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Oct 25, 2014

Shop Smart This Halloween

by Miss Venus

Halloween costumes are pricey, especially considering the fact that many costumes are a “one-and-done” purchase. Sure, you may be able to recycle those black patent boot covers you got when you dressed as a pirate last year for your Mean Girls Christmas pageant costume this year but did you really get your $50 worth?

We know you SoLanistas are a savvy bunch, so why not shop smart this Halloween? if you are going to spend a little money on a killer costume this year, we suggest building a base out of garments you will wear again. Unlike that bridesmaids dress you got talked into shelling out an arm and a leg for because the bride told you to “cut it short and re-wear it.”

Fashionable Flapper

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Before the Leonardo DiCaprio made Gatsby cool again, frolicking as a flapper has been a classic Halloween choice. For this costume look, we paired our Old Fashion column dress with a feather headband, body chain and strappy sandals. Take this look to the next level by rocking a faux bob with this tutorial  we love from YouTube hair stylist Annie Jaffery.

Miss Kitty

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Black cats and Halloween go together like trick and treats. Contrary to a pleather cat suit, our lace midi and basic black crop top are a purrfect start to a killer catsuit. To keep this look playful we coordinated the belt (er, collar) to the bright pink color of Miss Kitty’s pout. Add ears and cat tail to complete your fierce look before you head out for your all hallows eve prowl.

Wicked Witch

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You cannot talk about Halloween costumes without a witch ensemble. While you could arguably just add a pointy hat to any dress and claim to be of the bewitching breed on Halloween, we suggest our Jane Bond maxi. With body conturing bandage top flowing into layers of dancing, black fabric, this dress is liable to put a spell on all it encounters. Add layers of bohemian jewelry (think moon stones and tassels) to your witch hat to complete this look, broomstick optional.

Have something else in mind this Halloween? Stop by SoLa and let our stylist know what you’re looking for! We love a challenge, especially when it comes to keeping our SoLanistas happy (and stylish). Nothing in mind, that’s okay too! Like we said, we love a challenge ;-)

Life is about creating yourself. Shop with SoLa and create your best look yet. From fright night to Friday night, we’ve got you clothed.

xo,

Miss Venus

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