We’ve all been there. You get dressed in an outfit you love only to find out that you evoke an image you never intended. Like when your coworker says your chic black and yellow ensemble looks like a bumble bee… Halloween is the one day where being in costume is accepted, but there’s no reason to lock away your alter-egos for the rest of the year in fear of embarrassment. You just have to tap into them sparingly.
The key to theme dressing is avoiding a head-to-toe costume. Wear one– or two, max– themed pieces balanced out with more subtle items. A red cape with jeans channels Red Riding Hood, but ditch the dirndl. Tone down a flapper fringe dress with modern accessories like a motorcycle jacket and ankle boots. A cheerleader worthy varsity jacket adds some pep that plain outerwear lacks. This is a holiday deserves to be celebrated year round… Happy Halloween!