tie-dye clothing

Unlikely Closet Staple is made in partnership with MATCHESFASHION. It’s a series in which we explore some of the less likely but no less essential aspects of the modern wardrobe.

Oh, you thought tie-dye was over because summer was? Wrong. While tie-dye clothing is admittedly a natural fit for the bright sun of summer, we’d argue that it’s even more necessary during the depths of fall and winter. After all, dressing is a form of communication and, throughout the darker months, offering a bright lift is an act of sartorial kindness to those around you. Being the upstanding citizens that we are, tie-dye is an unlikely fall/winter staple for us this year.

Plus, when we say that you should keep your tie-dye fits running deep into fall and winter, we don’t mean that you need to be shivering in your warm-weather Cuban collar shirts and the like. In fact, the Fall/Winter collections at MATCHESFASHION are stacked with winter-ready tie-dye sweaters and jackets.

From cozy sweats and cashmere socks by Les Tien and The Elder Statesman to a technical waterproof by 3 Moncler Grenoble, tie-dye touches all sides of the fall/winter spectrum and we’re here for it.

Nothing ruins a crisp fall or winter day like having cold feet. Keep those toes warm and very stylish in this pair of tie-dye socks from The Elder Statesman that are made of pure cashmere.

NOMA T.D.’s collection is made up of classic pieces that are given unique character by dreamy dyes. This dip-dyed shirt is a perfect example.

SMR Days saw us through summer with some of the best silk shirts around and now it’s helping out on the layering front with this lightweight chore jacket.

Summer’s gone but there will always be a place in our wardrobes for a Cuban collar shirt or three. This neutral iteration from Nanushka proves that tie-dye isn’t always bold.

If you are, however, on the hunt for a bold Cuban collar shirt, Prada’s got you covered. In signature style, this shirt features a boxy cut to add some punch to your proportions.

Moncler has no trouble breaking free of its technical box. While the main brand sticks to the classics, off-shoots like 3 Moncler Grenoble explore the boundary between forward-thinking style and technical expertise.

Les Tien is one of the labels giving sweatpants a new name — not that the sweatpants fire needed any more fuel after the pandemic.

Aries’ luxury-streetwear approach is often bold. This tie-dye tee fits the mold with a multicolor dye against a heavyweight, pure cotton build.

When it comes to tie-dyes, color selection is crucially important. NOMA Textile Design’s eye for palettes is just about unrivaled.

We love the way that the tie-dye sits on this hoodie. The natural flow of the dye gives the piece a dynamic finish.

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