They say “what comes around goes around” and that can be applied to fashion trends. Tie-dye, once a staple of Dead Heads and summer campers is back this year and with a decidedly chicer vibe. I had seen various dye-tie pieces popping up on sites like Net-A-Porter and Shopbop, some of them going for pretty high prices. I’ve been a big fan of tie-dye forever and love trying out new techniques like my recently posted bleach dyed kimono. So I was not about to drop a couple hundred bucks on some tie-dye stuff this season.
I was looking through one of the local Goodwills in my area this week and came across this blue and white tie-dyed cardigan. I could barely believe my luck, it’s so perfect for spring and summer! For only $7.00 this was a total no-brainer buy. We had an exceptionally warm day so I pulled out cardigan with some denim shorts. To complete the 'cali-surfer’ vibe I put on one of my favorite vintage tees (which I also got at a thrift shop) emblazoned with “Wildwood, NJ”. Quite fitting given the jabs I make at Jeff about his Jersey roots.
On the note of thrift shopping - I have been doing it so much more in San Diego and finding amazing pieces. I literally cannot keep them all so I have started an online instagram shop selling thrift and vintage finds! I will be sharing some more details in a later post but in the meantime, check out my shop instagram here - @calivintagethrift.
If you are feeling crafty and want to try out tie-dying yourself, This tutorial is great for a tie-dye technique that looks modern and on trend - a little less summer camp and a little more boho chic.