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Celebrating Women in 2021: Styling January: Inaugural Style



Celebrating Women in 2021: Styling January: Inaugural Style  


I thought long & hard about how I'd write...word this post. As I type it right now, I still am not sure. 

This post isn't about politics. This post isn't about being a democrat or a republican. It is about being an American. It is about being a woman. 


While my curated space online has never been centered around politics, it has been a place of inspiration. As I get older, I have found that I take inspiration from so many different outlets. 


Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 will truly be an inspiring day--especially for women as the glass ceiling will have one gaping hole. That missing piece of the glass ceiling is due to Kamala Harris becoming the first Madame Vice President of the United States. 


Women's Rights Style
The significance of Kamala Harris's Inaugural Style 


No matter your political views, the importance & significance of living in a time when a woman takes the second-highest seat in the Oval Office is a monumental moment in our country's history. Not-to-mention, ground-breaking moment in world history. 


I want to dedicate this blog post on the heels of the 2021 Inauguration, the inauguration of our country's first female vice president, to all women. This past year, I have come to appreciate {even more so} a woman's never-ending hard work. 


My grandmother says "A woman's work is never done." Ladies isn't that the truth?!


Kamala Harris, the First Female Vice President 



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To all the women who go to work & then come home to work, I see you & I respect you. To all the women who are caretakers & caregivers, I see you & I respect you. To all the women who stay at home, build a home for their families, cook dinners, fold clothes, run errands, I see you & I respect you. To all the women who don't have children yet care for their aging loved ones, I see you & I respect you. 


To all the women who aren't yet women, still in school, still learning about the world, I am inspired & excited for you. 


The finishing touch, an American Flag pin 

Kamala Harris Inspired Style
Pertaining to Women's Rights color white is worn by women as it implies solidarity  


2021's Inauguration Style 


Since this post is written prior to the 2021 Inaugration {I will update it afterward}we have no idea what Kamala Harris will wear on Wednesday, January 20th nor do we know the significance of what she'll wear. However, we do know that it will be history-making


According to an article on The New York Times' website, there was great significance to what Kamala Harris whore the night she accepted the victory of the 2020 election alongside President {elect} Joe Biden. As someone who has a minor in history, I find the cultural & historical significance of what Kamala Harris wears to be rather interesting. 


Her timeless white Carolina Herrera pantsuit is a nod to the women's suffrage movement & the 19th Amendment, Women's Right to Vote. To quote the New York Times' article


"...A white pantsuit with a white silk pussy-bow blouse. Two garments that have been alternately fraught and celebrated symbols of women’s rights for decades, but which over the last four years have taken on even more potency and power."

 

Harris's pearl earrings as uncovered in a Teen Vogue article are a symbol of her sisterhood with her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha. & While Harris wasn't wearing her signature Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers, we just know by her affection for the brand that she'll bring her own flair to the White House--something we can all take a bit of inspiration from. 


Inauguration Style for Women
2021 Inaugural Fashion 

Inspired by Kamala Harris the 46th Vice President 


If you're like me & find Kamala Harris residency at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue {okay, Number One Observatory Circle} to be inspiring as well as interesting, the website What Kamala Wore breaks down Madame Vice President's style as well as the significance of what she wears. 


It is pretty clear that I took a bit of inspiration from Kamala Harris's white Carolina Herrera pantsuit for this Styling January 2021 post. My pants & top underneath the white jacket are both from Target. The white jacket is something I wore to interviews {post-college} at both Dick Sporting Goods' main headquarters as well as American Greeting's main headquarters. 


While I didn't get with of those jobs, that's okay. I totally felt like a boss dressed in white. I am sure the feeling was similar {only 100 times greater} to what Kamala Harris felt the night she stepped on stage wearing her white power suit. 


So, here it is. 2021. All women are bosses in their own right. We deserve to be celebrated, respected, & referred to as such too. Here's to a new era, a new era that has several seats for women. 


Written almost a year to the day of the 2021 Inaguartion Marie Claire shared quotes from powerful & inspiring women in politics, one of them being Kamala Harris & her advice to young women.


"What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters. You're going to walk into many rooms in your life and career where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you've had. But you remember that when you are in those rooms, you are not alone. We are all in that room with you applauding you on. Cheering your voice. And just so proud of you. So you use that voice and be strong"--Kamala Harris. 





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