I don’t typically associate tie-dye with fashion. To be honest I haven’t really thought about tie-dye since the days of elementary school field days and camp color wars. When paired correctly, however, a tie-dye piece can really highlight a sophisticated outfit.

In order to make sure you don’t look like you’re on your way to a tug-of-war competition or relay race, choose your tie-dye piece with caution. Avoid multicolored pieces to mature your outfit. This Fashionista’s gray and white tie-dye pants are the perfect example of how to fashionably wear tie-dye patterns. The monochromatic gray and white color scheme makes the pants wearable and easy to pair with.

It’s also a good idea to make sure the fit of your tie-dye piece is figure flattering. To avoid looking like a hippie stuck in the wrong time period, make sure your tie-dye bottoms are not too loose for your frame. This Fashionista’s fit and flare pants highlight her figure, rather than swallowing her in a sea of tie-dye pants.

When working with a unique, stand-out piece, you have to style with caution. This Fashionista’s choice to pair her pants with a simple tank top and lacy bralette allows the pants to take the spotlight. The simple braid and minimal accessories are good choices as well to ensure the look isn’t overwhelming.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “I love this look because it’s comfortable and cute. The pants are unique so they’re easy to style with other basics and still look fashionable.”