TREND: Skull & Crossbones Pirate Couture

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tiffany Alana "Wild Print Skull" Scarf
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With the overwhelming success of Pirates of the Caribbean the rise of Pirate Couture could have been predicted. Now we are in the midst of a full on Skull and Crossbones fashion invasion! The ominous sign that once served as a poison warning is now the hottest Hollywood accessory. Go figure.

I'll bite. The Skull and Crossbones motif is a fun way to offset otherwise cutesy designs and jazz up any wardrobe. Here are a few fun ways to satisfy your inner pirate in style. The most photographed pirate accoutrement has got to be the "Wild Print Skull" scarf by Tiffany Alana. This chic accessory has been spotted on the likes of Mary-Kate Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Kate Moss, and many more. These famed fashionistas have used it as a headscarf, worn it swirled around their skinny little necks, and have knotted around the handles of their handbag-du-jour. Even trend-adverse Johnny Depp has been seen sporting this scarf around his flowing mane. If it's good enough for Mr. Depp, it's good enough for me.

Rock & Republic "Primal Scream" Tank
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Looking for pirate fashion with a little more substance? Check out the "Primal Scream" tank by Rock & Republic. This hot tank combines the skull and crossbones design with Rock & Republic's own famous "R&R" logo. I'd slip it on under a cardigan and pair it with skinny jeans and ankle boots for a fall-worthy layered rock 'n roll look.

Delia's "Skull Maggie" Thermal
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For a budget conscious entry into the pirate trend, check out Delia's "Skull Maggie" 3/4 sleeve thermal. This subtle take on the skull and crossbones trend would be perfect peeking out from under a v-neck sweater.

Click on any picture to link directly to where you can purchase that skull and crossbones design online.