15 Fun Headphones That Are Anything But Basic

Headphones are a fashion accessory in their own right. So if you want to give someone a reason to smile on a gray Monday morning, or make yourself giggle when you catch your reflection, you’ll need some fun novelty headphones. Headphones were once the must have accessory for ‘90s grunge kids. They were used for the purpose in which they were created – to listen to music on the move. Later, modern headphones soon became popular with fitness fanatics who needed designs which wouldn’t fall from their person while working out.

Nowadays, headphones are seen as a fashionable accessory. The popularity of wearing a pair of headphones to look “cool” could be attributed to the release of Beats by Dr. Dre and the rise of celebs wearing stylish headphones as trendy accessories. During an interview for Wonderland Magazine, Katy Perry said, “...I’m always wearing headphones...” She later divulged, “And here’s a big secret revealed now, I am usually not listening to anything, I have my headphones on for protection.” So if you want to jump on the trendy headphone bandwagon too, here are some novelty headphones to have fun with, whether you’re listening to music or not.

1. The Pretty Kitty Headphones

Cat Headphones, $40, Urban Outfitters

These rose gold, cat ear headphones are the perfect mix of cute and elegant.

2. The My Neighbor Totoro Style

Totoro Headphones, $39, Etsy

Studio Ghibli fans will love these minimalistic, white headphones with a My Neighbor Totoro theme.

3. The Au Naturel Design

Eco Friendly Wood Earphones, $32, Not On The High Street

Eco-friendly folks and nature lovers may have met their perfect match: earphones which combine technology with nature.

4. The Retro Video Game Pair

Super Mario Headphones, $82, Etsy

Fans of '90s video games are going to go wild for these retro style, Super Mario inspired headphones.

5. The Warming Winter Headphone Hat

Echo Pom Pom Hat With Removal Headphones, $16, ASOS

People who suffer from the cold can have their cake and eat it with a hat which comes complete with a pair of removable headphones – wearers can stay warm and comfortably listen to their tunes at the same time.

6. The Sparkling Celebratory Style

Disneyland Diamond Celebration Headphones, $65, Disney Store

Celebrate Disneyland's diamond anniversary with a pair of commemorative headphones. You'll look magical wearing this rhinestone embellished pair, which proves that headphones aren't just for music lovers.

7. The Pair For Floral Fans

Swoons And Tunes Headphones In Painted Roses, $35, Modcloth

These floral headphones will be perfect for matching with your spring ensembles or color co-ordinating with a cute, pink outfit.

8. The Subtly Feminine Flowers

Floral Earbuds, $9, Forever 21

If you prefer earphones to over-ear designs, this pretty pair will still give you the same floral effect, but with a more subtle style.

9. The Pastel Macaron Set

Monogrammed Macaron Case & Headphones, $20, Etsy

Live like a modern day Marie Antoinette with a pair of delectable, pastel colored headphones which come in their own sweet macaron case.

10. The Phone Case & Earbud Fast Food Combo

Fries iPhone 6 Case and Earbud Set, $13, Forever 21

If you're someone who likes to accessorize to match their smartphone, you'll love this cheeky fries set.

11. The Cutesy Carrot Earbuds

Rooty Beats – Carrot Earbuds, $18+, Etsy

Pick a healthier option, with super cute carrot earbuds which will make you look good enough to eat.

12. The Crafty Fox Design

Foxy Crocheted Headphones, $40, Etsy

If you're a foxy lady, who's flying the flag for foxes, check out this pair of crafty crocheted headphones. They're perfect for any real life vixens!

13. The '90s Raver Headphones

Rainbow Chevron Rubber Spike Fashion Headphones, $24, Claires

'90s kids will love these rainbow colored, rubber spike headphones. Wear a pair to your next rave for some major 1990s throwback vibes.

14. The Pokémon Trainer's Accessory

Poke-Phones Urbanears Headphones, $65, Etsy

Pokémon fashion was all the rage last year, so if you want to look like a Pokémon trainer, pop on a pair of Pokéball inspired headphones and get ready to catch 'em all!

15. The Style For A Star Wars Fan

Star Wars First Edition On-Ear Headphones, $170, Think Geek

It's true – you can love fashion and Star Wars and if anyone tells you otherwise, challenge them to a lightsaber duel!

Get your groove on in a pair of novelty headphones to add a fun twist to your outfit!

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