Denim is always in fashion, and we’ll never stop showing you the cool looks we have in store and online. But on this day, it’s extra important for us to promote our denim wares.
It’s because April 25 is Denim Day. What’s Denim Day? Well, it’s not like National Hug Day or Wear Your Clothes Backward Day. This day’s about to get real. Denim Day is a nationwide call to wear jeans in support of rape prevention and ending misconceptions surrounding sexual assault.
True story: According to DenimDayInfo.org, almost 20 years ago in Italy, a rapist was convicted. Then the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction saying that the victim was wearing tight jeans and therefore would have had to help the rapist rape her. WTF??
The next day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work in jeans in support of the victim. Cheers sisters!
So, yes, the story is dark, and it’s not our favorite. But it does compel us to act and, by all means, don our jeans. Fortunately, we’re Nixon & Co, and we have the styles you’ll love.
Check out the released hem wide-leg crop. These great jeans let you go from casual to classy with just a change in shoes. Dress them up or dress them down – we love them!
We also love the Stud Slim Crop. The mid-rise waist is flattering to every figure and the texture is as soft as a summer breeze.
And check out the casual comfort of the Super Wide Leg. (We’re talking the jeans – not you.)
Another thing to know about Denim Day – it’s about challenging patriarchy. This is the political structure in which men feel they are entitled to sexually harass people and perpetrate sexual violence. Oh, the male privilege!
This is where style and women’s empowerment can meet. We must recognize that women have the right to be as sexy as they want and still be safe. Like in these great skirts!
The fun and funky Frey Edge Skirt:
And the perfect-for-the-office Denim Pencil Skirt:
Up to the Task
So, Denim Day. It’s fun to say and a chance to wear all the great denim we have at Nixon & Co. But it’s so much more. It’s a chance to raise awareness about just what is “acceptable.” It’s about what we tell our ourselves, our sisters, and our daughters. Sexual assault, patriarchy, rape culture: It’s all happening, and it’s all wrong.
Join us in speaking out. Wear your jeans, and check out 10 more things you can do. Remember, you can get right to work in this awesome Double Hem Jacket.
Or this flattering but comfy Plaid Oversized Shirt.
Let everyone know we’ll wear denim and we’ll wear what we want. Without getting hurt.
Even in this super sexy Denim Long Shirt Jacket.