Originally published on Just Add Color
Spirited Away is one of my favorite movies, so consider me intrigued when I found out that Hot Topic now had a section devoted solely to Spirited Away apparel.
The store has some of their own items as well as apparel from Her Universe decked out in Spirited Away motifs. There’s a variety of shirts and a Chihiro dress to choose from, but some of my favorites feature the darker elements of Spirited Away, most notably No Face.
I’d buy all the stuff I featured here, but if I had to choose between these items, I’d definitely throw down money for the No Face sweater, the socks, and the Haku bomber jacket.
I’m just going to be real and say that I’m a person who has moved away from buying stuff because of the geek factor; I don’t always want to advertise my geek interests on my clothes, if you know what I’m saying. I did that enough in middle school and high school as a shorthand for “being cool,” and I don’t want to revisit those awkward days as an adult. However, I will buy quote-unquote “geek clothes” if they can easily transition between geek fashion and mainstream fashion.
If you’re like me and want your geekier sensibilities to mesh within your closet of work clothes, jeans, and casual fashion, then I’d definitely suggest getting these items in particular. If you’re looking for something extremely graphic and bold in the vein of something from Forever 21 or Torrid, then I’d suggest going with these patterns and prints, since they lend themselves more towards the graphic styling that’s dominating a lot of mainstream fashion these days.
For me, these pieces are the most stylish, but there are plenty of other pieces where those came from; check out Hot Topic’s selection of Spirited Away apparel and see for yourself!