Halloween-Inspired Fashion (you know, sans clowns or ghosts)

October 31, 2012·

First, I have to say that I, along with so many, am sending up floods of prayers for all the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The devastation along the east coast, especially up in the north, is beyond anything I can even comprehend. There are many ways to help with the relief efforts, but if you’re looking for a few ways to help right now, you can go here and here. And if any of you have been affected, please, let me know how I can help.

Now, as awkward of a segue as this can possibly be, onto today’s outfit.

Look, I know this outfit doesn’t have any ghosts or facepaint or pumpkins, but it still felt very “Halloween.” And honestly, I probably wouldn’t wear this outfit, or this color combination, at any other time of year.

Orange and black, by nature, is a tough color combination to pull off when it’s not Halloween. So, when I was standing in front of my closet wondering what to wear, I saw this skirt, which I normally pair with navy or brown, and decided to take the plunge and pair it with black.

I also decided to jazz it up a little bit and throw in a print by pairing this look with my new FAVORITE chevron infinity scarf that the amazing Stephanie from Ooh Baby! Designs sent me.

I have, quite literally, worn this scarf every single day since I got it. It’s SO soft, comfortable, and not TOO heavy. Plus, I’ve gotten SO MANY compliments on it. I foresee this scarf being worn a lot this winter.

READ: I. LOVE. THIS. SCARF. A lot. Like, a lot. For real. No lie.

And, since today’s trend of the month challenge over at Marionberry Style was boots, I knew just which pair to toss in for this look. I thought about wearing my black cowboy boots, but I wanted the focus of the outfit to be the scarf and the skirt.

And let’s be real, cowboy boots always steal the show.

Because they rock.

But NOW, my scarf steals the show. 🙂


[Chevron Infinity Scarf: c/o Ooh Baby Designs (or this one!) | Skirt: ASOS (old, similar) | Top: Target | Boots: Urban Outfitters (old) | Coat: JCrew (old, similar)]

How would YOU wear a Halloween inspired outfit? Would you pair orange and black?

Linked up today with my Wednesday friends: Marionberry Style, The Pleated PoppyRolled Up Pretty, Rae Gun RamblingsWardrobe Wednesday, and Transatlantic Blonde.