If any of you guys have seen the film Mean Girls, you will know that finding the perfect outfit for Halloween can soon turn into a total nightmare. I’d like to say that I am one of those girls who dresses up as a flesh eating zombie and doesn’t care about social norms, but I did that one year and the party sucked…So from now on, I always make a massive effort for Halloween because actually, it’s the best opportunity to wear some gothic chic styles that not only look amazing but which are pretty fierce, original and super sexy.
So in preparation for this year’s party look, I teamed up with Lyst to create my Halloween outfit wishlist because Lyst is not only the best place for online shopping but also the best place for finding some much needed fashion inspiration. You can follow your favourite brands, see all the pieces side by side to compare and match them up AND you can see the full details of savy fashionista’s and celeb’s outfits. It’s right up my street because I tend to buy things individually without always thinking about what I could wear them with and so by creating a wishlist on Lyst.co.uk, it helps me to think about the outfit as a whole and get more wear out of my clothes.
I was still not sure what kind of look I was going to go for but having all my favourite brands in one place really helped me to pick my perfect Halloween outfits! This time I decided to build them around a type of shoe that are really fierce and powerful. Everyone is wearing them…Yes, you guessed it…Ghillie shoes!
Ghillie shoes, like Halloween, originated from a Celtic country, Scotland. They came about after the chieftain’s attendants, known as a ghillie, modified their heavy brogues to make it easier for them to walk up and down the mountains and through the marshy bogs. This new shoe had no tongue so that the water could drain quickly from the shoe, and was laced up the leg so it could be pulled out of the mud without being lost. From that day onwards it has been a staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe, from the Victorian era when women looked to squeeze their feet into the smallest possible shoes, to Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner and Marlene Dietrich, who in the 1950’s, wore shoes by David Evins, the King of Pumps.
I really think that the Ghillies are the perfect statement piece to wear, which is why I made them the center of my Halloween wishlist. I love the way the ties intertwine and buckle around and up the leg, creating gladiatorial like look. They are really fierce but feminine and are often made out of leather or in bright colours. I am sure you can remember Vivenne Westwood’s infamous purple mock-croc super elevated platform gillie shoes that brought Naomi Campbell crashing down on the Catwalk… Luckily for us though Osorio, the founder of Aquazzura, has just created this years must-have shoe—the Christy—a new take on the flat ghillie, which is beautiful and functional at the same time! FEW!
So here is my Halloween wishlist that I created, inspired by my all time favourite dark cartoons – Itchy and Scratchy! Can you guess which one is which? They had so many cute things to combine it was difficult to make a final selection, especially for jewellery and accessories. Thanks to Lyst I know exactly what I will be wearing for Halloween and as I am now officially addicted, I will definitely be creating some more outfits in the near future on there and will be tampering around with these ones too…So make sure you check out my Lysts and why not make some yourselves and then share them with me below in the comment section!
Hope you like my Spooky Choice 😀 Abi xxx