Bust out the rainbows, it’s Pride Month!
The month of June was chosen for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred in New York at the end of June 1969. As a result, many Pride events including festivals, concerts and parades are held all over the country during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQIA+ people have had in the world.
Los Angeles Pride kicks off June 9 with the Pride In The Park Festival in L.A. Historic Park in DTLA with headliners Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey. The LA Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, June 11 in Hollywood, at the site of the first permitted gay parade in the world (back in 1970). The parade, which will spotlight Margaret Cho as this year’s grand marshal, is staged along Hollywood Boulevard, Highland Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard.
So before you get your eye-catching outfits together, check out our Pride-inspired shopping guide featuring 10 rainbow styles ranging from crystal clutches to standout swim trunks. Best part of all, many of the brands are giving back to LGBTQIA+ resource groups, and there is never anything more in style than compassion.
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Okurrr crochet! This knit cotton, mini-dress from Brazilian brand Alix Pinho features long-sleeves, a hiked-hemline and all the colors of the rainbow.
Dr. Martens’ one-off 1461 shoe pays tribute to all those who engage with and support the Pride movement. The gender-neutral monochrome white shoe acts as a blank canvas to highlight the Progress Pride flag colors. This year, the iconic brand is contributing $200,000 to their on-going partnership with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQIA+ youth, and operates innovative education, research and advocacy programs.
Nina’s whimsical heart-shaped minaudiere bag, adorned in rainbow crystals, proves that love will always be in style.
A rainbow of engineered stripes adds cool, colorful charm to this Original Penguin men’s polo. The brand’s Pride Pete logo pops on the left chest and the cotton jersey fabric provides soft and breathable comfort. The polo also features a flattering heritage fit and polo collar with two-button placket.
Wear your rainbow with the Lee high rise super flare jeans. This colorful super flare jean is a reissue from the 1977 Lee collection, where it once was worn by everyone from the disco queens to a Charlie’s Angel herself, this time with a matching vest to complete the ensemble. They come with a rainbow stitching from the waist down the leg, as well as a set of front pockets with plenty of room. Made from a recycled cotton blend, these jeans bring that worn-in feel that also feels kind to the environment. Pair with the brand’s matching denim vest for the full look.
Pure Vida’s Rainbow Heart Band Ring proves there’s room for every kind of love on this planet. Featuring a continuous band of enamel hearts in a rainbow of colors, this eye-catching design is perfect for Pride Month. For every ring sold, Pura Vida will donate 5% of the purchase price ($25,000 minimum) to The Trevor Project.
Got a Pride pool party to attend? No prob. Keep cool and slip on these colorful rainbow boardshorts from Tipsy Elves. Sun-kissed tan not included.
This Pride season, Wren + Glory teamed up with Little Words Project to create an exclusive “Be Yourself” jacket and bracelet bundle. Each oversized, slouchy blue denim jacket is hand painted and features the mantra, “All We Need Is Love. 25% of the net proceeds from the bracelet in this bundle will benefit Campus Pride to develop resources to support LGBTQIA+ students.
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Sweat with pride in this festive sports bra by Sharc & Rae, made from moisture-wicking material that stays dry during low and medium intensity workouts. The bra has support material in the shoulder straps, double layer front, and a wide elastic band to ensure constant support. This sports bra can also double as a swim top!