By Elle ‘Honey’ Gillard

Celebrities and fashion have always been like bread and butter in the entertainment world, but up until recently the now-all-too-popular phase of the celebrity-turned-fashion designer was a rare job description. Endless celebrities these days are jumping on the bandwagon, from ‘Lizzie Mcguire’s’ Hilary Duff to ‘Spice Girl’ Victoria Beckham, but most recent to join this fashion fad is pop star Ashlee Simpson – a singer/actress who always seems to make a strong fashion statement; and a unique one at that.

Newly red-haired Simpson sister, Ashlee, is set to take a step in the shadow of her sister designing a line of tops for retailer Wet Seal. The collection will feature designs inspired by everything from Ashlee’s personality to her sense of style to her album artwork. Each piece will display Ashlee’s signature touch and be priced similar to the standard prices of ‘Wet Seal’ merchandise.

“I was inspired by so many fun, wonderful things as I was recording Bittersweet World, and it’s been great to carry through those inspirations into these new shirt designs,” said Simpson. “I hope my fans love this album and rock out in these shirts!”

 The shirt collection, “inspired by Ashlee Simpson’s personality, sense of style and album artwork,” will be launched into Wet Seal stores everywhere on April 22. Copies of Simpson’s latest album will also be available at the clothing stores – Wet Seal is your one-stop Ashlee Simpson shop.

“Ashlee is a role model for our girls, and her fun and flirty sense of style is an inspiration for the line,” Wet Seal CEO Ed Thomas said. “The goal was to partner with an icon and deliver affordable fashion, and Ashlee is an ideal partner for this.”

“We’re excited to see the designs brought to life in our stores and we look forward to Ashlee’s exclusive merchandise being available across America.”

The line is set to co-incide with the release of Simpson’s THIRD album ‘Bittersweet world’ this April 22 in both the digital and retail world of shopping. The first single from the release “Outta My World” has already been quite a big hit, and the follow-up single “Little Miss Obsessive” seems to be well on it’s way heating up radio airwaves all over the world as we speak.

Simpson seems pretty excited about her fashion venture concluding: “I hope my fans love this album and rock out in these shirts!”

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Sources: Fox Business

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