I’m one of those moms who tries to make our Halloween costumes. It’s not because I have amazing sewing skills, but rather that I feel so guilty about buying costumes for just one night! This year, I don’t need to dress up as I’ll be running around the neighborhood with my kids, so I’m passing on my favorite Halloween inspired outfits to you. If you need a last-minute costume, pieces you can wear again, or just want to make a dramatic statement, keep reading…
I bought this mask from Michaels on sale for $4. If you prefer a cat headband, then you’ll need some dramatic eye makeup. I’ve used (and loved) the Tarte Sex Kitten eyeliner which glides on so easily. If you don’t wear black eyeliner often, you might want a mini version like the Kat Von D Kitten Eyes Mini Mascara set.
Can’t rock the skin-tight pants? Try a black jumpsuit. I love Anthropologie’s Pauline Lace Jumpsuit and Velvet Wide-Leg Jumpsuit. You can wear either one of them to your holiday parties, later this year.
To polish off your look try these Kate Spade House Cat Mismatched Linear Earrings.
For a witch inspired look, you’ll need a long black skirt or dress. This fall, you’ll find plenty of each in stores. My favorites are the Bias Cut Satin Midi Skirt from & Other Stories, Rachel Rachel Roy’s Flocked Velvet Faux Wrap Long Sleeved Dress.
My pointed toe boots are some old Ann Klein oneS. Although, square toe boots are more in style this year, there are many brands that are making pointed-toe styles. Franco Sarto’s Amsterdam Wedge Bootie and Schutz’s Magalli Pointed Toe Tall Leather Boots are both cute.
If you just want a statement t-shirt (and are pregnant), I thought that this Halloween inspired Turning Witchy Without Wine one was cute and funny!
To transform into a vampire, you’ll need a cape, and a black or red maxi dress (in addition to sharp teeth, of course!)
I love Harlyn’sCape Sleeve Burnout Maxi Dress which you could wear later for your holiday parties.
It so happens that super long, pointed nails (i.e. Vampire nails) are in style for fall, but for those of us who are constantly washing dishes, they’re not very practical. So I’ve opted for short dark nails in the classic O.P.I. color, Lincoln Park After Dark.
Skulls And Skeletons
While a full skeleton costume might get you strange looks at the grocery store, a few skull icons will make you look chic but tough. (Both are necessary qualities to navigate through my grocery store at noon!)
Soul by SoulCycle’s Laura Crop Sweatshirt is perfect for chasing kids from house to house as they trick or treat. If you live in a warmer climate (or are staying in your toasty house), try this Mini Skulls Tee.
For something more subtle, take a look at this 18K gold plated Skull Pendant from Tous.
Do you have a favorite Halloween inspired outfit? Leave me a comment and let me know.