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Oktoberfest has already started, Wiener Wiesn is also right around the corner and you might be getting your Dirndl back out of the closet in the upcoming time.
Wearing a Dirndl is always bound to some rules. The skirt should cover your knees, the fabrics should be made out of natural high-quality materials and the bow tied according to your relationship status. A lot to remember, huh? But since the rules have become less strict over the last couple of years, you can dare to try something new. That old pair of ballet flats, the woolen cardigan or the feathered hat that you normally pair with your Dirndl are getting a bit boring anyway.
However, accessories can turn a traditional look into something really personal and unique. To get some inspiration, you might want to examine other culture´s or time era´s accessories and make use of them for your own look. Most important thing: get creative! Tradition might be strongly connected to boundaries, but fashion is not and that´s why we would like to show you the coolest accessories to match with your Dirndl this fall.
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
Which shoes do you normally wear with your Dirndl? Elegant flats, basic boots or if you are courageous a pair of sneakers. They all work in some way, but to make your outfit a little more exciting, you should think outside the box. Cowboy-like boots are super on trend now and give your traditional attire a western touch.
EMBROIDERY IS A GIRL´S BEST FRIEND
You thought wearing a denim or leather jacket with your Dirndl was groundbreaking? Well, you thought wrong. Take your traditional outfit game to the next level with an embroidered jacket. The folklore inspired outerwear pieces add some nice details to more modest Dirndl dresses and are definitely an eyecatcher.
TIE IT UP
The typical flower crown or braided hairstyle feel a little outdated to us and cry for an upgrade. To extend your Côte d´Azur summer feeling use a nice patterned silk scarf for your Wiesn hairstyle. This will give it something effortless and nonchalant. If you don´t want to give your braids a miss though, simply work the scarf into them.
THE BIGGER, THE BETTER
When it comes to jewellery a lot of women wear the classic choker with its velvet band and the brass or silver pendant in combination with their Dirndl. For a different look you should choose something a bit bolder. Chunky golden necklaces, bracelets or earrings embellished with beads or rhinestones have something indigenous that contrasts completely with the traditional Austrian clothing.
But please: Don´t wear all of those striking accessories at the same time, choose one (or maybe two), because dressing up should really be saved for Fasching.