High-Fashion Halloween Costumes to Try This Year
Truthfully, figuring out what to wear can be a terrifying part of Halloween. We may think we want something clever, cheeky, or cute, but it's not always easy to figure out what fits the bill. Luckily, for those of us who consider ourselves obsessed with fashion, inspiration can be found everywhere.
From stylish movies to iconic industry veterans, going the high-fashion route is a no-fail way to survive October 31 in style. And good news, just because it's stylish, doesn't mean your costume has to be complicated, in fact, these six ideas are pretty darn easy. So, if you're ready to start putting together your costume for this year, you'll want to read on for some major inspiration. Armed with these chic ideas, how could you not win best dressed in the costume contest?
Read on to see our favourite high-fashion Halloween costumes, and to shop each chic idea!
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We're not sure fashion girls will ever tire of the iconic New Yorker and Sex and the City legend Carrie Bradshaw. While she had plenty of memorable looks worthy of re-creating, this one is the ultimate ensemble.
Top: Country Road Seamfree Tank ($30)
Skirt: Kikki Rikki Classic Tulle Midi Skirt ($120)
Sandals: Topshop RICH Satin Cross Strap Sandal ($110)
Karl Lagerfeld's partner in crime is none other than the ultra-cute (and ultra-chic) cat Choupette. If your ideal costume is channeling fashion's first pet, make sure to bring just the right amount of attitude too (and a Chanel bag if you can).
Dress: Topshop Metallic Lace Hem Tunic Top ($90)
Jacket: ASOS Vintage Jacket in Faux Fur ($141)
Headband: Aerie Cat Ears Headband ($20)
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Iris Apfel's iconic look is all about colour, texture, and keeping things totally unique. Channel this fashion legend by layering on accessories, going for a statement coat, and don't forget the glasses.
Coat: Mango Pockets Wool Coat ($160)
Scarf: Missguided Faux Fur Stole Scarf ($32)
Glasses: zeroUV Round Circle Eyeglasses ($12)
From her eye-catching flower crown to her colourful dresses, artist Frida Kahlo is an icon that inspires fashion even today. Choose a bohemian-inspired dress and Freda's signature accessories to pull this look off come Halloween.
Dress: Free People Yuma Dress ($192)
Crown: Urban Outfitters Bohemian Romance Floral Crown ($20)
Earrings: Forever 21 Chandelier Earrings ($10)
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Breakfast at Tiffany's is considered such a classic for a reason: From the stunning costumes to the playful acting, it's on ever fashion girl's must-watch list. Similarly, dressing as Audrey Hepburn's character Holly Golightly seems almost to be a right of passage.
Dress: Loft Sheath Dress ($152)
Tiara: ASOS Occasion Tiara Headband ($15)
Glasses: Forever 21 Glossy Cat Eye Sunglasses ($10)
Necklace: BaubleBar Bubblestream Faux Pearl Necklace ($52)
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Quirky, cool, and totally chic, Margot Tenenbaum is the costume to try when you want to impress your friends with not only your great style but also your taste in movies. Finish your outfit off with a heavy dose of eyeliner and you've nailed it.
Dress: ASOS Stripe Collar Polo Dress ($170)
Coat: BB Dakota Winsford Faux Fur Coat ($180)
Clip: ASOS Pieces Din Hair Clip ($10)
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