing: TOPSHOP Tie Dye Pleated Midi Skirt | DayDreamer Black Sabbath Tee | Vintage Clutch | Free People Bootie | Vintage Belt | Bagatelle Denim Jacket |

Click to shop some of my favorite non-hippie tie-dye pieces:

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10 Comments

    1. Right! It’s more of a pattern/print. There are so many great non-tie-dye tie-dye pieces this season!

  1. this blog title made me laugh – I totally find myself second guessing myself with an outfit choice that has a little bit of tie dye!! haha!
    I find myself going for a distressed wash/tie dye that gives off a more grundge-y look.
    This skirt is soo fabulous!
    xo, allie

    1. There are so many options out there this season you can totally make it fit any type of personal style right!

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