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Class to Night Out: Dip Dye Shorts


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Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. This column will focus on one piece per week, and teach you how to take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been completely obsessed with the dip dye trend all summer. The unexpected shift in color is slightly edgier than your usual ombre, but still has that vintage, DIY feel that’s perfect for summer. The best part is, you can do it with anything from your clothes to your hair!

If you’re in the mood for something hipster-chic, I’ll be showing you how to style a pair of dip dyed shorts (how awesome would it be to DIY these yourself?) for a casual day of class and a fun night out.

Dip Dye Shorts: Class

how to wear dip dye shorts for day with crochet beige sweater floral satchel gladiator sandals turquoise spike necklace and gold triangle earrings
Shorts, Sweater, Sandals, Bag, Necklace, Earrings

For day, try a boho-chic look by pairing your shorts with an oversized crochet sweater (with a cute tank or tee underneath, of course!). Even summer has its dreary days, and there’s nothing I love more than curling up in something comfy on a rainy, chilly afternoon. Accessorize with trendy geometric jewelry, like gold triangle earrings and a spiky turquoise necklace. Finish off the look with summer staples like gladiator sandals and a floral print satchel.

Dip Dye Shorts: Night Out

how to wear dip dye shorts for night with floral crop tank coral sandals coral cross body bag gold spike bangles and rose earrings
Shorts, Tank, Sandals, Bag, Bangles, Earrings

For the ultimate in retro glamor, channel your inner Lana Del Rey for your night look by pairing your shorts with a vintage-inspired cropped floral tank. Rosebud earrings, paired with heavy spiked bangles, create edgy contrast, making this the perfect look for a late-night bonfire or music festival. Complete the look with strappy coral sandals and a matching cross-body bag.

What do you think?

Do you own anything dip-dyed? How do you wear it? Be sure to let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Posted on on July 20, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Class to Night Out: Dip Dye Shorts”

  1. 1
    July 20th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Loving the dip dye look! It’s perfect for summer and would make for a great DIY project!

  2. 2
    July 20th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I have to admit I carefully look through posts of things I wouldn’t actually wear because the accessories you guys choose are amazing. :o

  3. 3
    July 20th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Loving the outfits!

  4. 4
    July 20th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    LOVE the first look!

  5. 5
    July 21st, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    The link to the BaubleBar necklace in the first outfit doesn’t work /:

  6. 6
    July 23rd, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Good DIY creations, but let me word of DIY, may be I messed up.

  7. 7
    July 28th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I think the night outfit would also work for school just as well? They don’t seem too much different.

  8. 8
    August 8th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I’m not a fan of the day outfit, but the night outfit is cute.

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