Before you write off the tie-dye trend completely, you might want to take a peek at Rihanna's latest look. The mogul and style maven has finally given one of 2019's most polarizing (albeit fun) style crazes her stamp of approval — and you'll definitely be inspired to follow suit. That's right, the psychedelic pattern you likely DIY'd at one point or another can actually read chic, too, and Rihanna's green tie-dye button-down is all the proof you need.
It's no secret that fashion is cyclical — and right now, the '80s are in the midst of a major style renaissance. Fanny packs are back and more coveted than ever, thanks to their insanely practical hands-free design that makes snapping photos or browsing clothing racks so much easier. Big, bold shoulders continue to make a sharp statement in 2019, as well. But there's one bygone trend of the '80s that's garnered quite a bit of buzz as of late, especially among the celeb set: tie-dye.
Everyone from Karlie Kloss to Gigi Hadid has been seen in some variation of the '80s classic, but it's Rihanna's more elevated, minimalist-approved take that's sure to convince even the most tie-dye-opposed to give the pattern a whirl this season.
On April 15, the singer was photographed out and about in New York City, wearing light-wash skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity, blue Nike high-tops, and a neon-green tie-dye button-down from Comme des Garçons. Though everything about her off-duty look is worth taking note of, it's the printed shirt that deserves extra mention.
It's easy for tie-dye to feel right in line with music-festival dressing, but Rihanna's green button-down is inherently sophisticated, thanks to the toned-down print and refined silhouette.
The singer finished off her edgy-chic look with circle sunglasses, lots of layered necklaces, and a mini black satin handbag.
If there's one thing Rihanna's most recent look makes very clear, it's that tie-dye is no longer just for tees. The swirly, colorful pattern has been reworked onto every polished staple imaginable, from elegant shift dresses to midi slip skirts.
Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the most elevated tie-dye pieces on the market, including Rihanna's exact button-down.