Mix It 'Bella'
- 17.99 USD
by Ida Hsiang
Before you start questioning my knack for keeping up with the latest styles and trends, you'll need to re-think your ideas on tie-dye. While tie-dye used to conjure up images of brightly colored bursts on white tees (like the kind you made at the after-school program in elementary school) and is generally linked to hippie attire and reserved for those still stuck in the 60's and 70's (in both mindset and style), tie-dye as of late has gotten a modern make-over. Using an edgier or more wearable color palette, as well as differing patterns and shapes, modern day tie-dye is now more chic and stylish than tacky and dated. Whether it's as a water-color like print on a fluid tank, or as a unique and trendy way to add interest and texture to a hot pair of jeans or leggings, there's no denying that tie-dye is popping up everywhere ... and it's staying! The new, made-over tie-dye designs are youthful, versatile and totally fashionable and soon, over-sized rainbow tie-dye shirts will just be a thing of fashion-faux-pas nightmares. Want to take a look at the new and improved tie-dye and incorporate it into your closet? Click on the slideshow to see some of my favorite modern tie-dye pieces!
by Ida Hsiang
I'm not going to lie, I'm very on the fence about these " title="Alexander Wang Abbey Ankle-Strap Sandals">Alexander Wang Abbey Ankle-Strap Sandals. This is definitely a type of shoe that's either love it or hate it, no grey area in between, and I can see arguments for both sides. While they're a little too soccer-mom-meets-catwoman for my liking, they are undoubtedly a unique take on the heeled sandal. The interesting shape is a pro, but the fact that the shape leans a little more towards resembling a clog? Con. But maybe I'm not looking at this in the right way. Sure, they're sandals, but they definitely aren't summery, so how about pairing the super edgy and fashion forward heeled sandal-clogs with something super edgy to match? A trendy pair of distressed black skinny jeans and a leather jacket maybe? Think they look a little too costume-y? Take it all the way and try a leather (or pleather) bodysuit and a mini-van. Of course, being Alexander Wang, these shoes were never meant for the conservatively fashion anyway. What do you think? Is this high-heeled Alexander Wang Ankle-strap Sandal a hit or a miss? And what would you wear it with?Price: $148.50Where to Buy: Net-a-PorterWho Found it: Idabone was the first to add the Alexander Wang Abbey Ankle-Strap Sandals to the Hive.