You don't need to dress a certain way to be gay. You know that; I know that; we all know that. Although there are many different aesthetics in the queer community, we still celebrate certain items as iconically queer. These are the items that, to us, visually embody the gay spirit. As a new writer on R29's Shopping team, I seized the opportunity of getting to know my fellow LGBT+ coworkers with a product-focused query: what are your go-to queer styles for Pride month and beyond?
Since many members of the LGBT+ community have been outspoken online about their loss of fashion-forward choices during the summer months, the goal of this personal shopping roundup is to provide some fresh style inspiration for pieces that are breezy without giving up the gay agenda. Ahead, find a full collection of clothing and accessories that real R29ers will be sporting for their very own hot queer summers. There's everything from cheeky tote bags to mom shorts, Teva sandals, Robert Pattinson tees, floral button-downs, nap dresses, earrings shaped like loaves of bread, and beyond.
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