One Fashion Blogger Gives the Emoji Keyboard Clothes a Real-Life Road Test

Over the years we've flung an excess of certain emojis—mostly flamenco dancing ladies and pink, high-heeled mules—with wild abandon into our Whatsapp and Snapchat posts without ever considering the important questions: Would we really wear this? When does one use the prim straw hat symbol? Just who is wearing those rather chunky-looking red court shoes? These were the graphics and motifs bestowed upon our technology from the emoji gods, and we have loyally employed them ever since. But one fashion journo and blogger, Pandora Sykes, has rightfully asked a very overdue question: Do the tech bosses need to consider some new ideas for the season—or every season for that matter? Because if the humble avocado can make it onto the keyboard then why the hell shouldn't some Gucci loafers? We see just as many of those on Instagram…

So she put the current emoji fashion wardrobe to the test. Click through the gallery to see her the results, and shop for some guaranteed new-season coolness right here.