Fall 2012 Style Inspiration: What to Wear to an Election Night Party

Michelle writes, “I know you all did a post for the election in 2008, but I thought it would be fun to do a style inspiration for this super close 2012 election. I know there will be lots of parties going on that night, and folks will definitely want to look fashionable! Love your site by the way.”

Love ya back!
In addition to rushing to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th, I’m sure plenty of you will be spending time with friends, locked into your TV sets to see who will be the next President of the United States! We’re not even gonna lie…here on The Fashion Bomb, we’re #TeamObama, so put together a few looks for guys and gals to help elect our President for another term!

Look one is super casual, and thus begins with a fun $29 Barack Your Body tank from Urban Outfitters. Add a dash of fashion with a pair of Helmut Lang leather pants, then keep the laid back theme going in sneakers (though you could totally rock a pair of black pumps with this look!). Show true support for Barack with these fly $42 Potus Earrings by Melody Eshani (get them here) and Obama Minx (available at Polish Bar of Brooklyn). Finish with a pop of red lipstick and a jacket appropriate for wherever you are in the world:

Get even more fun (non partisan) tees and tops here:

Guys, you can show your support as well, whether you go for a more understated Givenchy Stars and Stripes sweatshirt or an in-your-face Barack the Vote tee.

Anchor each look with jeans, and add a stylish twist with $520 Pierre Hardy Metallic Sneakers.

Going for dressy? Slip on a blue dress with red heels, yet represent Obama with $28 Obama earrings by Erica Pena (get them here) and a ‘Forward’ Pin (get yours at Etsy):

For the guys, I was going to suggest a blue suit and red tie, but you can wear that on any other day!

Step it up a bit in a blue velvet blazer, and show American pride in a navy and red bowtie by Surface to Air. Complete with red shoes (or a pair of dinner slippers), and of course, your Obama button:

What do you think? Any big plans for Election Night?
*If you, perchance are Stacey Dash A Romney supporter, simply replace the Barack tees and paraphernalia with a Romney shirt or button.
*Though most items can be removed/covered up when you go to the polls, err on the side of caution and don’t wear any buttons or shirts endorsing either candidate when voting. These looks are for watch parties–we wouldn’t recommend wearing these to poll sites. That said…Vote!


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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