Happy #rtcommunityday to all! I hope you are doing well!
Yay! My August Double Gold First Exclusive box finally arrived in the Highlands of Scotland! How exciting! The best part about this box is that I had NO idea what was going to be in it, so I couldn't plan my article in advance! Challenge accepted! ;) (Remember these items are exclusive to Double Gold Level First Members, so what are you waiting for? Sign up now!)
So let's have a look and see what we got this month! The theme was 'Back To School', one which will be useful to so many at this time of year. The August box contained lots of awesome goodies which can be adapted to non-students too! Here's an inventory of the items we got this month:
- Gorgeously detailed RT Box, complete with quotes aplenty
- A note from our 'mom' @Barbara, detailing all the useful ways you can use your items if you're not a student... and dick pics of course
- A RWBY sticker set featuring the four main gals
- A Game Code for Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (and it's Soundtrack), and Disorder.
- Screw Attack Logo Compact mirror
- Red/black marbled Rooster Teeth wristband
- Let's Play pencil case, complete with pencils for every member of the Let's Play family (Six total)
- Rooster Teeth insulated lunchbox/beer cooler.
- I ** Rooster Teeth Double Gold key-ring
- Rooster Teeth University Shirt
I love that Rooster Teeth chose the 'Back To School' Theme. Even when you're not a student, you always get that feeling when Summer is starting to wind down that there is potential for new beginnings, changes or even just a period of remembering summer's good times. The weather is getting ever so slightly colder but you still want to look good. It's a time for trying out a new look you can rock all through the season!
Now for the Rooster Teeth University shirt. First off I love that this, along with all the other pieces in the box are Double Gold Sponsor level exclusives. The fact that this shirt was only available in this box adds to it's desirability. I would have been pretty sad if I had missed out on this one!
My initial thoughts when I saw this shirt was that I wanted to style it the way I would wear it if I was starting a term at university. It must be styled smartly, classic and a little preppy. It must be effortlessly cool, and wearable for a spectrum of tastes. So here's what I've come up with!
I could have gone two ways with this, the shirt could be easily styled with a varsity style baseball jacket, jeans and sneakers and would have been awesome! If you have these pieces in your wardrobe they get my thumbs up of approval with this shirt! Why not tag me in a pic? I'd love to see!
However, I want to out "smart" the teachers, out "cool" the cool kids but with simple pieces that'll do you through the colder weather. A good longline blazer or trench is an autumnal staple. I got this one at the boutique I work in but you'll see styles like these popping up in stores everywhere
pretty soon. All genders are going to look great in this too so don't think you're excluded!
Extra points for cool autumn prints like herringbone, hounds-tooth, or tweed. Top tip, if you're taller you can get away with a coat below the knee. Shorter folks try a coat above the knee if you feel drowned by a longer style. I also like to turn up the sleeves for a preppy touch. Trousers are tailored in style and simple in colour. I didn't want them to be the star of the show so I kept them classic. If your trench was a block colour you could try some patterned trousers in the autumnal colour palette.
Lastly, shoes must be high quality, classic but durable. Brogues are my go-to shoe for the autumn and they go with pretty much everything! These are a real investment so buy the best you can afford. I went for a patent black pointy pair today.
I've added a few other pieces from the RT Box to really complete the look. The wristband is so easy to style with this look and I liked to use the Rooster Teeth lunchbag as a mini handbag by tying my Rooster Teeth lightweight scarf to it!
Why not add some of your other Rooster Teeth merchandise? I loved adding my Lootcrate Anime RWBY notebook and Rooster Teeth wristbands.
So there you have it! Did you get the August Double Gold Box? What was your favourite item? How are you styling the exclusive pieces? Remember to tag me @ailsarocks or the RTisFashionable Twitter in your #rtcommunityday pictures!
Stay Fashionable ;)