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Pride Inspo to Slay Every Party And Parade

It’s that time of year when rainbow colors, glitter, Kylie Minogue, and unapologetic love fill the streets of Los Angeles, let alone the entire globe. Pride parades and parties celebrating inclusion and diversity are popping up all weekend in the city of angels. Marking 53 years since the 1969 Stonewall Uprising–a.k.a the queer community’s first fight back against police brutality–America has come a long way with repping gay pride. But as every generation must fight the same battle, Congress reminds us that we are far from finished. In 2023 alone, over 540 anti-LGBTQ bills were passed, including Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law banning transgender athletes, drag shows, and gender-affirming care for minors. In opposition, many of our close friends have decided to rise to the occasion and kill it all with kindness and colorful fashion statements, honoring a quote from America’s first openly gay leader, Harvey Milk: “Hope never stays silent.” So let’s celebrate all our quintessential queerness and show up louder, prouder, and gayer than ever before! From limited edition statement pride totes to brands that give back to the LGBTQ+ community, we got you covered with the most stylish pieces to rock during Pride Month.

1. American Eagle + Olivia Ponton Pride Tote

Tote Bag, ($25)

TikTok star Olivia Ponton teamed up with American Eagle for their 2023 Pride collection. These everyday tees, tanks and tote bags make for an easy last-minute Pride Parade outfit. AE has also donated $100,000 to the It Gets Better Project, continuing their support of queer youth and Pride month.

2. Kenneth Cole Love Rules Tee

Love Rules Tee, ($40)

With every purchase of these Love Rules tees, Kenneth Cole donates $10 to United Nations Free & Equal, the leading global campaign advocating for the fair treatment and equal rights of our LGBTI besties.

3. Multi-colored Boho Jumpsuit

Boho Jumpsuit, ($27)

Pride fashion, but make it boho. Pair this jumpsuit with a crochet bandana and a good ol’ pair of Dr. Martens for an effortless style. Or strap on these golden platform heels to stand tall and proud.

4. LaQuan Smith Sequined Stretch-Jersey Straight-Leg Pants

Sequined Pants, ($509)

Queer black designer LaQuan Smith gives us designer Pride fashion for every party and parade. To feel our best, it’s only necessary we trust the legend who styled A-listers from Lady Gaga to Rihanna and the queen herself, Beyonce. BTW, they are also 40% off!

5. Rhinestone Fishnet Stockings

Sparkle Fishnets, ($8)

Be louder and prouder by strutting in rhinestones! No matter what you’re wearing, these rhinestone fishnet stockings can come in any color you desire.

6.TomboyX Black Rainbow Racerback Soft Bra

Racerback Top, ($32)

If you’re in the mood for more laid-back Pride occasions or just like to be comfortable, TomboyX’s gender-inclusive loungewear is your best friend. This rainbow-trimmed set proves subtle can still be statement.

7. Pride Pins

Pride pins, ($9)

For the best pride fit, there is never such thing as too much accessories. Spice up your outfit and bag with these golden enamel Pride pins.

LA Girl Pro Tip:Before choosing your Pride Parade armor, make sure its both stylish and practical. If you decide to conquer the streets, remember to pack a water bottle, make sure your shoes are walking and dance proof, and slather on your favorite sunscreenbefore applying your body glitter, jewels and temporary tattoos.

Now its time to show off your outfit and allyship at these 2023 Pride Events Around Los Angeles!