This Summer Camp Trend Is Back — & It's All Grown Up

Nothing makes us reminisce more than the outdoor sports, arts & crafts, and sing-a-longs of our summer camp days. But if you thought the tie-dyed clothing you used to wear was also stuck in the past, think again. Because the colorful print has gotten an adult makeover — and everyone from high-end designers to fast-fashion retailers is reinventing the old-school pattern. This time, it's way less mess hall and way more street style.

Just in time for summer, we're seeing everything from graphic tees (like the ones you used to DIY way back when) to elegant wrap dresses and funky pants, all embracing the trend with ease. Click through to find 15 pieces that are making us want to go shopping — and grab a few tie-dyeing kits while we're at it, too.
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Throwback to your sleepaway camp days with a tie-dyed tee that requires no DIY effort.

Lyz Olko Destroyed Tie Dye T-shirt, $140, available at Lyz Olko.
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When Woodstock meets workwear.

Raquel Allegra Cosmos Tie Dye Linen Jacket, $820 $164, available at MatchesFashion.
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Regular blue jeans are so blah compared to these.

MM6 Tie Dye Print Jeans, $395 $276.50, available at Farfetch.
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If you thought wrap dresses were a little too girly, try one with a psychedelic twist.

Upstate Wrap Dress in Mars, $396, available at Upstate.
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For those hot summer days when you can't be bothered with more than one item of clothing.

Samantha Pleet Immortal Jumpsuit, $339, available at The Rising States.
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"Which way is my bunk?"

Camp Collection Tie Dye Staff Tee, $48, available at Camp Collection.
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No pants needed.

Vivien Ramsey Swimmer, $228 $160, available at Mr. Larkin.
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Ideal for those who have an exotic vacation on the agenda.

Topshop Tie Dye Pleat Trousers, $65, available at Topshop.
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Suddenly feeling the urge to tie-dye all your graphic tees? Us, too.

Baja East Multicolor Tie Dye Logo T-shirt, $295, available at SSENSE.
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Wear as a full-coverage cover-up, or with jeans when the night gets chilly.

Zara Batik Print Shirt, $69.90, available at Zara.
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There's no shying away from the spotlight in this number.

Altuzarra Tie-dye Asymmetric Button-front Dress, $2,295 $1,606, available at Neiman Marcus.
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It may not be that plain-white tee you're used to layering, but this sheer, long-sleeved top looks just as good underneath dresses, jumpsuits, and tank tops.

Proenza Schouler Tie Dyed Cotton Jersey Top, $290, available at Net-A-Porter.
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The best part? If you stain it, it probably won't show.

Cheap Monday Also Nuclear Stripe Dress, $58.50, available at Cheap Monday.
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Proof tie-dye can even be cocktail-party-appropriate.

Rosie Assoulin Gonzo Tie-dyed Maxi Dress, $3,490 $2,443, available at MatchesFashion.
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Take it to the beach.

Obey Nightvision Bodysuit, $46, available at Obey.
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