Fashionable Button Pins For The Funky, Statement-Making Black Girl

February 18, 2016  |  
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You’re used to seeing them on the campaign trail during election season.  Or you might even associate them with a decade long gone. But if fashion has taught us anything, it’s that everything comes back in style.

That’s exactly the case with pinback buttons.  They were recently spotted on the runway during New York Fashion Week in a show styled by the incomparable songstress and fashion icon Erykah Badu.  The Pyer Moss depression-themed show, which featured simple buttons or pins displaying the names of various anti-depressants, party drugs, and hard narcotics, reminded us that the clothes and accessories we wear can raise awareness and make a powerful political statement.

Depending on the outfit and occasion, buttons can also make the perfect accessory.  Every bit the fashion statement like the jewelry, makeup, hats and clothes we adorn our bodies with, they add texture and layers and help reflect our personalities.  Which of the following buttons will you add to your collection?

I love my Kinky Curly Hair 2 Inch Round Button
Image Source: KedulKreation

Natural Hair

KedulKreation’s button, available on Zazzle, reminds us that we can never have too many reminders of the beauty of natural hair.

Image Source: Cafe Press

Image Source: CafePress

I Love Black People

Wear this CafePress button proudly.

Image Source: Etsy/MisandryOverMisogyny

Image Source: Etsy/MisandryOverMisogyny

Maya Angelou

This is one of several powerful Maya Angelou quotes turned buttons available on Misandry Over Misogyny‘s Etsy page.

Image Source: Etsy/UsAgainstTheWorld

Image Source: Etsy/UsAgainstTheWorld

Marvin, James, Lenny & Bob

Wear musical icons Gaye, Brown, Kravitz and Marley on your person with these quarter-size buttons created by Us Against The World.

Image Source: Etsy/Pinktastik

Image Source: Etsy/Pinktastik

The ’90s

Get your 90s nostalgia on with Yo MTV Raps!, Biggie and Tupac,  Fresh Prince and Kid ‘n Play buttons created by Pinktastik.

Image Source: Etsy/Bside Buttons

Image Source: Etsy/Bside Buttons

De La Soul

Bring ’90s hip-hop back with these bright buttons created by Bside Buttons.

Image Source: Tees In The Trap

Image Source: Tees In The Trap

Thick Thighs Save Lives

Own a lovely collection of buttons from Tees in the Trap. Their assortment includes the following: Girl Bye, A Lil’ Bougie and Professional Edge Snatcher.  Definite must-haves.

Image Source: Etsy/TerminalBeachButtons

Image Source: Etsy/TerminalBeachButtons

Fresh Prince

Even though this collection from Terminal Beach Buttons is missing both all the women on the show, they’re still pretty cool.

Image Source: Etsy/Bside Buttons

Image Source: Etsy/Bside Buttons

Coming To America

Relive Eddie Murphy’s classic movie, Soul Glo and all, via Bside Buttons.

Image Source: Etsy/Vicious Delights

Image Source: Etsy/Vicious Delights

Coffy

This design by Vicious Delights pays tribute to the cinematic Queen of Badass, Pam Grier, and one of her most memorable Blaxploitation roles.

Image Source: Etsy/Shells Glitter Buttons

Image Source: Etsy/Shells Glitter Buttons

Feminism 101

Shells Glitter Buttons’ wearable statements also include Stop Victim Blaming, Trust Women, and End Rape Culture.

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