Everyone likes expressing themselves through the clothing they wear, and this idea stays true when it comes to social movements like feminism. It's normal to want to support causes you like with your outfit choices, and feminism is no different.
The feminist movement is about gaining equality and rights for women, and is slowly evolving into a fight for gaining equality for all people accross the world. If you are someone, woman or man, who is looking for ways to incorporate your support for feminism in your wardrobe then look no further. We got you covered!
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T-Shirts to Make a Statement
The best and easiest way to incorporate any social belief into your everyday look is with a t-shirt. It's easy to find t-shirts with quotes or logo's on them, and these shirts offer the ability to be dressed up or down. If you choose a shirt in a neutral color, put a blazer over it, and wear a nice pair of pants you'll be able to dress yourself up while still expressing your support for the feminist movement.
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Go Bold with a Bomber Jacket
Bomber jackets are another great way to express your viewpoint, while still looking put together and badass. Bomber jackets are rising in popularity which makes them easy to find, and if you find a jacket with a meaningful logo or quote across the back you'll be able to express an important opinion or idea, with the added benefit of looking awesome!
Add DIY Detail with Patches
If you have a soft spot for DIY fashion, try slapping some stylish feminist patches on anything you want. This is a great way to repurpose any old items you may have, and add a personal touch to your clothing. If you have some extra time, and want to put a bit of 'yourself' into an old item while bringing it new life, patches are a great way to go.
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Switch up Your Style with Feminist Pins
If you don't have time to put patches on your clothes, or you want to be able to change up you look with something less permanent, it's a great idea to get your hands on some feminist pins. Just like with patches and t-shirts, pins can be great for sporting slogans or quirky feminist designs. Also, pins are perfect for putting on jackets and bags, but especially backpacks. You'll also be able to change your bag or backpack but still keep your pins with you, and you'll have the ability to change up your style with different pins while you're on-the-go!
Stitch a Statement with DIY Embroidery
If you are good with thread and a needle, and know that you want to DIY your feminist look, you can do stitching on whatever item you want. This gives you the ability to pick what color, what item, what font, and exactly what you want your clothing to say. This option is the best one for the feminist who loves to DIY.
How To Support Feminism
Obviously, supporting feminism isn't simply about the clothes you wear. You can't just put on a patch on and say you're a feminist, not without proving so with your actions. But how can you support feminism with your actions?
It all comes down to cultivating the right attitude. You don't have to go to rallies or marches, and you don't have to ditch your bra (unless you want to), you just have to make small differences in your everyday life.
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1) Your Fashion, Your Rules
The best way to support feminism through the medium of fashion is by simply wearing whatever you want. Don't let anyone tell you what to wear (or what not to wear), just rock your style with confidence. So, if you like goth fashion, wear it! More of a punk rock girl? Own it - and don't let anyone make you feel bad.
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2) Speak Up
The best way to walk the feminist walk is by speaking up against social injustice. This means that if you find yourself facing or seeing sexism, you take steps to speak up in defense of yourself and others. This doesn't mean getting violent, but it means calling people out on their bullshit and telling authorities if needed.
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3) Spread The Word
If anybody questions your feminist clothing or accessories, tell them what they mean, and what they stand for. This is a great opportunity to explain why feminism matters to you and the importance of feminism to society. But it doesn't mean you need be rude or get defensive. Remember that by wearing these items you are representing an entire movement.
4) Strive to Support
Support other women and people. Don't talk badly about other women, and try to support others as much as possible. Remember; feminism is about support as much as equality.
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