I recently had the chance to check out the Pop Art Prints exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery here in D.C. (it’s on display through August 31) — and was amazed. There were pieces from 1950s and 1960s artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana — all of whom’s work is still as extremely relevant today as it was when first created.
Seeing the decades old artwork made me think about how fashion, too, is cyclical (think: flapper dresses on the runway circa 2012/2013 and Halston era looks revived thanks to Carrie Bradshaw). Pop art and fashion have crossed paths time and time again (on the high- and low-end of the spectrum) — from Tom Ford’s fall 2013 collection to Jeff Koon’s recent collaboration with H&M. I couldn’t even resist the popular Boom sweatshirt from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target diffusion line last year.
Pop art-inspired clothing helps add a bit of whimsy to your look without being too garish as long as you don’t overdo it (think: one item worn at a time). I’m planning to add a new piece or two to my fall fashion wishlist.
If you still need some convincing, take a look at these nine uber stylish pop art-inspired fashion items for under $100 (click on the images for full product details):
Keep it stylish,