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So Last Season

All hail Halloween

Wednesday, 25th October, 2017 5:20pm

There seems to be a new-found, growing fascination with all things Halloween-related but is it possible to attend a party this weekend if you don’t embrace fancy dress and are no longer a college student?

Halloween doesn’t have to mean over the top zombie costumes and dead cheerleaders, and when I think of this time of year, it brings to mind an opulent gothic look featuring rich velvet fabrics, lace and jewel colours on a background of black.

If we needed any further confirmation that Halloween is the holiday back in favour, then look no further than fashion's current obsession with the Netflix show 'Stranger Things' which returns for a second series on Friday and which has started an '80s fashion revival.

Models at the Louis Vuitton SS18 show wore 'Stranger Things' promotional t-shirts over printed blouses and Topshop has sold out of its 'Stranger Things' t-shirts. In fact, the high street giant is doing a major collaboration with Netflix in the run up to Halloween which sees them creating a range of 'Stranger Things' merchandise including t-shirts and backpacks and there will be a takeover in some of their larger UK stores where some sets from the show will be recreated, as well as an area that will screen episodes ahead of its second series debut.

The '80s fashion of the show fits in well with the geek chic aesthetic that Gucci is having a fashion moment with and 13 year old Millie Bobby Brown has already become a front row regular as well as starring in a Calvin Klein campaign.

If you’re looking for style inspo, though, the character with the most style kudos is Barb who rocks blue puffa jackets with Victorian collar blouses and bottle top glasses and is the absolute queen of geek chic.

While 'Stranger Things' embraces all things '80s, if that’s not your jam and you fancy embracing the more glamorous, darker glam of Halloween, then look no further than some of my favourite Cork-based Instagrammers.

Rosa O, a hair stylist and makeup artist with a deep love of vintage and the glamour of Halloween, is doing a 13 days of Halloween outfit series which features rich shades of orange, star prints and beautiful vintage dresses which shows how you can take the elements of the holiday and work them into your wardrobe.

She also uses hair and makeup to elevate her style to that worthy of an old school screen siren. There are lots of pieces out there in vintage stores and on the high street that will see you right on Halloween night and it’s a look that’s easily achieved.

Pair velvet or lace party frocks in black of deep, jewel tones with bejeweled heels and statement jewellery and bring the drama with your hair and makeup. If it’s something more casual you crave, then go for shiny black vinyl trousers from Topshop and a novelty oversized sweatshirt emblazoned with a Halloween slogan.

It’s not only ourselves we can dress but also our homes, and Cathy from the Flamingo Interior Designs Instagram account is a must if you want to get Halloween inspired in the home.

Her October feed is a rich visual account featuring lots of pumpkins, candles, skulls and rich autumnal colours which show how you can decorate while still holding onto the aesthetic of your home.

Move over Christmas, there’s a new stylish holiday in town!

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