Women and girls are wearing pearls and Converse to honor US Vice President Harris

Dr. Amber Brooks and her two daughters celebrated a joyous first – the inauguration of US Vice President Kamala Harris, a Black and South Asian woman, the daughter of immigrants and the first woman to serve in the second-highest position in the country.

Brooks, an anesthesiologist, and her daughters, ages six and eight, watched her swearing-in safely from home, rocked Harris’ preferred uniform — a string of pearls and a pair of Chuck Taylors.

They joined women across the country and world wearing Harris’ signature pearls-and-Converse combo to honor the VP.

Harris’ pearls, which she’s worn in Congress and on the more casual campaign trail, are a nod to her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha — the strand of 20 pearls represents the 20 founders and incorporators of the historic Black sorority.

As for the Chucks — well, she wears them because they’re comfortable. Harris said the sneakers are her “casual go-to” — and she’s got plenty of pairs to spare.

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