“Celebrating Pride Month with Monochrome Looks in Every Color”
By Jordan Moorhead | Contributing Fashion Blogger
Before heading into July, use the last days in June to celebrate Pride Month – a month every year that brings attention to the LGBT community. An easy way to show your support is to rock the rainbow flag, which is a universal symbol for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
While some makeup artists like Iluvsarahii look great in their rainbow lipstick, wearing a garment of every color in one single outfit may not work out as well. Instead, wear an outfit of entirely one color for at least six days in June – one day for each color in the rainbow. Celebrities and fashion icons have been seen wearing a single color look many times this year. Throughout street wear and runway shows, we found perfect examples as for how to look great in every color – from red all the way to purple.
Red: This all red runway look is from Monse’s Fall 2017 collection, but the drape on the garments makes it silky and light enough for summer. Even though the model is wearing black shoes, you could take it up a notch with a pair of red sandals.
Orange: Athleisure has become very familiar in the fashion industry for the last few years. Lately, celebrities have been even rocking sweatpants in a chic way. While out in New York, Jennifer Lopez wore an all over -orange casual look. All you have to do is wear a pair of sweat or track pants that you have, and find a matching shirt!
Yellow: Kendall Jenner is another celebrity that is often showcasing this trend. She’s even been changing up her aesthetic lately, wearing more feminine and lighter pieces. She was seen dressed in a yellow lace camisole with wide leg bucket pants, which is just another way to keep your outfit current and chic.
Green: While olive green is great to wear in cold weather, it’s not always the best choice for summer. This month opt for garments in a shade a bit lighter. A jumpsuit is also an excellent choice for a colder summer night.
Blue: A great shade of blue is denim, and people usually wear it with a light shade on top and a dark shade on the bottom. Use that same mindset when choosing to create this type of outfit. DKNY used chiffon pieces in their spring collection that were both contrasting and ideal for summer.
Purple: For the last look needed to complete the pride month symbol, take a silky skirt in a bright, vibrant purple like this look from Marjan. A purple garment can be hard to find so take advantage of this great color while you can.
Another way to support the LGBT community is by shopping with a few collaborative fashion brands. Converse and American Eagle have launched collections of Pride wear products including shoes, t-shirts, and accessories.
With these products, all of the net proceeds will go to organizations like the “It Gets Better Project“. (www.itgetsbetter.org) The “It Gets Better Project” works to help those within the LGBT community, and they strive to create ways to make changes for the community happen and remind them that things will get better. It is a powerful statement to show your support for these types of organizations. Now instead of posting something on social media, show everyone around you by sporting one of these pieces or rocking out monochrome looks in every color before Pride Month ends.
Images courtesy of:
Rainbow Lipstick – Instagram @Iluvsarahii
Red look – Vogueruway.com
Orange look – Tinypics.com
Yellow look – Pinterest.com / Allure.com
Green look – Voguerunway.com
Blue look – Voguerunway.com
Purple look – Voguerunway.com
Pride t-shirt – Ae.com
Pride shoes – Shop.nike.com