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