Fashionable Button Pins For The Funky, Statement-Making Black Girl
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?
Image Source: KedulKreation
KedulKreation’s button, available on Zazzle, reminds us that we can never have too many reminders of the beauty of natural hair.
I Love Black People
Wear this CafePress button proudly.
This is one of several powerful Maya Angelou quotes turned buttons available on Misandry Over Misogyny‘s Etsy page.
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.
Get your 90s nostalgia on with Yo MTV Raps!, Biggie and Tupac, Fresh Prince and Kid ‘n Play buttons created by Pinktastik.
De La Soul
Bring ’90s hip-hop back with these bright buttons created by Bside Buttons.
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.
Even though this collection from Terminal Beach Buttons is missing both all the women on the show, they’re still pretty cool.
Coming To America
Relive Eddie Murphy’s classic movie, Soul Glo and all, via Bside Buttons.
This design by Vicious Delights pays tribute to the cinematic Queen of Badass, Pam Grier, and one of her most memorable Blaxploitation roles.
Shells Glitter Buttons’ wearable statements also include Stop Victim Blaming, Trust Women, and End Rape Culture.