It was once a sartorial marker of the free-spirited hippie movement, but fast-forward to 2019 and tie-dyed clothing has officially gone mainstream. Case in point: just last week Gigi Hadid was spotted wearing not one, but two psychedelic pieces—a vibrant Ralph Lauren tee paired with an equally bold Prada bag.
Everywhere during the spring 2019 runway season, the punchy technique coloured collections by the likes of Prabal Gurung, R13 and Ganni, labels that used lurid bursts of colour to transform staple shapes into showstoppers.
To make the trend work IRL, follow Hadid's lead and keep the rest of your look relatively streamlined. Tuck a tee into a pair of classic jeans, layer it under a blazer, or add a pair of chunky sneakers. This time around, the key to wearing tie-dye is to forget Woodstock and make the eye-catching pattern feel at home on the city streets.