Halloween Style… Stylishly

It’s Halloween next weekend, and that means sorting out your Halloween style. But don’t worry, we’re not about to guide you to the fancy dress costume shop.

No, we’re talking about doing Halloween style, well, stylishly. Think black. Think maxi dresses. Think lace, sequins, glitter, and a few little Halloween nods thrown in. Pop on a witches hat, or some cat ears, and you’re good to go.

For true Halloween style, it has to be black. So embrace everyone’s favourite shade whilst you can! Start with a maxi dress if you have to dress up. Teamed with a cape and a witches hat, and you have a costume – but your way.

halloween style maxi dresses

l-r: Maxi dress, £85, Valley of the Dolls @ JOY, textured maxi, £tbc, Principles by Ben de Lisi @ Debenhams, velvet maxi, £29.99, H&M

If a maxi dress is too much, then just embrace your Halloween style subtly, with a cute lace dress.

halloween style lace dressesl-r: Lace midi dress, £110, French Connection, lace overlay dress, £69, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, lace and fringe detail dress, £70, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams.

A gothic, Victorian style high necked lace dress is a Halloween winner. Or go cutesy in a prom-style gown – add heels, ears and maybe even a tail, for cute kitty Halloween look.

halloween style three dressesl-r: high neck dress, £tbc, Red Herring @ Debenhams, black jacquard skater dress, £49.99, New Look, chiffon and lace dress, £39.99, H&M

Velvet jumpsuit? Couldn’t get more cat-like, right? Embrace Halloween with separates – patent jeans, fringed jumpers, sequin skirts – you get the idea!

Halloween Style oneClockwise, from top left: Velvet jumpsuit, £140, French Connection, fringed jumper, £79.99, H&M, patent jeans, £80, French Connection, sequin skirt, £12.99, H&M, lace trimmed shorts, £24.99, H&M, cape top, £29.99, H&M, pleated skirt, £32, BHS

Black on black is pure Halloween style. Add black jewellery to your black outfit. And have some fun with a little spider, or cat thrown in the mix. Or even some skeleton Cameos…have a closer look!

Halloween style jewellery twoClockwise, from top left: Feather necklace, £24.99, H&M, spider necklace, £7, Claire’s Accessories, drop earrings, £9.99, H&M, diamante drop earrings, £2, Mood by Jon Richards @ Debenhams, spider ring, £3, Claire’s Accessories, black stone bracelet, £15, Mood by Jon Richard @ Debenhams, tassel drop earrings, £7.99, H&M, cat earrings, £6, Claire’s Accessories, skeleton cameo earrings, £5, Claire’s Accessories

Finally, add a feathered cape for some dark raven-esque Halloween style. Maribou jacket or a fringed cape? Make your shoes black, of course, and add some glitter – why not?

halloween style threeClockwise, from top left: Glitter heels, £29.99, H&M, feather cape, £50, No1 Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, cut out heels, £110, French Connection, tie sandals, £65, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, glitter loafers, £24.99, H&M, fringed suede cape, £49.99, New Look, fake fur coat, £44.99, New Look


Witch Style – Weekly Wishlist

It’s Hallowe’en tomorrow, so this week’s weekly wishlist is witch style! Don’t worry, it’s not full of dressing up outfits, this is sophisticated witch style.

You might not want to embrace full Hallowe’en dress-up mode, but give a nod to the witches of All Hallows Eve with a black ensemble, with some lace, glitter, sequins and trims thrown in.

Witch style does not have to be haggard – this is glam witch style at its very best. A gorgeous lace dress is just the perfect nod to the witching hour this Hallowe’en. French Connection’s drop waist lace overlay dress (£150) is glamorous and comfortable. If sequins are more your idea of witch style, then Debut at Debenhams have a gorgeous, simple, sequin overlay dress (£120).

witch style weekly wishlistMaybe modern day witch style would be fab fake leather shorts (£14.99) and a lace top (£14.99), both from H&M? Or a strappy puffball skirt dress (£39.99, New Look)? Maybe a lace skirt (£15 (was £39), JOY) suits your witch style more?  Don’t forget some sparkly, glittery shoes (£22.99, New Look), and every witch has a cape, right? H&M’s textured black cape is perfect -and is £40, down from £69.99 right now.

What witch worth her salt goes out without her black cat?! Complete your witch style with this absolutely amazing fluffy black cat bag, from New Look (£19.99). Oh, and if you must add a bit of fancy dress to your look, then a subtle witches hat headband (£8, Claire’s Accessories) is more than enough!

Happy Hallowe’en!

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