Welcome to September’s Stylish Monday link up! This month we’re transitioning from Summer to Autumn with the theme of Fallin’ For Tie Dye. I have to admit that when I first saw the theme I couldn’t think of a single tie dye garment in my possession. But given the amount of clothes I own I figured I must have at least one item. And so the search began.
It wasn’t an altogether fruitful search because as it turns out, I have very little tie dye. In fact I’m not sure this skirt is technically tie dye but it’s the closest I could find. I have another skirt that might be true tie dye but I couldn’t find it – that’s the downside of packing most of my Summer clothes away in September! It seems to have done the trick though because Summer is making a brief return this week…typical!
Anyway, it gave me the motivation to wear this skirt, which I’ve always found tricky to style. The length isn’t great on me as I prefer skirts that finish just below the knee. I love the colours and the ruching on the side, but finding a top that works with it isn’t easy. A top that’s too voluminous looks bulky and overshadows the skirt. But a figure-hugging top skews the proportions making me look too wide on the hips. The fabric is thin and silky so it’s more of a Summer skirt, although I’ve worn it with grey tights and boots in the past. I’m not sure that really worked though.
Teaming the skirt with this lightweight jumper straddles the seasons, and would work well for Spring too. The pearl-embellished collar prevents the jumper from looking too blocky, otherwise a V-neck might be better. Picking out the soft grey in the print with the jumper and bag allows the skirt to take centre stage. For Spring/Summer I would highlight the pink or ochre instead. The cute pearl earrings with the beaded lemons add a fun touch and a little colour to the outfit.
Snob de Noblesse skirt (old) | Atmosphere jumper (from a charity shop) | Modalu bag (from eBay) | Ted Baker shoes (old) | Moschino sunglasses | Zara earrings
Shelbee: “I found this tie dye kimono at Torrid a few years ago and I definitely do not give it enough air time. I love the tie dye pattern on it and the fun fringe details and it is the perfect layering piece for this time of year. I have worn it with jeans and shorts as well, but I think I prefer it with a cute little black dress and sandals.”
Nancy: “I had to search real deep for something tie dye and I found this Primark summer dress that I don’t even own anymore. I guess tie dye is the same as kimonos over here in the Netherlands. Just not that popular. Don’t know why not if you see all my lovely Stylish Monday friends in their beautiful items!”
Andy: “I am loving the tie-dye trend for fall! My orange and blue tie-dye top is actually a dress – I’ve knotted it and styled it with jeans just for fun. Check out my blog post to see how I styled it as a dress, along with more cute tie-dye pieces, and how I’ve styled them for the fall season. I love to play with my clothes, especially when it’s something as versatile as this!”
Ada: “Not all tie-dye is made the same. Those bright super neon tie dyes are not for me. But give me a cozy, light as air white tee dipped in baby blue and baby pink and we are talking!! It looks like a gorgeous skyline. Fall temperatures have definitely arrived in Michigan so I wore mine with a Faux Leather Black Moto Jacket. Perfect yin+yang between the softness of the girly tee and the rocker edginess of the jacket. Both pieces are by Hollister and they are current!”
Nicole: “Traditionally, tie-dye is associated with the heat of summer and outdoor festivals. However, tie-dyed scarves can also look great in fall and winter as my look demonstrates.”
Julie: “I have and always will be a huge fan of the tie dye trend! This might be my third blog post on the trend. My tie dye maxi dress (new from Amazon) is super easy to style for every season. I’ve paired it with my Half Tee for better coverage so that it can be worn to work. Additionally, I can add a denim jacket for some warmth in the fall. The tie dye dress can easily be worn over a long sleeve tee and some booties in the winter! Did I mention this maxi has pockets and is super soft?! If all over tie dye isn’t your thing, think about just a touch of tie dye in a top or more subtle colors like bleach tie dye.”
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