Why do I love thee so?
Luckily for my tie-dye lovin’ ways; the print has been coming back again and again for decades, like every fashion known to man (even culottes are big again, right?)
Proof: every tie-dye hippy boho dress you see on the likes of Rachel Zoe, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Hudson, and even Rodarte’s drool-worthy collection.
Heading out for a few drinks with the husband tonight, I needed a not-too-dressy outfit for the not-too-dressy pub we might frequent. I have a sick tendency to mix and match patterns all the time lately, so I couldn’t resist the urge to pair my basic striped long sleeve tee from Kmart for $10 AUD with a bright purple, yellow and green tie-dye splattered skirt (from Supre for $5 AUD.)
I grabbed my Nine West gold-sequin Ipad sleeve (which I always use as an oversized clutch and haven’t ever used as an Ipad sleeve… my thought processes for things sometimes aren’t all the way thought out.) Nine West Ipad Sleeve Cost = $20 AUD
These yellow lucite flats with a slight wedge are just the pop of colour to finish the outfit off in, and were a steal at $2 AUD from one of those Asian kiosks in the middle of the mall. (They have also lasted frequent use over 3 years – who would have thought?)
TOTAL OUTFIT COST = $37 AUD
For you fashion history buffs, check out a few fun facts about Tie-dye on Peace, love and tie-dye by Emily Blake. (2009)
One standout fact = While tie dye of course gained popularity with the free-loving hippy movement of the 60s, it really started to take off when Halston started using it in his designs which garnered the likes of Janis Joplin. (Blake, 20090
VINTAGE HALSTON TIE-DYE (DROOL)
$110 – theiconic.com.au