Who doesn’t love Halloween? It’s nearly time for one of our favorite holidays, and we’re already thinking about what we’re going to wear. Stay clear of sexy cats and slutty witches and follow our guide for how to do Halloween whilst remaining stylish.
Opt for a collaborative costume
This year it’s on trend to team up with your friends and plan a group costume. The easiest option is to pick your favourite film and kill off the cast – we love the idea of dressing as Cher, Tai and Dionne but with ghostly make-up. If you want to stick with a spooky theme, dress as the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for cool nineties vibes, or fight over which one of you gets to be Wednesday with the Addams Family.
Don’t wear a ‘costume’
There’s nothing tackier (or more flammable) than a cheap Halloween costume that you’ll only wear once. Instead, build up your outfit with garments that will actually fit into your wardrobe and that you know you’ll get wear out of. Our black cut-out jumpsuit would make the perfect outfit for a vampire when teamed with sky-high heels, pale makeup, red lips and faux fangs.
Try something a little bit different
If you’re off to a costume party, you don’t want to fade into the background as one of the ten witches in a little black dress and floppy hat. Think outside the box and get creative (without attempting to make your own costume out of a cardboard box!) We like the idea of dressing as a Wes Anderson character (after all, this season’s trends are partially inspired by Margot Tenenbaum) or dressing like everyone’s favorite feminist cartoon and channelling Daria in an oversized army jacket worn with a yellow tee, black skirt and docs.
Channel the Met Gala and pick a theme
Hosting a party? Make things easier for everyone attending (yourself included) and pick a chic theme that everyone must adhere to. Look to past Met Gala themes for inspiration, such as this year’s China: Through the Looking Glass, 2008’s Superheros: Fashion and Fantasy, or 2003’s Goddesses.
Wear a mask
Hate dressing up? Wear your normal clothes (or buy a new outfit, any excuse, hey?), and purchase or craft yourself a beautiful and mysterious mask. We love the idea of dressing very simply and donning one of these elaborate masks to make a bold impact with very little effort!