Tie.Dye.For

Tie-dye is making a major comeback and I'm not mad about it!  The trend was hot back summer 2012 and it looks like it's not going anywhere. Today's tie-dye is not quite the same Greatful Dead look of the past. Thank goodness! The look is more hippie-chic than concert stoner. Sophisticated fabrics, limiting dye to one or two colors,  softer more abstract design, and gradient dye or ombré effects make this trend one you don't have to be in a psychedelic state to try! 

Here is the trend seen on some of your favorite celebrities.

 

  I love how Miranda Kerr (top right) takes the look a bit edgier. Reese Witherspoon (bottom right) takes tie-dye in the opposite direction pairing neutral accessories with conservative and classic cuts. 

As seen in above pics, tie-dye is surprisingly versatile. I always consider cost per wear and if I can make several outfits and occasions work, the item is a good choice.  Clothes that do swimsuit coverup and dinner out and airplane with Huddy, makes for a quicker pack, less laundry and a simplified day.  As I've mentioned before, I love clothes that have multiple (trippy) personalities!!

 Here are three of my favorite tie-dye looks currently in my closet. 

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In the first outfit,  tie-dye is a trendy update to my "uniform." Nothing complicated - tee, denim cut-offs, booties, and accessories. Half tuck my top, throw on a hat (duh), and I'm out the door!  

Fox Den Fashion Tips:

Top is a small and is a generous, high low cut with a longer back.  I am on the shorter side and by tucking a front portion of my shirt, I can correct proportions and  prevent longer length tops from swallowing me up. This isn't as big of a problem for me when I am wearing pants, but you don't ever want your top longer than your shorts!  An off-set tuck also works as an easy, casual way to give you a more defined waist. No more shapeless sack effect!  

Shorts are on sale for $46! Snag them! They fit really loosely and I sized down from my normal jean size.  Felt hat is just $38 bucks! Get you one and show me how you wear it!

Top by Tina+Jo purchased from Alys Shoppe // White cut-offs by Free People // Booties by Dolce Vita // Felt Hat by ASOS

Arm Party - There are no rules at an arm party. That's what makes it great! I always buy individual pieces I love then make up the stack as I go.  Some of my favorite will attend numerous parties. Some just come out on occasion. Classic metals always work.

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From L to R: Madewell, J. Crew, Giles Brothers, a vintage find, Gold and Grey Jewelry, and J.Crew.

Below: Earrings on left are vintage from Cherche Vintage and Antique Jewelry // vintage lion ring was a gift

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Below: Fox Necklace by Carmen Diaz Jewelry // Long necklace by Lizzie Fortunato Jewels

 

The second tie-dye look can be worn as a swimsuit coverup or as a dress. Pair it with flats and simple accessories for a casual vibe or pile on the jewels, and step into heels for a night out.  I love this in the rich fuchsia and warm orange colorway. Pairs perfectly with warm gold accessories. It also comes in black and white. Can be purchased at the Alys Shoppe. 

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 I'm in love with the neckline and shoulder detailing of this dress; flattering on every shape!

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Elizabeth and James shoes no longer available. 

Elizabeth and James shoes no longer available. 

Above: earrings - Target // Shark's tooth necklace - Gold and Gray Jewelry  // Tassel necklace vintage

 

Below: Arm party is same stack as above // sunglasses by Oliver Peoples

 

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The third tie-dye outfit has to be one of my favorite purchases this summer!!  This romper by Bless'ed are the Meek is tie-dye perfection.  The colors are blue and soft lavender and the cut is ultra flattering. If you think you can't pull of a romper, you're wrong! It might take a little searching, but even a long torso lady like myself can wear this look! I still stick to the old rule that if one part of your body is being shown off then the other half should be more modest. I love this voluminous caftan-inspiried top with the flowy shorts.  To keep things from feeling too airy, if you ya know what I mean, I wear this underneath. It's genius. 

Can't you just feel my excitement to be wearing this romper?!!! It can make you do a rain dance too. 

Wedges are super comfortable and are on sale for $53.99!

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Wedges are Gianni Bini // Necklace byGold and Gray Jewelry // Margaret Elizabeth Bangle (on far left)

Last but not least, in the gradient tie-dye category,  the best mommy and me you have EVER seen. 

BOOM!

tha realest, no doubt

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Incredibly awesome, custom shirts by Michelle Montgomery

 

I hope you've been inspired to but a little tie-dye in your life! 

Check back tomorrow for my internet round up of tie-dye clothes and accessories!  

Cheers to the weekend!! 

I hope it's groovy!

Xo, e