10 Tips To Help You Put Together A Fly Outfit For Any Gay Pride Parade

by Kate Ryan

This weekend, thousands will flood the streets of West Hollywood to celebrate this year's LA Pride Festival and Parade. As one giant party for love and acceptance, this three-day event is not to be missed.

But if you've never been, how are you supposed to know what to wear to one of these things? Whether you're gay, lesbian, bisexual, bi-curious, pansexual, plain old straight or lost in the abyss of sexual fluidity, we've got you covered -- at least with your outfit anyway.

Here are some tips to help you decide what to wear to this year's LA Pride.

Go the literal route.

Nothing says "I am out and proud of it!" quite like wearing a rainbow flag. It's a tried-and-true look for a reason.

Go the political route.

Pull on your pro-Hillary or pro-Bernie tee and BOOM, you're ready to go. If you have a pro-Trump tee, please leave it in the closet -- or better yet, a flaming garbage bin.

Buy literally anything from American Apparel.

Sure, this may be the most "basic bitch" option, but what idiot suggested that was a bad thing? Feel empowered to strut in that unitard like no one's watching, BB. While this is the laziest, easiest option when you're fresh out of outfit ideas, it's certainly not the cheapest, so tread those lycra-filled aisles carefully.

Paint your face.

Think you have to limit the fun to your clothes and accessories? Nope! Your body is a canvas and you are the artist. Pretty meta, right?

Get creative with your hair.

If you've filled your Pinterest with pastel-haired babes but have been too afraid to try it for yourself, now's the time to go all out. LA Pride is all about bravery and expressing yourself, so why not make a statement with your hair? Of course, if you must turn back into a corporate pumpkin by Monday, you can always experiment with temporary dyes.

Not into fashion? Go nuts with your nails.

Treat yourself to a mani-pedi and get a little relaxation in before you dive headfirst into the rainbow-painted chaos.

Rainbow fanny pack for the win!

Proud and practical.

Dip your beard in glitter.

Now that you know you can, what's stopping you?! Sure, you might still be sneezing glitter a full year from now, but that's all part of the fun.

Don't forget about your kids!

Make sure your fur babies don't feel left out this weekend and give them a snazzy rainbow bowtie, bandana or ribbon. Or if they're the type to rip their accessories to shreds, this rainbow leash option is always nice...

Wear whatever the fuck you want.

The important thing to remember when getting dressed up for LA Pride is to BE YOURSELF. That should be the golden rule any time you step out of the house, but especially for Pride. It's not just that you have permission to be 100 percent yourself for three, party-filled days -- it's your duty and an act of courage! So don't skimp when it comes to flying your personal freak flag this weekend -- even if that means wearing New Balances with sand-blasted jeans. In the name of acceptance, we'll allow it just this once.