It’s Flashback Friday, Halloween style! We got into the DIY costume groove earlier this week and decided to keep it going with some of our favorite era looks. When it’s for a costume you can turn the volume way up on these and get a little campy, but these 60s, 70s, and 80s ensembles could easily be work year round!
The 60’s. I love it, not only for Halloween. But even if you’re not a fan of the retro look, this one is EASY to pull off. I promise you, you have what you need in your closet right now! Wear a collared shirt, plaid is AWESOME (if you’ve got it) and button your collared shirts ALL the way up. It’s how they rocked them (And I still put this into my daily wardrobe anywho). Have pearls? great, put them on. You can find a great pair of cat eye glasses or be a super cute rock n’ roll 60’s chick and wear your sunglasses all night. I live in high waisted pants but you could also do a pencil skirt or a short above the knee mod look. For your hair, TEASE, TEASE, TEEEASE. It’s horrible I know, but it’s perfect and you’ll look amazing. Headbands are great too and if you wear it down flip out the ends. If you go with jeans, rock flats. It’ll be a super CUTE casual look and maybe bring along a vinyl record or two?
60’s Dressy/More Bridget Bardot
This one is ALL about the hair. Tease Tease TEASE, pull up and pin in the middle of your head and add a bow to give it that authentic Bridget Bardot vibe. You can even just tie ribbon in place of purchasing a bow …how EASY is that? Make sure your hair has LOTS of volume and height. Daisies were SUPER big in the mid to late 60’s so if you’ve got daisy earrings or a pin that would be a definite plus. Any giant earring would do and make sure to do a pretty pink lip! The length of the dress I have on is above the knee which is perfect for a more mod 60’s look. Cat eye and black eye liner are also a must to complete this retro costume!
Late 60’s into 70’s Hippie-ish Era
No teasing or hairspray required for this late 60s/early 70s look it’s all about flowy locks and frocks. Find some groovy round glasses (Forever 21 has tons for under $10), a peasant top, and dig up some of those boot cut or flared jeans you refuse to throw out from the back of your closet. Now just layer on some necklaces and and just a touch of nude lipstick (or just clear gloss), and you’re ready to be an extra in an Almost Famous remake!
The 80s are totally tubular because you can pull out all your most bitchin’ colorful makeup and clothes and go wiiiiild! There are so many great pop culture references: the bubble gum 80s mall rats Valley Girl, those angular Nagel goddesses, Robert Palmer femmebots, or the shoulder padded beauties from Working Girl. And of course the queens of the 80s music scene: Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Siouxsie Sioux. Think big, excessive over-the-top technicolor magic. I grabbed an 80s style print dress and a white leather jacket (I knew it would come in handy one day!) out of my closet and went for as much color as my face could handle. I added some bright enamel bracelets, even the clacking of those bracelets took me back to the 80s. Like, totally!
Can you handle more Halloween fleek? Gird your loins because it’s heading your way!