Is it just me or are all of the trends from childhood coming into style recently? If I were to look back at my holiday photos from 2006, I bet I would find very similar scrunchies, hair clips and bucket hats to the looks people are wearing today; I am honestly loving it! And now my favourite one yet…..tie dye!
Tie dye seems to be something that has been going round in circles since the ‘80s (or maybe earlier- I wasn’t alive to know), but I hadn’t really considered wearing it in my (kind of) adult years until I noticed it in a few of the Spring/Summer collections this season. However, the more I see it, the more I realise that I am very happy that it is back because it just screams summer time.It epitomises that effortless surfer guy/ gal at the beach, and while you may have guessed that the beachy, surfer vibes wouldn’t exactly suit my character, I do admire it from afar. Another reason I am loving it is perhaps because I am a massive Taylor Swift fan and her current colour scheme and wardrobe for the era of the Lover album is all about bright colours and a lot of tie dye.
Every time I see a new piece, I realise just how versatile it is as so many people are wearing it in their own way. I was therefore excited to try it out for myself and show how to take fashion inspiration from your childhood self and incorporate it into your city street style as perhaps channel the surfer I wish I was cool enough to be. And what better place to wear a multi-coloured outfit than in sunny Orlando?!
When I first started shopping for a tie dye piece of clothing to add to my wardrobe (since all of my childhood pieces were given to charity shops a long time ago), I was stuck deciding what kind of item I wanted to get. I considered the baggy t shirt dresses, as well as the mesh tie dye crop tops, before deciding to go classic with a basic t-shirt. It is probably the most classic tie dye piece of clothing I could have gone for which is why I love it; it is so versatile and after I bought it I also saw Taylor Swift rocking a very similar t shirt and similar overall look which I was obviously excited about(I could obsess all day).
This t-shirt does tie dye without going overboard as the pastel shades prevent it being too ‘in your face’, perfect if you want to be a fan of the trend but not a complete groupie. I wore it with coral pink shorts and a light pink Adidas cap at the Universal Theme Park as you can tell. A holiday like Orlando forced me to shake up my usually dressier holiday wardrobe for some more practical outfits walking around the parks; perfect time to channel my inner California carefree girl as you can see from these pictures.
If you were looking for a dressier tie dye look, Zara would be my go to (always) as they have an amazing tie dye midi satin skirt in their sale at the moment which I have my eye on, as well as a very cute mesh crop top. But if you are shopping for some simple summer essentials, then a t shirt like this(New Look have loads of different colours etc) would be perfect with some denim shorts and trainers, or jeans on the less sunny days.
I hope I have convinced you on the trend!