Hi, friends! Welcome back to Stylishly Good Vibes! I’m on the blog today to share my tips for styling tie-dye for fall! I know tie-dye was a huge trend in 2020, but it’s still having its resurgence in 2021! It’s so simple to dress it up or down—especially if it’s a pattern play like the piece I’m wearing today! Let’s dive in to this trend as I share styling tips and my new favorite tie-dye piece for fall: the Marlowe Dress from Caite & Kyla!
Who is Caite & Kyla?
I was gifted this dress from Caite & Kyla, which is one of my favorite companies I’ve had the pleasure of working with since I started my blog. Founded in 1998, Caite & Kyla offers handcrafted pieces that are designed for the free spirit. I can’t imagine a better brand to fit my vibe!
How to Elevate Your Look
When it comes to tie-dye, the key to elevating your outfit is choosing a print that is limited to 2–3 colors in the same family. This dress, for example, has varying shades of blue/purple. The simplified color palette is perfect for styling from day to night without looking like I stepped out of a time machine from the ‘70s.
If you’ve followed along on the blog for a while, you know that I don’t like anything plain—especially when it comes to clothes. I absolutely love that this dress incorporates the floral print at the bottom because it blends so well with the tie-dye. It’s unexpected and fun, which you know I’m all about!
Picking the Right Tie-Dye
My best piece of advice for picking what article of clothing you buy in a tie-dye pattern is this: if you wouldn’t wear it on a first date, choose something else! I think tie-dye is much more elevated in a dress than say, a button-up blouse. But that’s just personal preference!
The Key to Accessorizing
I wanted to keep it simple with my accessories for this look, opting for my go-to white Panama hat and a pair of knee-high suede boots. Although the brown in the boots isn’t a perfect match with the dress, it still works. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—your outfit doesn’t need to match perfectly for it to look great! I personally hate when things are matchy matchy. It looks too . . . sterile LOL. I’m weird, I know, but I would much rather play it up than be boring with my style.
So, let’s recap how to style tie-dye for fall!
1. Choose a tie-dye print that incorporates 2-3 colors from the same palette.
2. When searching for a tie-dyed piece to add to your wardrobe, think about when and where you would wear it. A dress will be more versatile and elevated, while you may not get as much use out of a blouse or skirt.
3. Keep your accessories simple. Let the tie-dye speak for itself!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for you this week! I’ll be back on the blog soon to share more fall style tips with you!
Until next time!