If you’re one for trends and have been browsing the streets of Instagram style lately, you’ll know that tie-dye has made a bit of a comeback.
Rising in the 60s and 70s as a must-have staple before featuring prominently as a DIY activity at summer camps for children, tie-dye has always been associated with relaxed, ultra-colourful, and — dare we even say it — groovy vibes. Yet whilst it was formerly reserved for a beach vacation, what we’re really loving about tie-dye in 2020 is its appearance in the urban space.
A little psychedelic, a little chill pill in fashion form, and a whole lot of colour: here’s how you can wear the summer’s most vibrant trend in style.
[Featured and Hero Image Credit: Versace]
Starting our list with a truly eye-catching number, this swimsuit (approx. THB 17,647) blends together a tie-dye of green and blue hues and a print of Gianni Versace’s signature across the chest. We love the high-cut legs and low back, beautifully elongating the frame for the belle of the beach.
Why does it feel like Kanye would really like this number? Les Tien’s hoodie (approx. THB 19,142) features a cool navy and lilac pattern, created by the label’s very own LA-based dye house. Extremely comfortable and perfect for lazy at home or airport travels, pair with the matching track pants for and extremely laid-back tie-dye look.
Tie-dye pairs very well with denim, given that both entities share a sweet nostalgic flair. Combining both tie-dye and a denim look into one item, this Pomelo skirt (THB 990) has something very young and playful about it for a high school sweetheart kind of vibe.
Following a similar feel to the Pomelo skirt just above, this Solid & Striped bikini top (approx. THB 3529) features a pastel-pink and white tie-dye motif that beautifully brings out any kind of tan you may be boasting. Featuring a classic shape that does not pull away from the design, it makes for a fun and feminine look by the pool.
For warmer hues, this Pomelo sweater (THB 390) is a loose and light option for those who want to embrace tie-dye jumpers, but are also wary of the Bangkok heat. The comfortable material makes for easy wearing, whilst the rounded crew neckline provides a nicely casual look.
There’s something about this Alanui Baja cardigan (approx. THB 59,857) that makes us want to sit around a bonfire with a group of friends and just chill. It’s wholly fitting, given that Alanui was inspired by the 1960s and a passion for vintage knitwear. In this piece, the tie-dyed wool is bordered by fringing for a rustic look and feel, with a belt to cinch the waist, because a waist must always be cinched. Love.
Tie-dye need not always be reserved for out-of-city adventures. As this 16 Arlington Dress (approx. THB 26,240) proves, you could also sport it to a cocktail party, or on a day you are feeling particularly flamboyant at the office. Made from slightly stretchy satin in halterneck style, pair with a mean smoky eye, and welcome yourself as the greatest woman in the place with style and grace.
Here’s a nod towards modern millennial aesthetics. Extremely cheeky but also extremely vibe-y, we love this Aries sweatshirt (approx. THB 10,311) featuring the brand’s signature tie-dye with its infamous ‘NO PROBLEMO’ slogan printed across the chest. Pair with jeans or shorts for a really relaxed look. No problemo.