Embracing the SpiritHoods Trend: Yay or Nay?

Sometimes we love things despite the fact that they’re wildly tacky. In the instance of Uggs, the extreme comfort they offer outweighs the fact that they’re ugly and everyone makes fun of them. Or in the case of “YOLO”, you start embracing something ironically when suddenly it’s a part of your everyday vernacular and you hate yourself a little bit but love it at the same time. SpiritHoods are kind of like that.

I think the SpiritHoods trend/discussion started with Ke$ha and the hate just kind of escalated from there. With the right outfit, however, I think SpiritHoods are totally badass!

They are furry and awkward, but I seriously think they are pull-off-able. I mean, Ellie Goulding wears one and she’s kind of my idol. Plus they’re unique. I don’t think a lot of people are brave enough to rock one, but I totally would. BECAUSE YOLO. I’m 21 and I’m allowed to make serious fashion faux-pas (pas…cause they have paws, get it?), but in the mean time I’m going to put on a SpiritHood and pretend to be a cat.

What are your thoughts on SpiritHoods? They’re the kind of style statement you either love or hate. Do you think, so long as you don’t have a dollar sign in your name, that they’re socially acceptable? Or are they just for kids decked in neon tripping out at concerts? Either way, check out all the people who fully rock a hood!

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  1. Apz says:

    These hat things have been out and about here for the last two(ish) years yet I've never seen anyone wear one. I was tempted to buy one, but I decided to stay with my comfy slouch beanie that has been my friend for the last three Winters (and Autumns and Springs!)

  2. Libby says:

    Don't do it.

  3. Nicole says:

    Honestly, I got into the trend last winter from seeing a popular character performer in Disneyland rock them all the time. I thought they were adorable so I bought a bear one and it was seriously a fantastic purchase. I don't wear it out in public, but its absolutely perfect for chilling around the house or with friends. And it's a cute last minute costume. I love them; it's like having your head wrapped in love and looking adorable.

  4. Scott says:

    Fake skins? If they were genuine and not just for a fashion statement I would be all for it.

  5. krovvy says:

    I think they look like children hoods.We have got them back here in Sweden FOR CHILDREN. I guess they have been used a lot in Japan but does not make them less childish. I would call it fashion if it was worn native style – with realistic made fake animal head scalps (the real thing would just simply be too disgusting).

  6. Abby says:

    I think they can be fun but there is a time and a place such as at a festival etc.

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