Are you registered to vote? As we near Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, it’s essential that we encourage friends, family, and strangers alike to fulfill their civic duty to our country. We implore you to do that by any means necessary: call them up, post on social, and wear as much voting-themed merchandise as you possibly can.
The 2020 presidential election comes amid a pivotal time in our nation’s history: the global coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s more important than ever that everyone gets to have a say in our country’s future leaders. Fashion isn’t the answer to all of our nation’s woes, but many brands are donating a percentage of sales to organizations like I Am a Voter and When We All Vote. If you’re purchasing voting-themed merch, you might as well buy from a designer who’s giving back.
The stars are wearing voting-inspired merch, too. Karlie Kloss and Michelle Obama are just two of the celebs who’ve inspired us to elevate our wardrobe with patriotic attire. At the Democratic National Convention this past August, the former first lady debuted a gold “VOTE” necklace by the California-based jewelry line BYCHARI. The Internet went crazy over her subtle patriotic accessory.
On the other hand, Kloss took the opposite approach by using social media to show off her Stuart Weitzman “Vote” Boots. If you’re thinking about splurging on the footwear, you might want to act fast: only 100 pairs are available. And if you need some more convincing, listen up: Weitzman is donating 100 percent of net profits to I Am a Voter.
Ahead, Grazia’s rounded up ten fashion-forward voting merch items you need to check out before it’s too late.
The Statement Earrings
Accessory goals! 40 percent of the proceeds from Flaunt the Vote accessories go to pro-voting nonprofits.
The Chic Lunch Bag
Upgrade your lunch bag with this elegant, limited-edition option from Modern Picnic. And take note: For every product sold, the brand will make a donation to I Am a Voter.
The Protective Face Mask
A face covering is (obviously) a must for when you head to the polls amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You might as well get your hands on one to match the important occasion.
The Cozy Crew Neck Sweater
The NYC-based business is known for its hand-embroidered slogan sweaters, many of which are activism-focused.
The Election Day Sock
Brother Vellies is donating $5 of every pair of these red, white, and blue socks to When We All Vote.
The Necklace Michelle Obama Loves
Social media users went wild when Michelle Obama wore this very necklace to give a speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
The Hair Accessory
Created in collaboration with celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan, this rhinestone bobby pin is the perfect accessory to complete your Election Day ensemble. Proceeds for the bobby pin will be donated to When We All Vote.
The “Vote” Sweater
Michael Kors is donating 100 percent of the profits from these sweaters to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
The Colorful Handbag
This cute little handbag is a fashion girl’s dream-come-true. It was born for the polls and to perfect your street style game.
The Karlie Kloss-Approved Boots
The supermodel posted an Instagram photo wearing a similar version of these Stuart Weitzman boots this past September. She captioned the pic, “These boots were made for voting.”