Spring has finally sprung with summer quickly approaching, and for many of us, that means a fresh new wardrobe! The music industry is also gearing up with lots of new releases and exciting merch drops to match. If you’re a music lover who also loves bright colors, these are some pieces you can’t miss this season!
- Madison Beer Life Support Trucker Hat
This fun hat is perfect for spending a day in the sun while supporting Madison Beer’s debut album. The subtle rainbow strip is a fun way to add a pop of color to your outfit without it being too overbearing, and it can match any other colors you’re wearing!
2. Machine Gun Kelly “bloody valentine” Tie-Dye T-Shirt
MGK released a limited batch of these pink tees on his merch store when the “bloody valentine” music video came out in May 2020, but luckily Hot Topic brought them back! The front has a simple “Machine Gun Kelly” graphic and the back has a picture of Kells sitting in the bathtub from the “bloody valentine” video.
3. KE$HA Tie-Dye Hoodie
This eye-catching hoodie from KE$HA’s merch store is a great choice for those chilly summer nights, as well as quarantined days when you just want to stay cozy. In true KE$HA fashion, it blends bright colors and darkness in a super fun combo. You can pair it with jeans and sneakers for a casual look or get the matching joggers to make a bright statement!
4. BTS “Boy With Luv” Mini Backpack
Whether you’re taking a weekend getaway or just running errands, this adorable BTS icon backpack is perfect for carrying around whatever you need. The front zipper pull is a cute nod to the couch the group sits on in the “Boy With Luv” music video, making it a must-have for any ARMY!
5. Olivia Rodrigo Ice Cream Socks
These adorable socks have an ice cream graphic inspired by the “strawberry ice cream” lyric from Olivia Rodrigo’s recent track “Deja Vu.” They’re a great way to add a pop of color to an otherwise simple outfit, and they’d look super cute with white sneakers!
6. Ashnikko Demidevil Face Mask
It looks like we’ll be wearing face masks for a while, so you might as well get a fun, stylish mask like this one! The graphic is inspired by Ashnikko’s debut mixtape, Demidevil, which came out earlier this year.
7. Ariana Grande positions Crewneck
If you prefer more subtle colors, you’ll probably love this soft blue Ariana Grande crewneck. It’d look adorable paired with jeans and the Ashnikko Demidevil mask, allowing you to rep two talented women at once!
8. Gwen Stefani “Slow Clap” Mirror Image Long Sleeve
Gwen Stefani is making a splashy, powerful comeback this year! We love this cute shirt celebrating her confident single “Slow Clap” and how well the colors go with the song’s fun sound. Challenge yourself to see how many outfits you can make with it before her album comes out later in 2021!
9. 24KGoldn Sun Dial Beanie
You can top off any outfit with a fun pop of color thanks to this versatile beanie, which celebrates 24k’s debut album, El Dorado. It’d also pair great with the yellow tone on Gwen Stefani’s “Slow Clap” shirt!
10. Demi Lovato Tie-Dye Tee
We love the colors and butterfly wings on this cute Demi Lovato t-shirt! Her new album, Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over, celebrates growth and rebirth, making it the perfect project to rep as nature starts blooming. And since they’re each individually dyed, your shirt is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind!
What are your favorite merch items this season?
Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.