This post, aside from to share with you photos of my denim-clad self, is to direct your attention to Denim Day campaign.

I don't usually get too serious on my blog, so brace yourself for the info that's to come! I promise though, it'll be worth learning.

    It was only one day ago, through scrolling my Twitter feed, that I was made aware of the fact that there has been one Wednesday every April — the yearly Sexual Assault Awareness Month — for the past 19 years that is dedicated to a day of denim-wearing, but unfortunately the day isn't about celebrating what is one of the most popular materials in fashion.
    Sadly, very far from it.

    Here is an excerpt from the official site of Denim Day's 'About' page:
    The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight heans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
    I was outraged to read about this despicable ruling decades ago. And then I thought: how has sexual assault scarily almost becoming a commonplace nowadays? When will we EVER learn from our history? Things have to start changing; it is now more important than ever for us to fight misconception against sexual violence.

    If you never heard of the day just like I hadn't, I suggest you read up about the Denim Day campaign, run by Peace Over Violence, on its official info website; you can find out more about the case on the site as well as what you can do to help support the campaign.

      I know wearing denim on Denim Day might seem like a menial action to some, but a reminder: something is better than nothing
      Even the subtlest action could have a big impact on one person, so never underestimate the power of your influence. (And never underestimate the power of statement-making fashion either!)
      Plus, we're always wearing denim anyway, so why not do it for a good cause?

      Aside from wearing denim on 25 April like I did, here is a tip for you if you're just learning about Denim Day like me: share about this day to one person. (Of course, more is better!) Hopefully, this will be the first step for you and me in contributing to this campaign this year and for the years to come.

      Also: Check out a whole bunch of other things you could do as well.

      Don't forget to spread the awareness of this day by sharing your outfit on social media with the hashtags #DENIMDAY and #POV18!

        I want to apologise for not sharing this info earlier on my blog, especially to Malaysians as it's already 26 April here (so sorry guys!) but to those whose timezone is a little later than ours, how about donning your best denim wears and participating in a good cause? It's practically effortless (who doesn't have denim in their closet?) and you never know, someone could actually benefit from the education you're imparting through your style.

        Wearing: Vintage Levi's oversized denim jacket  |  Zara jeans  |  Adidas t-shirt  |  Mango floral embroidered deni mules  |  Avan Lily denim bag