Tie-dye. Doesn’t it just conjure up hippies playing hacky sack and the pungent odor of Patchouli? Tie-dye gets a (deservably) bad rap, but you don’t have to wear hemp chords and Birkenstocks to get down with tie-dye gear. In fact, there’s lots of totally adult, respectable and cute ways to wear it. We promise!
After the jump, 10 tie-dye pieces you can say “peace” to.
Apparently tie dye is a full-blown trend at this point; we literally can’t go a day without being visually assaulted by the stuff. Sometimes, the girls we see wearing it are pulling it off. Other times, however, it’s a hot hippie mess all over the place. If you insist on joining the hordes of latter-day-free-lovers, make sure to get it right. A few tips after the jump. Keep reading »
We were excited to see photos of both Liv Tyler and Rihanna looking all hippie-chic with tie-dye clothes this week and are especially enamored by RiRi’s scarf. While hers is probably made by someone fancy, it can be easily reproduced on the cheap.
Just take a white American Apparel scarf, and wrap rubberbands around it at regular intervals. Then, follow the instructions on your box of dye. For more tie-dye inspiration, check out our slideshow of groovy clothes and accessories. Keep reading »
I used to tie-dye Hanes t-shirts at camp every summer, trying to create complex designs with multiple colors of dye. Basically, they turned out really horribly unless I stuck to just two colors. Then I forgot about tie-dying, maybe because I didn’t think it would fit into my “adult” life. But after seeing Drew Barrymore wearing a rainbow swirl shirt, I decided to revisit the psychedelic-ness that is tie-dye with some clothes that are tie-dyed, or inspired by it. And if you don’t feel like spending hundreds on a scarf or thousands on a dress (sorry, it was just too pretty to not include), go buy a box of Rit and follow Jessica’s instructions for a DIY version. Keep reading »