Step Out In Style Inaugural Weekend - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

As Inauguration Day draws near, many have been inspired by President-elect Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House. Since his days on the campaign trail, enthusiastic supporters have come up with their own items to show their love for Obama, from T-shirts for their babies and pets to lapel pins and neckties.

Here are a few fun, and some quirky, picks that are sure to make an appearance in Washington during the inaugural weekend:


ojamasdec08modelThese two-piece pajamas are emblazoned with the president-elect’s campaign logo “spaced from top to bottom in an attractive step and repeat pattern,” according to the Ojama Sleepwear’s Website. They are also offering nightgowns with the logo pattern.

It’s too late for Christmas, but the company is touting the sleepwear as the perfect ensemble in celebration of the inauguration the day before or the morning after. The company is even a co-sponsor of the Obama Pajama Party, a charity ball being held Jan. 18 at Washington’s Ronald Reagan Building. Actress Carrie Fisher will host the event and the attire is black tie or, of course, pajamas.

For tickets or more information, visit Ojamas Sleepwear’s Website.

Obama Jewelry

yeswecanearringsJewelry designers have made Obama their muse, with one artist is selling handmade earrings and necklaces with the president-elect’s face and campaign icon. Several other artists and jewelry makers have cropped up on the Web with designs of their own, from silver versions by African American artist Jonas Perkins to do-it-yourself trinkets displayed in pictures on Flickr and other Websites.

For the ladies–and stylish gentlemen– looking to wear their support from head to toe, earrings are available in both post and dangling versions.

Obama Sneakers

obamaked_edited-1With all the standing, waiting, and walking you’ll be doing on the Washington Mall inauguration weekend, this stylish option might help you navigate the crowds with flair.

Fete Promotions has released a Barack Obama lace-up Ked which features his face alongside the American flag. This black-and-white shoe can be customized, from the color of the laces to the hue of the sole.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.