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Animal Crossing Gets a Stylish Makeover Thanks to Real-Life Fashion Designers

While sweatpants and athleisure might be more present in people’s daily routines due to social distancing, that doesn’t mean they’re not getting their style fix. But it might be happening virtually on Animal Crossing, where on any given island, you might spot a character sporting a Sandy Liang fleece or a sleek dress from the Phoebe Philo era of Céline.

With the Nintendo game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players can customize their looks to show off outfits that reflect their personal style, something that piqued the interests of fashion enthusiasts playing the game, who quickly began designing custom looks that riffed on the trendy designers of the moment. Coupled with social distancing and less opportunities to show off fits in-person, it’s created an unorthodox, but amazing opportunity for Animal Crossing users to show off their outfits — so much so that many real-life fashion designers are creating

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