18 May 2010

Trendy Tuesday: Tie Dye

Tie Dye is definitely a big trend for the upcoming warmer months, and what could be more fitting? With it's bold colors and prints of every shape and size, this print is perfect for cool sundresses and fun summer accessories. Just be careful with how you wear it- the goal is to look like a fun and trendy adult, not a kid who just came home from camp.

Tips on Wearing Tie Dye
  1. Since tie dye is a very "out there" trend, keep it the focus of your outfit and keep accessories and shoes coordinating but minimal
  2. Have fun with colors- but keep it mature. Limiting your print to a few colors instead of the entire spectrum can mean a big difference.
  3. To avoid looking like a hippie pair this trend with modern silhouettes and skimp on the bohemian accessories.

How I Wore it
Skirt: Target, $15
Top: Old Navy, $4
Necklace: Gift
Belt: Vintage from my mom

I styled my look around this amazing skirt. It was just $15 at Target, and I'm crazy about the cool color palette of blues and purples. I added this low cut back top from Old Navy, a vintage belt to camouflage the skirt's elastic waist band (I couldn't help myself, the skirt is SO comfortable) and this long silver leaf necklace to pull it all together. I know this trend not be for everyone, but personally, I can't wait for more.

Other Ways to Wear Tie Dye

I love the cool look of tie-dye jeans. Although personally I haven't been brave enough to try them (I'm working on it) I definitely think they look best when worn skinny (unless you want to look like a hippie) with simple tops and fun accessories.

Want to Try Tie Dye in Small Doses?
If you love the look of this trend, but are a little bit wary of going all out, why not work with accessories? Trendy accessories are a great way to add some spice to your current look without breaking the bank.


I LOVE scarves. Whenever I'm having an "off" day, I just throw on a coordinating scarf to look put together- and what a better addition to your spring wardrobe? Light summer scarves are a great way to layer up without adding bulk and heat.


Big bags are great to have during the summer season. Just think about all the beach towels, hats, sunscreen, flip flops, money, etc you'll need to carry around. I love this tote because it brings the tie-dye print together with this subdued color palette, making it perfect for a hot summer day!

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