I think the primary reason I have such an affinity for tie-dye is the fact that I began experimenting with my personal style in the heart of the 90s. I can remember it like it was yesterday—I was an 11 year-old rebel without a cause and a total sponge for any and every grungy trend I could get my hands on. The DeLiAs catalog couldn’t hit my mailbox fast enough and Doc Martens were on the top of my sartorial bucket list. I can also thank my lucky stars that around that time in my life, my parents were going through a gnarly divorce, so I was able to convince my dad that 11 was totally old enough for an eyebrow ring and an undercut. I know what you may be thinking, and all I have to say is: Shut up, they were cool back then… right? Moving on. I now get a powerful wave of nostalgia whenever I see tie-dye, chunky glitter, ringer tees, chain wallets, or mini backpacks.
Fast forward 20 years & here I am, still wearing tie-dye. The only difference is that I no longer buy my ultra wavy designs at head shops. In fact these blue paperbag waist trousers are some of the most luxurious pants I’ve ever owned. They’re built for both style & comfort, and are made out of a buttery smooth fabric that’s super lightweight & surprisingly enough, doesn’t wrinkle like crazy. They’re by the brand, Gypsy 05, which is one of my favorite places to find cool tie-dye items. Gypsy 05 is based out of California and they’re known for offering ethically-sourced fine goods that have a luxe bohemian vibe.
If you too grew up in the 90s, be sure to write your favorite nostalgic trend in the comments section below! Also, go check out Gypsy 05 because they just released their new fall items & I’m in love with all the navy blue & velvet—you don’t want to miss it. As always, sending lots of tropical vibes your way!
Xx – Rachael
[Photography: Christine Michelle Photography]
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