Fashion has always been an outward expression of inner beliefs and emotions. Clothes not only provide an outward showcase of your beliefs, but also presents a message. Earlier this month the entire United States of America was focused on one thing, the Presidential election. The fashion industry showed to be no exception this year with many designers, editors and bloggers openly raising awareness about voting and other political issues. This idea of being fashionable and socially aware is growing. More and more I have notice Fashionistos spotted in fresh fall looks adorned with a political button or two. This Fashionisto shows that you don’t have to sacrifice style for a cause.
This Fashionisto sports a blue Dodgers jersey that he layers with a cool vintage bleached denim jacket. This Fashionisto bleached the top panels of his denim jacket to create a cool western shoulder trim style jacket. He matches a pair of khaki pants by Levi Brand Jeans with his jersey and jacket. He's into sneakers and rocks an awesome pair of Nike Air Max 87 Safari Edition, which coordinates with the blue jersey. He accessorizes with a black corduroy Obey snapback hat and gold vintage watch. This Fashionisto completes his look by wearing a “HBCU Vote” pin and the “I voted sticker.” Both of these politically inspired accessories allows his style and message to transcend in a subtle yet effective way.
Hint: Don’t be afraid to use fashion as a way to showcase a cause, purpose or message. This Fashionisto shows his support through a button and sticker. You can show your support of a cause through a hat or shirt. It doesn’t matter what you want to support, there are always cool and innovative ways of incorporating a cause into your personal style.