It’s starting to get warmer (until it started snowing again!) and I’m looking forward to t-shirt weather. If your wardrobe could do with some cheering up, here’s some cute tees with our favourite kawaii characters. Most designs are exclusive to the shop but they all ship worldwide.
If you’re an 80s or 90s kid, Truffle Shuffle (UK) have an incredible array of cartoon and toy inspired t-shirts that will make you super nostalgic! Seriously, if you had a favourite childhood cartoon, I bet they have it. You’ll also find popular characters like Disney, Miffy and Moomins.
Hot Topic is the US equivalent and have loads of fandom and pop culture tees. I especially like their Animal Crossing designs like this KK Slider tour shirt, available in a few colours.
If you’re a Pokemon fan, EMP (UK) have a great range of tees including exclusives, and not just Pikachu. How cute is this Sylveon design? There’s lots more kawaii, anime and gaming characters too including Sailor Moon and Rilakkuma.
If I was made of money, I would have a wardrobe full of tokidoki t-shirts (USA) as they’re all so adorable. The Sanrio collaborations are always a highlight and who can resist a grumpy Gudetama cupcake?
The Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku has sadly closed its doors but you can still shop their cute merchandise at the 6%DOKIDOKI store (Japan) including this super cute Hello Kitty tee. Check out all their own colourful designs too.
And we can’t miss out Pusheen! If you’re quite happy to stay at home a while longer, this I’m Busy t-shirt is perfect for lounging. Get it from The Pusheen Shop (USA), along with plenty more cute Pusheen tees.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.