You guys know what today is, right? It’s the official start of Shark Week, the annually anticipated seven-day block of shark-filled programing on Discovery. While that’s exciting in and of itself (some people wait all year for Shark Week—true story), it’s hard to miss the fact that sharks at large are having a moment, both in entertainment and fashion.
On television, ScyFy B-movie and campfest sensation “Sharkanado” probably sealed its place in the pop culture canon when it premiered last month to millions of viewers, while fashion-wise, the scary swimmer also turned up on a surprising amount of clothing, shoes, and accessories during the past year or so.
While some “shark fashion” items are understandably kitschy, others are pretty high-style, spurred by Givenchy’s Spring 2012 runway show that included models strutting down the catwalk wearing oversized shark-tooth necklaces. The label’s Pre-Fall 2012 men’s collection also made a splash, as it kicked Rottweilers to the curb and rolled out graphic tees and sweatshirts emblazoned with realistic images of sharks.
If you’re looking to get in on the shark trend in a big way (or simply want to up your Shark Week style), we’ve rounded up 12 killer pieces to buy now, from cool dresses, chic jewelry, sleek leather iPad cases, and more!