The Guide to Having a Haute Halloween

haute halloweenWritten by Sheila Hui.

The Guide to Having a Haute Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and in lieu of dressing up as ghouls and goblins, we’re erring on the side of fashion. With so many notable fashion figures out there with style we’re dying to emulate, we’re gearing up to have a Haute Halloween! Here are our fave fashionista Hallow’s Eve finds to make sure you look hip and haute this spooky weekend.

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl’s uniform is instantly recognizable to any fashionista. And, being relatively easy to emulate, we’re loving how surprisingly low-key it is to dress up as the one and only Karl for the night. An added bonus? You’ll definitely re-wear pieces from the costume. (Well,except for the wig!)

H&M White Stretch Dress Shirt

Nordstrom Men’s Solid Satin Silk Tie

Forever 21 Open-Front Boyfriend Blazer

Forever 21 Classic Woven Trouser

Rose Wholesale Medium White Wig

Topshop Adrian Square Sunglasses

Jenna Lyons

The iconic head of J. Crew has a slick, preppy style you would expect the head of such a brand to rock. Her outfits are the perfect blend of masculine and feminine and always accessorized to be perfectly and amazingly chic. We’ve obviously chosen an outfit that’s head-to-toe J. Crew – it may seem a little indulgent for a costume, but you’ll definitely reuse these pieces often for everyday wear. Or, try using one J. Crew piece as inspo and find cheaper options for the rest of your costume. Don’t forget to style your hair into the slicked back chignon that’s part of her signature look, to wear the coat over your shoulders and her square black glasses, of course!

  1. Crew Campbell Blazer
  2. Crew Paley Pant
  3. Crew Tie-neck Tuxedo Shirt
  4. Crew Belted Zip Trench Coat (Preferably in a bright color!)
  5. Crew Colette Bow Pumps in Snakeskin
  6. Crew Floral Chandelier Earrings

Bill Cunningham

The legendary and beloved street photographer for the New York Times sadly passed away earlier this year and what better way to pay tribute to him than to replicate his wonderfully functional and unassuming everyday outfit? We all know and love his treasured blue blazer, and the rest of his ensemble is relatively easy to copy. Sling a camera over your neck and you’ll be ready to take photos of your friends all night.

Alfani Shawl-Collar Open Front Blazer in Global Blue

H&M Long Cotton Shirt

Gap Girlfriend Stud Chino

Kate Middleton

Why not be a princess for Halloween? And we don’t mean wearing a pink puffy dress and a shiny gold crown, but rather to take the haute route and be the most stylish princess of them all – Kate Middleton. Her classic yet modern style is revered the world over and easily replicated with a smart dress, pumps, and a regal fascinator. Royalty, indeed.

Zara Check Dress with Draped Skirt

Payless Women’s Mila Block Heel

Debenham’s J by Japer Conran Black Fascinator

Iris Apfel

The living fashion legend is what we aspire to be when we’re in our older years. She’s bold, beautiful and absolutely outrageous in the best way possible. Her business roots in textiles show with her fascination with prints, patterns and adorned everything. Don’t forget to over-accessorize and of course, top it all off with her signature huge, round glasses. Long live Iris and her fashion savvy!

Etsy Banjara Embroidered Jacket

Zara Flower Print Top

ASOS Ultimate Pink Metallic Pants

ASOS Rayal Bow Ankle Boots

Prada Minimal Baroque Sunglasses

Forever 21 Faux Stone Statement Necklace

Forever 21 Ornate Faux Stone Cuff

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