Ding dong, fashion isn’t dead. Instead, a spell has been cast on our pre-winter wardrobe and it’s turning the traditional horror themed costumes into outfits you could translate into seasonal pieces. Think Selene from Underworld, Twilight’s Bella and Stella from 30 Days of Night whose styles range from heavy duty leather boots to distressed jeans, laddered knitwear and ox blood coloured garments.
Halloween doesn’t have to mean dressing up in a costume you only wear once, be clever by mixing and matching key pieces on the day that would look equally as stylish on their own or toned down for a more casual look, no matter what day of the year. Whether you have plans to go out with friends at a local hot spot or you’re attending a dinner party, or even just have solid plans to put your feet up and tuck into some horror flicks, AllSaints have this year’s must have knitwear to bring together a look that is more snug and less chilling.....
PUT YOUR FEET UP
Opting for a film night in? What better way than to spend it lounging in a jumper dress and beanie hat. Tie the outfit together with a skinny leather belt at the waist and a chunky Roberto Cavalli necklace. If you need to pop out or need something to keep your toes toasty, make sure you’ve got a pair of low biker boots to hand.
PAINT THE TOWN BLACK
Hitting the local hot spots requires wearing pieces hot off the runway and the oxblood leather skirt is a great place to start. Chuck on a laddered, boxy jumper and knee high boots for some serious model factor. Bars and clubs are not the places to be carrying a huge handbag around, so swap your day bag for a clutch bag with zip and chain detailing, big enough to store your lippy and ID but still light enough for you to throw out some moves on the dancefloor.
THE DINNER PARTY
Heading to a dinner party for the evening? Make sure you’ve got sophiscated down to a t and pair your metallic, hand embroided sweater with a black asymetric maxi skirt. A longline, collarless leather coat will give you the best entrance while a simple clutch and buckle shoeboots will add some edge to your look. Not to keep it too basic, a Vivienne Westwood stacked ring will be a great focal point.
WEAR IT AFTER HALLOWEEN
Make these investment pieces regular in your winter look by wearing your boots with light wash skinny jeans and a fur gilet over the top of a neutral sweater at the weekend, or throw your black jumper over the top of a charcoal jersey dress for practical layering. Introduce your leather skirt into your work closet by teaming it up with a white blouse, and remember to wrap your belt around a knitwear dress for an effortlessly cool outfit.
What do you think to the Allsaints A/W collection?
Would you wear any of it?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,