Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Last-Minute Halloween Ideas, Brought to You by Grace

There are so many delightful things about the fall - the air gets crisper, the leaves turn to beautiful colors, and everything starts tasting like apple and pumpkin.  And one of the best things about fall is just one week away!  That's right, Halloween is quickly approaching and - as you can see below - here at Grace, we're well prepared.  But how about you?  In the hustle and bustle of early fall, have you found time to decide on a Halloween costume yet?  If not, never fear - Grace is here with a few easy and fun last-minute costume ideas pulled right from our store!

Costume #1: Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn's iconic look from the classic movie is one that has inspired fashionistas everywhere for decades.  Why not channel her sophistication and glamour with a costume inspired by her character?  A little black dress, pearl necklace and cat-eye sunglasses start this look off right - just add some elbow-length black gloves, a tiara and a fabulous updo and you'll be ready to hit the town!

Costume #2: Posh Parisienne

Here's a chance to unleash your inner Francophile.  Sure, the striped shirt, skinny black pants and beret combo may be a bit too clichĂ© for everyday - but that's what Halloween is for!  Just add a baguette and a bright neckerchief and - voilĂ ! - you'll be saying bonjour to a fun-filled Halloween.

Costume #3:  Cute Cowgirl

Tip your hat to the wild west in this cozy flannel shirt, scarf and jeans.  Pair this look with cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, and you'll be ready to ride off into the October sunset.

Costume #4: Glam Punk-Rocker

If "edgy" is not a word you'd use to describe your personal style, this is a great way to play opposites for the night.  After all, what better time than Halloween to do just that?  Toughen up a black top with a studded leather skirt and some spiky jewelry.  Dark lips and nails finish off the look, and you'll be in for a night of double takes!

Costume #5: Fabulous Flapper

This gorgeous beaded maxi dress gets some Roaring '20s flair with a vintagey necklace and glimmering headband.  (Tip: wear a headband over your forehead for an especially flapper-esque look.)  Worn with a bob haircut (or wig) and a feather boa, this costume is sure to be the cat's meow!

There you have it - five simple ideas to get your Halloween started right!  The best part?  Each of these costumes incorporates pieces that you'll want to keep in your wardrobe long after October 31st.  So stop by to pick up all the essentials you'll need for Halloween and beyond!