Gone are the days of ripped jeans and tie dye t-shirts, the modern protester knows that in order to be effective you need to prepare for a marathon, not a sit in. With the March For Science, which is really the Climate March, right around the corner we thought it would be a good time to offer some fashion tips so that, if you are planning to join one of the 100 some odd “sister” marches across the country and stand up for a healthy and clean environment and a future for all of humanity, then at least you are properly prepared for it.
Without having been alive during the 1960’s, we can appropriately now call the Golden Age of protest, by which we mean our common conception of what most of us think a protest should look like, it’s hard to image how exactly people prepped for their marches. For the most part it seems that images from that era show people in shabby hippie gear, long hair and flowers. Fair enough. Although, the marches for civil rights have plenty of pictures of individuals decked out in button down shirts sporting a suit.
Today however, with the dubious ubiquity of Athleisure wear swamping our street style and Nikes are now everyday footwear, odds are pretty good that you are already equipped to go out and fight for your rights.
The trick of course is to remain, flexible, not overheat, while still staying warm. Have comfortable shoes, never know how long you could be standing around. Water, can’t tell you how important it is to remain hydrated. But make sure you are environmentally responsible and go for a good reusable bottle – Sigg water bottles have always been a favorite.
Go out and protest, we seriously need our voices heard, no joke. But make sure you are equipped to do so, look good while doing it and of course are properly protected and ready for the elements.