What New Yorkers Wore to the Pride Parade

Revelers at NYC Pride Parade
Revelers at NYC Pride Parade | Rachel Fisher / © Culture Trip

On June 24, New York City celebrated Pride, a parade to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and to celebrate the LGBTQ community.

“Defiantly Different,” the theme of the 2018 Pride Parade, is apparent in these photographs of revelers as captured by Culture Trip photographers. This is a snapshot of what New Yorkers wore to the Pride Parade in the streets of Greenwich Village. “Pride means love and freedom,” says celebrant Kable Barhart, pictured below in a red swimsuit, denim cutoffs, and flower crown. “For me, pride is everyday, but today lets people really be free. Today celebrates us.”

Celebrating Pride 2018

Let the rainbow of colors, whimsical accessories, and DIY club wear inspire your summer aesthetic. Shop the looks below with offerings from Topshop to keep the spirit of Pride out of the closet and into your wardrobe.

Candy crush

Who knew pastels could be this vibrant? From the pom hair accessories to the glitter backpack, this look draws on a nightlife aesthetic and pairs it with pastel pink. She makes it “werq.”

Shop the look: Drop Lens Sunglasses, Sequin Mini Backpack

Glitterati

Celebrating Pride 2018

Metallics in the day? Definitely. Show some skin so all that glitters is you.

Shop the look: Sequin Skirt

All hail the queen

Celebrating Pride 2018

A denim mini skirt can be dressed up or down, and doesn’t impose on a look so accessories can take center stage.

Shop the look: Denim Mini Skirt

Color pop

Celebrating Pride 2018

Not everyone can pull off a halter bikini top fashioned with faux blossoms. This floral bikini top lets you bloom in all the right places, and is a bit more low-key.

Shop the look: Floral Embroidered Bikini

Urban traveler

Celebrating Pride 2018

Barely-there shorts are a summer staple for girls on-the-go. That goes double for the bag of the season: the ubiquitous bumbag (fanny pack).

Shop the look: Check Bumbag, Cropped Shorts

Wet n’ wild

Celebrating Pride 2018

From Farrah Fawcett to Pamela Anderson, many a bombshell has bared it all in a red swimsuit. Now’s your chance.

Shop the look: Plunging Swimsuit

City romper

Celebrating Pride 2018

Denim overalls have gotten a major style re-boost in 2018.

Shop the look: Gem Necklace, Denim Zip Romper

Up, up, and away

Celebrating Pride 2018

A summer cape not only protects your shoulders from the sun, but lets you flaunt your inner superhero.

Shop the look: Rainbow Beaded Cape

Tropical sunset

Celebrating Pride 2018

Rain at the beach is no fun. Unless it’s in the form of a rainbow bikini.

Shop the look: Rainbow Stripe Bikini

Have a ball

Celebrating Pride 2018

This celebrant found this DIY top at a vintage shop. A cami with multi-colored dots recreates the whimsical look.

Shop the look: Spot Square Cami

Get a leg up

Celebrating Pride 2018

Show off your gams with statement cutoffs and have fun with playful accessories.

Shop the look: Fray Diamante Shorts

landscape with balloons floating in the air

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