As much as I love fashion and try to keep up on trends, my bank account definitely does not. Constantly buying new styles can really add up, so when a trend comes around that doesn’t require blowing all my salary—I am thrilled. Alexander Wang’s resort 2015 collection featured tie dye on patterned pants, jackets, shorts and more; which got me excited for a new look that could easily be created from a DIY project.
Wang’s designs can be hit or miss in my opinion, but it’s safe to say that they’re always attention-grabbing and groundbreaking. Although Wang used a hippie-inspired print, his designs were urban and edgy which stayed true to his signature aesthetic. His looks were paired with eye-catching lace-up black boots, which helped cater to the “downtown girl” that he typically designs for. The more feminine silhouettes of his dresses and jackets contrasted with the heavy combat boots and will without a doubt inspire my fall wardrobe. However, because summer weather will continue for many months to come in New Orleans, I created a lighter and warmer weather appropriate look.
Although I plan to incorporate more tie dyed pieces that I make myself in the future, Alexander Wang’s collection inspired me to finally purchase this pair of gray tie dye pants that I’ve been wanting. They are amazingly comfortable, like pajama pants that you can wear in public. Even though I was so happy to purchase these pants, the tie dye trend is really something that every person can try without spending more money. I am positive that almost everybody either has an old tie dyed shirt that can be styled into a new look. You can also purchase a solid colored item of clothing, and bleach it to make your own!
I styled my pants with a solid white crop top to give the pants a bit more of a city edge, while keeping the layers light. Instead of lace-up boots that Wang styled his models in, I wore gold and black strappy flatform sandals. These contrasted perfectly with the bohemian feel of the pants, and matched the black leather crossover bag that I threw on as well.
Tie dying a T-shirt, cotton dress or bandeau is a simple DIY project to do on a weekend. Bleach on a solid color can make a unique pattern and is right on trend for this upcoming fall. You could even transform an old shirt into a cute and trendy crop top! It’s the perfect style for an easy morning class look because it’s both fashionable and comfortable: my favorite combination.