Wear Your Thoughts On Your Sleeve

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Things are getting louder and louder these days. Even Facebook statuses have upgraded to bigger, bolder text with which to shout at all your admiring friends and colleagues. Passion is great and contagious and impactful and all that, but on your off days—when your voice is hoarse and you don't want people reading slogans across your chest—how should you say what you mean? Quieter statements abound, even down to your socks and earrings. Even when the dress code is toned down, know you'll never be at a loss for words.

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1. Sweatshirt

Because basically no one benefits from those vaguely sympathetic but very prodding "How are you doing?" questions (imagine the scrunched and raised eyebrows here), wear a sweatshirt that eliminates the need for a response altogether. Maybe "emotional rollercoaster" (as embroidered here by the brand Water) isn't exactly your state of mind, but it'll give you the must needed personal space all true introverts crave. Not quite as good as a personal day, but getting there.

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2. Jeans

Jeans speak louder than words. The Topshop ones answer any question that would require you to lower your standards. ("Never ever.") The second pair are a little more scrambled. But neither option is louder than this "No Walls Between Us" jacket from Each X Other's Mexican-inspired Pre-Fall 2017 collection.

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3. Accessories

The adorable socks come from the masterminds behind The Wing merch. They're de rigueur millenial pink, but also in homage to their flagship location on Ladies Mile in New York—the first place in the city where women could shop unaccompanied by men (progress!). Also small but mighty are the Alison Lou Girl Power Huggy Hoops. Reversable, so you can wear them as pink or gold Venus signs, and 30% of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. A pretty accessory for you, affordable and accessible healthcare for millions of women. Chic.

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4. Dress

This Dior confection is one part summertime gala and one part what your Converse looked like in high school when you read a lot of things and had a lot of feelings about those things.

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5. Shorts

Stella McCartney is well known for her abstension from all things animal in her designs. She recently debuted vegan leather—the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! of fashion—but a bit more meta are the cotton shorts that just exclaim "AND NO FUR!" Emphatic. But Stella can be polite, too. The shorts also say "THANKS GIRLS," so you're covered should anyone find your moralism too aggressive.

Emmy Rappe (IMG) photographed by Tom Newton. Styled by Danielle Nachmani (The Wall Group). Hair by Sirsa Ponciano. Makeup by Nancy Sea Siler.

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