Published on October 24th, 2011 | by Amanda Taylor0
Ask Amanda: The Travails of Tide Dye
Okay, I gave it that title. But seriously, I saw a guy wearing gray sweats tucked into cognac cowboy boots. Sweats. Into. Cowboy. Boots. I also spied a fully-grown graduate student in bright yellow Crocs. So many white crew-neck, cap-sleeve shirts under spaghetti straps I started to think it was normal. A bright purple cotton Hanes beefy tee under a silk vest. Pajamas in class at 5 p.m.
But do you know what I see the most? Tie-dye.
And not always store-bought tie-dye made by professionals and/or machines. Sometimes it seems like people just got together to tie-dye things and they found old ratty tee shirts that have company names on them and then it doesn’t really work out and there are only splotches of mottled color ranging from poop green to brown. And they wear these crafty masterpieces with unabashed pride.
They also enjoy wearing them with plaid. Oh the colors! It brings a smile to my face to see these cheery clothing combos! (No, no it doesn’t.)
Look people, the message here is clear. Just because it exists doesn’t mean you need to wear it. And if you have one piece and another piece, just because one is a top and one is bottom, doesn’t mean they go together. ♦ ♦ ♦
**University unspecified for fear of co-eds losing future romantic opportunities
Amanda Taylor is SOUND’s opinionated style correspondent. She is currently a senior at BYU studying journalism and has worked as an editor for The Daily Universe. Amanda hails from Salt Lake City, UT. You can follow her on Twitter at @salamandrs.