While planning your outfits and accessories for Pride month can be an event all on its own, unfortunately, that month doesn’t last forever. There are only so many events you can attend, so many parties to go to, so many parades to march in.

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep showing off your gay pride every single day throughout the year with the accessories you wear. 

People share aspects of their interests and personality all the time in the things they wear, from logos on t-shirts and hats to bracelets and backpacks. 

So, it’s okay for you to be loud and proud with your gay pride accessories as often as you want. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best pride accessories you can wear every single day. 

  • Rainbow Sunglasses

Rainbow sunglasses have been made famous all over the globe for how prominent they are at Pride events. Because gay pride month is in June each year, it’s the height of summer and sunglasses are a necessity for most people. 

But, you can wear sunglasses all summer long and you don’t need a parade in order to do it! 

The great thing about gay pride sunglasses is that they can still look sophisticated and professional while showing off your pride and your love for the gay community. 

So, don’t be afraid to throw on a pair of pride shades wherever you go. They offer a sort of ‘business in the front, party on the sides’ vibe that you’ll love each time you wear them. 

  • Rainbow Sweatband

Going to the gym? Running around the neighborhood? Or, maybe you’re just a hardcore 80s enthusiast? 

Sweatbands have made a bit of a comeback, and people wear them to support certain bands, organizations, sports teams, and more. But, what’s cooler than a rainbow sweatband? 

Sweatbands around the wrist are comfortable, and a great way to make a statement when you’re working out. Pride doesn’t take a break at the gym! You’ll look super stylish and fun, and simply having a glance down at the band around your wrist can keep you motivated and make you feel happy while you’re getting fit. It’s a win-win. 

  • Pride Hats

Supporting and celebrating gay pride isn’t just about having a good time. It’s about raising awareness for equality within the LGBTQ+ community. Some accessories go far beyond being something fun to wear. Instead, they help to get a message across in a stylish and sleek way. Hats are a great way to do that. They are an everyday platform for simple messages that can be exceedingly powerful. 

Whether you go with a full-on rainbow hat or you find a cap that expresses your feelings and beliefs in a single word or phrase, it’s an accessory you can literally wear every day, almost anywhere, and tell everyone who you are and what you represent. Hats are one of the most common accessories, so while you might not think you’ll “stand out,” it’s a great way to capture someone’s attention with simplicity. 

  • Backpacks and Purses

If you carry a backpack or purse around with you every day to carry your belongings, why not celebrate your pride in the process? 

Rainbow backpacks are extremely eye-catching and colorful, so no one will have a problem spotting you and knowing exactly what you’re representing with your functional accessory. But, because bags like these are so practical, you will be able to take it everywhere with you without a second thought, showcasing your pride in a fashionable and functional way. 

  • Pride Bracelets

Pride bracelets have become increasingly popular over the years because of what they represent. Depending on the type of bracelet you choose, it’s more than just a rainbow on your wrist. Different color combinations can mean support or identification for different pronouns, including trans, lesbian, etc. 

So, not only can bracelets help to show off your sense of gay pride, but they can also be a subtle way to showcase your pronouns or throw your support behind one particular group within the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Rainbow Rings

Whether you want to make a subtle statement or you want to use a rainbow ring to show your commitment to your partner or spouse, they are a great way to accessorize each and every day while showing off your pride. 

Rainbow rings can be used in a variety of situations. They can either be a fashion statement, or many people have started to use them as wedding bands. A ring is something that rarely gets taken off. So, wearing it every day can be a reminder to you and everyone around you of what’s important. 

You can also find pride rings with words on them, much like hats and caps. Some are more subtle than others. The great thing about accessories is that they should be a reflection of your personality and style. So, don’t be afraid to look around and decide which type of ring appeals most to you!

Bringing Your Pride With You Every Day

As you can see, there is no shortage of gay pride accessories to choose from. You don’t have to wait until the next big Pride event to let these accessories make an appearance. In fact, you should be showing off your gay pride every single day. 

While you might not be able to dress up and go dancing in the streets as you would during Pride month, you can bring the accessories you use every day to life by showcasing your pride with simple changes. Think about the things you use most every day, and let your accessories reflect that. If representing Pride is a part of who you really are, you should be able to show that off every day in the accessories you would wear or carry anyway. So, choose what appeals to you and how you want to represent yourself, and have fun accessorizing!