Something happened to all of us during the quarantine. The confinement of the last few months has really shifted our clothing of choice, to something more breezy. Could it be the late nights on zoom with friends in our gym-jams? Was it the endless trips to the park or supermarket? Did it have anything to do with the freedom of letting loose? Was it a social commentary on the louche lifestyles, those who weren’t key workers have been living? While tie dye has historically been seen as an anti establishment statement of expression, given the pandemic’s totalitarianism and the Black Lives Matter movement, humanity is in the middle of a global, social and economic shift.
While the summer of 2020 has not been the summer of love; Indeed, from the 11th June in the UK, the law was passed making it illegal to have sex with someone who is not from your household?….it has definitely been the summer of experimentation. We have tried things we’d never have considered before, lived in our track pants and eaten a truck load of food. I for one have vowed never to wear jeans again because quite frankly, i’m done with the torture?
I’ve let it all hang out and in keeping with my new found freedom, i’m suddenly drawn to the untethered look of tie dye? I am not alone. Celebs a-plenty are also on my band wagon and stores all over the place have filled the rails with colourful options.
If you don’t want to buy something new just update something old. Make do and mend and remember to have fun in the sun.
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