This Halloween why not try something a little more original than the redundant ‘sexy nurse’, cowgirl or witch? Here are some achievable, original ideas for a glam girl on a budget!
Why not channel your inner-princess and make like Kate in a slimming, stylish outfit? Wrap dresses, knee-length pencil dresses, or even this season’s peplum silhouette and matching bouclè jacket would reflect Kate’s style well. A trench coat and Kate’s trademark sheer tights will keep you warm when trawling through the streets at 2am! Her most iconic shoes (nude courts) are a wardrobe staple for most girls! If you don’t have a pair I advise you invest in a comfy pair which can go from the dancefloor to a job interview in no time. These are an affordable version of the Duchess’ LK Bennett pair.
Her statement jewellery always revolves around THE RING. Originally Princess Diana’s this sapphire centred, diamond surrounded engagement ring has been the envy of women the world over for more than thirty years! Luckily you don’t need a Prince Charming to spring for the real deal, as Debenhams have done a copy for less than €10! Add a pair of classic pearl earrings, and a necklace for extra drama!
As for make-up, keep it neutral. No false eyelashes, liquid eyeliner, excessive tan or bronzer! Showcase your royal beauty with a dewy tinted moisturiser and nude eye. The most obvious element of this costume will of course be the hair! If you have wavy hair, use some mousse let it dry naturally. If not get a friend to give you a blow out using a barrel brush.
Enjoy your night as a royal, in the classiest costume imaginable!
Beyoncè- Calling All the Single Ladies!
The video which launched the entire body suit trend, this outfit will undoubtedly get you noticed throughout the night! Not for the faint of heart, but definitely high impact this outfit consists of elements which you will have in your wardrobe.
Start with sheer, tan tights and black heeled boots (the spikier, the better!) Next, a black body suit.
If you like it put a ring on it… The statement cuff and ring combo is essential for this outfit, hit Penneys or Claire’s Accessories for a metal cuff, and three-finger plate ring, anything OTT will do the trick!
It’s all about being a power-woman here, teased hair pulled up into a quiff with the rest of your hair straightened (for maximum impact try extensions if you have short hair). False lashes, smokey eyes, bronzer and well-applied tan will make you Queen B!
Lastly, perfect the dance and break it out as often as possible!!
Chic Costume Alternative
A newcomer brand to celeb mag pages, Lazy Oaf would be the perfect alternative to a Halloween Costume. The Batman bodysuit is in keeping with the Halloween theme, while the skull motifs are especially spooky! My personal favourite, the Kapow Body Con Dress would be great with some geek chic glasses. When someone asks what you’re dressed up as? Sheldon Cooper’s dream- a comic book. More available from LazyOaf.co.uk
Topshop have eerie pieces perfect for the holiday! This top and legging combo is an easy to wear look for a house party or horror flick marathon. Pair with a black leather moto jacket, and an Alexander McQueen inspired scarf (grab one in Penneys or Ballerina Boutique, Macroom for a fraction of the €180 designer price tag!)