Style Inspiration: What to Wear to an Old School Reggae Party

Hey Bombers and Bombshells!

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a Style Inspiration, but Tweety wrote in with a request and I had to hook my girl up. She writes,“Hi, love your blog! Can you give me some ideas on what I can wear to an old school reggae party.  Thanks.”


Full disclosure: I love to get down to island music. I spent my semester abroad in college getting my life in noted Kingston dancehalls like Asylum and Quad. If I know I’m going to be dancing the night away, I always take care to dress accordingly. At a reggae concert (even an old school one), you’re bound to work up a sweat shaking your tushie. These days, I’m into the tomboy look. I chose this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent romper (Rosci Diaz and Rihanna both wore the maxi dress version), adding some masculine flare with a very stylish Kenzo fitted (I want!), and on-trend Marc Jacobs sneaker wedges.

Carry your essentials in a small wristlet clutch, give your look and edge with a cool arm band and tough girl earrings.

Next up, I chose this Topshop studded bralet, and an easy, breezy maxi to keep you cool. Throw on a pair of chic sandals, and accessorize with a fedora, cute cuffs, and a set of bangin’ earrings.

 A Ruby Woo lip is always a good look, so slap some on as you wine the night away!


For the last look, I combined ultrafeminine sensibilities with urban glamour. I went for this Topshop swan print cutout dress I’ve been eyeing, and added some edge with an event appropriate “Bad Gal” knuckle ring from Patricia Field and sparkly doorknocker earrings.

I added some color with a red court shoe from Zara (if you’re about that dancing in heels life) and a yellow shoulder bag from Brahmin. If you’re not into heels, take a cue from Rihanna or Rita Ora and pair your dress with a chic sneaker wedge.

And there you have it!
What do you think, would you wear any of the above?


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