Halloween: the one day a year where it’s socially acceptable to dress completely outside conventional norms and common fashion sense. Whether you opt to vamp it up or stick with more traditional spooky attire, the best part of Halloween is that you can essentially do whatever your heart desires. You can be cheeky or tacky. You can harness your inner diva if you choose. You can be scary and spooky, nerdy or cool — without judgment. You can don a snuggie and pacifier and call yourself a baby; style yourself up with a horned, rainbow-colored headband and call yourself a unicorn — it all works on Halloween. Anything goes!
But — and there is a but — if you are a true fashionista, your Halloween game is equally as important as Saturday date night, the office holiday party or girls’ night out. Fashion girls want to bring their A-game on Halloween with a well-thought out ensemble, expertly crafted with the appropriate details and accessories. If you Halloween like a fashion queen, you’ve been thinking about your costume ensemble since August, and like any A-game fashion ensemble, you plot and plan all the details from head to toe.
Fall is a time when we get to enjoy experimenting with jackets and outerwear. There is nothi…
The beauty of Halloween styling is that there are no rules. The beast, however, is often finding the right elements of the perfect costume. When you opt to Halloween like a true fashion queen, not only will your costume guarantee a perfect 10, but like any skilled shopper you will select elements that you can wear again and incorporate in your daily wardrobe. Here are three key looks on Halloween that incorporate styles and accessories that you can don in your everyday adventures!
Sandy From ‘Grease’
The look of leather is all the rage — whether it’s natural leather, vegan or pleather. Sleek leather leggings are perfect styling for autumn. Dressed in all black with those red heels, “extreme-makeover Sandy” from “Grease” is always en vogue for Halloween. Styled in the color of the season — power red — these uber-trendy mules will receive a lot of attention and are wearable well into the holiday season. Not to mention this whole look is under $100!
- H&M pleather leggings, $25, Hamilton Mall
- Steve Madden red mules from Macy’s, $41.56, Hamilton Mall
- Black cold-shoulder crop top by Forever 21, $8.90, Hamilton Mall
The quintessential New York fashion girl, Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and The City” is fun, flirty and high-fashion with accessible, cool flair. A whimsical Carrie strutting her stuff on the streets of New York in her iconic tutu will forever be the “It” girl costume.
- Dymade Women’s Layered Tulle Tutu/Ballet skirt, $8.73, Walmart
- Pink bodysuit by Love Culture, $7.95, online only
- Embellished Ankle Strap by Badgley Mischka at Macy’s, $109.00, Hamilton Mall
Fashion Week Olsen Twins
This jacket along, inspired by sisters Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s dueling front-row Fashion Week look in all black, including shades, makes this my top pick for Halloween-chic. Oversized clothing, a pair of stellar sunglasses, a Starbucks in hand and a black fur coat are the key staples for all-things Olsen twins.
- Michael Kors, Faux Fur and Leather Moto Jacket, $795, Michael Kors at The Playground at Caesars
- Prada Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Sunglass Hut at Macy’s, $440, Hamilton Mall