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Twirling in tie dye

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wearing: ivory and gold door knocker earrings / lipstick / black tee / spring nail polish / tie dye skirt / Fendi logo ring / train case (back in stock!) / ankle bracelet / black block heel pumps /

OK, so I discovered tie dye blurs when you try to snap pictures of your skirt while in motion, with a point and shoot. As blurry as my skirt appears in some of these photos, it does add a dreamy aspect to the tie dye fabric, don’t you think? After all, tie-dye is from an era when people dreamed of an Utopian society filled with peace, love and happiness. Isn’t that dreamy?

I really wanted this skirt to stand-out, so I paired it with a simple black tee, and black pumps. Since there was also some brown blended in with black, grey, and other neutrals, I pulled the brown out with my fun little train case. This was a great outfit to wear to church last Sunday, which is when we snapped these photos. This outfit will also be ideal for professional meeting this summer, and anytime I want to wear a skirt! Love it!

Tie dye is such a fun trend. It was all over the spring 2019 runways, and it is proving to be a trend that the streets love. People are wearing tie dye everywhere I look! I love the nostalgia of this trend, as well as the artistic value it adds to peoples’ wardrobes. It is very rare to spot the same tie dye twice! Love that!

This tie dye skirt will also look cute with street sneakers and tee on casual days. I always love finding casual ways to wear skirts and dresses in the warmer weather. They are such nice alternatives to shorts!

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What do you think of the tie dye trend for spring and summer? Will you be rocking it? If so, what is your favorite way to wear tie dye?

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Tie dye for spring 2019

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Spring 2019 fashion trends tie dye trend from top left: rainbow tee / maxi dress / 1970 style tie dye tee / retro style tie dye tee / self tie skirt /

Despite the fact that the 1980s and 1990s dominated the spring 2019 runways, there was one huge trend from the late 1960s, and bulk of the 1970s, that sprinkled the runways in New York, Paris, Milan and London; tie-dye. That’s right! Our childhood summer camp activity is currently high fashion. It’s time to grab our Grateful Dead records, dust off our turn-tables, and peace out in tie-dye.

Out of all the spring 2019 fashion trends, tie-dye is the most fun. You can buy white clothing or accessories and host a tie-dye party at your house, where you can create your new spring wardrobe; or you can attend summer camp and make your own designs while enjoying nature! Or, you can be like most of us who will purchase something with a tie dye design from the store. 😉

Tie-dye for spring 2019 is being found on everything you can imagine. Designers didn’t limit the hippie print to tee’s. You can rock your colorful tie-dye, or two-tone tie-dye, on any article of clothing or accessory your heart desires. There are tee’s, skirts, jackets, pants, dresses, jumpsuits, shoes, scarves, handbags; you name it!

For the spring 2019 season, I am eyeing both dresses and skirts with tie-dye prints on them. I already did the tie-dye tee thing in the 1970s and 1980s. This time around, I think it would be fun to rock tie-dye on something unexpected; and to me, anything other than a traditional tee is unexpected.

The tie-dye trend is reminiscent for me. I was a small child in the 1970s and I grew up in Marin County. We had a ton of hippies in Marin, and they turned into aging hippies in the 1980s; which was the decade where I spent the bulk of my childhood. We had hippies everywhere. There were people in tie-dye driving bugs and hippie vans all over the place. While my family was conservative, seeing a hippie trend does take me back to my childhood; which was peaceful and fun. I love a trend that sparks happy memories!

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What do you think of the tie-dye trend? Is this something you plan to wear? If so, which type of clothing do you plan to rock the tie-dye trend in?

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Fresh New Tie-Dye for Spring and Summer 2010!

There are few fashions on the runways that take us back to our childhood yet retain enough allure to keep us wanting more. Those of us who remember the 1970’s in the San Francisco Bay Area have memories of bowls filled with dye, boxes of rubber bands and a stark white tee-shirt. We used to twist and turn our tee-shirt’s while wrapping several rubber bands around the white cloth. After preparing our tee-shirt, we used to dip our creation in every dye bowl available and try to create as many colors as possible on our art project. This very colorful and wet article of clothing was then placed carefully in a plastic bag and taken home to be hand-washed in ice cold water. The child who came to school the next day with the most colorful tee-shirt won the bragging rights as the tie-dye champ of the class.

Teenagers and adults wore tie-dye as a political statement rather than a show of artistic ability. In the 1960’s the San Francisco Bay Area saw an emergence of anti-establishment culture spurred by the backlash to the Vietnam War. Tie-Dye shirts were seen as a way of expressing oneself in a non-conformist way. This made the style very popular among the anti-war crowd. Our local musical culture also latched on to the tie-dye style and many concert tee-shirts for bands such as the Grateful Dead showed symbols of the group as well as being tie-dyed. Although tie-dye had political significance in the 1960’s, it moved into the mainstream by the 1970’s. Once a style becomes mainstream, it eventually makes it way into the creative offices of the fashion industry.

We have seen tie-dye enjoy a resurgence over the decades since the anti-war movement came to an end. Tie-dye appeared in the 1980’s on prairie skirts, tank tops and headbands. It made another, smaller comeback in the 1990’s but became overshadowed when Paris Designers opted for the dip-dyed or ombre look. The ombre look came back in style during the mid 2000’s and has since gone back to the storage containers in our closets. This has left room for tie-dye to make a fresh start for 2010. Tie-dye popped up on the Spring 2010 runways in various forms from single color dye to rainbow kaleidoscopes. Designers such as Peter Som, Proenza Schouler, Bottega Veneta, Herve Leger and Calvin Klein showed garments such as tight, 1980’s style mini-dresses, cardigan sweaters, mini-skirts and of course tee-shirts. Accessories have also taken on the trend in the form of canvas totes, espadrille’s and scarves. Designers experimented with different types of fabrics as well. In addition to cotton, models donned tie-dyed silk, polyester, wool and even fur. (Of course you may not see much fur here in the bay area!)

Tie-Dye not only holds many memories for bay area fashionistas, it is also a current fashion statement. This is one trend fashionistas do not need to spend money on, rather, it is a trend to take advantage of and have fun creating. As our beautiful Spring weather approaches, why not invite a few friends over and have a tie-dye party! There are plenty of white garments to dye with one color or create a kaleidescope of beautiful shades. Why not tie-dye a dress with the bright blue of the season! A scarf would also make a fabulous fashion splash and be the prefect accessory to keep your shoulders warm just in case the fog rolls in; and the fog always rolls in! Be creative, and do not forget to tell us what you came up with! Whether you are making a political statement or a fashion statement, tie-dye is a current fashion DO!