If you are from Tampa, live in Tampa, have ever been to Tampa you know what Gasparilla is.
If not, you might be thinking, Gasparilla, what?!
Gasparilla is a huge pirate themed event in Tampa throughout January. There are parades, concerts, and so much more.
This Saturday is the main event-the invasion where a fully-rigged pirate ship, manned by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, creeps into the bay at the beginning of the festival to “attack” Tampa Bay. They dock and meet the mayor who’s only choice is to surrender the key to the city to this massive pirate crew.
Bottom line: it is so much fun.
Dressing for Gasparilla is part of the fun. Some people go all out with pirate costumes, but we like to pull pieces from our closet and add a pirate touch.
Think leather, boots, black and white, and lots of skull print.
If partaking in the festivities, we thought it might be fun to share with you some of our outfit ideas for Saturday!
Black and white stripes are perfect for Gasparilla. Adding a studded leather jacket and some distressed black jeans complete the pirate themed look!
Adding a boot is perfect for your pirate attire! It’s great for walking around all day and the weather is normally a bit chilly on parade day!
If you’re not into the stripes, a pirate piece like a skull scarf adds the perfect touch. It turns an all black ensemb into a Gasparilla ready outfit!
I love my distressed Topshop Jamie jeans and they work perfect with this look. I finished the ensemb off with a lace up black boot.
We’re super excited to celebrate Saturday! If you’re not planning on attending this year-hope to see you in Tampa for next year’s Gasparilla celebration!
To learn more about Gasparilla and why Tampa celebrates, you can read more about it here!