On Trend: Dipped in the Colors of Sea & Sky

Greet spring dressed in tie dye prints that echo the hues of sea and sky.

Along with this spring’s big print trend comes a new wave of classic tie dye patterns, this time with a bend toward nature and all her glory. Tie dye in rich shades of blue echo the sea and the sky, taking you from spring into summer. Easy-to-wear, pair with closet classics like a loose-fitting white shirt.

Shabd Element Leggings
Pair these water print element tights by Shabd with a flowy white shirt for the ultimate summery look. Dress them down with TOMS or add a pair of chunky white wedge heels for a more casual evening elegance. Designer Shabd Simon-Alexander dyes all her fabric by hand in her NYC studio, and the entire line is made in New York’s Garment District.
$88, Juno & Jove 

Mujus Billy Earrings
These earrings by Mujus are the perfect complement to blue tie-dye prints. They’re made from small slices of tagua nut seeds – which are also known as vegetable ivory and are fallen seeds from a palm tree that grows in the Amazon. Local communities harvest the seeds without any damage to the rainforest and dry them for eight months before they’re made into jewelry.
$29, Mujus 

Frei Parachute Dress
The cream and gray stripe material of this dress is specially dip dyed by hand in indigo, making each piece completely unique. It’s made in Chicago using plant dyes and 100% organic cotton, sourced from mills that support farmers in the U.S. and abroad who do not use harsh pesticides on their crops.
On sale for $216, Embodies 

Anchored Blue Bracelet by Light Gives Heat
This bracelet is made using recycled paper SUUBI beads with large light blue seed beads in between. The beads are set on a wire, which allows the bracelet to wrap around the wrist for a perfect fit, or be used as a choker or anklet. Each SUUBI product is 100% unique, hand-crafted by the Suubi women in Uganda and made of recycled paper.
$15, Light Gives Heat 

Workshop Naturally Dyed Silk Scarf
This gorgeous naturally dyed 100% silk scarf will lend a light airiness to any outfit. Pair it with a long flowy dress or denim and a perfect white tee. Workshop is a shop, studio, gallery, classroom and garden housed in a hundred-year-old building in Chicago.
$90, Workshop (available in late spring)

Envirosax Surfrider Tote
Envirosax reusable bags hold 44 lbs of weight, are water resistant and roll down so they can easily be carried everywhere. This limited edition style will not only reduce plastic bag usage but help to save marine animals as well with a 50 cent donation for every set sold made to the Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics Campaign, which aims to reduce single-use plastics in the marine environment through education and advocacy.
$27.95 (for set of three), Bright and Bold 

Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.