Once a trend reserved for the hippy flower power crowd, the nostalgic tie-dye has re-emerged in recent times with an edgier and more contemporary street-style.
We saw it on celebs such as Beyonce and Justin Bieber, and then it became a catwalk trend, with brands such as Prada, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, ASAI and Ashley Williams giving their take on the new tie-dye.
Whether it is in figure-hugging silhouettes or printed on luxury fabrics such as satin or incorporated into denim, the new tie-dye is fierce, feminine and fashionable, and can be worked into modern city life as much as it can be brought to the beach.
We’ve rounded up the best tie-dye items to help you get on the bandwagon and spruce up your Spring wardrobe. Scroll through to shop them now.
Another piece that shows tie-dye can be uber fashionable is this denim number from MSGM. Crafted from cotton denim, this skirt elevates the boring denim skirt with a youthful and dynamic print. Not just that, it has a high waist with a straight fit, and button fastening all the way down the front. It would look fab with white sneakers and a white crop tee, complete with your favourite shades.
Break away from the usual solid coloured pants and try these quirky multi-coloured skinny jeans. Printed with muted hues such as dusty blue, beige and oak brown, they scream playful, but not in an overly dramatic way. Made from a cotton blend, they are super comfortable for a work day. Pair with a dark brown blazer, light white blouse and some closed toe heeled black pumps to finish the look.
These ‘Kaname’ flip flops have a plush, cushioned sole and square toe that are made with multi-coloured tie-dye satin. They’ll be a fantastic addition to your breezy ensemble when you’re strolling down Sentosa or at your next vacation. Keep with the boho vibes by teaming with a white lace maxi dress and top it off with a large sun hat.
Calling all the cool kids who adore street-style, check out this new contrast raincoat with an adjustable collar. Not only is it on fleek, but it’s also from Zara’s Join Life collection and is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester. Recycled polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles and consumes less water, less energy and fewer natural resources — so you’re both stylish and environmentally friendly. Win-win.
Fresh and feminine, this lightweight jersey skirt is an ah-mah-zing choice for our Singapore climate. It would look fab either with black boots and a black turtleneck for the office, or with flip flops and a white bralet for casual beach vibes.
Isn’t this number cute? The base is an off white hue, with black dye print splattered sporadically all over the piece. Bonus: The print on each skirt is unique. This skirt would work well if you dress it up with a blazer and blouse, or opt for a punkier vibe with a logo band tee and sneakers.
In a shade of white and soft grey, this sleeveless floaty dress from Zara embraces the more minimal version of the tie-dye trend. It’s an easy choice for the working woman to hit key trends effortlessly. Just wake up Monday morning, throw it on, slip into some booties and walk out of the door.
Need to head out for some last minute retail therapy? Throw on this trendy cotton mix tie-dye long sleeved top with your go-to pair of pants and you’re good to go.
Who would have thought denim could be this cool? These dark-brown and mushroom stretch-denim skinny jeans are a chic way to add tie-dye to your wardrobe without going too OTT. A great pair of pants that is versatile enough for both the office and your weekend shenanigans, try teaming these with black slides and a bardot black top for a casual yet stylish effect.
If you want to try out the tie-dye trend but still preserve your love for a minimalist and fuss-free style, this top is a good option for you. Highlight the light blue shade by pairing with your favourite pair of denim jeans or denim shorts, complete with flat pumps or sneakers.