Ombré Style, In Again

Gabriella Ianiro Staff Writer

One hot trend this spring is ombrè, a style in which color graduates from light to dark. For example, a blue ombrè dress may be very pale green at top, but the fabric becomes deeper in color as it reaches the bottom hem. Ombrè can be seen in clothing, hair, and can be created with the use of nail polish.

Ombrè made its debut into the fashion world last spring and it’s back again. Last spring, this hot color fade also made its way into hair salons. Miley Cyrus, Lauren Conrad and Khloe Kardashian were among some of the celebrities that fell for the ombrè look last season. All were spotted with ombrè locks. They kept dark roots and gradually lightened the bottom of their hair. This spring, ombrè has worked its way into wardrobes. Stores such as Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and Free People have numerous ombrè pieces, including t-shirts, denim, dresses, and handbags. These stores offer different price ranges for different shoppers. If you’re not looking to spend an obscene amount on new pieces for your spring wardrobe, start your ombrè shopping spree at Forever 21.

Sophomore Social Work major Emma Weinstein, is all about ombrè. “Last spring, I hopped on the ombrè hair band wagon,” she said. This season she is more about the ombrè fashion that designers have to offer. “Just the other day, I stopped into Urban Outfitters and bought a pair of purple denim ombrè shorts,” explained Weinstein.

Men’s fashion has also embraced the trend this season.

Designers such as Versace, Marc Jacobs and Kolor are now catering to men looking to rock the trend. Actor Johnny Depp has been seen rocking dark roots and light locks. Whether or not he was overdue for a dye job, he’s right on trend.

Junior Psychology major, Jason Kanyike, has yet to embrace the ombrè trend. However, he is not against it. “I think it’s a pretty cool look. If I come across a t-shirt that I like, then I would definitely buy it,” said Kanyike. He likes the fact that designers are embracing this trend for both sexes.

If you’re not looking to spend any money on ombrè fashion, you can become a DIY-er (do it yourself-er). There are many tutorials online that demonstrate how to turn your clothes from drab to fab. All you need to do is head into your laundry room and confiscate the bleach!

Check out this tutorial from YouTube!

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