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Pride season is just around the corner. And while we’re super eager to celebrate with our LGBT brothers and sisters, we also want to look on-point at all the Pride events on our schedule. From the L.A. #ResistMarch to the VIP soirée following Nelly Furtado’s set at NYC Pride, the panic has started to kick in as we start to coordinate head-to-toe looks for various parties. We want to dress to impress, which means standing out in a crowd with the right Pride outfit.
Luckily for us, many retailers and fashion designers create one-of-a-kind “Pride editions” for the occasion. From retail giants like Target to shoe labels like Nike and Adidas, brands create colorful apparel and footwear to commemorate Pride season. Even fashion houses including Comme des Garçons and Gucci have incorporated rainbow into new designs.
Case in point: We’re particularly in awe of Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 collection. The Italian house gives us a quirky collection that is both bold and colorful. Among the standouts are two Gucci sneakers that slay the shoe game with a Pride statement. If standing out from the crowd is your thing, too, here are your tickets to the ultimate Pride expression.
Don’t be a drag, just be a queen (or king)
Why be a bore when you can be as colorful as our community’s rainbow? Pride is about advocating freedom and celebrating individuality, and the Gucci sneakers above convey that message loudly and proudly. If you want to stand tall and be proud, this gold leather low-top platform sneaker is a surefire way to do that. Rock the signature Gucci striped detail while adding ah extra four inches to your height. “Standing out” will be the least of your worries. $995 at gucci.com
It’s Gucci, Bitch
If you’re the type who likes to make a lasting impression without being super over-the-top, this Gucci high-top sneaker with rainbow detail is equally fashion-forward for Pride. With its rainbow terrycloth adorned around the ankle, you can show your Pride spirit in a subtle and chic way. Since Alessandro Michele took the reigns as Gucci’s creative director in 2015, he has single-handedly revamped the house, injecting the brand with quirky and fresh ideas. These new Gucci sneaks are not your father’s loafers. $695 at gucci.com