The Summer-Camp-Approved DIY We Still Love

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Just because the days are getting shorter and the office AC's becoming less intense, doesn't mean you have to completely abandon those sweet summer vibes. You know them well: They smell like sunscreen but taste like margaritas. Feel like a balmy island breeze and sound like dinner sizzling on the grill. Yep, these are the moments we want to hang onto just a little while longer.

That’s why we teamed up with Cotton Incorporated to learn how to keep the good times going with a perennial approach to tie-dye. Since some of our oldest dyed tees are still hanging in there — sans fading, pilling, or clinging — we're sticking with easy-to-care-for cotton fabric. But don't worry, this summer-camp staple is simpler (and more wearable!) than it was as a kid. In a few steps, you’ll have a new favorite shirt or pants to pair with those fall pieces you're slowly phasing in.

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