To Dye For

From left: S/S '10 Proenza Schouler, Blumarine, Tibi (images from Style.com)
I came across a  DIY tie-dye project on Who What Wear by Erica Domeseck of PS. I Made Thisthe other day. And it got me all nostalgic, thinking about Gym class, making our sweet tees for Field Day outside the Art Room. And if only I had those shirts today, they would be so perfectly faded, fitted and worn in…sigh… but I digress.

Domeseck’s Proenza Schouler-inspired project is totally spot on for Spring and great if you’re the crafty type. But if you don’t have the time or are just too ADD like myself, no worries. Plenty of designers have put  their modern spin on this 70s-inspired trend.

Tie-Dye can be a veeeeeery slippery slope, my friends. So keep in mind these few tips on how to avoid looking like you’re going to a Phish show:

*A lil’ dose will do ya’. Stick to one tie-dye piece and keep the rest of your outfit in neutral or same-family colors – and AVOID RAINBOW TIE-DYE AT ALL COSTS!!

*Go preppy and pair with a blazer, tight mini skirt and oxfords

*Get a laid back look and wear  under an oversized cardigan, skinny jeans and Chucks

*Top off tie-dye jeans with a light-colored, airy, oversized men’s shirt and tough black wedge booties

Roxy Peace Tim Romper, $49.50

Forever 21 Shutter Back Tie-Dye top, $15.80

Whistles Wrap Over Tie Dye Dress at Asos.com, $229.46

Gryphon Beaded Hem Tie Dye Tee at Nordstrom, $295

Parker Tie-Dyed Silk Swing Dress at Bloomingdale’s, $188

J Brand Low Rise Skinny Leg in Cult at Nordstrom, $218

Tory Burch Tie-Dye Skirt, $495

Foley + Corinna Tie Dye Mid City Tote at Shopbop.com, $444

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