I would LOVE to wear a dirndl everyday… and a while back I did! For 14 days, I wore a dirndl each and every day and it was so fun! But, in the end, not the most practical. There are however 4 super easy ways to bring more of your heritage into your everyday look. So whether you are in the office, a stay-at-home mama, or anything in between, check out these tips!  

1) Jewelry: The easiest way (and ok… a little obvious), to bring a little German joy into your everyday look is with some jewelry. Maybe it’s with a pair of German Flag Earrings, an Edelweiss Wrap Bracelet or a fun necklace. Whatever you choose, a piece of jewelry can make any outfit go from blah to Bavarian!   

2) A Hat: This is more of a statement, but it’s one of my favorites. A Bavarian inspired hat with feathers and flowers can take any outfit up about 3+ notches. When I wear my hat to places like the post office, a restaurant or to do errands, I ALWAYS get compliments. Even if you are working from home, the addition of your Bavarian hat will surely bring a smile to your face.   

3) Floral Crown: A staple for music events, the floral crown can also be a great way to bring a spark of fun to your daily look and also perfect for any picnic. Bring out your inner flower child and inspire a few Sound of Music spins in the park with this joyful look.   

4) Denim Lederhosen or Dirndl Skirt: This tip is taken straight from my 2 week dirndl wearing challenge. Pairing a t-shirt, sweater or ready-to-wear blouse with a pair of Denim Lederhosen or a Dirndl Skirt is a super creative way to bring your heritage into your look. This one may take a bit more matching work, but it’s totally worth it!   

So those are my 4 tips on how to bring a bit more of your heritage into your everyday look. Doing this makes me feel better about not being able to go to events like German Fest, Bavarian Blast & Oktoberfest. Now I’d like to hear from you! What do you think about these tips? In what ways do you bring your heritage into your daily wardrobe? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. 

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July 20, 2020 — Erika Neumayer


Heidi Marx said:

Germania Society’s Octoberfest is in August in Cincinnati, OH. It’s usually pretty hot so, ladies wear a dirndl without a blouse or a tank top under it to make it sleeveless. Depends on the style of the dirndl.

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