But What If I Don’t Want To Wear a Dirndl? - 3 Easy Ways to Dress Up for Oktoberfest without a Dirndl
There are many reasons you might not want to wear a dirndl for an event. Maybe your dirndl is too tight or too loose and you haven’t had a chance to get it altered. Maybe you feel like at this particular fest you might be the only one in a dirndl and that idea makes you uncomfortable. Maybe your simply not feelin it or maybe you don’t have a dirndl (yet)
Well, whatever your reason is, I have 3 ways that you can “Germanize” your outfit without to be ready for the fest even if you don’t feel like wearing your dirndl.
#1 – Jazz it up with Jewelry!
Jewelry is a super easy way to take basic outfit and make it special. Beer stein earrings and an Oktoberfest themed necklace with your jeans and t-shirt can take the outfit from plain and simple to fest ready!
#2 – Put a Hat On It
A hat is a wonderful way to show off your heritage at an event without going "all out" and wearing a dirndl. A wool or straw hat with pins, feathers, flowers and other accouterments is a fun and practical was to dress up any outfit. Plus then you don't have to worry about your hair!
#3 – A Sweater or Vest
Although a little bit harder to come by, a German inspired sweater or vest is a stellar way to make your plain outfit into a German one. Our Vegan Leather Vest with Edelweiss Cut-Out is the perfect addition to a simple colored top and jeans. If it's colder out, that wool jacket your Oma handed down to you or that fun sweater you got in Austria is another way to take your everyday look into a festive look for the occasion.
You've heard my ideas, but I'd love to hear from you! What do you like to add to your ready-to-wear outfit? Do you have any go-to pieces that you like to wear? Share your ideas in the comments.
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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika