By Felicia Czochanski
For many, June is a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and how far we’ve come as a society in getting them the rights and recognition they deserve. Pride Month serves as an opportunity to raise awareness to barriers that the LGBTQ+ community still faces, especially in recent months with different legislation being introduced around the country. It also serves as a call for allyship for people to continue to support and embrace the community advocate for those they love.
Speaking of love, Pride Month (and every month!) is an amazing time to openly be yourself and celebrate yourself for who you are. This is a month to proudly honor yourself and the fact that love can come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and identities. Pride Month, and corresponding Pride Parades around the country, are known for people showing up in bright and rainbow colors in acknowledgement that everyone, no matter who they love, should feel empowered to live openly and embrace what makes them feel like themselves.
When it comes to finding the perfect Pride outfit, it’s no secret that Goodwill is going to be your one-stop shop. Not only are you likely to find something bright and fabulous, there’s also a good chance it’ll be unique, vintage, and maybe even sport colorful sequins. Not to mention you can stock up, knowing that prices will be way below retail value which saves more on clothes so you can partake in more Pride celebrations.
Below, we’re sharing some Pride Month outfit inspiration from real Goodwill shoppers like you. If you have a Pride Month outfit you’re proud of and found at your favorite Goodwill store, tag us on Instagram at @goodwillintl for a chance to be featured in an upcoming blog!
#1 – Rainbow Hearts:
I’m loving everything about this look – from the bold bright lip down to the cute Y2K bag thrifted from Goodwill. But what pulls it all together and makes it perfect for this month is the top which features embroidered rainbow hearts all over it. This thrifter’s outfit is playful and fun, and so clearly embodies her personality. Not to mention, she found the shirt for $1 at Goodwill, making it such a steal in addition to tying together the look!
#2 – Pops of Color:
One of the things I love the most about Pride Month is it gives you the permission (sometimes we just need a little extra push) to be the unfiltered version of ourselves. I love how this Goodwill shopper matches her gorgeous bright pink hair to her adorable flamingo purse that she thrifted at Goodwill. These pops of colors show that accessories can really make an outfit special and feel exactly like you.
#3 – All that Glitters:
I did mention sequins earlier, because how could you do Pride Month without a little glitter? This month is the time to go all out in celebration of your most authentic self. If that looks like a rainbow sequin bomber jacket and the brightest pants and accessories, I’m here for it. Can you believe this amazing jacket was found on the rack at Goodwill?