Thursday, June 7, 2012

to dye for

Tie dye has come a long way from the t-shirt in your kitchen using the Rit dye method of 1970's fame.  Today it can be called dip dyeing, tie dye, or ombre in its many patterns & forms.  Ombre is a French word meaning "to shade" and is used to describe something where a color or colors progress from light to dark.  The progression of color is quite beautiful, giving garments a uniqueness to them that is soft & summery, different than the color block trend, where you have a distinct beginning and end to each section of color on the garment. You can do dyeing methods like these yourself if you'd like, there are YouTube videos with great instructions, but I'd rather go shopping. ;)
Michael Stars, Joie Soft, and many others have great tshirts that I think are sexy yet comfortable, a perfect match with white jeans or shorts. Young, Fabulous & Broke has it down perfect, my three favorites so far are the  Leilani Sunset Ombre Maxi Dress -- perfect for day or night this summer- the Tegan Ombre Halter Maxi is a bit dressier for an evening event--the halter style is fantastic, and the Printed Maxi, with its more tie dye effect.  Its hard to stop...so, one more....the Jill Strapless Jumpsuit...LOVE!  (although ombre pants in general...on the fence...)  Skirts are definitely a favorite of mine as well, they are easy & comfortable--this Bailey 44 Gazelle skirt comes in two colors and would be perfect with a square off the shoulder tee.
Add an accessory like a scarf or earrings if you want a little something that pops without wearing the trend on a larger scale--it is such a cool way to say hello summer.  Even if its 50 and raining.


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