Business Casual Tie Dye

You probably don’t think about wearing tie-dye to a business casual office. Normally neither do we, but we were inspired by May’s issue of Lucky Magazine. They featured accessories that range from preppy to ladylike and we couldn’t help but think how chic these items would look in your work wardrobe. We searched some of our favorite shops to find more styles perfect for your business casual office.

A loose knit cardigan looks chic over black trousers. Add a belt at the waist to give the look more structure. A more subtle tie dye works in a longer wrap cardigan. David Cline Woman Tie-Dye Wrap Cardigan is available in plus sizes. Gianni Bini “Theresa” Cardigan has a more preppy feel and looks chic with chinos.

Pleated Tie Dye Tunic, Ships 4/10

M.S.S.P. Charmeuse Tie-Dye Dress can be styled for the office with a demi-cami and 3/4 sleeve jacket. You can also layer this Gianni Bini “Justina” Knit Top under that same blazer to mix and match your favorite styles. A Pleated Tie Dye Tunic, Ships 4/10 is ideal in a tonal color palette.
Banana Republic Tie-dye jersey scarf Lucky Brand - After Shock Tie Dye (Moraccan Brown) - Accessories Gap Lightweight tie-dye scarf

We found a few scarves to add to your business casual work wardrobe this spring. Banana Republic Tie-dye jersey scarf is perfect for pairing with a tan trench coat. While Lucky Brand – After Shock Tie Dye (Moraccan Brown) – Accessories is a bolder look during your commute. Gap Lightweight tie-dye scarf is perfect for all day in the office.

Have fun with your business casual style and try a fresh tie dye print for the spring.  We’d love to hear what you think of the sophisticated twist on tie dye. Leave us a comment here or share your thoughts on our facebook page.

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  1. Christina Nykile says

    I saw that Lucky article and loved it! I think tie-dye looks great if the colors and cut of the garment are polished, as in your examples above.

    I think that someone who’s a little “tie-dye shy” could go with a smaller item (like the shoe featured in Lucky) or a scarf or an item featuring more neutral colors to bring a bit of the trend into their already established wardrobe.

  2. says

    I have always been attracted to tie-dye despite it not fitting in with my wardrobe at all (we are talking the rainbow colored hippie stuff). I am so happy more “reformed” versions of tie-dye are popping up. I love your pics above!

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