The tie dye, chronically associated with the Spring and Summer seasons is a yearly fashion occurrence. Free spirited or not, this year’s low key tie dye is a must-wear look.
Tie Dye History
What we know and call tie dye traces back to an ancient Japanese dyeing technique known as shibori. Shibori comprises of several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern created by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping.
In Japan, the first known article of clothing dyed using the shibori technique was from the 8th century and indigo was used as the main dye color at the time. Traditional methods of tie dye also has Indian and African roots with the latter being suggested to be the inspiration for the hippie fashion.
Tie Dye Associations
Although today’s avid fashionistas associate the wild tie dye patterns to the hippie/psychedelic movement of the 60s to the early 70s and that the recent years saw a mushrooming back of the free-spirited trend linked instinctively to the seasons spent out in the breeze and the sun, it is one of the trends that never truly expire and instead, gets a yearly update.
For those inclined to make tie dye a fashion statement that is not only superbly easy to wear but also showcases a chic and modern flair, I highly recommend picking up a pair of tie dye jeans.
How To Wear Tie Dye Jeans?
A pair of tie dye jeans in muted neutral splash of monochromatic patterns is a versatile piece and can be introduced into any basic outfit to give it an added visual pick-me-up.
On the other hand, a pair of bright and summery tie dye denim rendered in splotches of pastel hues can sweeten up any look.
To Clash Prints or NOT To Clash Prints?
While I am not to keen on clashing prints when there’s a pair of tie dye jeans in the mix, an exception to the rule does apply and this depends on factors such as your own style preference and the kind of tie dye colors involved. The more muted and monochromatic the tie dye, the more room you have to experiment with print-mixing.
Are you psyched to try out the tie dye trend this year?
Wonder how to pull it off without looking like you’re channeling the 70s hippie? If so, kindly cast your attention to the lookbooks below:
♥ tie dye jeans – Mang
♥ tie dye jeans – Tripp NYC
♥ tie dye jeans – American Eagle Outfitters
♥ tie dye jeans – H&M
♥ tie dye skinny jeans – Kasil Workshop
Like how the getups are styled around the tie dye jeans without the addition of other visually-busy items? If so, which one’s your cup of tea? How would you style your tie dye jeans? Share below, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” – Tom Ford
© All images are copyrighted by their respective authors.
Here on Fashionista NOW, our one and very own Miss Reverie showcases the latest in fashion trends and its various social implications in our everyday lives. You may read more of her at REVERIE SANCTUARY.