Those Vote hoops celebs are wearing? Michelle Obama made them

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We're less than two weeks away from the US presidential elections, in which Donald Trump will go head to head with Joe Biden (and it doesn't look like Kanye West will be part of the race anymore).

Like last time, many celebrities are urging Americans to vote, with most of them throwing their support behind Biden. This includes Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama, who pointed out all the negative outcomes of Trump's four years as president.

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Many other celebrities, while not necessarily taking sides, have been vocal on social media about voting abstention and the very real consequences it can have.

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The likes of Mandy Moore, Hailey Baldwin, Justine Skye, Storm Reid and Rachel Brosnahan all posted selfies to that effect, and they all had one thing in common: they were wearing gold hoops engraved with the word 'VOTE'.

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And it might come as no surprise to you that Michelle Obama designed them, with the help of her stylist Meredith Koop and in partnership with US jewellery brand Shiffon, whose mission is to financially empower women across the globe.

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The hoops start at $150 and come in various sizes and styles, form fine to chunky, and there are also some lovely rings too. A lot of them are sold out but that doesn't mean they won't be restocked, and let's be honest, it's a message that's worth championing all year round.

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Plus, if you purchase a piece by 3rd November, 50% of profits will be donated to When We All Vote to support their nonpartisan, data-driven initiatives to increase voter participation.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.