Halloween In Style
As a child, I mainly liked Halloween because of the candy but also because I got to dress up in my big sister’s cheerleading uniform. From about Jr. High on though, I was pretty much over this holiday until we had children of our own. I mean, a Halloween party, absolutely...but please don't make me dress up. For all of you who can relate, we have a few ideas on how to make it through this holiday in style without being a total party pooper.
Enter the classic witch hat. This item can be found in that glorious place we’ve all frequented for last minute treasures or to quiet our screaming children on the fly – the Target dollar aisle! A witch hat can easily be paired with something green or black to make it seem like you tried. I wore it with Trove’s Paige Jumpsuit in Army Green and added a wand (i.e. a stick from my backyard) and voila – I’m party ready!
If you’re a boy mama like me, then you too have access to a plethora of costume potential within the confines of your very home. For instance, Storm Trooper and Darth Vader masks abound in our household. Like strewn all over house, actually. Break out your leather leggings or black skinny jeans and pair them with a color coordinated top (the Ruthie Top worked perfectly here) and you’re set! I was sure to give my hair a little extra volume so that it would peak out over my Storm Trooper mask. After all, I didn’t want to be mistaken as the kid who is way too old for trick or treating but shows up at your doorstep in a marginal costume demanding candy anyway.
Now if you’re feeling a little on the wild side, add some cat ears to your get-up. The package came with a tail that my 4-year-old was obsessed with, but this grown woman struggled to add that to my outfit. Because I’m a print on print kind of gal, I paired these ears with Trove’s Annie Skirt and a leopard sweater for little extra pizzazz, but feel free to just throw on something black and you’ve created another festive look without all the fuss!
Getting dressed doesn't have to be scary this Halloween. With a little resourcefulness, you can find simple, easy ways to play along this holiday. Happy Halloween my fashion friends!