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Fashionable Tie Dye Shirts for The Summer
Tie-dye has been around for years. It may not be the first item of clothing you reach for in the morning as it can be a little too bold and bright and your boss may not approve of the design. However, to look cool and stylish on the weekend, the casual look of tie-dye is making a huge comeback and its mainstream appeal means that it should be coming to a wardrobe near you soon. Here is everything you wanted to know about tie-dye as well as some fashionable tie-dye shirts for the summer.
What Is Tie-Dye?
This is a method of dying clothes that involves twisting and bunching portions of clothing before tying them off with a string and soaking them in dye. The bunching will leave parts of the material untouched by the dye and create patterns across the surface of the clothing, hence the name tie-dye. This technique has been possible for many centuries, but it became popular during the hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s as a way for people to customize their clothing. It was made fashionable in the hippie era by fashion icons such as Janis Joplin, but this season, the style has been adopted by fashion designers such as Prada bringing the fashion right up to the 2020s.
What Colors Make Up Tie-Dye?
Traditionally, the attitude with tie-dye has been the bolder, the better, and fun fluorescent designs, such as this Men's Tie Dye Crew Neck T-Shirt, have been very popular. Colors such as yellow, orange, and red have stood out as being fantastic colors to tie-dye with, and bright green and blue have been used frequently, too. These are great colors for a festival or a fun day out. You will stand out from the crowd and your friends will not lose sight of you. If you want to get yourself noticed, sticking to the tradition of bright, bold colors is the way to go.
A lot of men like to blend in rather than stand out, however. If the idea of wearing a loud shirt makes you feel a little nervous, you will be pleased to know that a lot of tie-dye colors have been toned down this season, so you can wear this great style without feeling self-conscious. Muted tones of tie-dye include different shades of blue and grey. Green is also a popular color, but this can look a little more like army fatigues and a little less like casual fashion if you are not careful with it.
What Clothes Should You Wear?
This really depends on whether you want to stand out from the crowd or not, and there are several items of tie-dye clothing that are trending now.
This is the fashion must-have for the festival-goer. They are great to tie around your waist when you are hot and put on when the weather gets cooler in the evenings. No self-respecting festival fan would arrive without at least one hoodie, and wearing something bright means that you are going to be very easy to spot in the sun. A more subdued tone can be worn to sit around the campfire in the evening; grey and black tones are great for this.
A t-shirt, such as this Burke Blue Tie Dye Crew Neck T-Shirt, is probably the most popular way of wearing tie-dye, and you can have a lot of fun with colors, patterns and designs here. Choose your favorite colors online or try designing a tie dye t-shirt yourself for an authentic look that you can match to your existing clothing.
If you want to take part in this fashion while not going overboard, how about opting for some tie-dye sneakers? They are fun and comfortable to wear, but you will not be noticed too much as nobody tends to look down. However, you will have the confidence of knowing that you are wearing something a little different, and if you are at a house party or an event that might involve taking your shoes off, yours will be easy to spot when it is time to leave.
If you only want a small touch of tie-dye, how about opting for some unique accessories instead? Tie-dye socks are one fashion that you will probably be able to get away with at work, so they work quite well for any rebels in the corporate world. For a slightly more hippie touch, opt for some tie-dye jewelry such as a beaded necklace or a wrist tie.
We hope you enjoy these great ideas for wearing tie-dye this summer!