Cartoon-Inspired Fashion is The Most Unexpectedly Awesome Trend for Spring
Cartoons are so trendy right now — and I'm not just talking about on your Adventure Time-saturated Tumblr feed. I'm talking about your wardrobe! Don't believe me? Just consider the amount of cartoon-themed collections taking over your fave cool-girl brands right now. There's Opening Ceremony x Mickey Mouse, Joyrich x The Simpsons, not to mention the countless Maleficent collaborations celebrating the release of the (admittedly live-action) eponymous movie this month.
Just face it — your childhood favorites are fashionable. But don't let the youthfulness of cartoon-fashion scare you away. This look is not just for the young, but for the young at heart! In fact, mastering cartoon-cool is so easy. All you really need is a sense of irony. I mean, even Elle Fanning, our real-life Sleeping Beauty , is rocking some pretty stylish cartoon kicks (see below).
Add a hefty pop-culture reference or two to your closet and you'll be that much closer to street-style stardom. After all, can't you just picture Rihanna pairing her signature hot pants with a Bart Simpson-printed sweatshirt? With a heavy dose of joie de vivre, you too can pull off the cheekiness of cartoon-inspired fashion. Check out some of the best illustrated fashion available.
Sleeping Beauty Pumps
Elle Fanning recently sported these killer Charlotte Olympia Sleeping Beauty pumps to a photocall for Maleficent. She wore them with a forest green Valentino dress, but these are surprisingly versatile for those of us who don't have princess-caliber wardrobes.
Image: Charlotte Olympia
That's not an optical illusion. These bags by Jump From Paper actually look like they've been ripped straight from an episode of Blues Clues.
Roy Lichtenstein art for your nails? Yes, please! Get these, and other cartoonish decals over at IHeartNailArt.
Bart Simpson Sweatshirt
Who says cartoons aren't badass? Just look at that ice-cold stare!
Image: Joyrich x The Simpsons
Mickey Mouse T-shirt
This black-and-white filmstrip t-shirt is unlike any Mickey Mouse apparel I owned when I was three years old. Looks like our favorite cartoon mouse is all grown up.
Spongebob Fur Coat
Moschino's entire Fall 2014 runway was pop-culture inspired. This Spongebob Squarepants fur is original, to say the least.
Charlotte Olympia is at it again with this Archie comic clutch, available at Net-a-Porter. Warning: it may or may not cost $1600.