Feminist Minnie Mouse Jackets On Etsy Are A Badass Disney Lover's Dream
The future is female, and Minnie Mouse knowsit. It's no longer just human women, supportive allies, and cute toddlers wearing that iconic phrase emblazoned across their white tees. The bow-wearing Disney matriarch is also jumping onto the feminist bandwagon, and not a minute too soon. The Etsy seller Rita Lane Vintage is selling "The Future is Female" Minnie Mouse denim jackets to round out your fall wardrobe this year, merging together a love for upcycling with a love for smashing the patriarchy.
Since Etsy specializes in vintage, thrifted, and had-crafted pieces, the jacket has some handmade elements to it. The Minnie Mouse bow is actually a patch made out of sequins, giving the denim staple a hit of razzle-dazzle that you just don't really see anymore. The mantra is then painted over and underneath the image, transforming a thrifted jacket into a memorable statement. For the actual coat, Rita Lane Vintage uses upcycled, unisex Nautica jean jackets, meaning this piece isn't just for the ladies. Anyone can claim it to be a part of their wardrobe. That and you're saving unloved jean jackets from thrift stores, and giving them a new lease on life.
The Future Is Female Vintage Minnie Bow Sequin Jacket, Etsy/ Rita Lane Vintage
Everyone loves a good slogan staple, and if you're particularly fond of fighting for women's rights and equality, this is a playful way to share that side of yourself. It brings together a millennial's love for nostalgia with their commitment to social justice. That and it's really stinkin' cute.
As of right now the jacket is currently sold out, so while you wait for the shop to restock, here are some more Minnie Mouse inspired fashion pieces. Go wild!
1. Minnie Mouse Embroidered Denim Jacket by SIWY
A little more subtle than a back-spanning sequin patch, these small Minnie Mouse faces are cross-stitched across the jacket like polka dots. Coming in an over-sized boyfriend fit, this faded-blue denim jacket is meant to give off a vintage, '90s-like vibe. But while it might look like an amazing thrift store find, the price might give you a bit of sticker shock, so make sure you're sitting down. It's a whopping $400, making this purchase a "treat yo'self" moment.
2. Minnie Mouse Bag
3. Card Case
4. Cozy Slippers
Disney Mickey Mouse Ears Cozy Slippers, $15, BoxLunch
Admittedly, this is veering into Mickey Mouse territory, but it was too cute of a find not to share. Sporting Mickey's iconic red shorts and unforgettable black ears, these house slippers perfectly capture the Disney king, while still feeling stylish rather than just gimmicky. There will be no better way to keep your feet cozy this winter.
5. Spacious Backpack
Coming in a black and white motif, this roomy backpack shows hand-drawn sketches of Minnie and Mickey as a print. It's structured shape makes it not only functional but chic, and it's roomy enough to carry all of your school books or office necessities.
From fighting the patriarchy with your Minnie Mouse jacket to getting to work in style with your sketched-on backpack, no one's too old for Disney staples in their wardrobe.