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Leave your cuff links at home! (Do people wear cuff links to work? You know what, never mind.) But do remember to bring along a balaclava. One commenter on Crain’s suggested Che T-shirts—why not? It’s also worth noting that, like the real-America angle, the New York Times has got this one covered. Last fall the Taupe Lady published a slide show that should aid the downtown bourgeoisie in its quest to go stealth: "What to Wear to a Protest?" A representative caption, attached to a photo of a bunch of people wearing, well, shirts, pants, and shoes: "One contingent marched down Lafayette Street to Foley Square, many dressed in '90s grunge fashion."
But white-collar workers should take heart—Occupy and its sympathizers are a big tent. Said one woman, expressing her solidarity with the 99 percent:
I’m wearing heels and they’re really comfortable. I kind of didn’t plan to be protesting. I mean what’s a protest outfit? Like in case you get maced or arrested? You have to think about the elements and the forces that come up against you. The pencil skirt is vintage I got at a thrift store. My gauzy shirt I just got the other day and I’ve worn it maybe four times already. The sunglasses are Michael Kors.