Who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up and go wild with a costume at Halloween but sometimes finding the energy to design some serious makeup work and costume building can be lacking. Not to worry, why not try giving the costume look a break this year and simply looking Halloween chic with a stylish outfit instead? A brilliant idea for any fashionista who wants to embrace the holidays and inject a little vampish vibe into their outfit without opting for a full costume and what’s more, you’ll be able to wear these outfits again and again, not just for all hallows eve. Here are our top three looks you can build directly from Obsessory and how to style them for a sexy subtle look for that perfect last minute Halloween outfit.
The Devil Is In The Detail
Red is the perfect colour for Halloween and you don’t have to grow horns and a devil forked tail to make it work! Build a devilish inspired outfit with a sexy, red velvet dress, complete with a heart-shaped neckline and cold shoulder sleeves for a temptingly teasing style. Pair your bodycon dress with elaborate fur strappy sandals and go bare legged while the weather isn’t too chilling yet. Add a touch of fur on your outerwear to compliment your shoes and add even more texture. To complete the look, add a slick of plum lipstick and coif that mane into a streamlined ponytail or chignon and you’ve got yourself an easy last minute Halloween look that you can re-style for the Christmas season!
Vamp It Up
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Channelling your inner vampire is another seductive way to dress for Halloween without pulling on a complete costume. The vamp look is a trans-seasonal one but only achieves true greatness during the Autumnal and Halloween season. The best thing about this style is it looks equally chic on all hair colours from platinum blonde to deepest black, not forgetting shades of red locks. For this outfit, you want to pull together vampire-esque trends such as bell sleeves, bishop sleeves, lace, ruffles, chiffon and of course all dark and muted shades of black, burgundy, navy and emerald green for the perfect look. Try pairing distressed skinny jeans with a trend-infused top, long tailored coat jacket and grunge-inspired boots. Finish the look off with a bold navy lip that makes your teeth whiter than white and let long hair flow down either poker straight or in voluptuous curls. Don’t forget to add a small amount of eyeliner or a subtle smokey eye for night time.
Sweet Child Of Mine
Of course, Halloween isn’t all about ghosts, ghouls, and long-legged beasties, thanks much in part to our friends across the pond. Introducing a sweeter style to traditional spooky Halloween outfits, America has been embracing this alternative look for their celebrations for years. More and more, however, Britain is jumping on board too. If you’re more frills than freaky, try a quaint doll look instead. In fact, the harder you try with this look, the scarier you’ll be in that oxymoron way that makes a clown look terrifying and funny at the same time. Think Anabelle the doll from The Conjuring saga and you’re on the right track. To pull off a sickly sweet doll-like appearance, try pulling together a twee dress with white tights, dolly-style Mary Jane shoes, and an A-line coat. Stick to a colour palette of white, pale pinks, baby blues and greys and of course your hair and makeup should reflect this too. Part your hair down the middle and go for a duo of plaits, a full head of spiral curls or even pigtails. Keep your makeup light but sweet with super long lashes and Barbie pink lips.