This year’s theme is ‘Still Me, Still Human’—a message that emphasises the importance of remembering what we truly are, human. The LGBTIQA+ community form the fabric of our community—including our retail staff, our hospitality workers, our centre management, and our local customers. ‘Still Me, Still Human’ serves to remind all of us that the world is changing to embrace everyone, no matter how they identify, while seeking to remove the stigmas surrounding the LGBTIQA+ community.
Ready to become an ally and proudly wear purple? We’ve pulled together some of our top picks from Eastland, so you can do it in style.
A monochromatic look is always stylish and chic. To achieve this look, head to Decjuba, Country Road and Forever New to shop their range of purple-hued pieces. The more purple the better, right?!
If you’re ready to make a real statement, why not go bold? Colour-blocking is on the rise and now is the time to have some fun by pairing purple pieces with other splashes of colour. Draw inspiration from Kmart, Myer and Priceline.
If you’re wanting to keep it on the subtle sides with touches of purple, incorporate it into your style through accessories and jewellery. We’re loving the current pieces available in-store at Lovisa, Mimco and Strandbags.
To celebrate the importance of Wear It Purple Day, Eastland invites you to show your support towards youth in the LGBTQIA+ community by visiting our rainbow wall on Friday 26 August.
Snap a selfie and share the love online whilst enjoying your free rainbow jellybeans and finding out more information about this important day with our brand ambassador.
Eastland is proud to partner with Maroondah City Council Positive Network team where Edwina Ricci will be on site at Eastland from 10am to 5pm to answer questions or provide vital resources to help those wanting to educate themselves or find out how to be a better ally for this thriving community.
Be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and visit us at Eastland on Wear It Purple Day!
Location: Level 2, East Mall outside Sheike
To discover more visit the official Wear It Purple Day website.
Facebook: Wear it Purple
Also, learn more about pronouns and misgendering here!