Before you go dashing to the party store for Halloween costumes, look in your closet first for some inspiration! While it's fun to go all out for Halloween you might find yourself spending a decent-sized chunk of change on an outfit you'll only wear once. Why not try to see what costumes can come from your everyday wardrobe? That tuxedo shirt could be the start of a butler costume, or those red pumps might blossom into Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Either way, looking at what you already have could end up surprising your Halloween costume choice. For example, many of us have pieces of clothing that reference the 80's fashion trends–why not spend All Hallows Eve wearing a fashion-savvy costume that references a time period.
This Fashionisto did just that! The funk op-arty button down has that bold and electric feel many 80s trends had. Add some neutral chinos and loafers to make that shirt pop. The cardigan is a really cool element that makes this outfit a little bit more wearable than a direct 80's ensemble. I love the mix of casual daywear and the reference to an 80's style. The icing on the cake, though, is the Lego piece pin of a character from Pac Man. Pac Man, as most of you know, was a video game introduced in the 80's and is an iconic part of the decade. Wearing this totally rad Lego pin emphasizes the inspiration, as well as adds a really cool focal piece of the look–don't forget to pay equal attention to accessories!
Add a shot of electricity to your button down with this Wesc short-sleeve top. Check out this Brooklyn Circus schoolboy cardigan for inspiration! Finally, want your own Lego pin? Click here for Dee and Ricky's Lego pins!