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Tie-dye shirts always brings back a mix of thoughts and memories, like screaming and sticky children at summer camp, lazy music festival outfits, and the stoner extras in Clueless — and yet here I am wanting to stock up in bulk for the season.
They add just a little bit (a lot) of fun to your standard jeans-and-T-shirt outfit, especially if you’re not a fan of ruffles, fringe, and whatever new “reconstructed” shirting details the fashion world has thrown at us lately. Tie-dye is inherently the Most Chill, and that’s why I — and presumably all the designers that incorporated it into their resort and summer 2017 collections, like Off-White and Acne Studios — love it.
Trust that you can always find a tie-dye T-shirt at any vintage or thrift store at any given time. But if you don’t feel like wading through racks upon racks (or you know, getting up from your couch), we’ve picked out a handful of options you can snag online from mall brands like Zara and designer names like Gucci (if you’re feeling the look enough to commit over $500 to it).