Pride Guide for All of Your Feels

June is official LGBTQIA+ Pride Month! Queer people and allies have been celebrating all month, and this week kicks off New York City’s Pride Week, full of amazing events (check them all out here!) ending with the Pride March on June 25th. We understand that the typical Pride merchandise can get a little stale, so we’ve rounded up ten pieces to help you express yourself during Pride.

If you’re feeling nostalgic…

This shirt from LookHuman is probably one of the cutest things ever. It states your identity with a little help from *NSYNC! What more could you want in a shirt? LookHuman has an LGBT collection with a variety of designs that can be turned into basically anything: tee shirts, tank tops, even baby onesies! Check out their Pride Guide here.

If you’re feeling edgy…

Doc Martens is the epitome of edge, and they’re lending their alternative-ness to Pride in the best way possible. They have two adorable boot styles, one black with rainbow grafitti-esque writing, and another a bright rainbow gradient. The best part is, Doc Martens will donate $5 from every pair sold to The Trevor Project, so not only do you look super cute, but you’re making a difference.

If you’re feeling artistic…

Keith Haring was openly gay and supported LGBT efforts through his art, so what better way to show your pride than by rocking one of his iconic equality designs? This drawing is really unique, and it really represents the spirit of pride. Check it out here!

If you’re feeling magical…

We’ve written about it before, but it’s so awesome we needed to talk about it again: Milk Makeup’s Glitter Stick is one of the most magical ways to celebrate Pride! It’s full of rainbow shimmer, and since the base is neutral, it looks flawless on all skin tones. Unfortunately, it’s limited edition, so you need to get it fast, but fifty percent of its proceeds go to The Center, an LGBTQIA+ Community Center in Manhattan.

If you’re feeling simple…

Romwe has some great Pride merchandise that’s cute and simple, including this Contrast Trimmed Rainbow Patch Crop T-Shirt. The rainbow is the Pride symbol, and this shirt showcases it in an adorable, retro way. You can style this in so many ways, during and after Pride. We’re obsessed!

If you’re feeling classic…

Converse has released an amazing Pride Collection that perfectly marries the spirits of Pride and Converse! The collection includes a variety of sneakers with rainbow patterns and patches, as well as rainbow laces and soles like the ones pictured above. Net proceeds from the collection also go to the It Gets Better Project and The Happy Hippie Foundation!

If you want to get to the point…

While they have tons of cute merchandise, LookHuman also has lots of designs that get right to the point and lay out your stance in an obvious way, like this Protect Trans Kids shirt. The point of Pride is to raise visibility for the LGBTQIA+ community, so communicating the issues that are important to you are a must. Sometimes a rainbow just won’t do the trick! This shirt is designed in the trans colors, which is awesome.

If you’re feeling playful…

these socks are for you! You can never go wrong with a pair of crazy socks, and these bright ones are perfect for Pride. They’re thigh highs too, so you can really roll them down to any length that makes you happy. They look perfect with shorts, skirts, basically anything.

If you want to wear something different…

If you’re really not feeling the whole rainbow thing but you still want to make a statement, check out this series of shirts on Etsy shop LunaAndBob. The images of kissing princesses definitely make a statement while managing to be super edgy, and they’re perfect to wear after Pride too!

If you’re feeling extra…

Why wave the flag when you can BE the flag? Though this may not be the newest update of the Pride flag (maybe Spencer’s will roll one out next year!), it’s still super cute and quirky, and a must-have for this year’s parade. Check it out here!

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  • Kristen is currently a rising junior at Emerson College in Boston, majoring in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, and minoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She’s originally from Long Island, but loves being in the city environment, be it Manhattan or Boston, where there’s tons of constant activity and inspiration. She loves fashion and beauty almost as much as she loves writing about it, and is happiest when she’s surrounded by friends. She doesn’t know much about where she’ll be in the future, but she hopes to be working in the fashion industry surrounded by people she loves and lots and lots of clothes.