Saint Laurent’s spring 2016 menswear collection definitely caught me by surprise. The line is very retro with pieces inspired by the punk movement. There were distressed leather jackets and tight black skinny jeans and also items inspired by the ’80s including funky bright patterns, bomber jackets and distressed denim. This got me thinking about ways to incorporate retro styles into my everyday life. With the recent anniversary of Woodstock ’69 and a particular liking for ’60s and ’70s fashion, I chose to incorporate the trend of tie-dye into an everyday look of mine.
I wear T-shirt dresses quite a bit just because they are extremely comfortable, easy and cute to just throw on. When I saw one in a cool tie-dye pattern, I knew it was the right piece of tie-dye for me. Because the pattern is so colorful and the tunic is a statement piece in itself, I chose to pair it with very neutral accessories to even it out. I toned it down and made it a bit more current by pairing it with this oversized knit sweater from Brandy Melville. Of course, if it’s hot outside, the sweater is totally unnecessary, but it gets chilly at night where I live and hey, we are approaching fall, aren’t we?
I’m also wearing a pair of very simple black strappy flat sandals, a few mixed metal bracelets, my favorite necklace with a little pop of orange and my everyday rings. Finally, I finished the look off with a pair of round wire frame sunglasses that also mimic the era and trend of funky sunglasses in the Saint Laurent collection.
I love the way this look turned out, and it definitely fits in well with my own personal style. If you can’t find a T-shirt dress or would rather start with just a tie-dye shirt instead, a tie-dye shirt paired with distressed denim shorts would go together well!