The Tie Dye Trend For Grown Ups

I thought it would be fun to try some trends outside my wheelhouse over the next few weeks, while we’re staying home, and highlight them here. 

Maybe we’ll discover a few updates we can wear when we’re out and about this summer that we would otherwise have skipped right over.

I’m starting with tie-dye. 

Somehow, for reasons far beyond anything I can understand, a global shut down created a massive trend in tie-dye. From sweatsuits and pajamas, to spring dresses, and even hair accessories.

It’s everywhere and much of it is really expensive, like hundreds of dollars for a tie-dyed sweatshirt. This is where retail loses me. Something you can make in your bathroom is sold for $400. 

I always say, price isn’t a single guidepost for quality. Somethings are worth a higher cost, some aren’t.

Generally, tie-dye doesn’t exactly fit into my style. So I’m starting with this subtle, “grown-up” tie-dyed sweatshirt for around $20 – a price that seems reasonable. 

Tie-Dye for Grown Ups 

Tie Dye Trend for AdultsSweatshirt, $30 ($21 with code HURRY)

Technically this isn’t tie-dyed. It’s ombre or dip-dyed, which seems like a better translation of the trend to wear now at home and later in the summer.

These days I’m wearing it at home, with distressed jeans. In the summer, it will look cute with white bottoms, like shorts or relaxed ankle jeans at the beach. I like it because it’s lightweight, similar to the LOFT sweatshirt many of you picked up earlier this month.

Old Navy continues it’s epic series of sales. Today, this shirt is marked down to $21 when you use the code HURRY.  

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I have it in the pink (see below). It runs true, I’m wearing a medium. 

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The Tie Dye Trend For Grown Ups

4 thoughts on “The Tie Dye Trend For Grown Ups”

  1. I’m a new subscriber. The fact that you’re tall (5’9 or 5’10”) was an incentive to follow your site because I’m 5’9″. When an influencer is 5’0″ or 5’4″, it’s hard to transfer the style suggestions. I ordered the pink sweatshirt. What a great Old Navy find! Thanks for sharing.

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