Today I woke up, remembered that Bowie left us on Jan. 10, and sank back into sorrow. It doesn't seem real that the world could have lost such a beautifully creative mind. For me, commemorating David Bowie is of utmost importance. And one way we can show our respect and mourn the death of such a unique and talented individual is through sporting David Bowie fashion and beauty items.
One of my favorite things about Bowie is that he didn't let anyone or anything define his personal style or character. Bowie embraced his uniqueness, which you could even say made him a body positive role model. He didn't care if he wasn't prescribing to modern day's societal beliefs of what was thought to constitute beauty. Sometimes he'd look like a glam rocker, other times a 1950s business man, or occasionally an androgynous alien. His style was ever-changing and, IMO, he was the most effervescent musician to ever roam the galaxy.
I know I will be remembering David Bowie by wearing his likeness on every inch of my body. He spoke for so many of us and helped pave the way for a future where we are all free to show our true selves. If that's not worth taking with us, I don't know what is.
1. The Retro Tee
Music Series Ringer Tee, $39, urbanoutfitters.com
Travel back in time with this vintage-inspired Bowie logo tee.
2. The Denim Jacket
Handpainted David Bowie Jacket, $185, etsy.com
Slip this denim jacket over everything you own to remember Bowie 24/7.
3. The Guitar Pick Pendant
David Bowie — Space Oddity Guitar Pick Necklace, $15, etsy.com
Never have there been more relevant lyrics to wear around your neck at this tragic time than the ones from "Space Oddity," stamped on this poignant pendant.
4. The World Tour T-Shirt
David Bowie 1972 World Tour Print Junior's Fitted Cut Tee Shirt, $21.98, amazon.com
Look back to the beginning of Bowie's career in this 1972 Bowie World Tour-inspired T-shirt.
5. The Lightening Bolt Earrings
David Bowie Silver Earrings, $88.27, etsy.com
The iconic lightening bolt makeup was one of Bowie's signature looks. If you can't get away with wearing the full beauty look for work, put on these earrings instead.
6. The David Bowie Tattoo
Tattify David Bowie Temporary Tattoo — Labyrinth (Set Of 2,) $4.99, amazon.com
Wear this temporary tattoo wherever your heart desires to make a subtle or loud statement.
7. The Striking Lightening T-Shirt
T-Shirt By Librastyle, $28.72, marketplace.asos.com
Sometimes less is more and this striking tee featuring Aladdin Sane's lightening bolt proves it.
8. The Rebellious Pencil Skirt
Bowie Pencil Skirt, $37.48, redbubble.com
If you're a fashion rebel like Bowie, make it clear with this red and white pencil skirt.
9. The Bowie Bow
David Bowie Hair Bow, $28, etsy.com
Add some pizazz to your hairdo with a quirky Bowie-print hair bow.
10. The Nail Art
36 David Bowie Nail Transfers, $5.22, etsy.com
Make sure that even your mani-pedi is rocking some Bowie vibes with these cool nail transfers.
11. The Timepiece
David Bowie Watch, $27.50, etsy.com
Now you can look upon his beautiful face whenever you wish. Because unlike our favorite starman, we all still exist in this time-bound realm.
12. The Rainbow Backpack
Large Size David Bowie Printing Backpack, $45.99, amazon.com
David Bowie stood for so many of us, no matter our race, gender, or anything else. This colorful backpack makes a fitting tribute.
13. The Glitter Pin
Let's Dance — David Bowie Lapel Pin, $3.50, etsy.com
Bowie was a man who sparkled, so this heart-shaped pin that makes a nod toward his song "Let's Dance" is perfect.
14. The Aladdin Sane Scarf
Aladdin Sane Scarf, $42, etsy.com
Keep away the winter chill in this David Bowie print scarf.
15. The Face Tattoo
Tattify Bowie Temporary Tattoo — Stardust (Set Of 2,) $4.99, amazon.com
Turn your body into a work of art with this half face temporary tattoo.
16. The Changes Scarf
Ch-ch-ch-changes Scarf, $35, redbubble.com
This monochrome scarf featuring the lyrics to "Changes" is sure to complement any outfit.
17. The Goblin King Tee
Labyrinth Jareth And Sarah Dance Girls T-Shirt, $22.50, hottopic.com
Pay homage to arguably the best movie of David Bowie's acting career: Labyrinth.
18. The "Heroes" Bracelet
We Can Be Heroes Stamped Bracelet, $17.95, etsy.com
Remind yourself of your inner strength every time you look at this bracelet containing lyrics to "Heroes."
19. The Tote
Long Live Tote Bag, $19.55, redbubble.com
Carry around your belongings in this wonderfully simple tote bag that shares a powerful message.
Wherever you are, starman, I hope we can continue to show you all the love and respect you deserve. We miss you.
Images: Courtesy Brands