5 Halloween Looks You Can Recreate With Your Current Wardrobe | Clozette

One of the best things this Fall besides the cooling weather is the occasion that allows us to get all silly, spooky, and creative with our looks and outfits. Yes! That's right! We're talking about Halloween. 

Young and old, there's always something about trick-or-treating that makes us take the extra effort to come up with our own costumes and spook the heck out of everyone. But sometimes, we get so busy with school or work that we simply don't have the time to prep up, which makes 'adulting' a little bit disappointing. Still, who said that you have to give up on your Halloween plans completely? 

If you find yourself left with no time to come up with an awesome Halloween costume, here are some amazing and badass looks you can try with pieces straight from your closet! 

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 Marvel's Jessica Jones

(photo from Instagram/@jessicajonesnetflix)

From the comics to the Marvel TV universe, Jessica Jones is a superhero-turned-private investigator who deals with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City. Her no-nonsense attitude and vibe that shouts 200% girl power is reflected in her signature all-black outfit that's easy to recreate with your wardrobe staples. Just grab your black pieces, your favourite denims, that hardcore attitude, and that's your Halloween look done!
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Velma from Scooby-Doo

(photo from Instagram/@dappergeeknews)

One of the most memorable characters from a childhood classic, Velma was the epitome of geek chic back in the 90s. Just in time for Fall, take out your orange pullover, a red skirt, knee-high socks, Mary Janes, and some hipster specs to get you set with the rest of the Scooby gang for some mystery solving.


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Wednesday Addams from the Addams Family

(photo from Instagram/@kayleymariecosplay)

Another cartoon favourite from the 90s, one of the easiest, yet Halloween-perfect looks, is Wednesday Addams. Go for a collared LBD or pair up your black dress with a white button-down, put on black leggings and black shoes, channel her signature braids, and you are all set! You can also carry around a skull prop to add some extra spooks! 


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Fem! Marty Mcfly from Back To The Future


(photo from Instagram/@papanotzzi)

The most amazing thing about Halloween -- and 2016 in general -- is that people are getting more and more open to diversity. Fem! (or feminine gender-bender) cosplay has been around in the geek scene for quite some time now, but it's still fascinating how our favourite male characters are portrayed and reinvented, girl-power style! 

Take this Marty Mcfly look for example, where you can show your love for 80's fashion by layering shirts, button downs, varsity jackets, and pairing it up with denims, sneakers, and aviator sunnies. Just make sure you park your DeLorean where Biff can't find it, okay? 


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Eleven from Stranger Things


(photo from Instagram/@melonhopper)

Want to go a little mainstream? Join the rest of the world and fall in love all over again with this Netflix original-turned-phenomenon! The main gal Eleven sports a simple ensemble in one of the most memorable scenes in the entire series and it's so easy to copy! Look up your closet for a pink dress, a blue hoodie, high socks, and simple sneaks to get the look and you also get yourself a reason to munch on a box of waffles (for prop purposes, of course *wink*).

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Any other easy Halloween looks you can suggest? Share them with us in the comments below!
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How many times have you created a power ensemble using blacks and reds? Or the times when you went for yellows and greens to uplift your mood on a Monday? From curating our daily OOTDs to simply picking out the lippie shade to wear, colours play a huge role in how we express ourselves with our wardrobe. It also helps us show off our mood and style in various ways, letting our fashion pieces speak for themselves.

So whether you're a gal who loves your pastels or you prefer to go for bolder mixes all-year-round, find out why your fashion staples' colour scheme say a lot about you more than you think! 

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Monochrome



If you're the type who loves the simplicity and minimalism of monochromes, then your personality shouts practicality. The uni-tonal vibe of this colour scheme gives off an automatic chicness that's perfect for someone who's always on-the-go and upholds a no-nonsense attitude.
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Pastels



Sweet and lively, girls who love to highlight pastel pieces in their wardrobe are optimistic and fun to be with. Just like the easy-on-the-eyes vibe that pastels exude, preferring these shades compared to bold and deeper colours show your light and cheery attitude that is positively contagious to anyone you meet.


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Colour block


(photo from Vanessaxlim)

Finding harmony in chaos, colour blocking is all about exceeding expectations and making bold statements. Loving this trend means that you are spontaneous, adventurous, and always seeking for new opportunities. Your bursts of energy are reflected in the bold colours you wear, making you stand out from the crowd with both your stylish fashion sense and your fun personality.


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"Colour-of-the-year" trend



From emerald greens to rose golds, you are fashion-forward and are always up-to-date with the latest trends. It's not easy to stand out when you follow what everyone wants to try out but somehow, you make it work. Creative and flexible, you're amazing confidence allows you to rock every OOTD you wear, making you a great style inspo. 

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Did we get your fashion personality on point? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
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When Coach debuted its ready -to-wear line, Coach 1941, in honour of its 75th birthday, I’ll be frank — I was completely and irrevocably blown away. Was Coach ever this cool? What have we been missing all along? Okay guys, we need to set our sartorial priorities straight right now.




But here’s the thing: yes, Stuart Vevers gave the brand a breath of fresh air, but the creative director never compromised on Coach’s legacy. That’s where 1941 Reimagined came into play for Clozette’s latest collaboration with the brand. 

For Coach Fall 2016, looks and pieces hinted at Americana nostalgia with a contemporary attitude. They were reinterpreted, reinvented, remodeled, and reassembled to show off a modern freshness that is both classic and trendy at the same time. A new era of Coach is here, and now every cool boy and girl wants a piece of the American brand.



So, what are the defining traits of a cool girl? In my opinion, she is someone who is unapologetic about who she is, and she never needs gratification from anyone but herself. She is masculine and feminine. She is an insider and an outsider. She is neither here nor there — she takes it all in her stride. 

This brashness — in a good way — is very much in line with Coach Fall 2016, which tells a visual story of “vintage, cowboy and punk”, all mish-mashed together to become surprising wardrobe staples for the urbanites.





For 1941 Reimagined, we shot at an edgy industrial studio in Johor Bahru — a location I instantly fell in love with even before we stepped foot into the premise. It was the perfect urban cool location that lent a complementary contrast to the modern bohemia of Coach Fall 2016, a beautiful play of opposites that speaks of the brand.


There, we made two stop-motion videos and FYI, making the videos was... every bit an interesting experience. Each frame was shot while I put my non-existent yoga skills into good use and posed “frozen” in place. Was it challenging? Without a doubt. Was it fun? Oh, in those outfits, I’d gladly do it all over again.





From varsity jackets and wool sweaters, to fur vests and suede jackets, Coach Fall 2016 offered a wide selection of outerwear. If I have to choose one (what a happy dilemma!), the Motif Crewneck Sweater is definitely one for keeps in my wardrobe. Made with a luxurious wool and cashmere blend, this fun statement piece in itself is perfect for layering in our temperamental climate. 

Note to self: layer over frilly dress, leather skirt, skinny jeans, black culottes — basically everything!





And in case you didn’t know already: one thing’s for sure, Coach never fails in the accessories department. The aesthetics may have been rejuvenated, but quality leather workmanship — the root of the Coach brand — is still visible in every seam and every intricate detailing. 

I am obsessed with the Rogue bag 36 in Colorblock Python. This functional bag is spacious enough for my day-to-day essentials (my trusty MacBook Air, organiser, wallet, and the likes), and its top handles come in an exotic leather finish to add a punctuation of “toughness” into the ensemble.





Now, can we take a moment to admire those metallic studded leather loafers? These stunning block-heeled High Vamp Loafer with Studs are embellished with rivets, studs and faux pearl cabochons at all the right places without seeming too over-the-top.






With a collection chock-full of statement pieces from ready-to-wear to accessories and bags, Coach has once again outdone itself this Fall 2016. And just in case you can’t find me, I’ll be hanging out with the Coach gang.


Find out more about Coach Fall 2016 here.

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