Leigh Travers, Yushan T., and Mia M.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers
If you’re addicted to denim like we are (um, or just looking for an excuse to buy more), then good news! Your basic blues are about to get a makeover, thanks to a MAJOR dip dye moment happening in the fashion world right now. Dries Van Noten first showed its version of this one-two punch last year on the Spring/Summer 11 runway, and it’s held steady ever since- but you don’t have to drop hundreds of dollars on a designer version to score the style for yourself. Topshop, JBrand, ASOS and Free People all offer their own takes on the trend, whether it’s bleach, ombre, or statement color-blocking. Or if you’re the adventurous type, all it takes is a bottle of Chlorox, an old pair of jeans, and a free afternoon to craft your DIY version. Whichever method you choose to take, these three bloggers show you how to work your dip dye denim afterward.
Leah Travers of Fox and Feather
Blog: leightravers.blogspot.com. Twitter: @LeighTravers.
We figured we’d start with the biggest, boldest, and most colorful edition of dip dye, and who better to kick us off than U.K. blogger Leigh Travers and her purple jacket? The student, illustrator, and Urban Outfitters sale associate is working an amazing vintage Levi’s topper. We love how the bright violet shades add a pop of color to her otherwise all-black ensemble, and get this: she did the dye job herself! So if you’re in search for DIY inspiration, then she’s your girl.
Yushan T. of Sequin Parade
Singapore teenager Yushan is only 14, but she’s already won an online following for her easy, adorable style. Here she’s rocking not one, but two trends- a varsity jacket (much like the one Bethany Cosentino wore on the cover of Paste) and dip dye shorts. Totally runway-inspired, these bleached cutoffs just might be our new favorite summer staple.
Mia M. of Hey Lila Hey
Blog: heylilahey.blogspot.com. Twitter: @HeyLilaHey.
Helloooo Dries Van Noten! 25-year-old blogger and biology student Mia takes major cues from the designer’s SS11 collection with her covetable ombre dip dye jeans. The German native complements these statement pants with neutral separates, like a gray tee and black overcoat. Oh, and get this- she dyed her jeans all by herself! Impressive, right?!
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