Asia Street Style: Let Your Clothes Do The Talking With NOVELTY TOPS
  • by Audrey Magazine
  • August 8, 2014
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Novelty tops continue to be a favorite during the warmer months on Asian street style blogs. I’ve seen everything from childhood favorites like Mickey Mouse to pop art explosions, but ultimately I like reading the cool, edgy phrases that turn up on shirts.  Sometimes people prefer to let their clothes do the talking, and it’s quite fun to browse through a variety of designs and typography. It does appear that simple sans-serif fonts printed against plain backgrounds are favored this season, mimicking the style of quote posts we see all over social media platforms.

Despite what Alexander Wang’s spring/summer 2014 collection would suggest, message tees aren’t a new trend; in fact they’ve been around for decades (Frankie Says Relax, anyone?), but they are constantly being reinvented as mainstream pop and political culture is ever-changing.

Check out some of the novelty tops that caught my eye.



Sporting a message that can be interpreted in multiple ways will keep people thinking.


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Start the day off by sharing some positive notes.


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You, me, Oui!  A play on words and sounds can be fun expressions.

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Want to add some written expressions into your style rotation? Check out these three contemporary designer finds.

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Flam Boy Ant Box Fit Short Sleeve Tee by Zoe Karssen Available at: for $81.

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Happy Bowery Tee by Textile Elizabeth And James Available at: for $92.

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Super Loved Muscle Tee by Current/Elliott Available at: for $108.



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