I hadn’t planned to post a gothic Halloween look today but then, when we had friends over for dinner a few nights ago, it just seemed to happen… a gothic Victorian teacher look – just in time for Halloween lol.
I say gothic Victorian teacher because of the shoes (and the top!)… I always thought these fabulous Clark’s brogues have that (very) old fashioned teacher feel to them, wouldn’t you agree? I couldn’t find the same pair but I thought these stunning Irregular Choice lace heels would look simply gorgeous.
They’re the perfect heel height for me, because lately whenever I wear high heels, my back kills me for a few days afterwards. These, however, just give a little extra height which I needed to wear with my plain black Primark skirt (you might remember it from the summer when I teamed it with a vest top) which is a little too long for my 5ft4 frame.
I’ve always been a big fan of wearing all black – but I do realise it’s my safety zone. It’s what I too often fall back on whenever I’m stumped for something to wear. But this time, all black was the perfect outfit in line with Halloween. Yes, I know it’s a cliche but it’s a fun cliche at that, right?
This was my pitiful attempt at looking a bit evil for Halloween….!
So, back to the all-black outfit. This top is one of my favourites to wear at this time of year. With the temperatures starting to dip in the evening, it’s nice to wear something with a slightly longer sleeve than a regular tee and this fits the bill perfectly. Not only does it have a longer sleeve, but it also has a fabulous high ruffled neckline.
I forget where I bought it because I’ve had it so long! I love the ruffles on the sleeves, the neck and the lovely pleated effect down the front. It’s got such a wonderful Victorian gothic vibe to it. And Victorian gothic is one of my all-time favourite looks – architecture as well as fashion! I couldn’t find anything similar but this Victorian velvet blouse would be the perfect alternative (actually I have one just like it!).
Gothic Halloween accessories
The ear-rings have the same vibe – dark black butterflies, which I positively adore. I found a beautiful alternative on Asos, which have a similar feel – filigree disc earrings.
I chose a chunky silver bracelet and two rings which make me think of gothic Halloween. The one on the left reminds me of evil, for some bizarre reason. And the other makes me think of coffins. Sorry the picture doesn’t really demonstrate what I mean…but then you probably wouldn’t get it anyway! But if you’re after a coffin ring, you’ll be amazed at the choice out there. I found this gorgeous black one on Amazon.
I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween, whatever it is you’re up to. Me? We never really do much to celebrate the occasion (hence my simple gothic Halloween look today) but I do appreciate how much fun it can be. I do love the Halloween specials that appear on TV though. Enjoy peeps… and don’t get too frightened bwaahhhhaaahhhaaaa