The Sims have been collaborating with celebrities, brands and creators for decades, ever since the odd cast of famous people were featured in The Sims: Superstar, released in 2003. But now, we’re two decades later, and the Celebrity culture has changed as young gamers are particularly focusing their attention online. Many of today’s hottest it-people are e-celebrities instead of old-school Hollywood types like actors and musicians.
In that vein, The Sims 4 has teamed up with digital fashion platform, Depop, and five of its designers to design clothing for the High School Years expansion, influenced by their Depop shops. The ThrifTea store in Copperdale, the new teen-centric world of the pack, is the hot spot for fashionable Sims to get their fits, so here’s a look at the exclusive Depop items they’re carrying.
15 Heart Necklace (@internetgirl)
Bella McFadden owns the iGirl store on Depop and a clothing line that shares the same name. She has 380,000 followers on Depop and her store also offers links to her personal brand.
For the pack, she took a drawing of her heart-shaped pendant – had it translated into simlish and implemented it into the game. looks.
14 Vinyl Miniskirt (@internetgirl)
Bella wasn’t going to stop drawing inspiration from her personal brand just for the necklace. She also included another piece from her collection which she labeled as “a vinyl mini skirt with D-rings.”
When asked about her fashion inspirations, McFadden pointed to Tumblr. She said her blog consists of “stock photos of Mall Goth, Taylor Momsen stage looks from the 2010s, Rob Zombie stills, and plenty of cursed images.”
13 Pinstripe Capris (@internetgirl)
The last piece that Bella designed, she seems delighted to be able to wear it one day. It’s a pair of capris with pockets and pinstripes, and it looks like she picked it off the rack of a mid-2000s Hot Topic.
McFadden said of her design that she “also concocted a pair of very Y2K Mall Goth Pinstripe capris.” She’s not one to shy away from alternate styles, in real life or in-game, and her contributions are much the same.
12 Graffiti cat sweater (@happyxloco)
Jeremy Salazar runs Happy Loco and describes his digital marketplace as “a work of art that elevates used parts.” A look at his shop with 13,000 followers clearly shows his tastes – all the graffiti, all the time.
His three contributions also remain in this niche, and the first item he produced was a graffiti cat sweater. The pieces designed by Salazar are definitely standouts, so Sims who love bright colors, trendy pieces, and fun outfits will feel right at home.
11 Popsicle Graffiti Polo Shirt (@happyxloco)
Jeremy’s offerings are bold, with their vibrant patterns and bright colors, and this polo-style t-shirt with its loose colors and graffiti styles is sure to be a hit with your Sims. The shirt is solid color so the spray paint can really shine.
Salazar said of his pieces, “My personal style inspired these pieces with playfulness and bright colors. The clothing designs I chose for The Sims look like a fantasy, but you can wear them in the real life.
ten Graffiti Flower Jacket (@happyloco)
Last but not least is the play that got Jeremy so excited that he performed it in real life. Not only that, but he used it to promote The Sims Pack on his Instagram and TikTok.
The short video sees him sitting with a laptop and thinking about doing his hair like a Sim, and he gets a jacket like the one in the game and spray paints it to look like his design. When he shows it, Salazar even has a pellet on his head.
9 Half wavy shirt (@judaku)
Lapoze McTribouy of Sooki Sooki Vintage on Depop is the third creator of this pack. Her shop has 25,000 subscribers who check out the collection which she describes as “70s-Y2K”.
Every piece she’s designed is eye-catching and daring, this oil top included. Of his collection, McTribouy said they “highlight [her] love of the disco era, but also a fun and carefree life.
8 Sequin pants (@judaku)
Much of Lapoze’s style features a variety of looks, comprised of what she describes as “upcycled vintage.” And her sequined bell bottoms definitely evoke that vibe.
When asked about her styling inspiration, McTribouy told EA that she “gets[s] inspired by 90s skateboarders, the 70s punk movement, and even that new buzzword called “Dopamine Dressing.” A click through her shop shows that very clearly with stylish clothes in fun and bold designs.
seven Red Corset (@judaku)
The last piece Lapoze contributed was a fun red corset. Easy to dress up or down, just begging to be paired with any number of fun bottoms (its sequins or otherwise), your Sims can grab this centerpiece and really get their money’s worth.
She said in her EA interview that she “definitely designed these clothes to induce dopamine.” Fashion, she tells them, “is a kind of love language for [her]“, and we definitely got that vibe from his designs.
6 Collar dress (@selenasshop)
Selena Williams runs Selena’s Shop, selling “vintage women from the 70s, 80s and 90s”, and her 41,000 subscribers on the site can expect that from her ads. Using bold colors, chunky patterns and a balance of fitted and loose pieces, Selena always makes a statement.
Asked about her contributions, like this adorable collared dress, Selena told EA that what she created for them “represents[s] her favorite fashion era; they are colorful and bold, which closely represents [her] own personal style.
5 Floral Capri (@selenasshop)
Totally 70s in nature, these eye-catching floral capris are easy to mix and match, perfect for an occasion or just another day at school, and Selena hopes her customers get just that from her offerings.
Williams is also no stranger to how clothes can make or break your confidence. She said that “…when [she’s] wearing a snapping outfit, he can change instantly [her] vibe. It can do [her] feel happy and ready for anything.
4 Polka Dot Dress (@selenasshop)
Williams mentioned how she dresses like a tomboy one day, “but the next day…you’ll catch [her] in a flowy ’70s dress.” It looks like she had that in mind when designing her polka dot maxi dress.
She’s spent her life drawing inspiration from her mother’s and grandmother’s wardrobes, and she’s thrilled to now have “the confidence to wear clothes that [are] a little more ‘out there’… now [that she’s] older and after much exploring and experimenting.
3 Frog Collar Half Shirt (@furrylittlepeach)
Sha’an d’Anthes is above all an artist – she is an illustrator specializing in cartoons and light. Her Depop shop is full of limited-edition denim products, on which she has created a custom line of painted stickers and decals.
She was thrilled to collaborate with The Sims on her pieces, like this adorable frog half shirt. She saw the invitation as a chance to showcase her illustration work “without the limitations of being [on] a real-life physical garment.
2 Cloud House Sweater (@furrylittlepeach)
Many of Anthes’ pieces were inspired by clothes she owns or designed, with bold colors and patterns, like this Happy House sweater. The colors make a statement on their own, but the decal is delightfully adorable.
Talking about what personal style means to her, Sha’an said clothes are “a way for [her] Express [herself]; it is a means for [her] to show [her] personality through clothes. His inspiration usually comes down to color.
1 Rainbow long sleeve t-shirt (@furrylittlepeach)
Sha’an’s latest piece is perhaps the most colorful, featuring rainbow sleeves under a shirt with a sneaky rain cloud on the front and a cheery sun on the back. The colors are eye-catching and the variety makes it easy to pair with dozens of bottoms.
Williams said she was “super inspired by the color and always [has] summer”, and this is clear in his creations. Asked how she puts outfits together, she said that for her, “it all starts with the color.”
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