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Get A Stylish Makeover On Animal Crossing With These Designer Pieces

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Lately, our daily ensembles have been mostly comfy loungewear, sometimes incorporating smart pieces for a relaxed version of power outfits to fit our work-from-home setup. Not that chilling in cosy clothes isn't nice but, sometimes, we just miss going all out with our outfits. There's a certain empowering excitement we feel when we get to show off styles that are uniquely our own. Naturally, given the current sitch, we can't just head out and strut in our stunning OOTDs, but people are still finding ways to showcase their unique looks.




Aside from merely posting on socials, a lot have turned to life simulation games like the best-selling Animal Crossing: New Horizons to get their style fix. The relaxing and whimsical Nintendo Switch game is the perfect venue for fashion enthusiasts because it enables its players to create one-of-a-kind patterns for their clothing, shareable to others with codes. And, to help its avid players curate their looks in-game, a number of fashion designers and style enthusiasts have begun creating Animal Crossing: New Horizons design codes so everyone can take their iconic creations off the runway and onto virtual paths.



Valentino



That's right, you can now wear the Italian fashion house's Spring/Summer and Pre-Fall 2020 ensembles for free — virtually, at least. To release their 20 custom looks, Valentino worked together with fashion photographer Kara Chung, who has been showcasing in-game high fashion looks through the Animal Crossing Fashion Archive account on Instagram. Featuring bold neon dresses, chain sling bags, logo shirts, and more, these pieces from their recent men's and women's collections are just the right choices to elevate your outfit. Browse through the outfits here.

Marc Jacobs




Likewise, Marc Jacobs also partnered with the aforementioned archive account to bring their creations to Animal Crossing. Ace chic summer fashion with your character by dressing them up in the brand's six favourite pieces. From a charming balloon-hemmed dress to an elegant puff-sleeved gown, you can walk about your picturesque little town dressed to the nines. Just grab their Animal Crossing: New Horizons design codes from here and you're good to go!


Yves Saint Laurent




Get iconic pieces like these mosaic dresses from Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture collection from Fall/Winter 1965 from @crossingtherunway. The virtual fashion account has been re-creating looks from the biggest fashion houses since 2014 when New Leaf was still the latest release of the famed video game series. Now, with New Horizons launched last March, they have since shifted to making their looks compatible with the latest game. 

Vivienne Westwood




For outfits like this grunge gown inspired by Vivienne Westwood's creation, check out the Animal Crossing: New Horizon design codes shared by Nook Street Market. Ran by three multi-media creators from New York, the Instagram account cops avant-garde pieces from various fashion labels for everyone's use. With this, you can now at least fish in style and wait all-day-long for something else other than a C+ sea bass to bite your bait. 


Sandy Liang




Be inspired by these cool, feminine outfits from Sandy Liang. Working with luxury buyer Paige Rubin, the indie designer gave AC players a fun wardrobe update with some of her whimsical creations from her current and past collections. Aside from offering free Animal Crossing: New Horizon design codes, she also extended an invitation to her island, acting as a sort of virtual pop-up to counter the physical distancing measures. What a refreshing way to celebrate the art of fashion, right?


(Cover photo from: @maisonvalentino)