Skulls are pretty cool. Channeling those gothic vibes, there’s loads of different ways to incorporate them into your outfits or home – from beautiful, colourful sugar skull illustrations to classic dark anatomical styles. I’ve been trawling through the internet (tough life eh?) to find and share some of my faves…
First up I’ve fallen a bit (a lot) in love with this Noisy May Skull Print Tunic (£25) – a great ‘fashion-friendly’ way to wear all-over skulls without looking like you’re channeling…well, me, circa 2006. It looks comfy and casual to wear, and would be great teamed with a pair of chunky boots if you’re heading out to a gig. I also really like the subtlety of the skull pattern on the Iron Fist Skullz Club skirt (£39.99) and think it’s just generally SUPER CUTE. And If you’re looking for something a bit more laidback, a simple vest like this Skull Smile one (£12.99) would look ace with skinny jeans.
Skulls are also fantastic for jewellery designs, and I first heard about The Great Frog from a fellow skull-loving blogger, Emma. Since opening their doors in a Soho basement in 1972, they’ve created beautiful handmade jewellery with a real ‘rock and roll; feel. Their Small 3D Skull Ring (from £75) is a great way to get a piece of their action if you can’t afford to splash out on one of the pricier pieces. I’ve also always had big full-on-ogling lusty feels towards Iron Fist’s amazing alternative shoes, and their Sugar Flats (£27.99) are the kind of thing I’ve always wanted to buy but never *quite* got around to. I could totally rock those skele-toes vibes for sure.
If you love the IDEA of skulls but are more princess than punk when it comes to what you’re wearing, you can still get those Day of the Dead vibes in a not-so-dark style by picking up some colourful homeware like this Day of The Dead cushion (£11.99), or sip your (black, obv) coffee from a Day of the Dead bone china mug (£5.99). Oh, and if you need to scribble down any evil (or not-so-evil) thoughts, check out this awesome Sugar Skulls Decomposition Book (£6.24)
And finally – the thing that actually inspired me to write this wishlist. Haus of Skulls followed me on Twitter recently, and I found myself drooling over their handmade skulls that would make an amazing quirky, statement interior piece in any room. The Purple & Gold Splatter Skull (£35) is my fave.
Would you buy something skull-related? Which piece do you like best?