Here’s Why Women in Hot Pink Suits are Flooding Your Instagram Feed
Over the past few weeks my Instagram feed has been chock full of beautifully drawn cartoons urging me to vote, friends wearing “I voted early” stickers and celebs posing next to posing next to mailboxes and official drop boxes as they send in their absentee ballots. It’s also been peppered with an increasing number of women wearing hot pink suits—specifically the same neon-hued blazer and trousers from Argent. And while these may seem like two different trends, in truth they are one in the same.
Argent launched it’s vibrant voting campaign during the vice presidential debate earlier this year with the hashtag #ambitionsuitsyou alongside Supermajority, a membership-based group aimed at training, supporting and educating women across the nation on how to become successful advocates for issues they’re passionate about. The idea is to harness the power of pink (in a version of the shade that simply cannot be ignored) and demonstrate the very real, very important impact women voters can make.
The shockingly bright pantsuit is a nod to numerous political fashion moments that came before it—the pink pussy hats introduced during the first Woman’s March, the hot pink dress Nancy Pelosi wore while being sworn in as the speaker of the House in 2019, the collection of pantsuits Hillary Clinton wore while campaigning in 2016 (and throughout her career). As Argent’s founder Sali Christeson explained in an interview with the New York Times, “The thesis is, ‘I’m going to show up, and you are going to see me.’”
The list of celebrities who’ve posted photos of themselves in the suit really runs the gamut and includes Kerry Washington, Sophia Bush, Amy Sedaris, Marisa Tomei, Michelle Kwan, Zoe Saldana, Busy Philipps, Ashley Graham, Debra Messing, Amy Schumer and more.
And while we’re all here for a good power suit moment, especially one in such a bold, meaningful color, you don’t need to own a bright pink suit to take part in the movement. Sporting anything in this “look at me!” shade on your way to your local polling place or in an Instagram post encouraging people to get out and vote can carry the same message. (It’s important to note that electioneering laws prohibit wearing anything that outright names or advocates for a specific candidate into a polling place, which means candidate-specific buttons, T-shirt or hats are a no-no. However, sporting a color, like blue, red or even highlighter pink, is fine.)
If you want to get in on the movement, here are eight hot-pink pieces all available either for curbside pickup or with two-day shipping to snap up before election day on November 3.
1. Charter Club Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
Because really, can you ever have too much cashmere?
Available in sizes XS to XL, also Petite
2. Riley & Rae Camille Tie-Neck Blouse
Layer this pretty blouse under a crewneck sweater after election day for a more subtle, but no less stunning, pop of color.
Available in sizes XXS to XL
3. XIRENA Janey Dress
If dresses are more your style, you can’t go wrong with this easy tie-waist silhouette.
Available in sizes XS to L
4. Beninos 3/4 Sleeve Boyfriend Blazer
A highly-rated budget version of the Argent blazer.
Available in sizes XS to XL
5. Anthropologie Yvette Boucle Coat
Ideal for colder climates where you may need to wait a bit in the cold to cast your ballot.
Available in sizes 2 to 12
6. Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater
This super-soft knit is thin enough to comfortably layer under jackets and blazers, but warm enough to be worn alone on crisp autumn days.
Available in sizes XS to XXL
8. Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Opaque Tights
Why not have a little fun and opt for an much more unexpected pink piece, like some vibrant tights in place of your usual opaque black?
Available in sizes S to L
Argent x Supermajority Blazer and Trousers
Unfortunately for those who have their hearts set on wearing the OG suit that started this movement, both pieces are currently on back order. However, you can still buy the blazer or trousers to sport at a later date—perhaps for New Year’s Eve or your birthday... or as an Elle Woods Halloween costume next year.
Available in sizes 0 to 24