They can perfectly convey a variety of messages, and who doesn’t like to drop a smiley deuce every once in a while?
But just because a jovial poop icon can say anything from “I’m having fun” to “you’re cute,” it doesn’t mean that it’s fit to print. But Betabrand and its infinite silliness has crowdfunded not one (Emoji poo shoes, $88), but two (Emoji poo shirt, $79), number two-themed articles, and people are digging them. We know this, because the shoe raised 328 per cent of its crowdfunding target, while the shirt has raised 340 per cent (with 21 days left to go). That’s a lot of people into using the bathroom. But if you’re not into this particular “theme” in printed fashions, we’ve got 15 better ways to show your emotions with graphics.
There are 15 better things to put on your shirt than “poop”
No Poop, All CuteIf you're going to pull on some Emoji fashion, keep it all cute without the poop. Walk of Shame Emoji Sweater, $465Photo credit: Walk of Shame
Small StatementsOkay, you really want to wear poop? Fine, but keep it classy, like with this adorable (and small) lapel pin. So, yes, you can have a deuce on your shirt, but make it a small one.
Happy Poop Emoji pin and Flying Money Emoji Pin, $5 each at No Fun PressPhoto credit: No Fun Press
Pretty Kitty, No LitterYou can be the prettiest kitty with this embroidered denim chemise. Bonus: no litter boxes to clean.
Denim Blouse with Cat, $25 at SheInsidePhoto credit: SheInside
Potpourri, Not Poo-pourriOkay, now here is where we try to talk you out of a number two of a statement. Switch out emojis for a prettier statement, like this sheer floral blouse.
River Island Floral Blouse, $81 at ASOSPhoto credit: ASOS
Ahoy, Stripes!If florals are too jazzy, go classically graphic with a take on a Breton stripe.
Striped A-Line Tee, $15 at H&MPhoto credit: H&M
Oh, Plaid!Whether it's prints or patterns, there's no shortage of ways to get out of this "poop trend." An oversized shirt is a great, comfortable statement that will get you all sorts of good looks.
Oversized Plaid Shirt, $20 at ZaraPhoto credit: Zara
Fight Your DemonsNot into potty couture, but you want to make a splash? Battling your fears about what's "cool" or "appropriate" is easy with this wearable reminder.
Battle Your Fears by Noah Harmon, $35 at Stay Home ClubPhoto credit: Stay Home Club
Today's KnitsYou'll throw out a poop-print shirt, but you won't throw out a cool, graphic knit that's wearable from season to season.
Winter Sweater, $55 at UZIPPhoto credit: UZip
Casual FloralsFlorals aren't just sheer, they come in all shapes, textures and sizes. This painter-like smock-shirt is long and casual, so it's perfect for lazing or strolling. Glamorous Tall Long Sleeve Floral Shirt, $68 at ASOSPhoto credit: ASOS
Call of the WildThese realistic animal images aren't the cartoon-ish sort you'd buy for your kids. Get cozy and stylish with a wild look -- animal prints aren't just for kids anymore! Photo Print Animal Sweater, $39 at Joe FreshPhoto credit: Joe Fresh
Black VelvetNot every graphic statement has to be loud. This sweatshirt is the perfect example of keeping it cool. One geometric shape and you're in glamour city. (You do not need to wear this as a dress, don't worry.)
Velvet Square Patch Sweater, $82 at StyleNandaPhoto credit: StyleNanda
Youth Has No AgeAnother good reminder. Wear this graphic statement with pride.
Youth Has No Age tee, $10 at ZaraPhoto credit: Zara
Doggy StyleYou can have a deceptive print that's not part of the bathroom family. Case in point: this adorable French Bulldog blouse. Business Trip Bliss Top in French Bulldog, $42 at ModclothPhoto credit: Modcloth
Easy PaisleyPaisley is about as classic as prints get, and this deep-red version is definitely giving off the ol' "fun vibe."
Paisley Hi-Lo Shirt, $27 at Old NavyPhoto credit: Old Navy
Start EggingHey, we know how to have fun, too. If you're gonna go far-out, might as well go big with your pop art statement. Everyone loves breakfast, right?
White Fried Egg Long Sleeve Shirt, $118 at The Rodnik BandPhoto credit: The Rodnik Band