Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas from 5 of Your Favorite Fashion Icons
Procrastination—it feels so great in the moment, until you realize you're without a costume and you have a themed party tomorrow you're obligated to attend for your friend's birthday. No? Just me then? But before you grab your LBD and the cat ears you wear every year (we know you're better than that), we pieced together easy outfits, courtesy of your fashion icons.
The great thing about this, is that you probably already own 95 percent of the pieces. The other five percent: thick-rimmed round glasses and—poof—you're Iris Apfel, white temporary hair color plus fingerless moto gloves and you're Karl Lagerfeld, or a blue anorak and you're fashion's most beloved, legendary photographer Bill Cunningham. Find your hero item to turn your look from blah to Coco Chanel and shop out the pieces, below.
The hero piece: Black-rimmed round eyewear. Once you locate those, throw a neck and arm party with every single piece of jewelry you own.
Shop the look: zeroUV glasses, $10; jet.com. BaubleBar necklace, $38; baublebar.com. Iris Apfel bangles, $80 for three; hsn.com. Iris Apfel bracelet, $150; hsn.com. Uniqlo long-sleeve tee, $15; uniqlo.com. J. Crew pants, $118; jcrew.com. Steffan Schraut fringed poncho, $223; stylebop.com. Iris Apfel socks, $14; happysocks.com. Kenzo moccasins, $197; yoox.com.
A few things you already own: a little black dress, a quilted purse, pearls, ballet flats. Altogether, you're Coco Chanel.
Shop the look: Reiss dress, $265; reiss.com. Pandora studs, $50; pandora.net. Juliet & Company necklace, $36; shopbop.com. Rebecca Minkoff purse, $295; nordstrom.com. Yosi Samra flats, $89; shopbop.com.
With bold frames, daytime sequins (it's a J. Crew thing), and a slicked-back pony, no one will mistake you for anyone other than Jenna Lyons.
Shop the look: Warby Parker frames, $95; warbyparker.com. Gap shirt, $50; gap.com. J. Crew jeans, $105; jcrew.com. Steffan Schraut blazer, $243; stylebop.com. Comme des Garcons pouch, $144; nordstrom.com. Steven by Steve Madden pumps, $109; lordandtaylor.com.
The ultimate style tribute to the late legendary photographer. Make him proud and snap the best outfits you see that night.
Your work wear basics + fingerless moto jackets + temporary white hair dye + "Choupette" = Karl Lagerfeld.
Shop the look: Mango tie-neck shirt, $40; mango.com. Zara blazer, $70; zara.com. Topshop tuxedo trousers, $75; topshop.com. Frye fingerless gloves, $98; orchardmile.com. Aldo boots, $130; aldoshoes.com. Perverse aviators, $45; nordstrom.com. High Beams temporary hair color, $15; amazon.com. Toys R Us cat, $10; toysrus.com.