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5 Ways to Wear Tie-Dye This Summer

May 30, 2019

Whether you prefer a bold look or a more subtle style, here are five ways to try tie-dye this summer and where you can shop the trend locally.

By Ellie Rothstein

As the weather finally warms up, it’s time to start thinking about summer wardrobes. A major trend this summer is tie-dye. You may think tie-dying is just for summer camp. However, this summer, tie-dye is a popular trend that can be incorporated into almost any look. Whether you love to experiment with bold looks or prefer to keep your style simple, this trend has a wearable option for everybody.


For those looking to ease into the tie-dye trend, one way to test the waters is by wearing a subtle print. This tee from n:Philanthropy offers a great way to casually rock one of this season’s biggest trends. The monochromatic grays keep the print toned down, while the slit detail at the collar is eye-catching. The neutral color can be seamlessly paired with just about anything this summer.

SHOP: Guys N Gals, $138

Similarly, these boyfriend jeans from Citizens of Humanity are a great way to test out tie-dye. The light-wash plays with the idea of printed pants, but keeps it simple by using similar tones. Like the T-shirt, these jeans are versatile and add fun dimension to any outfit.

SHOP: Nordstrom, $218


For a more bold approach, this tank top from Cotton Citizen and tee from Goldie are great options. The bright colors on the tank contrasted with black make a striking statement, perfect for this summer. The bold neons nod to another summer trend, making this piece energized and exciting.

SHOP: Guys N Gals, $80

SHOP: Found Objects, $115

A mini dress is a great way to also incorporate tie-dye into your summer wardrobe. This one from n:Philanthropy is a great piece that can make a statement on its own. The tie-dye spiral is impossible to miss, and the ruched skirt is effortlessly flattering.

SHOP: Guys N Gals, $168


Another fun piece for the summer is this mini skirt from Zadig & Voltaire. The candy-colored tie-dye makes a bold update to your typical denim skirt. This style is a longtime summer staple, and the colorful dyes offer a unique twist for this season.

SHOP: Neiman Marcus, $238


Accessories are another unique way to try tie-dye this summer. This mini backpack from LeSportsac is the perfect size for any activity, from concerts to beach days. The bold tie-dye makes the bag sweet and fun.

SHOP: Saks Fifth Avenue, $95

A more subtle option is this scrunchie from Topshop. The monochromatic print keeps it versatile, but the tie-dye is trendy and eye-catching. This piece brings an interesting detail to any look, and the soft purple is perfect for summer.

SHOP: Topshop, $12


For rainy or more relaxed days, this sweatshirt from NSF is a great choice. The trendy tie-dye elevates your basic sweatshirt, without sacrificing any comfort. This piece completes a cozy-day look, while staying cute and on trend.

SHOP: Intermix, $228

These joggers from ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo are another great option for days on the go. Whether it’s summer travel or just a relaxed day, these joggers are perfect for staying comfy, but still chic. The neutral tones can be incorporated into any outfit, while the tie-dye print brings dimension.

SHOP: Nordstrom, $147

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