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Seasonal Trends

Spring 2016 Trend #3: Totally Tie-Dye

tiedye runway

BCBG Max Azria, Altuzarra, Valentino


Take everything you thought you knew about psychedelic tie-dye and throw it out the window. Designers played with tie-dye prints in totally new ways this season. Yes, Saint Laurent may have gone the grunge-hippie route with t-shirts and sweatshirts, but Altuzarra changed the game with the gorgeous dip-dye effects on dresses and blouses.


While tie-dye is probably one of the most casual prints out there, it can still be dressed up a little for a summer evening. This stretchy jersey Athleta dress can be worn as a beach cover-up OR you can match it with a textured moto-jacket and earrings to go out for drinks.

day outfit

Athleta Tie Dye Tank Middy Dress, $108

Rebecca Taylor Boucle Moto Jacket, $495 $299

AGL Wave Platform Wedge Sandal, $365

Ippolita Wonderland Teardrop Earrings, $275



Yes it’s crazy, but we still love it. A tie-dyed blazer like this one from Raquel Allegra is the ultimate statement piece. Keep it simple underneath with polished dark jeans and a white tank. This outfit would make me set up a lot more dates for cocktails with friends!

jacket outfit

Raquel Allegra Cosmos Tie-Dye Linen Jacket, $820 $246

Splendid Cotton and Modal-Blend Jersey Tank, $45

J Brand Maria High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $230

No. 6 Store Jane Nubuck Clogs, $305

Kendra Scott Camryn Mother-of-Pearl Earrings, $60



Shop our favorite tie-dyed items below. Or DIY! Tie-dyeing is a surprisingly easy and fun project you can do with the kids. Kyle tie-dyed her kitchen linens last year, but you can do anything from towels to t-shirts. (Lani also made Kyle tie-dye tees for her boys at the same time so that they could wear them to tie-dye day at school, which happened to be the next week. Very convenient!)



Happy  shopping!

lani and kyle



Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are personal stylists, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find them in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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