Halloween 365 Days a Year

Fashion October 31st, 2012

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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!

Hollywood Glamour

French Connection Sparkle Hour Dress, $355; Goshwara Gossip 3 Tier Earring, $2,450; Joan Crawford in 1934’s Sadie Mackee

Native American

Quartz Arrowhead Necklace, $610; Camilla and Marc Tan Leather Frock, $593; Vogue Spain April 2011

Martian Mod

Barbara Bui Silver Sandal Heel, $899; Alice + Olivia Exposed Front Zip Legging, $698; Twiggy 1966

Witchy Woman

Helmut Lang Petrol Skirt, $709; Manolo Blahnik Grifonpla Black Suede Ankle Bt., $995; Lui Hon AW 2012

 

 

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