They (nor you, most likely) were around during tie dye’s heyday in the ’60s, but there’s a good chance your kids will be screaming for this crazily vibrant print on some article of clothing for summer 2013. This thought may send you into a tailspin, envisioning boxy, DIY-style, hippie-esque tees on your little one, but take heart. More reminiscent of swirling water and even ikat, designers are taking signature tie dye and mixing it up into some surprisingly chic–or at least more subdued–patterns. It’s cool and casual…perfect for that summery vibe everyone loves.
Short Sleeve Tie Dye Super-T, $17.50, landsend.com
First Wave Tie Dye Swim Shorts, $16, dillards.com
Guess Girls Tie Dye Maxi Dress, $42.50, bloomingdales.com
Riley Tie Dye Shorts, $34, luckybrand.com
SO Tie Dye One-Piece Swimsuit, $18 (sale), kohls.com