Tie-Dye Gets an Upgrade

Shibori, the art of traditional Japanese indigo hand dyeing by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing fabric, had its moment on SS2013 runways: Tory Burch and Band of Outsiders, to name two. From shibori dye workshops (like those offered by Lookout and Wonderland), to the Weekend 1 Coachella shibori explosion, everyone is getting their classy tie-dye on.

Here are just a few shibori inspired outfits for any occasion.



1. A simple shibori short from Band of Outsiders, paired with a summery Wildfox tee and sandals.

2. Silk and ladylike for the weekend. A long dress from Raquel Allegra with a pattern that meets in the middle. Heathered Jersey Lace Ups and Ray Bans polish off the outfit without detracting from it.

3. Mixing prints, for a date or dinner with girlfriends. A Bona Drag shibori crop top is casual, until you pair it with a bright, Project D Thelma below-the-knee skirt and on-trend Alexander Wang ‘Agata’ T-bar leather sandals.

4. Weekend shibori. Just add a simple scarf to a Zara chambray shirt, River Island cut-out flat ankle boots, and a multi-colored Ethnic Jacquard mini.

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