STYLE GURU STYLE: Fashion and Feminism

STYLE GURU STYLE: Fashion and Feminism

In the spirit of National Women’s History Month, fashion designers across the globe have taken to the runways to show their support for women, and more specifically feminists. Contrary to popular belief, real feminism is in no way affiliated with just “bashing men.” Rather, feminism is the belief that men and women should be equal, constantly advocating for women’s rights. During the month of spring fashion shows and International Women’s Day, there’s no better way to show your support for women than combining the two: fashion and feminism. Vogue joined in the action of supporting National Women’s History Month by displaying a group of amazing women on its cover headlined by the title: “Women Rule!” Dior came out with a hit top that quotes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk declaring, “We Should All Be Feminists.” The mastermind behind this design is Dior’s first female artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, a statement in and of itself. Fashion critics have since praised the statement piece. After all, there is no better way to make a statement than by actually donning a statement written across the front of your chest!

From Dior to Vogue, I felt inspired by Fashionistas across the globe using their outfits to show their support for feminism, ultimately leading me to this outfit. The main piece is a light pink sweatshirt with a slightly more subtle message than Chiuri’s, which says, “Girls Bite Back.” I then paired that up with a multicolor faux fur jacket, black ripped jeans, and suede booties. Not only does my top make a statement because of its message, it also adds a pop of color to my otherwise dark outfit. As we slowly creep up on the spring months it’s good to remember that adding color to your outfit is important—it can set you apart from the crowd, since in the winter time many forget how to incorporate color into their outfits.

Whether you want to support feminism or another cause you feel passionate about, take a chance with a statement piece or even just a pin. Fashion is all about taking risks, and there is no better risk to take than standing up for what you believe in.