May might seem like it's far off, but the truth is the RT Booklovers Convention is only a few short weeks away! Which means if you're planning on attending the full week of books, babes (yes, we mean you) and shenanigans, you've got some packing to do! There's a full schedule of panels, workshops, events and of course parties. Clearly, one outfit a day isn't going to cut it. So bust out those extra large suitcases because the RT staff is bringing you their picks for what to wear to the themed evening events and nighttime parties at this year's RT Convention in Kansas City May 1-4. Eager for inspiration? Take a gander at RT web director Morgan Doremus' 'best of' looks.
A 'disco inferno' can only mean one thing — gogo boots! And you can pick up these cream color wedge boots for only $34 here. But don't stop at just footwear. Surprise and delight other attendees at the Ellora's Cave bash with a patterned '70s style dress, a great retro style statement ring and bright coral lips!
Just because Samhain's party is safari themed doesn't mean you have to go animal print all over. I suggest snagging a great patterned piece like these inexpensive shorts and pairing them with some serious bling — in this case a sparkly top. Throw on some cat ears to get you in the jungle mood and a leather bangle and you will be ready to rock all night long! (Oh, and don't forget some dark liquid eyeliner to paint on dramatic cat eyes.)
This year's 30th Anniversary Ball is shaping up to be the event of the RT Booklovers Convention. Want to stand out in a sea of beautiful dresses? Then you might want to choose a fun colored dress, like this vivid chiffon number. Peacock colored eye makeup adds some boldness to the look, as do sparkly chandelier earrings. And what's up with those sexy stockings, you ask. While others might not see these silky underthings, you will know what you are wearing and feel fantastic!
Everyone knows that shoes are the most important part of any outfit. And this year, RT attendees are getting a chance to show off their favorite ruby colored footwear at Avon's Red Slipper Lounge. And these bright skyscraper heels are just what you need to make a splash. And to make sure that these rose-colored pieces of art are properly highlighted, keep the rest of the ensemble simple with your favorite little black dress. Tie the look together with sexy red lips and you are ready to meet the dozen plus Avon authors signing at this event. Speaking of which, make sure to bring along an extra large tote for all of the autographed books you will snag!
When's the last time you had the chance to don skull print leggings? (I'm guessing probably never.) So embrace the chance to have some fun at Heather Graham's "Freaky" dance party. Add a peplum corset and smoky, sparkly eyes to complete this paranormal look. And don't forget the scare factor with some strategically placed studs on your shoes, nails and rings.
What are you wearing to the RT Convention? Let us know in the comments. For tips and suggestions about the 2013 RT Booklovers Convention, check out our RT Virgins Twitter chat here. And check back for more RT staff outfit picks! For more on the RT Booklovers Convention, click here.