While many are focused on their Valentine’s in February, we wanted to take some time to recognize our Galentine’s—the women in the world who get shit done and look damn good doing it. With the recent climate, we’ve seen girl-powered fashion on the rise (and we are not mad about it). New graphic t-shirts with various empowering phrases, buttons and patches to declare #girlgang status, and housewares from pillows to shower curtains have been created to celebrate nasty women.
Here’s a collection of girl-powered fashion to celebrate ladies & people who love ladies everywhere (and to preemptively kick off our Galentine’s Day Celebration—details on our party at the end of this post).
This classic t-shirt was first spotted in the 1970s and Otherwild has recreated it. Available in men & women’s sizes, as well as kids & babies, this t-shirt was created to be worn by all feminists in the family. Currently, Otherwild is donating a portion of the proceeds from this design to Planned Parenthood, which is definitely something we can get behind.
Girl Power Pins, Brightside Boutique ($2 each)
Baltimore’s favorite boutique brings you these girl-powered fashion pins. You can buy them individually, but at $2 each it seems like a no-brainer to buy all three and adorn your favorite jean jacket (or better yet: one of the shirts on this list).
Nasty Woman T-Shirt, Franklyn ($25)
I’ve seen a lot of Nasty Women apparel since the infamous debate, but this shirt from Brooklyn-based design firm Franklyn is at the top of my list. Also available in navy & white.
‘Fight Like a Grrrl’ Patch, CreepyGals ($8)
If Sailor Moon were to display her feminism with one thing on this list, it would be with this patch.
Friends-Inspired ‘Girls’ Crew Neck, Black Anchor Apparel ($25)
Grab a ‘Girls’ crewneck inspired by Monica and Rachel (and Susan, in a much, much earlier episode). You can stick with the red & green originals, or branch out to something new. Available in many different colors and perfect for your whole girl gang.
Feminism Animal Sticker Pack, Sarah Duyer ($5)
These feminist animals found a place in my heart the minute I saw them! This six-pack of stickers includes two of each, so you can keep one set for yourself and send a message to someone who needs to be reminded that catcallin’ ain’t cute…
‘Don’t Tell Me to Smile’ Tote, &Morgan ($18)
Don’t tell anyone to smile. And don’t waste your time telling people not to tell you to smile when this tote bag can say it for you.
‘If it isn’t Intersectional…’ T-Shirt, Feminist Apparel ($29.95)
This is probably the most important message in this whole post. If your feminism isn’t intersectional, then I want nothing to do with it, and it isn’t really feminism. Feminism needs to celebrate people from all walks of lives and the different struggles those journeys entail. We need to make sure feminism supports and represents those from marginalized groups, and privileged feminists (yes, I am talking to white women) need to make sure we are paving the way and not prioritizing our perspectives over others. Feminism is more about gender (and if you realize it, this shirt is for you and can help others realize it).
Feminist Velvet Choker, Feminisa ($8.21)
This velvet choker is perfect for the 90s inspired ladies out there, who prefer to take a more understated approach with their girl-powered fashion.
‘No Fuckboys Allowed’ T-Shirt, Look Human ($28)
This pairs well with the ‘Don’t Tell Me to Smile’ tote bag.
‘Cats Against Catcalls’ T-shirt, Feminist Apparel ($29.95)
I love all cats, but especially these little kittens who also take a stand against cat calling! Way to go, cute lil kittens. Show these kittens your support (and take a stand against cat calling) in this shirt.
‘Not Your Babe’ Baseball Cap, Impure Thought ($15)
Another very important message. For the complete look, pair this with the ‘Don’t Tell Me to Smile’ tote and ‘No Fuckboys Allowed’ T-Shirt.
Feminist Mug, Wildfang ($12)
Feminism isn’t necessarily something you can turn on and off, and this mug is perfect for the person who realizes this fact. Go with this mug if equality rules everything around you…all day, err day.
‘Girl Gang’ Greeting Card, All Her Glory ($3.22)
Alright, so you’ve picked the perfect girl-powered fashion item from the above list and want to give it to your favorite person who is a woman/respects women. Make sure to write a kickass note explaining why this person is an important part of your #girlgang.
Girls Pennant Pin, Tuesday Bassen ($10)
Who run the world? Girls, obviously. Tuesday Bassen, the designer of this pin, also runs the world. Her art was stolen by a big corporate clothing company and stood up for herself in a badass way. Girls truly do run the world. Don’t fuck with us.
Boobs Shower Curtain, Gravel & Gold ($120 Preorder)
I really love the Boobs collection from San Francisco-based Gravel & Gold, and this shower curtain brings that admiration to another level. And as much as I love this, it is important to note that not all women have boobs and not all people who have boobs are women.
Have some favorite girl-powered fashion not posted above? Share it with us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram.
We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Galentine’s Day Party and we’d love to see you there!
Monday, February 13th 7-10 PM
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
RSVP on Facebook
This year, Galentine’s Day is benefitting the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.