Depending on how well versed you are about fashion trends (don’t worry, I’m not either), you may have heard of Mori Girl–a Japanese fashion style that translates as “forest girl.” I discovered Mori Girl thanks to Jen Yates over at EPBOT and was instantly struck by how perfect a fit the style was for a casual Rey outfit. Mori Girl style focuses on natural colors–browns, beiges, and tans feature prominently–and natural materials such as linens and cloth, plus loose flowing layers, all of which are a perfect fit for our favorite desert dwelling scavenger.
Top, Cardigan & Belt: Loose flowing fabrics are key to Rey’s outfit. Layer together a casual top like this one from Amazon and a flowing cardigan, then gather them together with a belt, or two if you want to stay true to Rey’s original look.
Shoes & Socks: Rey’s original shoes were these gorgeous Piper V Dark Brown’s from Po-Zu. If nearly £100 is a little out of your price range (and that’s the sale price), then any soft ankle boot will work. Pair them with chunky wool socks or, failing that, a pair of chunky knitted or crocheted leg warmers. It is worth noting, however, that Po-Zu–the company behind the original Rey boots–are ranked number one for ethical shoes by The Good Shopping Guide and the boots are fully vegetarian.
Gloves: Another key element of Rey’s outfit is her arm wraps. While wrapping bandages up your arms might not be the most fashion-forward trend of the summer and will be very tricky to maintain (trust me, I cosplayed as Rey last year), a pair of long gloves will work wonders to keep you warm once winter returns and will perfectly capture Rey’s style. Go for a chunky knitted/crocheted style or plain cotton/linen rather than the silky, shiny materials of true opera gloves for authenticity.
Bag: Where would Rey be without BB-8? Still stuck on the dusty desert backwater of Jakku most likely. No Rey outfit can be complete without a trusty droid accessory, after all, it’s hard to justify walking around with a giant staff, not to mention surprisingly difficult on a busy city underground train–trust me, I tell you this from experience!