Every summer, June is Pride Month for the LBGTQ+ community. Pride is celebrated in June in honor of the Stonewall Riots in late June 1969. The Stonewall Riots were an uprising against police regulation by the LGBTQ+ community and a watershed movement for gay rights. Whether you’re headed out to a Pride parade or are celebrating privately, be proud. Show off your style, strength, and pride with outfits that make you feel great, no matter how you celebrate. If you’ve got a special someone, matching outfits are a great way to show your love. Be true to yourself and your partner this summer with these cute couple outfits for Pride.
Many stores offer special Pride Clothing during the spring and early summer season. They often donate proceeds to LGBTQ+ charities and fundraisers, so you can feel good and look good this season. Find the size and style that’s right for you. From tops and shorts to button-ups and personalized totes, everyone is sure to find something to represent their style. Many companies also produce and sell special versions of their logos during Pride featuring the rainbow colors. It’s a great way to show your pride and stay comfortable and cute this season. Whether you’re out in the streets at Pride parades or staying home and comfy with your cutie, there’s something for everyone and every occasion.
In addition to the Pride collections, you can also wear a rainbow flag or color palette. On the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1994, the rainbow was officially adopted as a symbol for the LGBTQ+ community. The rainbow represents both the diversity and unity of the community, and it has since evolved into a massive show of queer pride. The colors of the rainbow are said to represent life, healing, sunlight, nature, peace and harmony, and spirit. Today, rainbow-colored flags are flown worldwide and throughout the year, but they are especially prominent during Pride events and parades. This year, honor all this history and symbolism with matching rainbow outfits for you and your partner. Whether you stay home or go out on the town for Pride this year, wear the rainbow colors proudly and comfortably this season.
If you want to be even louder and prouder this season, make personalized shirts for you and your crew or partner. Personalized shirts are great for getting out there in style and sharing the experience with your partner and friends. There are so many styles available that we have no doubt you will find a set of stylish matching shirts that speaks to you, your partner, and the rest of your tribe. Pair with shorts or jeans and men’s chinos, or with skirts or dresses — the options are endless! Put your couple outfit to the test and rock these shirts wherever you go this season! You’ll look good, and you’ll feel good too.
When you’re out in the hot summer sun, it can get pretty unbearable. It’s hard to stay comfortable when the temperatures go through the roof. This summer, make sure you’re dressed for success no matter the weather by wearing fabrics that promote staying cool. Stick to men’s cotton tops when you’re out and about getting some rays. Linens, cotton, chambray, and jersey are all fabrics that will help you maintain cool temperatures in the hot sun. They breathe and are light and wearable, all while promoting airflow! This will help you stay cool and comfy even when summer temperatures are feeling cruel. Light layers are ideal for summer weather as you never know whether it will rain, storm, or be so hot you need to remove a couple of layers. A light sweater or overshirt will keep you warm if it gets chilly on cool summer nights. Stick with cotton-based fabrics to make sure you stay cool all summer long.
If you’re out and about this Pride season, don’t be afraid to get loud and take up the space you deserve — it is your time. Pride is an extra special time to say, “we’re here, we’re queer, and we’re not going anywhere” with your clothes. That said, if loud isn’t your thing, that’s okay too! The great thing about the LGBTQ+ community is how accepting and compassionate it is. The most important thing to do during Pride is to be yourself. Make your celebration your own. Pride is a beautiful thing to celebrate, and no matter what you do this season, stay comfortable and true to yourself. It’s a wonderful thing to do. Happy Pride!