STYLE GURU STYLE: Sweet Summer Tie-Dye

Another trend is on the rise, and I’ll bet you’ve seen it because this one is hard to miss. The new summer take on tie-dye has finally trickled down from the 2015 resort collections of such designers as Fausto Puglisi, Michael Kors and Alexander Wang. Now it’s thriving among the masses. Puglisi’s work in this retro movement is my personal favorite. He juxtaposes stark colors and structured pieces with the softness of paler tie-dye colors and excels at pulling it all together. In a few of his ensembles, he daringly pairs contrasting tie-dye patterns with results that cannot be taken for granted.

My closet and I have really enjoyed this bohemian addition everyday wear. Sporting tie-dye patterns to a concert or a ’70s party can be so cute. On the other hand, giving them a modern twist or adapting them to multiple settings can be more of a challenge. The first thing I do when purchasing any patterned piece, whether tie-dyed, polka-dot or plaid, is to make sure it is exactly the design I want. If the colors are too crazy or the swirls are too swirly, don’t be surprised if you are experiencing the difference between an authentic ’70s look and today’s more modern interpretations of the past. Personally, I am more drawn to the paler colors and looser pieces when adorning this trend.

To complete my “retro-mix” outfit, I have chosen a pale blue romper, brown GUESS wedges, Alex and Ani bracelets and a long necklace. I think my wavy hair makes the look all the more summery and in for the season.

Get My Look: 1. Start with anything tie-dyed. 2. Simple jewelry. 3. A pair of statement-making summer shoes.