Photo: Blaire and her handsome man being awesome.
If you’re trying to be conscious with your dollars and avoid buying some Halloween getup that you’ll never wear again, here are my five faves for how to Halloween without hollowing out your wallet:
1. “The Walk of Shame”
This one’s simple. Find a big dude’s shirt — your boyfriend, dad, buddy, bestie — and then make sure to throw on some spandex underneath. The year I was “Walk of Shame” I even carried an empty bottle of vodka in one hand, although you might want to check and see if there are legal limitations on that in your city/state. Then, go ahead and smear some eyeliner or mascara (check out Bobbi’s Brown’s Pretty Powerful Mascara to support The Girl Rising Fund), and throw on a pair of heels, knot up your hair and you’re good to go!
2. “The Old Lady”
Baby Powder in the hair…baby powder on the face…with a TON of bright pink blush on your cheeks (check out Sephora’s limited edition blush palette that supports breast cancer research). Dress it up with an old sweater, preferably one with a terrible pattern, and a long skirt with clogs if you have them. Just don’t be surprised if you don’t get hit on at all. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
3. “The Farmer”
Start with pigtail braids (obviously), and give your cheeks that fresh farmer glow with some Argan Tinted Lip and Cheek Oil. Then pull out a plaid shirt and denim shorts and please please tell me you have cowboy boots! If not, I’m sure at least one of your friends has some in your size you can borrow. If you don’t have jean shorts, go ahead and find a pair of old jeans that you’re never going to wear, and perform a little scissor surgery. Save the denim legs and you can cut them into little accessories such as denim hair ties, bracelets, etc. (To read about Christine’s experience as an actual organic farmer on the Kindness Ranch, click here).
4. “The Snow Bunny”
Self-explanatory. Hat. Bubble Coat. Boots. Something cute underneath. Done.
5. Goodwill; Someone else’s closet!
Pop some tags at Goodwill for some vintage looks that you can recycle and take back when you’re done. Check out Blaire’s amazing getup with hubby Tamer. Hot.
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