October is fast approaching, and the celebrations get bigger every year. What are we talking about? Oktoberfest of course. Whether you're planning a trip to the original beer festival in Munich, or attending an authentic German celebration in another part of the world, the first step is to be perfectly dressed for the occasion.
Pick a small bag - just enough to hold the essentials for a night out. You'll get through bag control much faster.
It's not just about the beer. Any festival worth attending will also offer up traditional German fare that will fuel the celebrations for hours.
When buying a new Dirndl, look out for a pocket in the skirt (ours has two) to keep your essentials safe and close at hand.
A local expert from our BOSS Store in Munich tells you all you need to know.
Q: Can you wear a Dirndl in bad weather? If so, what should you add to the look?
A: Yes, a Dirndl can be worn on cold and wet days. A traditional blazer or a warm cardigan pairs well with it when the temperature drops. Alternatively, a poncho or a knitted triangular scarf looks good with a Dirndl.
Q: Which accessories go with a Dirndl?
A: There are no rules! A subtle chain necklace and earrings is a classic look, but a bracelet can also add the perfect finishing touch. Silk scarves look good too. If you like a bolder look, top off your outfit with a hat.
Q: What should you avoid? Are there any no-gos?
A: I personally don't think that trainers go with the outfit very well, but each to their own!
Q: How many Dirndls should you have in your wardrobe?
A: You can never have too many Dirndls! I think thatif you live in a city like Munich you should have at least two, but most people here probably tend to have three or four.