This Halloween, why not experiment with your outfit and bring some hauntingly funky haute couture to your wardrobe.
A/W 14/15 is about bringing in the darker, earthier colours, and Halloween definitely falls at the right time of the year. Angle your outfits with a focus on darker hues and rugged fabrics to really bring out the essence of Halloween.
Think lace, think leather and this year, why not think about a bit of vintage velvet too – you will no doubt be able to make spooky sexy.
Here are some of favourite ghoulish get ups this Halloween!
This rugged mesh polo neck by Antipodium screams Halloween, but with a twist. The contrast between elegant cuts and rugged shaping would look great paired with some leather jeans, a black skater skirt or even a pair of cigarette fit trousers. (Antipodium, available at ASOS.com – £115.00)
With the weather being as dreary as it is; you can always add a little sparkle to your outfit. These jacquard pencil pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim not only look great, but they add a little playful magic to your funky Halloween outfit. Featuring a sensible slim fit, but not too skinny, they would look great paired with a velvet bralet or an oversized baggy t-shirt. (3.1 Phillip Lim – $495.00)
So this is no doubt my favourite dress for Halloween, not only does it mix 2 of my favourite fabrics together (PU and mesh – which are favourites this season!), but it also gives you just the right amount of feminine and funky. This dress from Topshop no doubt fits the haunting haute couture trend that we’ve been after this Halloween. Create a killer outfit by pairing it with a pair of cut out boots and a duster coat. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, Topshop also do a similar glitter bodycon with shorter sleeves. (Topshop – £60.00)
We’ve seen a lot of kimonos this season, but this one is perfect for styling your Halloween outfit. It blends the traditional oriental style with a geometric print for a contemporary twist, perfect for what we are looking for this Halloween. Not only will this kimono look great this season, but it can be worn time and time again, even in the transition from winter to spring. (Urban Outfitters – £65.00 – Online Exclusive)
These black high heel peep toe shoes by Carvela, Kurt Geiger will really help to toughen up any Halloween outfit. The contemporary leather boot features a peep toe front with side cutaway panels and a 9cm block heel. Paired with some ripped black skinny jeans or a short black dress, these boots will give your outfit tons of attitude that can be worn day or night. (Carvela, Kurt Geiger – £140)
I couldn’t pick just one pair of boots, do I decided to include throw in another pair. These Adee boots by Vince Camuto are to die for! Not only will they look great paired with a lace waterfall dress, or leather look leggings, but they’ll create a statement Halloween outfit. They’ll give your outfit that modern touch, and at the same time look sleek and sexy. (Vince Camuto – £140)
Tassel bags – they’re actually the perfect addition to any Halloween outfit. Extra pieces of leather hanging from your handbag, what is not to love?! This fringed elaphe clutch by Kotur gives the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. It can be worn as a clutch and also comes with a gold chain shoulder strap so you have the choice of how you want to carry it. (Kotur, available at Net-a-Porter – £550)
Why not add a little chic to your dull and dreary outfit by pairing it with these elegant gold-plated faux pearl tassel earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane. They’ll effortlessly polish a rugged outfit and make it look a little bit more creative and funky. (Kenneth Jay Lane – £50)
If you’re not a big fan of earrings and prefer wrist wear, then go for this statement cuff by Kenneth Jay Lane. The gold-plated brass cuff is set with gleaming black resin cabochons, perfect for any outfit – day or night. Kenneth Jay Lane – £100)
By, Shriya Pancholi