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Trend alert: Skulls

We've been hearing about this so-called skull trend for months, but most of the skull-emblazoned fashion I've seen looks like it belongs more in a Hot Topic than in a high-end boutique. But if you must wear a skull motif, the key is keeping it subtle and avoiding garments that could double as pirate flags.

Here are a few skullified finds:

Skull scarf, $19, available here

For even bolder looks,

La Petite Mort 1960s checkered skirt, $95, available here

LaROK Skull Boat Neck, $188, available here

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nati nati 10 years
I like skulls, but only on accessories, like scarfs, or jewelry.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Mmmmm, that's an excellent point vintagesugar. Thank you, now I'm *glad* I no longer have that hoodie. Who said women are fickle?
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
But if you wear a trendy skull to be rebellious, aren't you just another sheep? Really, this is such a bad idea that anyone who wears skullregalia is just there for the trend, IMHO.
Faye16 Faye16 10 years
Yeah, I love the skull skarfs too! Skulls are cute, I have a few skull items, but I don't think everyone can pull them off.
beach_babe beach_babe 10 years
i like the skull scarfs, but anything else is just alittle to rebelious for me.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Is a parrot a fashion faux pas? Dammit. I didn't know that.
theotherhalfofme theotherhalfofme 10 years
I like that whole skull look, but it shouldnt be to much. If you put more than one skull piece on you and you can call yourself a pirate only thing missing then is a parrot.
SailorMarie SailorMarie 10 years
My sis has a bunch of cute items with skulls and they look great on her, but they aren't for everyone!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I'm also seeing a ton of skull jewelry at shopbop, Intuition and Fashion Flairs. Definitely trendy for fall.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Dammit, now I'm REALLY annoyed that I sold my vintage Bones Brigade hoodie on eBay. :) But I still want my skull & crossbones, Kiss Me I'm A Pirate tote bag.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I think this look can be cute, if done in a subtle and feminine manner. I'm not a big fan of pink and bows and ruffles, so I like a bit of edginess in my clothing.
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Its not for me. But if you wore this stuff, Avril might curse you out and say you sweat her style.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
eeehhhhh, no. Still don't like it.
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