It is about that time friends... Halloween! It's the day full of ghost, goblins, and witches. Want to have the best costume at the party without breaking the bank? Our RIRE girls have each created a Halloween costumes with clothes from the store. The best part about each item is... you can re-wear it after! There's nothing worse than spending a bunch of money for something you are only going to wear once. We hope these costume ideas give you inspiration to go all out this year!
Also, at the end of this post are a bunch of events happening in Midtown and Oak Park. Check them out with your BOO or friends!
Savana as Dancer Emoji Girl 💃
Spooky season is finally here and Halloween is just around the corner! My favorite holiday of the year and I'm ready to be festive! Can you guess what idea I was inspired by? Yup, you guessed it, the fiesta emoji girl!
This red ruffle dress is perfect for dressing up for the holiday! I feel fancy yet festive to step out for a Halloween party. All night long this dress will for sure keep me comfortable with its soft material. So ideal for a long crazy night Halloween might have in store!
You can't wear a dress without adding some bling to it! So I put on a super sparkly rhinestone necklace, and boy, do I feel fancy!! I ended my outfit with silver hoops cause who doesn't love hoops? This costume was so simple to put together but will for sure be an eye catcher!
Sarah L. as Sandy From Grease
My favorite time of the year is here! When I was figuring out what outfit to put together for a costume, I was first looking for something funny/maybe even scary-ish. If we were in the world of Meal Girls, I would be Katy as the dead bride. But after some Pinterest and Google searches, I decided on Sandy from Grease! If I were to have to throw an outfit together last minute, wearing all black would be the easiest to either pull from my closet or pop into the boutique and find the perfect top and bottoms.
I already had a black pair of jeans, but I knew this off the shoulder ruffle top would be the perfect piece to my Sandy Costume. It has long sleeves for the chilly evening and its fitted style is right up Sandy's ally. This is also a top that I know would be a great staple in my closet. There's nothing that drives me more bonkers than buying something for one day and then it sits in my closet collecting dust forever. Also, as an adult I can't imagine spending so much on a cheaply made costume just for one night!
For accessories, I added our jeweled stretchy waist belt and some black pumps. I really love the belt with this look because it adds just a pop of glam the outfit needed. For the final touch I put on a little lipstick and some sassy attitude ;) Happy Halloween! #GhoulsRule
Jourdan as Debbie From The Wild Thornberrys
I'm taking it back to the 90's! I decided to dress as Debbie from The Wild Thornberrys! I love her because she is so sassy and a bit edgy, my favorite combination! Her personality shines through with her outfit, the creators designed a look to help form a clearer picture of her character. I was excited to dress as her because this is definitely an outfit I would wear myself!
Debbie has the classic "I don't care" look with her over-sized plaid shirt and jeans. Yet she still shows off her curves by showing some skin with a tight orange crop top. To match her style, I used an orange bralette with a new green plaid shirt we just got in. This shirt is awesome because it is actually lined with a soft fuzzy material, for sure to keep you warm!
The final piece to her look are blue over-sized distressed jeans. Although they aren't quite as baggy as Debbie's (I don't know how her pants stay up), I used a pair of boyfriend jeans that look very similar. Next all you need to do is add the lips, hair, and attitude, then you're ready for a fun Halloween with some great friends!
Sarah R. as Lydia Deetz From Beetlejuice
Did someone say Halloween?! October has always been one of my favorite months because of the holiday. As I've gotten older my costumes have definitely gotten lamer, but that's one of the best parts about being a mom- I get to dress my kid up and live vicariously through her! Luckily for me I have a fun job that allows me to join in on the festivities, otherwise I'd probably be recycling the same cat ears over and over again. I chose to style my outfit around Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice. Who doesn't love Winona Ryder?! She's perfect.
Obviously to have any sort of semblance to Lydia this outfit has to have a lot of black. How fitting for me! It's my color of choice and what I feel best in. To me, there's nothing more chic than an all black outfit. I chose these cropped wide leg pants with a tight fitting top tucked in. I love that the pants are so wide they almost look like a skirt. They are also SO comfortable which is a huge plus, especially if you're going to be out and about on Halloween. I've had cumbersome costumes in the past and I'm just not here for that! The faux leather detailing on the waist of the pants helps break up the black and gives the outfit fun texture.
I tend to run away from anything tight fitting around my neck because it makes me feel like I'm choking, but this top is very soft and stretchy. Again, super comfy! I find the high neck to be very flattering and warm. This shirt also comes in white, camel, and hunter green if black isn't your thing. I sorta want them all! Such a nice basic for the Fall and Winter.
A wide brimmed hat was the iconic accessory Lydia sported in Beetlejuice, so I couldn't skip out on this pretty little felt number. Every time I throw a hat on I instantly feel put together. It's like having a good pair of jeans, but for your head! This is what completed the outfit for me.
I chose a couple dainty black rings and a black feather as finishing touches on the outfit. The gold detailing on the feather adds a little bit of sparkle, which I love. If you decide to rock something similar on Halloween, I would suggest painting your nails black too!
Kate as Jessie James Decker
Happy Halloween! I've never been the biggest participator in Halloween, looking back growing up it makes me laugh because I was so painfully shy that I could never go up to people's door to get candy, so my brother would have to do it for me while I just stood on the sidewalk with my parents waiting for him to be done. Once I got to the age of like 8 my mom finally stopped dressing me up because she knew it scared me so bad to go out haha so I've stayed home and handed out candy ever since.
But since this weeks looks are inspired by Halloween costumes, I chose to be Jessie James Decker. If you don't know of her seriously look her up. She is one of my favorite people to follow, to look up to for fashion, home, and lifestyle. Her family is the sweetest and she is also a singer, so there's pretty nothing she can't do. Her style is probably one of my favorite things about her. She has a way of making her every day style so effortless and so chic at the same time. She also rocks a good flat brim hat all the time which is one of my favorite things to do. I chose to copy of her most recent photo shoots for her new line. I chose these fun rust flowy pants, and paired it with a tight black shirt.
To accessorize it I of course chose a flat brim hat and Jessie is short just like me and always rocks a heel of some kind. I paired my outfit with a fun bootie. She usually doesn't rock too much jewelry so I stuck with a simple gold necklace.. because gold jewelry runs my life. And that's it! Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!
Josie as Lara Jean From To All The Boys I've Loved Before
If you haven't seen To All The Boys I've Loved on Netflix yet, then you gotta! It's adorable and fun and the main character, Lara Jean, has the cutest outfits. I went for her back to school look because I like how laid back and ready for fall it is. Since it's still quite warm in Sacramento (go figure) it was an added benefit that the outfit had shorts for staying cool and a layered button up for when the sun sets.
Another reason I went with this outfit is because it's pretty close to my own style. I like layering tops with button ups and knotting them. This button up will be great if you go out on Halloween night because it's sherpa lined, so it's very warm! I wanted to roll up the sleeves to show off the scrunchie (I know she wears one in her hair) but in the movie her favorite scrunchie causes some drama!
The burgundy socks completes the look and connects it with the green plaid button up. These shoes might not be vintage like Lara Jean's but they so comfortable and fun! I loved the extra height they gave me! All that is needed is a brown backpack to hold all your essentials and your own Peter Kavinsky!
Ashley as Baby Spice
Ah, yes! Finally, Halloween is just a week away, so in honor of that we decided to feature a styled by RIRE Halloween costume edition. I chose to style a Baby Spice costume. I must confess that I've been living by the "Spice up your life" motto since like 6th grade. I was always more of a Ginger type girl but I think since I'm actually "preggers" at the moment a Baby Spice look would be more appropriate and equally funny. Halloween is always an extra fun time where you get a free pass to dress up as something your not or something that you think you couldn't normally pull off on the daily, it's a chance to be over the top, so that's what I did!
Baby Spice was super girly and dressed child like with her pastel baby-doll dresses, platform boots and sky high pig tails. For my costume I chose our baby pink midi dress, and giant fuzzy coat. Baby pink was Baby Spices "color" so that actually worked perfectly and the dress looks really sweet and girly. I love the length of the dress as well as the cool ripply texture of the fabric. It features a bardot styled top with a cut out keyhole in the front which feels so sassy and world tour worthy! Now lets talk about that giant fuzzy coat, its amazing, and "SO Spice Girly!" I mean every bad ass girl needs a coat like this, it screams "I've Arrived!" Whats really neat about this fun sherpa style coat is that its actually reversible so either color (the brown or cream) can be featured to your liking. The coat also has pockets on both sides so you wont loose pocket space either, not to mention that its soft as hell!
I chose to accessorize my outfit with a choker necklace and Baby Spices signature sky high pig tails. The black necklace is super posh with a cute moveable diamond pendant and comes with matching gold stud earrings. For the hair style I used our cute sparkly rubber bands for my pop star hair doo, they are only $1 each which is stellar and come in all kinds of colors. I hope that you enjoyed my interpretation of Baby Spice!
Andrea as a Witch
Looking for something to do before Halloween night? Check out all of these events happening in Midtown and Oak Park! The below list and photos provided by the Midtown Association.