Suffering from fashion déjà vu? With the resurgence of so many fashion blasts from the pasts, it’s a common affliction. This summer season, yet another retired trend has made its way back to the mainstream, emerging unashamedly in every conceivable shape, color and size — tie-dye.
This popular fad’s comeback might leave you wondering how, exactly, you can fashionably incorporate tie-dye into your current wardrobe.
Nonetheless, if you’re sky-high for tie-dye and can summon the courage, here are a few “groovy” suggestions:
Once upon a dress
As with any dress, cut and shape are always critical. There is an abundance of tube top, tie-dye dresses currently available in stores; however, there are many body types that are simply not flattered by this style.
Don’t compromise quality, comfort or your personal style just because a “look” is trendy. If you take the retro plunge, be sure you’re selecting the right colors for your skin tone. There are various palettes of tie-dye at arms reach. Don’t settle!
Over the top
This summer, the crop top is in, along with bold neons, flower prints and lace. That being said, even the bravest wouldn’t dare mesh all of these styles and colors, and neither should you! Bottom line: keep it clean and simple.
You may think it’s impossible to wear tie-dye at the office, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that there are classic looking tie-dye pieces out there. Such items can easily be paired with slacks or a skirt.
Hang on to your shorts
Shorts are all about personal preference. Length, fit, pockets — it all depends on your personal preferences and your sense of what best showcases your derrière. If paired with a neutral top, you can go all out with your bottoms.
Shorts can also serve as the piece you’ve been looking for to liven up a simple t-shirt and jean-shorts look. Be creative!
When it comes to your closet, balance and utility are crucial. Versatility is also key, so make a fashion statement, and introduce a few attention-grabbing items into the mix.
At the end of the day, tie-dye is all about having fun; so rock this season’s funky trend all summer if you’d like. Peace out.