Topshop Halloween Edit

Halloween is fast becoming one of the most anticipated days (or nights!) of the year. From being a night that saw children doing a little trick or treating, it has become a celebration for all the family, with all ages getting themselves dressed up in costumes, enjoying parties, club nights and scary movies on what it the spookiest of all nights.

Topshop does an Halloween edit every year, famously supplying Zoe Ball’s Strictly Halloween dress which resembled a mummy, and this year they have once again surpassed themselves, with a collection that truly stretches from the sublime to the hilarious. Lace headpieces and masks, socks with bats and ghost motifs and this year’s skeleton bodycon dress are all perfect additions to Halloween wardrobes, but there are also glamorous pieces that would work for Halloween, and then could be slinky, sensuous choices for Christmas party season. Velvet leggings have that Catwoman feel, whilst the stunning Laser cut bardo prom dress is a dead ringer for Self Portrait and is an absolute beauty of a frock.

If you like to keep your Halloween fashion touches to a minimum, you can focus on accessories. I tend not to dress up at Halloween, keeping everything gothic with black eye make up, lace and leather. I love the black widow lipstick and the gram flared heeled shoes which are so on trend in this season’s velvet.

Whatever you have planned for Halloween this year, Topshop is well worth checking out.

Topshop Halloween Edit

Skeleton Bodycon Dress £28.00 Click to visit Topshop

Skeleton Bodycon Dress £28.00 Click to visit Topshop

 

Cat Ear Mask Hairband £12.00 Click to visit Topshop

Cat Ear Mask Hairband £12.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lace Face Mask £7.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lace Face Mask £7.00 Click to visit Topshop

Glitter Bat Ankle Socks £3.50 Click to visit Topshop

Glitter Bat Ankle Socks £3.50 Click to visit Topshop

Laser Cut Bardot Prom Dress £150.00 Click to visit Topshop

Laser Cut Bardot Prom Dress £150.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lips in Black Widow £8.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lips in Black Widow £8.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lace Trim Slip Dress £32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lace Trim Slip Dress £32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Fringe Tassel Choker £14.00 Click to visit Topshop

Fringe Tassel Choker £14.00 Click to visit Topshop

Velvet Leggings £19.00 Click to visit Topshop

Velvet Leggings £19.00 Click to visit Topshop

Boo To You Ankle Socks £3.50 Click to visit Topshop

Boo To You Ankle Socks £3.50 Click to visit Topshop

Velvet Slouch Dungaree £59.00 Click to visit Topshop

Velvet Slouch Dungaree £59.00 Click to visit Topshop

Feather Wings £50.00 Click to visit Topshop

Feather Wings £50.00 Click to visit Topshop

GRAM Flared Heel Shoes £50.00 Click to visit Topshop

GRAM Flared Heel Shoes £50.00 Click to visit Topshop

HAIRY-HARRY Fur Ankle Boots £69.00 Click to visit Topshop

HAIRY-HARRY Fur Ankle Boots £69.00 Click to visit Topshop

Two Strap Satin Midi Dress £60.00 Click to visit Topshop

Two Strap Satin Midi Dress £60.00 Click to visit Topshop

To view all the Topshop Halloween edit, click here.

I’m going to finish this post in the traditional Halloween way. One of my favourite spook films is 1980s classic ‘The Lost Boys’ and I love the Echo and the Bunnymen version of ‘People are Strange’. Enjoy.

 

Fashion enjoys a velvet goldmine

When it comes to fabric, this is the season that velvet makes a comeback. The ornate, luxurious fabric always has the potential to steal the show, with its dark and dramatic connotations, but this is the season that it shows it can be effective in more colours than just the traditional ‘Black Velvet’ or ‘Blue Velvet’ immortalised in song.

It seems there has not been a red carpet in 2015 that has not been walked by someone in velvet. From Camilla Alves at the SAG Awards to Alicia Vikander in a soft, silvery grey at the Cannes Film Festival, velvet has become a staple for all seasons. And it isn’t just the ladies who love to sport the most glamorous of fabrics. Eddie Redmayne moved the velvet suit from the realms of the caberet singer when he wore a teal version with a silver grey tie, he looked so hot.

ASOS has a wide range of velvet pieces this season, some of which you could actually add to a daytime look to add a little decadence to your look. There are also velvet shoes, heels and boots that are great for those who just want to add a little touch of velvet goldmine to a little black dress or a pair of skinny jeans.

Will you be adding any velvet pieces to your wardrobe this season, or will you be saving it for Christmas?

 

Velvet Inspiration

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Camilla Alves

Velvet Goldmine

ASOS RETROSPECT Lace Up Ankle Boots £38.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS RETROSPECT Lace Up Ankle Boots
£38.00 click to visit ASOS

Pink Clove Halloween Cold Shoulder Velvet Dress £24.00 click to visit ASOS

Pink Clove Halloween Cold Shoulder Velvet Dress
£24.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Velvet Playsuit with Lace Hem £35.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Velvet Playsuit with Lace Hem
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

Free People Slouchy Velvet Blazer in Black £154.00 click to visit ASOS

Free People Slouchy Velvet Blazer in Black
£154.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS SCARLETT Pointed Mid Heels £35.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS SCARLETT Pointed Mid Heels
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Tall Halloween Velvet Keyhole Midi Dress with Sheer Sleeves £39.00 Click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Tall Halloween Velvet Keyhole Midi Dress with Sheer Sleeves
£39.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet £80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet
£80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Skirt in Velvet With Asymmetric Buttons £30.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Skirt in Velvet With Asymmetric Buttons
£30.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet £80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet
£80.00 click to visit ASOS

Cheap Monday Crushed Velvet Sleeveless Top £35.00 click to visit ASOS

Cheap Monday Crushed Velvet Sleeveless Top
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

 

 

 

Halloween fashion ‘thrillers’

When you ask most people what they love about the month of October, they will probably mention Halloween in their answer. At one time Halloween seemed to be more popular in America than in the UK, but that is no longer the case. Trick or Treat, Halloween parties and dressing up are all much anticipated and enjoyed, and, as the end of the month is drawing ever nearer, people are beginning to think about their costumes.

There are plenty of celebrities to take your Halloween inspiration from, because, let’s face it, some celebrities love nothing more than getting dressed up in their best spooky costumes come All Hallows Eve. Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, Hilary Duff and Christina Aguilara have all been photographed in some pretty amazing costumes over the years, although for some, the link to Halloween is more tentative. (Yes, I’m talking to you Kim.)

Celebrity Inspiration

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Kim as Poison Ivy

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Rochelle Wiseman

Topshop has launched a fantastic Halloween section which allows you to bring the fashion of the witching hour into your daily wardrobe. These are pieces you could wear to attend an Halloween party if you wanted to avoid a full costume, or just fun items that you could wear almost anytime of the year. I love the Spooky embroidered slippers that have just a touch of Charlotte Olympia to them, and the metallic cross back midi dress is super sexy and would look so glam teamed with a black Morticia wig and the red devils horns.

I’m ending this post in a slightly different way by sharing two of my favourite Halloween themed songs – Just because. Enjoy!

 

 

What are you planning to do this Halloween? Will it involve dressing up (keep those answers clean folks!)

 

 

Skeleton Print Mini Dress     Price: £28 click to visit Topshop

Skeleton Print Mini Dress
Price: £28
click to visit Topshop

Halloween Bat Cobweb Tights     Price: £6 Click to visit Topshop

Halloween Bat Cobweb Tights
Price: £6
Click to visit Topshop

Spider Drop Choker     Price: £5 Click to visit Topshop

Spider Drop Choker
Price: £5
Click to visit Topshop

Gem Devil Horns     Price: £7 Click to visit Topshop

Gem Devil Horns
Price: £7
Click to visit Topshop

Metallic Cross-Back Midi Dress     Price: £80 click to visit Topshop

Metallic Cross-Back Midi Dress
Price: £80
click to visit Topshop

Premium Lace Maxi Dress     Price: £160 click to visit Topshop

Premium Lace Maxi Dress
Price: £160
click to visit Topshop

SPOOKY Embroidered Slippers     Price: £24 click to visit Topshop

SPOOKY Embroidered Slippers
Price: £24
click to visit Topshop

Fluffy Bat Halloween Socks     Price: £3 Click to visit Topshop

Fluffy Bat Halloween Socks
Price: £3
Click to visit Topshop

GAME Fringe Courts     Price: £68 click to visit Topshop

GAME Fringe Courts
Price: £68
click to visit Topshop

Faux Leather Shift Dress     Price: £55 click to visit Topshop

Faux Leather Shift Dress
Price: £55
click to visit Topshop