Fall’s Biggest Fashion Trend is a Reminder to Vote Like Your Life Depends on It

Mia Maguire
Fall’s Biggest Fashion Trend is a Reminder to Vote Like Your Life Depends on It
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November 3 is just around the corner, and just in case you’re in need of a friendly reminder to make sure to head to the polls this election day (or request your mail-in ballot, of course), there’s a slew of fashion and accessory brands offering chic vote-themed pieces to help you “rock the vote” in style. Voting fashion merch for 2020‘s upcoming presidential election is one of the major “trends” this fall season, and to be honest, we couldn’t be more stoked to show off our voter pride with some stylish new t-shirts, face masks and jewelry by supporting brands that are doing their part to promote widespread participation in such a crucial election.

Aside from spreading awareness and encouraging voter registration by way of sartorial incentives, many brands are also offering limited edition items with a portion of proceeds from sales going straight to important organizations like When We All Vote (a non-profit launched by Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae and other notable celebrities), I Am Voter and a variety of grassroots organizations led by women of color that work to promote diversity and inclusion in the political sphere.

Look, regardless of your personal views and partisan affiliation, there’s a lot at stake in this election, and now’s the time to hold one another accountable and spread the word to cast your vote on election day—whether you’re showing off your campaign merch on the ‘gram or gifting your squad with some accessories to conjure up some serious excitement to take action this November. If you’re not already registered to vote, you can sign up and learn more here. In the words of Beyonce, “We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does.”

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Amazon handmade vote necklace

Courtesy of Amazon Handmade.

If you’ve been on the hunt for an affordable (and not almost always out-of-stock) dupe to the “vote” necklace Michelle Obama wore during her speech at the DNC last month, this handmade piece is a solid alternative.

La Ligne I am Voter sweater

Courtesy of La Ligne.

Not only could this cozy “Je Suis Vote” sweater not be any chicer, but La Ligne is donating 30 percent of proceeds from sales of the limited-edition style to I Am Voter.

Staud vote sweatshirt

Courtesy of Staud.

10 percent of sales from this embroidered vote sweatshirt will be donated to FAIR FIGHT.

Modern picnic vote lunch box

Courtesy of Modern Picnic.

Not only will this chic lunchbox-handbag hybrid keep your water and snacks cool on election day (and beyond), but for each sale of the bag, Modern Picnic will make a donation to I Am Voter.

Richer Poorer vote sweatpants

Courtesy of Richer Poorer.

Until election day, Richer Poorer will donate 50 percent of the purchase price of each IAAV product sold online to I am a Voter.

Vote Lucky Brand denim jacket

Courtesy of Lucky Brand.

This vintage-inspired denim jacket is one of my favorite vote pieces I’ve spotted thus far.

TREASURE & BOND VOTE Collection Tie Dye Sweatshirt, Main, color, GREY TIE DYE

Courtesy of Treasure & Bond.

This cozy tie-dye sweatshirt is perfect election day essential to spread the word and remind your peers and passerbys to get to the polls.

Two women wearing the Leslie t-shirt and the Alina t-shirt with iron-on patches.

Courtesy of M.M. LaFleur x Girl Scouts.

As a leader in the modern working woman’s wear space, M.M.LaFleur has partnered with Girl Scouts to create limited-edition custom patches to encourage women to vote and younger female to get interested in the democratic process. This collaboration will also help support Girl Scouts’ Promote The Vote initiative. For a limited time, a selection of solid t-shirts will come with the set of five voting-themed, iron patches.

AE This Is Our Time Customizable T-Shirt

Courtesy of American Eagle.

This customizable, fill-in-the-blank t-shirt comes with fabric markers to help you amplify your own message. AE partnered with HeadCount to launch the t-shirt, which is a non-partisan organization that harnesses the power of the appeal of music to help encourage young people to register to vote. 100 percent of the proceeds of this piece will go to the organization.

Senreve voter scarf

Courtesy of Senreve.

Available for pre-order now, Senreve’s chic 100 percent silk scarf features a luxe voter-inspired motif. 100 percent of the proceeds of the Voter Scarf will supper I Am Voter.

UO Voter tee box kit

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

Urban Outfitters collabed with I Am Voter this year to offer this awesome voter ballot box tee, which comes with a t-shirt featuring a dedicated spot to proudly display your “I Voted” sticker, along with a cool keepsake box with directions inside.

VOTE Naturalizer callie boots

Courtesy of Naturalizer.

Naturalizer teamed up with The Outrage to launch these chic limited-edition Callie boots in anticipation of the 2020 elections. The luxe leather boots feature a hand-painted design by artist Kiersten Essenpreis. emblazoned with the word “VOTE” over each shoe.

Madewell Vote Tee shirt

Courtesy of Madewell.

Madewell will be donating 100 percent of the purchase price from sales of this chic graphic t-shirt (up until November 3) to the American Civil Liberties Union, which aims to protect the fundamental right to vote.

Vote earrings amazon handmade

Courtesy of Amazon Handmade.

These handmade patriotic, red, white, and blue acrylic “vote” earrings are the perfect election day accessory to wear to the polls (or while you fill in your mail-in ballot).

Underclub underwear

Courtesy of Underclub.

Featuring a patriotic color story and a variety of different coverage levels, this 3-pack of undies is here to help you comfortably make your mark in history. Underclub will donate $5 from sales of each of these packs will go to When We All Vote.

Levi's graphic vote sweatshirt

Courtesy of Levi’s.

Part of Levi’s Vote Campaign and Public Service Announcement and coinciding merch collection, the graphic hoodie will keep you cozy on the couch as you watch the election coverage in November.

I am a voter.® - Patch Set Sonix x i am a voter.®

Courtesy of Sonix.

Sonix teamed up with I Am Voter to launch these glow-in-the-dark voting themed patches to give your phone a stylish and patriotic upgrade.

Mason Irem vote bracelet

Courtesy of Mason Irem.

This woven mantra bracelet will match your “I Voted” sticker perfectly.

Brother vellies vote socks

Courtesy of Brother Vellies.

Brother Vellies partnered up with When We All Vote to launch these seriously adorable crew socks featuring a red, white, and blue vote design. They look so cute peeking out of sneakers, and the brand is donating $5 from every sale to WWAV.

Sundry clothing vote tee

Courtesy of Sundry Clothing.

Another I Am Voter collab, Sundry Clothing will donate $25 from the purchase price of each Voter t-shirt through November 4.

Rae of Light vote clutch

Courtesy of Rae of Light.

The perfect clutch to take with you to the polls on election day.

Sol and Selene voter mask

Courtesy of Sol & Selene.

Since masks have officially become a bona fide accessory category this year, why not show off your voter pride with a new mask to wear to the polls (and yes, you will need to wear a mask if you’re voting IRL this year).

Michael Kors Vote Tee

Courtesy of Michael Kors.

Designed in partnership with Black-owned brand FKSP, this graphic t-shirt is imbued with the name of Michael Kor’s voting campaign. 100 percent of the profits from the sale of each t-shirt will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Educational Fund. Hurry, the stock is selling out fast.

Vote Rhinestone Bobby Pin by KITSCH x Justine Marjan

Courtesy of Kitsch.

Kitsch and celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan designed this chic rhinestone-encrusted hairpin to inspire accessory lovers to get out there and vote. A portion of proceeds from sales will go to When We All Vote.

Michael stars gloria mask

Courtesy of Michael Stars.

Designed with the illustrated face of renowned feminist leader Gloria Steinem, this face covering is the perfect pandemic-era accessory to symbolize (some) of what’s at stake in this election. Best of all, the brand will give $50,000 of sales from the collection to various grassroots organizations led by women of color, including Black Voters Matter, Voto Latino, and March On.

Stella & Bow I am Voter Necklace

Courtesy of Stella & Bow.

This chic little nameplate necklace is a celebrity favorite, proudly worn by the likes of Chelsea Handler, Debra Messing, and Sophia Bush, so it’s no wonder it sold out so quickly. Fortunately, it’s back up for pre-order, so run—don’t walk—to get your hands on one of your own. Oh, and most importantly, Stella & Bow will be donating $30 from each sale to I Am Voter.

Gap Collective Women's Vote T-Shirt

Courtesy of Gap.

Gap’s newly launched activism collection will feature a curated collection of voting-themed designs created by artists from around the world. This first drop includes the VOTE and STAND UNITED by Stephennie Factor.

Consciously Unbiased shirt

Courtesy of Consciously Unbiased.

While this shirt doesn’t display “VOTE” explicitly, Consioucly Unbiased is a brand committed to fostering and amplifying the voices of suppressed communities and taking action against systemic racism. 100 percent of sales from each piece to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to help the organization in their effort to put an end of racial injustice.

Talentless face mask

Courtesy of Talentless.

You can never have enough face masks to choose from these days (especially since you’re supposed to wash them after each use), so why not stock up on multiples to sport pre-election day to encourage others to get to the polls this year.

Boosocki vote socks

Courtesy of Boosocki.

Send a pair (Boosocki calls this “booing” someone) to a friend or family member (or just gift yourself) with a cozy pair of socks to help remind them of their civic duty.

Studs Vote earring

Courtesy of Studs.

20 percent of each purchase from these Gwyneth Paltrow-approved earrings will be donated to When We All Vote to help support their mission of raising voter awareness.

Rebecca minkoff tee vote

Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff.

Designed in partnership with Vote Run Lead, this limited edition t-shirt aims to encourage everyone to participate in the election in November. For every t-shirt sold, Rebecca Minkoff will make a donation to the organization, which encourages and creates greater opportunities for women running for office.

pinkshop x reebok

Courtesy of Prinkshop.

Prinkshop and Saucony have officially joined forces with this collab, which supports women running (for office and as a sport).

Alfred x I am Voter t-shirt

Courtesy of Alfred x I AM Voter.

The iconic LA coffee shop has partnered with I Am Voter offering this limited edition t-shirt to inspire latte lovers to take action and use their voice in November.

Bling to Ballot Necklace

Courtesy of The Clear Cut.

The Clear Cut will be donating 10 percent of the sale price for each sale of the “Bling to the Ballot” necklace until November 5.

5050 VOTE: Boots & Booties : Shoes | Stuart Weitzman

Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman.

Dr. Jill Biden stepped out in these limited-edition Stuart Weitzman boots while participating in early voting day in Delaware. They may be a pricier splurge, but 100 percent of the proceeds from each sale will go directly to I Am Voter, so you can feel good about spending your money to support our democracy.

STYLECASTER | vote merch | vote backpack

Courtesy of Brevite.

This vote backpack from Brevite is the perfect backpack to stash the essentials while you wait in line to vote. For every backpack sold, Brevite will be donating 100% of proceeds to I am a voter.

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