The HerKentucky Kentucky Pride Swag List

State pride is having a moment.

It seems that, everywhere you turn, local makers and purveyors of style are taking localism to its logical next step -- products proclaiming a home state, home town, or just their sense of home.

I've got to tell y'all, I can't get enough of these. I've always proclaimed my allegiance to the Bluegrass State, and it's no surprise that I'm stockpiling taking part in this of-the-moment trend of regional pride. Here are a few of my favorites.

Old Try's Kentucky Regions T-Shirts


Here in Kentucky, our regions have such rich and unique cultures. I love these shirts that proclaim the region from which the wearer hails. The Old Try is an amazing North Carolina-based company that is, quite literally, a "Mom & Pop" store; the husband and wife owners recently welcomed a gorgeous daughter. I love the quality of my Bluegrass shirt, and am already planning to order a few more to commemorate the various parts of the Commonwealth that I've called home. (I'd advise ordering this shirt a size up from your regular fit.)

Kentucky T-Shirts from The Prickly Pear Boutique

Kentucky means many things to many people. Whether you immediately think "Bourbon", "Derby" or "Home", the Prickly Pear Boutique in Middletown has the right shirt for you! 

Unbridled Spirit T-Shirt from Bourbon & Boots

Look, y'all, it's our second-favorite Kentucky Tourism slogan! Find this shirt at Bourbon and Boots.

Kentucky Spellings T-Shirt from Kentucky for Kentucky

All the different ways that our earliest inhabitants spelled the state's name (which means "dark and bloody ground") before settling on "Kentucky." Anyone who suffered through grade school history classes here in Kentucky will get it.

And, of course, there's HerKentucky readers' favorite way to keep the Commonwealth close to their hearts: 

The Kentucky State Love Necklace from Southern Belle Glitz

Y'all love this product. I love this product. And, this time, we're giving y'all a chance to win a gold-tone necklace with a Kentucky-shaped pendant. Same rules as before, and you're eligible to enter through the end of May.

Good luck, and let us know: How do you keep Kentucky close to your heart?