3 Customizable Glitter Based Costumes!

As we are in the midst of October, living out best fall lives one special occasion approaches for the glitter-loving, sparkle-eyed girl: HALLOWEEN.  The perfect excuse (speaking form personal experience) to stand in a tub and dump glitter all over yourself that comes but once a year.

So I don’t want to break the bank for my costumes and I like to find real clothing items  that can be easily transformed into a costume rather than go to one of those overwhelming super Halloween stores and try on synthetic fabric until I can’t breathe.

So let’s get into this:  Here are just a few costume ideas to style yourself that will allow you to AMP UP your glitter factor!  The overall key to these outfits is find your “base” layer and build it up from there.

  1. Okay, obvious but true: THE UNICORN.

I know, it seems like a given but if there is one thing we all know about unicorns, they are a rare and unique creature.  That means you can basically customize your outfit to be the truest inner unicorn you can be.  From rainbow, to one color your options are endless. The key elements are to start with the base, which I show as a simple body-con dress, a majestic horn, a tutu, because when else can you wear a tutu….and add some GLITTER.

& yes, I’m wearing freaking flats on Halloween because let’s face it, no one handles the entire night well in heels & if you do……you’re lying but O.K.

unicorn outfit

Silver Unicorn Snot Body Gel, 1.7 oz.

(tutu: party city, Body Con dress is Forever 21, Shoes are Keds, ears literally ANY spirit Halloween, unicorn snot at Hallmark online or Tilly’s in store)

Once you have the base for this outfit down, you can start to go crazy with your body glitter!  You can use the Unicorn Snot for ALL of these costumes FYI and why wouldn’t you….Channel the inner child that used to love the Limited Too!! (comment if you loved that store because it was LIFE as a child for me)

2. THE GLITTERING ALIEN.

TBH very similar base as the unicorn.  The goal is to find something already shinny and embellish yourself into something brand new.

alien outfit

(Leggins on amazon, Top from Forever 21, and shoes Keds.  Add Antennas from any Halloween store or DIY some yourself with tin foil! )

Again, USE THE UNICORN SNOT!! The alien is super easy and comfy and warm for any outdoor activities too since you’ll be covered head to toe in shinning metallic clothing.

 

3.  SHINNY MERMAID

A classic go-to.  The mermaid is mystical and so are you when you wear scales and sequins.  So go for it.  You can mix up this outfit in various colors, and styles also if you check out amazon’s options for a legging style as well! Get creative!

mermaid outfit

Blue Unicorn Snot Body Gel, 1.7 oz.

(Skirt & top on Amazon, shell clip is ASOS but let’s be real you could def find this at you’re local A.C. Moore/Michael’s, shoes are vans) 

So one more time, unicorn snot.  I am sure you can find body glitter gel at your local beauty shop or drug store, so grab it and COAT IT ON.  Literally this is the one night of the year where you will be allowed to leave a trail of glitter everywhere you go, so go big before you go home.

 

So I hope you guys enjoyed how I would style each of these outfits for Halloween & hope they were *~iNsPirIng~*  if you have yet to find your costume!

Comment if you like these ideas & share what other glitter-filled costumes you’ll be rocking this year!!

-Amanda

 

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WTT White Jeans in the Winter?

Welcome back to What The Trend!  I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted, but what better time to reconnect with old friends than around the holidays?!  

So today’s topic is something that I have been noticing that has been breaking the fashion rules. Wearing white jeans in the winter.  So like any fashion loving styling abiding citizen, my initial reaction to seeing this was “WHATTT in the style world are you doing! The style gods are shunning you!…..or are they?”  After letting this trend settle in, my eyes adjusted.  Seeing many bloggers and style icons pull of this look with a classic pair of OTK boots, my style rule book readjusted.  

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Check out this babe rocking winter white like a pro!  Winter white can be one of the hardest looks to pull off.  I believe this look takes some serious pre-planning.  Finding just the right shade of white to complement the outfit is the key to this trend.  

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Blogger, Sydne Style, is rocking this look.  The monochrome blend of black and white becomes a classic look rather than an off season faux pas!

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And finally A Southern Drawl blogger, Grace Wainwright, found the perfect shade of suade to pair with this transitional look into the colder months.  

Feeling style inspired? Me too, until I attempted this look and felt my fashion genes (see what I did there? 😉 ) had betrayed all my trendy knows.

So, if you are thinking of attempting this trend, here are my final tips on rocking the winter white jean:

  1. Find the Perfect white jean for YOU.  Finding jeans can already be a daunting process so if you don’t already own a pair that you know look killer on you, maybe this trend isn’t worth spending the money on the 2-3 times you may be wearing it this winter. 
  2. TRY IT ON BEFORE you are rushing around with 5 minutes in the morning and decide this is the time to explore your trend setter side.  This could lead to panic and late Monday morning havoc. 
  3. If you don’t have the pairings, this look could easily look like a mistake.  Tall boots, suede materials, a cozy sweater are all things that pull this look into a winter vibe.  Without these things put together, the jeans will stand out and begin to look out of season, making the style gods right….and I sure hate when other people are right. 
  4. Have fun & follow your inspiration!  If you see a blogger, friend or style icon rock this trend follow what they do! Observe how they pulled the look together and then compare it to your own closet.  If you don’t own those excessively expensive Stewart Weitzman OTK boots, don’t kill yourself forcing the trend.  

Okay so to sum things up, this trend is a style RISK!  I am all for supporting breaking the style rules, but be true to you and your closet!  I can say as a babe on a budget that this one isn’t worth breaking the bank for.  

So, if the jeans fit, rock ’em!

xxo,

Amanda