What I Wore To Vote For The First Time
First time voter, long time sequin wearer. Here’s how I pulled off wearing the shiniest blazer ever at a polling booth.
The US Presidential election this year was a history making event. No matter the outcome, we all knew our country was never going to be the same.
I’m not one to talk politics but I do love fashion. And as a first time voter, I kept trying to imagine how I would come up with an outfit that embodies such a history making event.
(This is not to discount the seriousness of the election. I assure you, I’m human & it’s not lost on me. But, y’know, I’m just here to discuss clothes.)
My entire outfit was planned around a shade of lipstick called “President Red”. I’ve been saving it for years and unfortunately it had morphed the formula into an ugly shade of orange. Which is why I should take my own advice of not saving “good” things for special occasions.
Anyways, this sequined blazer was just begging to be worn. So, I did the logical thing and came up with my idea of a casual suit – much like the one I wore for my 24th birthday. (Except this one didn’t turn as many heads.)
An advantage, or rather disadvantage, of working from home is that I’m often in PJs. But considering I’d be hitting up the polls in the middle of the day, I at least wanted to elude to the public that maybe I work at some fancy, fashion-forward company. Do you think I fooled them?
Last, but not least, was the hottest accessory of the season and that was my “I Voted Today” sticker. Because really, what outfit isn’t complete without a sticker?
And now, like this blazer, I’m just gonna shine on because the world could use a little more sparkle right about now. I hope you’ll shine with me! ✨✨✨
To anyone wanting a break from the current affairs, share with me in the comments what your election day outfit looked like!
Thrifted jeans and blouse, $6 (shop similar blouse, shop similar jeans)
ThredUp sequined jacket, paid with credit (shop similar-ish jacket) Use this link for $10 off your first ThredUp order
Seven Dials cutout booties, c/o (shop exact shoes)
Avon lipstick in Presidents Red (shop similar lipstick)