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How To Accessorize With Skulls

April 15, 2015
How To Accessorize With Skulls

Fashion trends are ever moving and changing, but, there are always going to be a few staples that seem to withstand the test of time. One such traditional staple is the skull. Whether it is a human or animal skull, we have always seemed fascinated by this design.

But, if you haven’t ever implemented skulls into your overall aesthetic before, it can be a little intimidating at first. Fortunately, there are many different ways on how to accessorize with skulls, while not going absolutely overboard.

Some ways to accessorize with this macabre symbol are:

  1. Body Jewelry.

Body jewelry is a good way to discreetly add skulls into your wardrobe. Whether you want to wear crossbone plugs, barbells, or even dangle earrings, these skull accessories can be found almost anywhere.

Skull Body Jewelry
Skull body jewelry can be found here

  1. Bandanas.

Bandanas aren’t just used to keep dust from your face anymore. They have become a fashion staple. Whether they’re worn on the head, tucked in a pocket, or are used as jewelry; a skull print bandana can help to make a bold statement.

  1. Hats.

A practical and fun way to add skulls into your outfit is by wearing a hat. Whether that is a skull print fedora, ball cap, or a beanie can be found in almost all styles and shapes of head wear.

  1. Necklaces.

Necklaces are often a go-to when we want to accessorize our outfits. There are hundreds of different skull necklaces to choose from.

Skull Necklaces
Find these pieces and more here

  1. Belts.

They’re functional and stylish. Belts can either have a skull print inlayed onto the actual length of the belt or can be accessorized themselves with a flashy skull belt buckle.

  1. Purses.

Accessorizing with purses is by far one of the common trends followed by most women. But, they can sometimes be neglected as the accessory that they are. If you want to add a skull or two into your overall look, carrying one decorated with skull prints, buttons, or zipper pulls is always a great way to go.

Skull Purses and Handbags
These purses and similar bags can be found here

  1. Laptop bags.

Just like purses, laptop bags can come in all sorts of different skull patterns. They’re a great way to accessorize your outfit while keeping your much-needed technology on hand.

  1. Shoes.

Shoes and shoe laces can both be decorated with skulls, giving you a little extra edge and strut in your step.

Skull Shoes for Women
Shop skull shoes here

  1. Gloves.

Not only do they keep your hands warm during the colder months, they can also be a fashion statement. Skull gloves are definitely a great way to accessorize with skulls in a low-key way.

  1. Rings.

Rings pair nicely with necklaces. They of course will help to tie in the overall look with your accessories by matching a skull ring to your skull necklace.

Skull Rings
You can find pieces to mix with these rings here

  1. Bracelets.

A part of the three most commonly worn together items would be bracelets, rings, and necklaces. They’re a tried and true means of accessorizing an outfit, and even bracelets can be found with an overtone of skulls.

  1. Hair Accessories.

From skull bows, headbands, tiaras, flowers and more, there is a world of skull accessories to be had.

  1. Scarves.

Scarves can be worn as hair accessories, waist accessories, or worn around your neck. There are plenty of skull print scarves to go around.

Skull Print Scarves
See a selection of skull scarves here

  1. Phone Case.

They’re an extension of us; our phones go with us practically everywhere. For this reason, phones and phone cases can now be considered an accessory, especially if you dress up your phone with a skull case.

  1. Cuff Links.

Discreet yet stylish, skull cuff links can add a little bit of edge to any dress shirt or suit.

  1. Ties and bowties.

Ties and bowties are always a great way to elevate your overall appearance when wearing a suit, but often times you lose yourself with solids. Fortunately, you can find both with skull prints from the obvious to the more discreet.

Skull Ties
Skull neckwear can be found here

  1. Nail Polish.

Nail polish has come a long way from its creation. Not only are there hundreds of colors to choose from, there are now appliqués that sport different designs such as skulls. If you can’t find them, you can always test your artistry and pain them on yourself.

  1. Printed shirts or pants.

While skull shirts or pants aren’t typically considered accessories, their prints can definitely help to accessorize an overall look. Whether the print is large or small, sneaking in a skull or two can add a bit of much needed edge to any look.

Skull Tops for Women
Skull shirts and tanks can be found here

Do you have any tips for styling skulls in your daily wardrobe? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!