This Trend Seriously Needed a Refresh, and These Under-$40 Pieces Really Deliver

tie-dye trend at Target

Photo:

Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

If you're tuned in to the fashion world on any level, you're probably aware that tie-dye emerged as a major trend around this time last year. We reported on it as soon as we noticed it and proceeded to immediately wear the print on repeat, but it definitely hit a saturation point and many of our editors vowed to at least stop buying more of it.

That being said, 2020 is ushering in a new version of the acclaimed tie-dye print you and I saw so much of last year. On the S/S 20 runways, we saw the loud rainbow colors and sharply defined tie-dyes of yore give way to softer versions of the print involving more monochromatic colorways and watercolor-inspired patterns. At Tibi, that manifested in dyed denim skirts and trousers, while at Dior, tie-dyed maxi skirts were elegantly styled with lace-up sandals (another big spring trend to watch).

So naturally, when we saw this shift begin to happen, we knew that we needed to get our own Who What Wear collection on board. As we always do with the must-have items of the moment, we designed our very own soft tie-dye print pieces (including everything from skirts to dresses to sweatshirts). To see and shop the tie-dye pieces (and get all the outfit inspo you could possibly need), just keep scrolling.

On the Spring Runways

Tibi S/S 20
Tibi spring 2020 runway

Photo:

Courtesy of Tibi
Dior S/S 20
Dior S/S 2020

Photo:

Courtesy of Dior
Prabal Gurung S/S 20
Prabal Gurung S/S 2020

Photo:

Courtesy of Prabal Gurung

See the 2020 take on tie-dye:

Our beauty editor Erin raves about how soft this sweatshirt is, and we happen to think it looks cool with relaxed jeans.

Who What Wear tie-dye trend

Photo:

Lexi Aiassa for Who What Wear

A pair of strappy sandals and our midi dress makes for a winning spring look.

Ground bohemian tie-dye prints with of-the-moment chunky boots.

tie-dye trend street style

Photo:

Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

Softer, watercolor-inspired tie-dye is the 2020 update the trend desperately needed.

tie-dye dress street style

Photo:

Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

A medley of rainbow colors feels much more achievable to wear when arranged in a soft ombré pattern.

tie-dye dress

Photo:

Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

White sneakers are a fresh way to wear a tie-dye print dress.

tie-dye coat outfits

Photo:

Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

Swap in a colorful coat to bring new life to your cold-weather outfits.

In the mood for more affordable trend guides? Check out the spring trends our editors nabbed for under $50.