4 Ways to Dress Witchy for Fall

left to right: Hausu, The Craft, Twin Peaks, American Horror Story Coven, Beetlejuice, Kiki’s Delivery Service

Left to right: Hausu, The Craft, Twin Peaks, American Horror Story Coven, Beetlejuice, Kiki’s Delivery Service

By Rachel Rascoe 

With Halloween looming near, take inspiration from the queens of the supernatural. It’s less about the pointy hats and more about the witchy vibes. Style yourself spooky in more ways than one with these trendy ideas for the modern witch.

Photo shirt: Dorothy Perkins Ichi Mesh Panel Top, shorts: Adidas Athletic Shorts, skirt: American Apparel Tennis Skirt, sneakers: Nike Air Max, Adidas Superstar 2.0

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Shirt: Dorothy Perkins Ichi Mesh Panel Top, shorts: Adidas Athletic Shorts, skirt: American Apparel Tennis Skirt, sneakers: Nike Air Max, Adidas Superstar 2.0

 1. Be sporty

Running parallel to recent “health goth” and normcore trends, bring out sporty brand names and labels for a minimalist athletic look. Mesh, stripes and metallic details will take you from the gym to an everyday look. The black and white palette keeps things barren and mysterious.

photo via Lorde’s Tennis Court music video lipsticks: Portland Black Lipstick Company in Black, MAC Lipstick in Pure Heroine, Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick in Serpentina

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Lipsticks: Portland Black Lipstick Company in Black, MAC Lipstick in Pure Heroine, Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick in Serpentina

2. Rock a dark lip color

This fall, swap out your classic red lipstick for something a little more sinister. Simple black goes well with monochromatic looks. Darker jewel tones are sure to highlight your witchy pout.

Photo courtesy of Us Magazine, Florence Welch at Met Gala  top: Asos Velvet Top With Mesh Sleeves & Tie Back , choker: Topshop, ring: Pamela Love Pentagram Ring, coat: Choies White Soft Faux Fur Coat

Photo courtesy of Us Magazine

Top: Asos Velvet Top With Mesh Sleeves & Tie Back , choker: Topshop, ring: Pamela Love Pentagram Ring, coat: Choies White Soft Faux Fur Coat

 3. Look glamorous

Bring darkness and power to formal occasions with luxe textures like velvet, fur and fringe. Tattoo chokers, pentagram accessories and black nails will provide even more detail to your glamorous ensemble.

Photo courtesy of The Clothes Horse pinafore: French Toast Official School Wear V-Neck Pleated Jumper, blouse: Topshop Peter Pan Top, shoes: Dr Martens 1461 Oxford

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Pinafore: French Toast Official School Wear V-Neck Pleated Jumper, blouse: Topshop Peter Pan Top, shoes: Dr Martens 1461 Oxford

4. Be uniformed

Channel your inner possessed Salem spirit through schoolgirl uniform-type looks. Peter pan collars, pinafore dresses and shiny oxfords  will create a simple, yet eerie look.