Halloween – Choose your icons at New Look

Without doubt, one of my favourite nights of the year is Halloween. A little bit of spooky fun in the middle of Autumn, Halloween allows us all to embrace everything that is dark, gothic and just that little bit frightening. Whether you are planning to take the little ones ‘trick or treating’, are holding your very own Halloween party, or if you’re just enjoying a cosy night in front of the fire, a little bit of spectral magic is definitely worth adding to your wardrobe.

But mention Halloween clothing to most women and you will get serious shudders (read this fab piece from the lovely Kelly aka Big Fashionista to see what the general problem is). Halloween has become associated with a particular nasty brand of shop -tat that is a combination of too short, too skimpy and far to tacky to even acknowledge, let alone wear. But it really doesn’t have to be this way.

New Look have some fantastic pieces perfect for All Hallows Eve. From cute and cuddly ghost jumpers, to full-blown Morticia Adams lace elegance, you can choose your Halloween look, and then wear it again, and again, long after the spooks have disappeared for another year.

Halloween Cute

Black ghost knitted jumper £22.99 click to visit New Look

Black ghost knitted jumper £22.99 click to visit New Look

Grey bat stripe sleeve jumper £22.99 click to visit New Look

Grey bat stripe sleeve jumper £22.99 click to visit New Look

Black Lace Cat Ears Fascinator £4.99 click to visit New Look

Black Lace Cat Ears Fascinator
£4.99 click to visit New Look

 

 

Inspired by ‘The Craft’

black jersey front waterfall leather-look jacket £39.99 click to visit New Look

black jersey front waterfall leather-look jacket £39.99 click to visit New Look

Navy and green check side split mini skirt £17.99 click to visit New Look

Navy and green check side split mini skirt £17.99 click to visit New Look

 

wide fit black leather lace up work boots £64.99 click to visit New Look

wide fit black leather lace up work boots £64.99 click to visit New Look

‘Charmed’ – Glamour Witches

Black faux fur longline coat £49.99 click to visit New Look

Black faux fur longline coat £49.99 click to visit New Look

Black rose flocked scuba midi skirt £17.99 click to visit New Look

Black rose flocked scuba midi skirt £17.99 click to visit New Look

Teal Lace Long Sleeve Skater Dress £19.99 click to visit New Look

Teal Lace Long Sleeve Skater Dress
£19.99
click to visit New Look

 

 

The Classic Morticia Adams

Black Lace Long Sleeve Split Side Maxi Dress £39.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Lace Long Sleeve Split Side Maxi Dress
£39.99
Click to visit New Look

 

Spartoo and the Spooky shoes

When I was a little girl, I was always fascinated with witches shoes, after all, in the Wizard of Oz the witch was wearing the Ruby Red slippers so what was not to love? Even as a child I understood that witches, good or bad, were rather stylish, often wearing shiny black heels, with decidedly pointed toes, or in the occasional Mary Jane style. Even the fabulously bad Meg, of Meg and Mog fame, had some cute heels with shiny gold buckles. Witches shoes were most definitely cool.

Ava Gardner as a sexy witch

This month Spartoo is celebrating the coming of Halloween with a selection of shoes that will shock, delight and spook in equal measures. First there are the designs from Irregular choice which feature the witches familiar, the black cat, in a range of quirky shoes that inspire total admiration and love due to the originality of the design.

WISKERS Black £ 79.99 click to visit Spartoo

SILLY TILLY Black £ 118.99 click to visit Spartoo

Iron Fist have moved away from the quirky with their perfect Halloween heels. Taking another staple of the spooky season, the skull, and then embellishing it onto some very high killer heels, they have created the Halloween shoe that is perfect to add to a simple outfit of jeans and a white tee.

If skulls aren’t your thing, but Taylor Lautner is, you could always pay tribute in the amazing werewolf shoe, the ‘Wolfbeater’, complete with a werewolf eye and lashings of red blood!

SUGAR HICCUP PLATFORM Gold £ 73.99 click to visit Spartoo

WOLFBEATER PLATFORM Red / Black £ 62.99 click to visit Spartoo

Of course, not all witches went for glamour, some were just too cool for school. And if you are from the generation who revere ‘The Craft’ as the ultimate Halloween film, then Spartoo have the perfect boots for you. Revert to classic high leg Doc Martens in black patent for style, comfort and the maximum in hard-wearing footwear, or a traditional Victorian style lace up from Tuk.

1B60 BLACK £ 166.99 click to visit Spartoo

BOUDOIR SWEET JANE Black £ 105.99 click to visit Spartoo