Halloween-Inspired Accessories You Can Wear All Year
According to the Long Island Press, this Halloween we can expect to see many headline-inspired costumes. This year, we’ll see Honey Boo Boo to Clint Eastwood’s empty chair to–get ready to be surprised here–Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games. After reading this, I had to ask myself–where is the scare? I’ve always felt that Halloween should be more about ghouls and gore than politics and pop culture satire. So, with that in mind, here are some of the best fright-inspired accessories that you’ll be dying to wear all year round.
From famed jewelry designer Tom Binns‘ 2012 Nophobia Spiders Collection comes an eight-legged arthropod ready to crawl its way into your wardrobe. Put them in a trance by layering this 24-karat gold-plated pendant over a plush, cozy sweater or letting it peek mysteriously out from a low-cut blouse.
Tom Binns Small Spider Pendant Necklace, $132 “Shopbop”:http://www.shopbop.com/small-spider-pendant-necklace-tom/vp/v=1/845524441953291.htm?folderID=2534374302060432&fm=other-shopbysize&colorId=11739
Something Wicked This Way Comes
This intricately woven cuff is, no doubt, sure to become this season’s accessory go-to. Made with gunmetal and encrusted with Swarovski crystals, it’s a real statement piece that will take you from voodoo to vixen in seconds.
Siyabona Gunmetal Large Spiked Woven Cuff, $275 “AlexisBittar”:http://www.alexisbittar.com/product.php?productid=25104&cat=331&page=3&defvarid=22464
The Serpent and The Rainbow
You stored your vampire garb weeks ago, but this freaky ring is something you’ll keep in your jewelry box forever. Made from easily-adjustable gold vermeil, this delicate serpent wraps around two fingers and eases its head on the knuckle. Offset the creepiness by wearing it with a sleek sheath and pumps.
Jacquie Aiche New Snake Knuckle Ring, $195 “Shopbop”:http://www.shopbop.com/new-snake-knuckle-ring-jacquie/vp/v=1/845524441942046.htm?fm=search-shopbysize
By no stretch are they ordinary fishnets. You’ll turn up the heat on any outfit with these tights designed with a toe to thigh “sea of fine-mesh fishnet flames”. Wear them with a black full leather skirt, a snug black turtleneck and a pair of open-toed booties and master this Fall’s leather and lace trend.
Wolford Fire Fishnet Tights, $62 “Net-a-Porter”:http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/316303?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-p*E2XVDQFnI-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=p.E2XVDQFnI-YSunmgUDG0KCbc2yRhqkHw
Embrace your inner vamp with this double wrap leather studded belt. Pair it with a floral dress and strike the perfect balance of feminine chic meets punk rock vampire. A healthy dose of goth never hurt anyone.
Haley Double Wrap Studded Belt, $245 “DVF.com”:http://www.dvf.com/Haley-Double-Wrap-Studded-Belt/A1617350G12T,default,pd.html?dwvar_A1617350G12T_color=BKLGD&start=1&cgid=belts-accessories
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia When it comes to choosing which of these accessories you can’t live without, just remember this: When worn all together, you’ve got downright disturbing. When added as eclectic elements to your everyday style, you’ve got spine-tingling fun.