Style Forecast: Halloween Edition

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Halloween is just around the corner! Dressing up for office Halloween parties is VERY different than a costume party with friends. A few thoughts: for office functions avoid any costume that are prefaced with “naughty” or “sexy” (so pretty much any of the Leg Avenue costumes). As a rule of thumb save the “Sexy Siren” with too much cleavage, a bare midriff, and too much leg for the party after work with friends. 

 Office Appropriate Costumes 

 

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Saving your sexy costume for after work doesn’t mean you can’t find a fabulous costume for the office!

1) For a quick last minute costume be Rosie the Riviter. This classic WWII poster girl is easy to imitate. All you need is a navy button down shirt (bonus points for the Westinghouse Electric patch she wears on her collar in the original poster), a red polka-dot bandana and some retro red lipstick.

2) Mad Men: Be Betty, Joan, or Peggy with sixties bouffant hair, pearls and a waist-slimming vintage dress. Bring on the brooches and brocade!

3) Mary Poppins is a fun costume that can be made with items you already have in your closet! Wear black tights and a black skirt with a white blouse. Find a red bow-tie and a black hat and carry around that iconic carpetbag and umbrella. Julie Andrews would be so proud.

4) Be Raggedy Ann or any other cartoon or character from your childhood for that matter! Raggedy Ann is especially easy to do with red yarn hair, a blue shirt and a white apron.

 

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Want a costume that works for the office AND your own party? Holly Golightly is just the girl for you. Exceptionally easy, stylish and iconic this costume is perfect all day. Start with a long black sleeveless dress (maybe you already have one in your closet!) Accessorize with long black gloves, multi-strand pearls with a brooch, a tiara nestled in your updo and top off the look with these retro sunglasses. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is sounding pretty good!

 

 

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Throwing your own monster mash? Decorate with creepy crochet cobwebs and ghostly chicken wire dresses for the front lawn. Serve a spine-tingling cocktail and re-label bottled beverages with fun tags. Instead of carving a tiny pumpkin make it sparkle with glitter as a candleholder! For the ambitious crafter fill water balloons with glow sticks and hang them from the ceiling with stockings for an eery glow.

Happy Halloween!

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