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My Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lookbook

Vogue, eat your heart out

Lizzie Bestow
Jul 10 · 6 min read

Every month, I used to spend half my wage on clothes that I never wear. It’s ridiculous. I’ve recently barred myself from online shopping. In the Switch, however, I can buy loads and loads of new clothes and my boyfriend won’t sigh and get irritated about me being the next star of Channel 5’s Hoarders show. On Sloth Isle, I pretty much keep to my non-Sloth Isle normal aesthetic, except I have multiple colours of lots of things. Why not? Although now I’ve ended up with no storage space in my Sloth Isle house, too. I decided to hold one of Tom Nook’s freaky children at gunpoint and demand more storage space, but Nook said he didn’t really like his kids that much anyway, so I’ve had to go through all my fresh garms and Marie-Kondo the heck out of them.

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While spring cleaning my storage, I decided to create a little lookbook of my favourite ACNH looks; from the delicate vintage maxi, worn for a day flitting about amongst the butterflies in the museum, or the wet suit and snorkel necessary for deep diving, here are the looks at the height of Sloth Isle fashion (but will probably make you the subject of intense hilarity if you wear them literally anywhere else).

Vintage garms

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The tweed pinafore and jumper look is perfect for a birthday party (top and bottom left), while the Victorian dress is perfect for the budding lepidopterist who wants to hang with her buddies. A more casual layered pinafore look is perfect for a “sit party” (thanks to Bluebear for the radical concept).

I’m a massive fan of the vintage looks. My favourite hobby is scourging through charity shops. When I was living with my parents and brother, they used to rate my vintage outfits on a scale of 1 to 10. My average score is a 0.5.

The looks here are classic vintage, not Urban-Outfitters-vintage, which isn’t the same thing. I love a pinafore houndstooth dress (see the top and bottom left panels, above) layered over the top of a black jumper, with little brown shoes. It’s a look I sport a lot in real life, and it’s something I probably would have worn to my birthday party in 2020, if lockdown hadn’t happened. There was no birthday party in England. So, instead, I wore it to my birthday party in the Switch.

The pinafore and jumper combo is a must for parties both formal and casual (a “sit party”, Bluebear?!) and the Victorian maxi dress is perfect for a special day trip to the museum to thoroughly irritate Blathers. Victorian dresses are a must-have for your Switch character. I love the little circle hoop that flares out the dress, and the black details on the cream dress is beautiful (see the top right panel, above). They’re great for a trip to the butterfly garden. I once wore a three-tiered dark green vintage jumper-dress and was stared at in the street, but in Sloth Isle you don’t get any judgemental glances. I’m currently searching for an ’80s geometric-print pussybow blouse in the Switch, because I used to own one in real life and then my mum said I looked like a building society employee from 30 years ago. That’s a lie, I think I still have it — I’m just too ashamed to wear it. It is quite ugly, to be fair.

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A cute pink lace dress with collar detail (left), a slouchy sweater paired with pink tweed elevates a casual piece (centre) and a retro 60s Twiggy dress is perfect for a party (right), and you’ll look like the belle of the ball, even if Tom Nook is invited (wow Tom, wearing your work uniform to the party? So rad).

I love the little lace dress with a collar that I bought from the Able Sisters a few months ago (see the left panel). The skirt is lace, and but the top half of the dress is a paler pink block colour, with the little lace forming a pretty collar at the top of the neck. I also love the little pink tweed trousers (more Cotswolds-appropriate), with a vintage ‘90s grey jumper (centre panel) and the 60s style green belted dress with brown boots (right panel). The latter is perfect for a little party to celebrate the opening of the Tailor’s shop. It’s very Twiggy. The colour, the belt, the sleeveless style and the white accents. I wish I could style a jumper underneath of it, but at least I can do that with the houndstooth pattern one.

Fairy Kei

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A lil’ cute dress (left), a sweet bow-detail dress (centre) and an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland dress (right)

Fairy kei is the “pastel princess” look, originating in Japan. Think lots of muted shades, frills, bows, and all-round adorableness. It’s cute, it’s wholesome, it’s sweet, and it’s something that you can’t really wear where I live, in the Cotswolds, if you don’t want to stand out like a sore thumb. There’s a lot of people rocking a lot of tweed around here. But in Sloth Isle, I can run around with an ax in my hand, dressed as Alice in Wonderland, peeping out creepily between apple trees, and no-one bats an eyelid. Amazing. Rocking a cutesy dress with bow details is perfect for attempting to nudge awake Gulliver, Sloth Isle’s almost-destined-to-be-roadkill.

Athleisurewear

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Check out my lil’ bathing suit with colour-pop snorkels…it’s so cute, I can’t even.

I’m not much of a swimmer. I’m basically a disaster in the water, can’t do anything at all. I loved the newest update, where you can swim and dive around the choppy waters of your island’s shoreline. The Sloth Isle version of me can pretty much only doggy paddle. Wow, so similar to the real me, I love this. I bought one with blue stripes, and just recently, I bought one with red stripes and a cute little anchor embroidered on it. I got them both from the Nook shop in the little cabinet; I’m thinking that maybe the freaky Nook spawn don’t want us learning to swim incase we jump ship and leave them all alone on Sloth Island with their capitalist overlord of a father. Who cares, I’m off.

SUPERJUMP

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