If you’re moved to buy magazines with It girls on the covers, stalk street style stars more than celebs and pass up prime time TV for how-to-wear-it video tutorials, you can safely call yourself a fashion girl. And since everything you do on the daily is style inspired, your Halloween costume will be too. This October 31, (or Friday!!), pay homage to the models and major fashion players that act as your everyday muses by donning their signature looks for Halloween — and doing so with just five items or less. Yep, it just takes a handful of garments and accessories to pull off the likes of Cara Delevingne (with bulked up brows, of course) or Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (perfect for a stylish couple!!). Here’s how to make it work.
1. Cara Delevingne: She can be cool, she can be chic, but lucky for you, Cara’s a #cozygirl at heart. Toss on a sporty-chic hoodie ($20) and a beanie — any one will do, though you could go the extra mile with a Cara-branded DKNY mop ($70) — and just like that, you’re halfway to supermodel status (really). Just buff out your brows with Billion Dollar Brows’ Universal Brow Pencil ($18) and have your sooo #notbasic phone ($22 for case) in hand to capture tongue-out selfies all night.
2. Kendall Jenner: The second youngest Jenner officially snagged the title of fashion’s Next Big Thing this season, gracing the pages of Vogue and landing a heft of high profile runway shows, including Dolce & Gabbana’s matador-inspired New York Fashion Week stampede. Relive the runway moment in a classic white button down ($27 — though you probably have one in your closet) over a lacy black bralette ($33) and red-hot high waisted shorts ($59) DIY-ed with brooches and floral appliqués straight out of your jewelry stash. After your hair is sufficiently slicked back, finish the look with a vampy lip using NARS Audacious Lipstick in Olivia ($32).
3. Jenna Lyons: J.Crew’s President and Creative Director is a the patron saint of perpetual put togetherness. This is a woman who lives in a crisp button down and makes that wardrobe basic anything but. Use Halloween as an excuse to splurge on a J.Crew original ($198) for the top — it’ll only boost your work wardrobe like, three days later. Then fill in the rest of her preppy gear with budget-friendly finds, including colorful wide legged trousers ($28), a statement bracelet ($28), and two more signatures: oversized, vintage-inspired glasses ($9) and an orange lip — try the party-ready Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Mandarin ($16) by Clinique.
4. Moschino Barbie: In one of the most unexpected moments of New York Fashion Week, we saw Moschino models who could pass as real-life Barbies. As they walked (and roller skated!) down the runway in head-to-toe pink — pink leggings, pink sweatshirts, pink moto jackets!!! — how could you not be delighted by this bit of fashion fantasy? A hot pink fleece set ($28 — yep, these still exist) will do as a catwalk copy, especially when paired with a matching sweatband ($10) to hold back that monster mane ($19) and pink weights ($4 each).
5. The Olsen Twins: Mary-Kate and Ashley are still matching their outfits all these years later. But instead of Dungarees and scrunchies, the child stars-turned-millennial-fashion-prodigies are mirroring each other in monochrome. Since black is their routine color of choice, you + your bestie are certain to be recognized as the blonde pair in matching wigs ($12 each — just brush out the curls for that #wokeuplikethis look) and a dark maxi ($25 — the more billowy, the better). Focus on their pout by chiseling your cheekbones with a heavy contour using a bronzing powder like Hoola by Benefit ($28) and add super-sized sunnies ($16 each) worthy of a double take.
6. Heidi Klum + Tim Gunn: This sartorial power couple is fit for, well, exactly that. Dress up your well-dressed boo in a dapper-as-ever checked blazer ($200) to channel Tim’s always-professional stylings and kill it as leggy Heidi in a sequined mini dress ($171). Nevermind the splurge — both pieces are easily re-wearable come holiday season when glitz and glamour are in.
How would you turn your favorite fashion icon’s look into a Halloween costume? Are you dressing up as a model or style mogul this year? Tell us about your high-fashion costumes in the comments below.