A tie-dye T-shirt is meant to be easy, laid-back—something you make for an arts and crafts session in the summer. You expect to wear it with Birkenstocks, on your way to do something outdoorsy. Tie-dye has a very specific identity, but it’s still evolving, especially as certain designers have reinvented and reimagined it as a top trend for spring 2019. Translation: Tie-dye is getting expensive.
Listen, the shirt is cool. But not all of us have that $230 tie-dye budget. So we set out to find alternatives that get you the same look but are easier on the wallet.