Kamala Harris is already making history. Haute history that is!
On August 11, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced he had chosen the California senator to be his running mate, making her the first Black woman, and the first Indian-American woman, to be a Vice Presidential candidate. She's also only the second female Democrat who has been up for the job.
The former San Francisco district attorney has been recognized for her sharp debate skills, strong character and affable personality. And while most women in Washington aren't exactly known for their fashion sense, Harris is already carving out her own signature style as she sets her sights on the White House.
From sleek suits, to statement pearl necklaces and street-approved sneakers, scroll through the gallery below to see some of Harris best looks leading up to her big V.P. nomination.
Black and white and cool all over! On June 30, 2018, the stepmom-of-two attended the Families Belong Together - Freedom for Immigrants March at Los Angeles City Hall wearing a crisp white blazer styled with dark skinny jeans and casual cream-colored kicks.
Mad for plaid! On August 6, Harris perfectly pulled off a brown patterned jacket paired with a multi-strand pearl necklace and matching earrings while questioning acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf, who was appearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to explain the use of federal agents during protests in Portland, Oregon.
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey author proved she has killer taste in totes when she was spotted in Washington, D.C. in January 2018 carrying around a giant Goyard bag. The cool look also included a black blazer with a polka dot lining, black skinny pants, black leather loafers and vintage-inspired sunglasses.
Even though she kept her face covered, the 55-year-old still looked fashionable outside the U.S. Capitol on July 23 wearing a grey plaid blazer teamed with a pink blouse featuring a ruffle front detail.
Ready to bite! As part of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Harris attended the hearing on Russian Disinformation Campaigns in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2017 wearing a snakeskin print blouse underneath a sleek black blazer. She finished the look with her signature black pearls.
On July 27, the Oakland, California native attended the ceremony preceding the lying in state of U.S. Representative from Georgia John Lewis in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Paying her respects on the somber occasion, Harris wore a conservative black jacket, black pencil skirt, classic pointed-toe pumps and required face mask.
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At San Francisco Pride in 2019, the city's former District Attorney showed her support rockin’ an oversized denim jacket bedazzled with rainbow rhinestones by hometown brand Levi's. She teamed the show stopping piece with black T-shirt—with matching bedazzled text—and white jeans.
In July 2019, the V.P. hopeful took the stage at a fundraising event in Brooklyn wearing a blush colored suit which included a double-breasted blazer and cropped pants. She teamed the tailored ensemble with a white tee and her favorite white Converse sneakers.
In early June, the biracial senator supported protesters at a peaceful Black Lives Matter march in Washington, D.C.. While out on the streets, she donned a monochromatic ensemble which included a black T-shirt, black skinny jeans, black face mask and black Converse “Chuck Taylor” sneakers.
At San Francisco Pride in 2018, the Howard University alum was all smiles while wearing an aqua blue blazer over a white tee featuring an artsy rendering of actress/screenwriter Lena Waithe’s memorable rainbow Met Gala look.
On January 25, 2014, then Attorney General of California attended the 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards in Atlanta, which honors African American achievers and those who support the African American experience. She went full on glam wearing an elegant black gown featuring a sweetheart neckline with a sparkly long-sleeve overlay.