For a 21st century take on the folk festival’s fashion style, trick yourself up with some on-trend pieces…
The traditional corset-style Dirndl dress is easy to emulate this season, courtesy of the lace-up blouse.
Opt for peasant-style cropped cuts, featuring wide sleeves and necklines. Off the shoulder smock tops in ivory or cream are also a key Spring/Summer staple, and will have you looking folk-inspired in a flash. Team the tops with button-through, A-line or midi skirts in shades of black and indigo, or floral prints for something seasonal.
Give the nod to the European clog, with some modern-day wooden mules in tan or charcoal. Ankle to knee-high white socks are an optional addition, if you want to take the ensemble to new heights.
Gingham check has been the pattern of choice on runways this year, so gear up in a button-down shirt in navy, royal blue or crimson, offset with white. No need to buy breeches this festival, when chinos in shades of beige and camel are still on trend. Accessories will bring the look home; so treat yourself to some lace-up desert boots, suspenders and a grey short-brim felt fedora.
For a Bavarian cultural experience in fashion and festivities head to Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest annual German festival, at the Brisbane Showgrounds from 9 to 11 and 16 to 18 October.