15 shirts that will break the ice no matter where you are

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Yohana Desta

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This article originally appeared on Mashable.

If you're wearing the right shirt, there's no such thing as being a wallflower.

Personal style is a statement of who you are. Depending on what you're donning, that statement can be extremely loud, which is perfect if you want a fast icebreaker.

From Doge-covered sweatshirts to Ron Swanson-smothered tees, there's a world of clothing that can jump start a conversation. Let these 15 pop culture-infused shirts guide you toward becoming the center of everyone's attention.

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  • 1. Totally '90s

    90

    Nostalgia-ridden millennials and beyond will be quick to recognise all the familiar faces on this shirt.

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  • 2. Ron Swanson breakfast

    Ron

    Manly. Mustachioed. Meat eater. Ron Swanson, the macho character from Parks and Recreation, is a man who knows breakfast. Don this shirt, then go to the nearest diner and order all the bacon and eggs it has.

    VIA:  CLASHIST
  • 3. Pizza

    Pizza3

    Loving pizza might be the one thing all humankind has in common. (Well, except for people like vegans and Ellie Goulding.)

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  • 4. Oprah

    Oprah

    Just one notch down from a universal love of pizza is a universal love of Oprah. But hey, even people who don't love Oprah will feel compelled to say something about this crazy shirt.

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  • 5. Zach Galifianakis

    Zach

    Perplex people with the many bearded faces of writer, stand-up and thespian Zach Galifianakis.

    The shirt, designed by Clashist, is one of the brand's many collage tees. There's one of Ryan GoslingJames Franco (who has proudly worn it himself), Seth Rogen and an animated Snoop Dogg.

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  • 6. Burger tee

    Burger

    Let everyone know you're a monstrous carnivore with this juicy tee.

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  • 7. Macauley Culkin + Ryan Gosling

    Culkin

    The Internet had a slight meltdown earlier this year when Macauley Culkin wore a shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a shirt of Macaulay Culkin. If "meta" is your favorite word, this shirt is for you.

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  • 8. Doughnut

    Donut

    This is good enough to eat.

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  • 9. Doge

    Doge

    So wow, so much sweatshirt. You can immediately identify other Doge enthusiasts when you wear this out.

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  • 10. The Smiths

    Smiths

    Designed by Chris Farren, frontman for punk band Fake Problems, the Smiths shirt is a dorky twist on the indie band of the same name.

    And yes, Will Smith is the proud owner of one of these.

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  • 11. Hypnotics sweatshirt

    Hypnosis

    No one will be able to look away from this wearable optical illusion.

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  • 12. Lisa Simpson

    Lisasimpson

    Bart Simpson spent some time in the high fashion spotlight, so it's only fair that sister Lisa gets her turn.

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  • 13. Carlton

    Carlton

    He may not have been the prince, but Carlton always had the freshest moves. Flex your love of a classic '90s sitcom with this preppy tee.

    Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton, is well aware of the shirts — his partner on Dancing With the Stars recently sported it.

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  • 14. I Do Marathons

    Netflix

    Dorky Netflix jokes for the win.

  • 15. Breakfast tarts

    Tarts

    This shirt is great if you want to make everyone around you suddenly crave Pop-Tarts.

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