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I’m an admitted wanna be fashionista. I appreciate a copy of Vogue as much as I do a GI Joe comic book.  I subscribe to Who What Wear and when I got their email this morning- my two worlds happily collided. In their Go Buy Now section, comic book inspired designs are featured.  Now, these are probably out of most our price ranges, but usually if something is seen all over the runway, the more reasonably priced stores will follow suit.  Or if you love some of these as much as I do, but no one else does, there is always the TJ Maxx or Off Fifth racks!

Some highlights from the article:

The Phillip Lim “Kapow Cardigan”– granted, I like it unbuttoned and loose, but I love the bright colors. They could just make white denim appropriate for fall and give some posh-pop some casual shorts as the summer nights get cooler. I can even see this making a fancy dress a bit more casual.  This could totally take the all-purpose place of a denim jacket.  Retails for $450.


Continuing in the Ka-Pow category is Markus Lupfer’s grey merino sweater with sequined “Ka-Pow” verbiage. Retailing at Net-a-Porter for $475.  I just want to snuggle up in this with my favorite jeans and low top black Converse, and a kicky little hat. 

Blingy but way more affordable, this Pow! necklace from Hannah Zakari by Swank. This one is out of stock currently, but I’m sure some of us crafty types could create our own versions for ourselves or choose from their other varieties including “Bang,””Bang,” “Blam,” or “Whaam,” or “Aaaargh.”  



Phillip Lim also has this $175 Ka-P tee that would rock a pencil skirt or look pretty fresh beneath a blazer like they’ve styled in the photos at Net-A-Porter.


If all this is currently out of your budget, there are always cats’ eye glasses, bright-colored nail polish, and comic book licensed Converse to be found at more down to everyday earth prices. And Etsy is a hub of new designers making all sorts of comic book inspired apparel and accessories from bras to shoes.

Marvel may have teamed up with design team Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett, but honestly, those designs were not wearable really and verged way more on the sartorial side of fashion.  I firmly believe any of us ladies could wear the above in some form or fashion in our real lives.

Happy shopping!

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