Since Halloween is just around the corner, I wanted to take the opportunity to address a conversation I find myself having more and more each year – especially since I first started working in fashion. I think we can all agree that, for the most part, Halloween is an opportunity to break away from your normal every day lives and let your quirkiest, scariest, fun-loving self come out. But some Halloween lovers use this as an opportunity let their inner “glamazons” break free and express themselves in a way that doesn’t fit the typical Halloween cookie cutter mold, so now it begs me to take this question on a little more seriously – Halloween Fashion Faux Pas or Fashion Night Out?
To many, Halloween may be the only time of the year it is acceptable to store away the suits and business dresses and put on a costume made of some cheap polyester – but that may be part of the excitement that comes with this holiday. While others may argue that Halloween is an opportunity to pull out their true fashionable wardrobes and take to the town in luxurious fabrics and silks. Yes it’s inevitable that you are going to face the soccer players and the sexy bunnies – but does it mean that there’s no creative equivalent to those looks for the fashionably hearted? I, for one, definitely think not.
To me, Halloween is an opportunity that only comes around once a year, so it is without a doubt a chance for me to dress up in a way I normally wouldn’t on a regular basis. Last year, I decided to skip the Halloween store and got creative with some of my sisters clothes, teased and cut my own wig with a big read bow and bangs down to the bottom of my nose and give my best drag Sia I could. I had so much fun dressing up last year that I’ve now decided to use Halloween as an opportunity to dress up as characters that I idolize or who I am highly entertained by. So, I have decided to go as Kim Kardashian this year.
You may be wondering why I went on this rant – but I promise there is a point to all of this. To make last years costume and this years as well, it’s not about the fabric on your body or the price tag you spent on your outfit. Halloween is all about having fun, being creative, exploring the depths of your imagination and dressing up to escape the boring typical stereotyped norm of society and be able to let loose. So to me, Halloween is without a doubt a Fashion Night Out – but one that you don’t have to break the bank to have the fiercest look for!
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