16 Emojis That Need To Exist

You know that little useless calendar emoji? The one that reads JUL 17? Congratulations, today is the only day of the year that you can accurately use it! But, what if this calendar emoji let you change the date to whatever you wanted it to be? Now, that would be ideal.  In honor of #WorldEmojiDay, we think it’s about time they add some more fun and trendy emoticons, so we’ve put together a list of 16 dream emojis that we at the Lala would go bonkers over..

1. Flamingo

Do we even need to explain this one? What seems to be our new mascot at the Lala HQ: koozies, neon signs and all, a flamingo emoji would brighten our days. We think this addition would really jazz up our summer Instagrams, and add some pretty pink fun to our texting.

2. Cupcake

Cupcakes with sprinkles, cupcakes with multicolored frosting, a cupcake with a candle, the options are endless with a cupcake emoji! How adorable would it be to add that cupcake emoji to your birthday Instagram?! Especially if we had tons of different options to choose one.

3. Starbucks cup

Calling all marketing mavens! How cool would it be for companies like Starbucks to have their own signature emojis? Think about it: it’s genius! Not only is it a clever marketing tool, it would make life so much easier when it comes to grabbing food or drink on the go. Instead of typing out, ‘hey, do you want Starbucks?’ to your BFF, imagine just simply sending a Starbucks cup emoji with a question mark. Seriously, we want to call Starbucks now and pitch this idea to them.

4. Taco/Burrito

The margarita (or iced tea?) emoji is nothing without a taco or burrito emoji by it’s side! It has been rumored that this emoji is on it’s way, but we’ll believe it when we see it. That Instagram you took at your favorite Mexican restaurant last night would get like, 20x cuter.

5. Middle Finger

For when you’re feeling a little cheeky. Seriously though, we have just about every other hand gesture under the sun, so we think adding this one would be kind of appropriate (for well, when you’re feeling inappropriate… but, we suggest if you’re going to use it, USE IT WISELY!)

6. Avocado

Let’s be real. This is the fruit (yes, it’s a fruit, we checked) of the year 2015. Avocado on toast, avocado on salads, avocado in the morning, avocado at night: you get the gist (we could probably write a book to rival Dr. Seuss about avocados). Point being, we need an avocado emoji in our lives. ASAP.


How USEFUL WOULD THIS BE?! To replace some of the word emojis we barely use (sorry “COOL,” “UP!,” “FREE”). TGIF we can use every week via text, via Twitter, via Instagram, pretty much via anything! Cause every Friday we need to be thankful that it’s Friday.

8. Guy with a Man Bun

We like man buns and we cannot lie (buns in all senses of the word). Ladies, you know we need this in our lives, now. We’re over the mustache guy emoji and generic male faces in various hats. Give us that lumbersexual top knot to fulfill our dreams, please.

9. Female Police Officer

Why don’t we have one of these already?! We already have a male police officer, but it’s 2015! The women police officers who serve our communities need some emoji love too. Give these kickass women the emoticons they deserve.

10. More Ice Cream/Donut Choices

We want banana split sundaes with cherries on top! We want that perfect pink frosted donut to match our strawberry donut Instagram! We want more choices for our emoji sweets. After Emoji introduced diversity in their people icons, we think we should get some diversity in our desserts too!

11. Male & Female Superheroes

Is it a bird, is it a plane? Nope, it’s a superhero emoji in that text message! We think it’s about time we add some superheroes to our emoticon library to compliment all the badass people we know. From talking about the Avengers to describing your new favorite college professor, we think we would get a lot of use out of this one.

12. Bagels and Bacon

It’s about time our favorite breakfast foods in the world get a virtual version. It’ll just make our hangover tweets and texts a whole lot easier and a whole lot more fun. “Crazy night last night. Ready to get some [insert bagel or bacon emojis]?!”

13. Unicorn

In honor of our favorite mythical horse, we most definitely need a unicorn emoji to add a little sparkle to our lives. We can see it now: a white little unicorn head with rainbow streaked hair. We probably wouldn’t be able to stop using it. We’re already in lala-love.

14. Overalls

From describing the hot farmer on The Bachelor to letting your friends know what you’re wearing to the tailgate, we think some overall emojis are an absolute necessity. After all, they’re such a funky clothing option, they can’t not have an emoji version.

15. Popsicle

We get it. We already have some great ice cream options. But we think popsicles are the perfect and most photogenic summer treat. We think this emoji would add some color and fun to our hot summer Instagrams and barbecue planning texts.

16. Mermaid

Last but never least, we definitely need another mythical creature in our emoticon lives. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, we think that they would be perfect for beachy fashion Instagrams and the perfect addition to some of our BFF’s contacts.

Happy #WorldEmoji Day, Lala-loves! 

Alanna Martine Kilkeary

Contributing Editor, Fordham University Graduate Major: English, Fashion Studies Her heart belongs to: The chaos of Manhattan and the musings of Sir William Shakespeare You can find her: Sketching at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or making her way into every NYFW show... Take her away to: The Swiss Alps, a Wes Anderson Universe, the Valley of the Kings, and Outer Space

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