Now that all of my ranting and midterm rage is out, we can go back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Tonight is Thread’s Gatsby vs. Fratsby party at the JBar. It starts at 9pm; if you’re 21, be there or be square. In honor of it, I’m going to provide you with some ideas for outfits, accessories, and what-have-you’s whether you’re Team Gatsby or Team Fratsby (#teamfratsby all the way).
If you’re looking to throwback to the glory of The Great Gatsby, think somewhat formal in your attire choices. Jay Gatsby was one swanky dude and if you thought Daisy ever wore jeans, think again. Just look at Robert Redford in the original movie, or even Leo in this Christmas’s Baz Luhrmann take.
The first suggestion I can make is white. White, white, white. White blazers, white sweaters, white pant, white shorts. If you look at the costuming from the films, white is a pretty big part of the color schemes. White accents are becoming more and more popular again, so chances are you might have some (or someone to borrow from) already.
Another thing I’d suggest is maybe thinking about a sweater, like a fun cardigan over and oxford. Of course, it might be too warm for that this evening. But, this is Ohio. You never know.
For Fratsby, try a polo or oxford shirt. And you can definitely never go wrong with anything in salmon. Salmon shorts are the best. Really, any colored chino shorts would work: yellow, blue, salmon, navy. Think bright and fun or pastels when deciding on colors. Anything additional, you can check out some of my previous posts.
Try and mix and match the two. Maybe even throw in a bowtie for some fun. That’s pretty Gatsby and pretty Fratsby at the same time.
Hopefully, I’ll get to see you there.