2014 RT Convention Outfits: DJ's Picks

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. With a full schedule of panels, workshops, events — and, of course, parties — one outfit a day may not cut it. So bust out those extra large suitcases, because the RT staff is bringing you their dream outfits for the themed evening events and nighttime parties. Today, assistant web editor DJ DeSmyter brings us some ideas for the gentlemen attending RT this year.

Mardi Gras World Carnivále



Bright colors are always great choices for Mardi Gras celebrations, so a neon green t-shirt and purple shorts are perfect selections. Throw in a classic fedora hat and comfy shoes, both gray to add some neutrality to the ensemble, and we have a simple, comfortable, yet fun outfit for the Carnivale! Full outfit details here.

RT Pub Crawl

The Pub Crawl is going to amount to a lot of walking, laughter and fun. So I chose a red-and-blue T-shirt with a catchy design, basic Converse shoes and slim fit jeans. The backpack will help store any goodies and swag you might pick up during the Crawl. If it’s too muggy for jeans, throw on some khaki shorts and call it good! Full outfit details here.


Avon's Krewe of Muses

I’m rather fond of vests and Avon’s Krewe of Muses party seemed like a good event to dress a bit more formally. Gone are the T-shirts, instead I suggest wearing a plain white dress shirt under a black vest, and black skinny jeans (or slim-fit dress pants!). To complete the outfit, Cole Haan’s Drake Oxford shoe is a must! They’re comfortable, yet stylish — a winning combination in my book. Full outfit details here.


Teen Day


As a YA book nerd, Teen Day is my most anticipated event. The Herschel Supply Co. backpack is a great way to store and carry books and swag, and the gray color matches the striped scarf and shoes. Black jeans make yet another appearance and help offset the blue star-patterned shirt. It’s an easy ensemble, yet has enough character to stand out. Full outfit details here.

What are you wearing to the RT Convention? Let us know in the comments. And be sure to check back all month for more RT staff outfit picks! For more on the RT Booklovers Convention, click here.