Zap! Bang! Pow! How to Rock Superhero Style
With the incredible Avengers stealing our hearts earlier this year, the new Batman being an instant action classic, and the real-life superheroes of the Olympics, we've got superheroes on the mind here at Brit & Co. Here are 10 ways to rock your own superhero style… and only one involves a cape. ;)
1. Batman & Catwoman Jewelry ($190-$225): Now you can carry the power of Gotham in the palm of your hand, or on your ring finger. Or rock a pair of Catwoman claws on your ears. Rawr.
4. Wonder Woman Dress ($56): We promised there'd be one cape on this list. This bright yellow dress is the perfect summer frock for a dose of battle for the greater good.
5. Chain Fringe Cuff ($18): And while you're at it, grab a chunk of arm bling. We're swooning over this metal fringed cuff.
6. Killer Comic Book Heels (DIY): Grab a pair of vinyl pumps, a jar of Mod Podge, a cheap old comic book, and get to work! These are definitely time-consuming but look totally amazing. Stay tuned for another way to superhero-ify your heels later this week!
7. Batwing Shirt ($73): Wear your love for Batman in the form of a winged button-down. We love the winged reveal in this gothic number.
8. Batman Bodycon Dress ($73): Or go for the less subtle logo-tastic print on this skin tight bodycon dress.
9. DC Comics Cropped Tanks ($25): Remember Delia's? Or rather… Delia*s? Turns out they still have some pretty adorable threads, like these sweet cropped tanks.
10. Superhero Couture: Finally, a bit of high fashion. This collection by Romance Was Born is an official collaboration with Marvel and features Jack Kirby's famous dot technique and the process of CMYK printing, just like traditional comic books.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)