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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

"I wish I could pull it off" is an infamous quote we all wish we could avoid, regarding clothing that you lust for, only it doesn't seem to fit your personal style.

Well what better occasion than Halloween, a day to shake off all your fashion inhibitions and literally wear whatever you want.

Rather than using Halloween as an excuse to wear that slutty costume you pulled out of a $60 plastic bag, buy something you would normally overlook.

Mix and match fashionable pieces from stores like Forever 21 with costume accessories from party stores, or channel fashion trends into a costume.

For last-minute costume ideas, think about today's trendy pieces and how they are inspired after real-life characters. Like leather and studs, inspired by rock stars and biker babes. Or fake, thick-brimmed glasses inspired by nerds everywhere.

Last Halloween, I was Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. I admired her style on the show, but figured I could never wear her rich schoolgirl wardrobe, red lipstick and skyscraper heels to my morning class in Turlington---It just wasn't my style. So I satisfied my preppy fad and went to Forever 21 where I found a navy blazer, red headband and bright red tights to compliment Blair's signature pop of color. Miss Waldorf would be ashamed if she knew I pulled off her Upper East Side look for less than $60. And the best part about my "costume" was that I could rewear every piece.

Halloween is that opportunity to experiment with beauty and fashion trends, so tease the hell out of your hair or paint the perfect smoky eye.

And when you buy something new don't you want to get full use out of it? So pick up that killer jacket you've been eying, make it part of your costume, then throw it on before a party to spice up your ensemble. Because really, where else will you be able to wear your naughty nurse dress?

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