Friday, July 10, 2020

Ageless Style: Summer Tie Dye!

It’s time again for my quarterly Ageless Style post! For any new faces around here, every quarter I get together with a fantastic and diverse group of bloggers to style similar wardrobe staples or seasonal trends in a variety of ways. What makes this series fun, is that we have a representative from every age group to show you how they would style the specific trend or staple we have chosen for the quarter. I share a lot of trend styling for the 20-30 something year old woman and I'm excited to show options for all ages. It's my hope with this series to continue to inspire you with great style no matter your age.

This quarter it was my turn to choose the trend and I chose this summer's hottest trend, tie dye! We have seen the tie dye trend come and go in fashion throughout the years, but it has made a big comeback this summer. You can find this psychedelic print everywhere and it comes in so many different designs and colors, you can’t help but find the perfect one for you. But if you find yourself not loving what you're seeing you can always grab your favorite white tee and a tie dye kit and make a creation of your own. That's what I did for this quarters Ageless Style post, instead of buying a tie dye piece, I wanted to share the creation I made with JR. I’ll be sharing all the details about our fun DIY project in a blog next week, but until then, here is a fun sneak peek at my TD tee. I hope you enjoy my creation and  as always, I hope you get inspired to express your creativity when it comes to this cool summer trend!

For more Tie Dye inspo for any age keep reading below to see what some of the other ladies have styled! 

20’s Blogger: Taylor of Cin City Chic

Bio: Hello! My name is Taylor and I am the Content Creator for the lifestyle blog CinCityChic. CinCityChic encompasses fashion, beauty, and lifestyle topics. I am passionate about cultivating creative inspiration to help others boost their confidence. Cincinnati is home and I incorporate upcoming events, local stores, and my personal recommendations within my blog about the amazing 513. As an explorative and fun-loving millennial I am still finding my own path in this world. CinCityChic is my escape and journey that I enjoy sharing with others!  

Styling Notes:Is this look to TIE DYE for? There’s been lots of trends circulating due to COVID. I think my favorite has been DIY Tie Dye. It makes for a great summer time activity by yourself or with others. Here I repurposed a pair of joggers with tie dye. I did the reverse tie dye method by just using bleach and water. I did a full tutorial on my Youtube channel! Click here to see my method! 

40’s Blogger: Lesa of Prissy Missy Loves

Bio: I’m Lesa, better known as Prissy Missy, and I am the creative force behind Prissy Missy Loves. I cover plus size style, often with a bit of pin up flair, and I promote authenticity and body positivity. My goal is femme empowerment, body love, and and encouragement to embrace new trends.

Styling Notes: I was so excited that the theme this time around was tie dye! I found the cutest jumpsuit this spring from Voluptuous Lady Boutique and found it to be stretchy enough to use for maternity too! I love the bright colors and the lightweight material. They make for the perfect summer outfit!
I know the idea of wearing a complete tie dye outfit may be a bit much for some of you. However, if you want to try wearing something like a jumpsuit or a dress, the key to pulling it off is to accessorize! The right accents make the outfit, so be sure to add some flair!
Styling Tips: Tie Dye is making a huge comeback. If you want to test this trend but don't want to go overboard, try something small first. Retailers, like Torrid, make everything from undergarments to swimsuits to dresses and more! Also, being bold occasionally and springing for a cute outfit, like the one I am wearing, can actually be quite liberating!

50’s Blogger: Betsy of Natty Gal

Bio:  Hello, friend!  I’m Betsy, the Cleveland blogger behind Natty Gal, wife to Gavin and fur-mom to Dolce.  My passion is to encourage women like you to dismiss the clutter in your life and to focus on what matters most.  Natty Gal shares inspiration for cultivating a simple, stylish and satisfying life via lifestyle, fashion and travel topics. Come join the journey and create your best life with me!

Styling Notes: Anyone else wear sweaters in summer or is that just me?  Living in Northeast Ohio, temperatures can vary greatly from the inland suburbs to locales right on the lake.  I almost always take a light sweater along with me in the evening in case the breeze gets a bit too cool while we’re out.  When I saw this water-color toned sweater at Anthropologie, I knew it had to be mine!  The colors remind me of beach glass and I love how the tie-dye is broken up with marled knit on the sleeves and back.  It looks fantastic with white jeans (shown here) as well as with lighter washes of denim.  A neutral pair of sandals, a summery wicker and leather cross-body, and chic, cat-eye sunnies provided my “finishing touches”!  

Styling Tip: For a sophisticated spin on the tie-dye trend, look for single-color or ombre-effect tie-dye combos as opposed to the more traditional multi-color varieties!

60’s Blogger: Phyllis of Follow Phyllis

Bio: Hi Ladies! I’m Phyllis, the woman behind, a website dedicated to empowering women over 60 to be their best selves. I blog primarily about fitness, nutrition, and motivation but I also love to bring my passion for fashion and beauty to my followers as well. Most women in my age group feel forgotten and I like to remind them of their vibrancy and vitality.
Styling Notes: I love the bright multi-colored tie dye from days past. The exciting swirls of color bring back the best memories! But in selecting a new tie dye piece of clothing I decided to try the current toned down version of this classic so popular right now. This slub knit tie dye shrug from Belle by Kim Gravel purchased from is perfect! I love the subtle design and different tones of blue. And I like that I can wear the shrug either open or tied in a knot. I decided to pair it with white capri jeans also from Kim Gravel. I have always wanted a pair of white jeans but shied away because I always feared they would be see thru and make me look fat. I originally bought these jeans in chambray and loved them so much I decided to buy them in white. I am so happy I did because I love them! And I decided to add a crazy colored tie dye mask to complete my look.
Styling Tip: Tie dye clothing are like works of art. It's important to showcase them by keeping the rest of your outfit neutral. I decided to wear only white with my shrug. I chose white jeans, and old white tee shirt, white stiletto sandals and white and silver jewelry. I love the way this styling makes my shrug the focus of my look.

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