Inauguration Day on Jan. 20 was a history-making day in more ways than one, especially on the fashion front. Aside from Michelle Obama’s light plum Sergio Hudso suit, Dr. Jill Biden’s dress and overcoat by the emerging designer Markarian, and Kamala Harris’s Christopher John Rogers ensemble, the unsung fashion hero of the day was Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator turned into an instant meme after being photographed at the historic inaugural celebration looking both cold and comfortable while he sported a timeless outfit combo that consisted of his classic coat, a standard mask, and mittens with a sweet backstory that people just can’t seem to get enough of.
His inaugural day look has inspired others to emulate his somewhat-frumpy yet straightforward outfit, with searches for similar mittens skyrocketing across the internet. Luckily, Etsy retailers are here to meet the demand and have recreated Bernie’s mittens so fellow fans can take part in this new 2021 fashion trend. If you’re looking to mirror the trendsetting senator’s newest look, this curated list of mittens is exactly what you need to get your hands on. Shop the best Bernie-inspired gloves ahead, and be part of (fashion) history in the making.
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