Trend to Try: Tie Dye

Trend to Try: Tie Dye(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)The first thing you should know about summer's tie-dye trend is that we're not talking about the kaleidoscopic swirls of your summer camp days. Nor are we talking about the hippy-dippy, technicolor styles often sported at Phish concerts. Today's tie-dye motif is subtle, stripey and the right side of sophisticated.

Shown at spring shows including 3.1 Phillip Lim and spotted on everyone from Alessandra Ambrosio to Sandra Bullock, the boho-friendly motif works in a range of silhouettes. Exhibit A: the floor-sweeping, slightly groovy maxi styles sported by Ali Fedotowsky and Ashley Tisdale, below.

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(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)We're also loving the striking tee-and-black-skirt combo that Miranda Kerr and a fellow tie dye-loving model recently stepped out in. 

Trend to Try: Tie Dye(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)Trend to Try: Tie Dye(Source: ImaxTree)And you can't go wrong with an airy printed blouse—such as Ambrosio’s Bella Dahl top ($127)—and a pair of heat-beating cut-offs. 

Trend to Try: Tie Dye(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)Dying to try this charming summer look? Shop our picks, below:

Trend to Try: Tie Dye(Source: ASOS, Shopbop, Anthropologie)Costa Blanca Tie Dye Maxi Dress, $118 $42, at ASOSFree People Sundown Washed Top, 
$68 $48, at ShopbopVanessa Virginia Matra Maxi Dress, $138, at Anthropologie