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Fashion Inspiration: 4 Looks Inspired by Classic Halloween Songs

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Halloween is just around the corner, so of course it’s time to bust out the spooky jams. Whether you’re at a costume party or watching scary flicks at home, there are some staple songs that you just can’t seem to escape.

Below, I’ve put together four outfits inspired by classic Halloween songs and their corresponding music video/movie scene looks. These outfits can easily be worn casually or tweaked and accessorized to wear as an actual costume. Scroll down to see them!

Killer Thriller

Michael Jackson Thriller outfit
Product Information: Jacket, Shirt, Pants, Shoes, Socks, Eyeliner

“Thriller” is arguably one of the top Halloween songs to ever exist. It’s a song that pretty much everybody knows, and an essential on any spooky playlist. Michael Jackson‘s look in the video is also one of his most iconic, making this a perfect candidate for Halloween fashion inspiration.

Of course, a red jacket is the most important part of the outfit, and you can wear a basic black tee underneath. If you aren’t comfortable rocking red on red like he does in the video, black pants are a great option. Lastly, a pair of loafers with white socks finish off the ensemble. For an added touch, a little eyeliner will emphasize your eyes like Michael’s in the beginning of the video, or, you know, create some sunken in zombie eyes.

Who You Gonna Call?

Ghostbusters outfit
Product Information: Jumpsuit, Black Shirt, Ghostbusters Shirt, Converse, Boots, Backpack

If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood and you need an outfit you can go ghost-busting in, we’ve got you covered. A utility-esque jumpsuit is all you really need for the base of this look. And although high-tech ghost catching equipment isn’t currently available, strapping on a black backpack offers a pretty similar effect.

To follow the movie more closely, wear a black top underneath the jumpsuit and put on sturdy black boots. For a more cool and casual look, roll up the legs of the jumpsuit and wear some high-top sneakers, as well as a graphic tee that features the Ghostbusters logo.

You’re Into the Time Slip

Time Warp outfit
Product Information: Blazer, Top, Pants, Shoes, Sunglasses, Lipstick

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult-classic film and definitely a favorite to watch on Halloween. One of the most popular songs from the musical is “The Time Warp,” a fun dance song that gives you instructions on how to dance along.

This outfit is inspired by the party-going group of “Transylvanians” who sing and dance to the chorus. The members of the chorus all don funky takes on tuxedos with colorful shirts and party accessories. For a similar look, start with a simple black blazer and Mary-Jane style shoes. Instead of plain black slacks, I included a pair of shiny disco pants for a more party-like vibe. Wear a shirt in any bright color that you desire, as well as sunglasses and bright lipstick to top off this danceable getup.

And Now You’re Mine

Hocus Pocus outfit
Product Information: Corset, Skirt, Cardigan, Shoes, Necklace, Lipstick

Although this isn’t the original version of the song, “I Put A Spell On You” is probably most recognized from Disney’s Hocus Pocus. One of my favorite things about the Sanderson sisters is that they aren’t witches who just dress in all black. Instead, they wear drapey and colorful dresses with capes and other wacky details.

To achieve a more toned-down version of the sisters’ attire, a dark blue maxi skirt and lace corset top paired with a waterfall-style cardigan are perfect for a colorful yet mysterious look. Black ankle booties, a funky statement necklace, and dark lipstick complete this bewitching ensemble.

What do you think?

Are you looking forward to Halloween? Do you have a favorite Halloween song? Would you wear any of these outfits? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future? Let me know in the comments below!

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Coupons & Sales: Week of 10/24/14

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Coupon codes, sales, and online shopping deals

* Aeropostale will give you $20 off your order of $80 or more with code TREAT through 10/31.

* Alternative Apparel is having a clearance sale, with up to 75% off select styles through 10/26.

* American Eagle Outfitters has the following deal, good through 10/27: Take 25% off new arrivals with code NEWVIBES, plus get free shipping.

* Anthropologie is offering 25% off sale styles for a limited time. Use code EXTRAEXTRA at checkout to receive discount.

* Barneys New York is offering a $25 gift card for every $250 spent until 10/26.

* Bloomingdale’s has the following deal: Take an extra 20% off a large selection of sale and clearance merchandise with code FALL. Offer valid through 10/26.

* The Body Shop has select items buy three, get three free through 10/26. Plus get free shipping with the purchase of three nail polishes through 11/2.

* Charlotte Russe has outerwear for $25, dresses starting at $18 and tops at $10, and denim is BOGO for $12.50. All of these deals are available through 10/28 at 3AM EST.

* Chinese Laundry has the following deal: Take $20 off $75+ purchases with code 2075HW, $30 off $100+ with code 30100HW, or $50 off $150+ with code 50150HW.

* Converse is offering 40%-60% off new markdowns through 11/6. No code needed!

* dELiA*s is offering free shipping on all orders with code DHMSHIP until 11/25. Plus jeans are BOGO free through 11/1. No code needed!

* e.l.f. Cosmetics has all Fall Must-Haves buy one, get one free on purchases of $25 or more. Use code FALL at checkout through 10/30.

* Folica is offering 30% off items in their Halloween Shop. Use code HALLOWEEN30 through 10/31.

* Fossil will give you free overnight shipping on orders over $150 with code SHIP150 until 11/9. Also, get free second day shipping on orders over $125 with code FREESHIP through 11/1.

* Hot Topic is offering 30% off sitewide today, 10/24, only. Plus take $5 off orders of $50+ with code HT10AF14 through 11/5.

* J.Crew Factory will give you an extra 25% off your order with code EXTRA25. Deal ends 10/28.

* Kiehl’s has the following offer: Receive 7 packette samples with every order through 10/26. Enter code SAMPLES at checkout.

* Kohl’s has the following deals, all valid through 10/26: get free shipping on orders over $50 with code FALL50 ; take 20% off when you use a Kohl’s charge card and code TREAT20 ; take 15% off sitewide with code SAVINGS15 ; take 20% off orders over $100 with code SAVINGS20.

* Lacoste has the following deal: Buy any polo and take 25% off the rest of your purchase. Exclusions Apply. Offer valid through 10/26.

* Lands’ End is offering 30% off regular priced styles and an extra 20% off sale items through 10/26. Use promo code CANDY and pin 1624 to receive discount.

* Lord & Taylor has a code that’s good for an extra 25% off “almost everything” and 10% off cosmetics and fragrances. Enter FRIENDS at checkout through 10/26.

* Macy’s will give you an extra 20% off their Super Saturday Sale when you use code SUPER through 10/26.

* Madewell is offering 25% off select styles with code CARPEDIEM. Offer ends 10/25.

* Mango Outlet is offering 30% orders of $100 or more or 20% off orders over $70. Use code 6OULUSA through 10/26.

* Maurices has all jeans and tops BOGO free through 10/25. Just use code SHOPFALL1014 at checkout.

* Nine West will give you 30% off your entire order though 10/28. No code needed; discount automatically applied at checkout.

* Sally Beauty Supply will give you an extra 50% off makeup and skincare clearance items. No code needed; deal ends 10/26.

* has a code that’s good for 20% off plus free shipping. Enter code SECRET20 through 10/29.

* Sperry Top Sider is having a Friends and Family sale: take 25% off sitewide through 10/27 with code FFS2514A.

* Stila Cosmetics  is offering 20% off through 10/31 for new customers and email subscribers. Use code: WELCOME.

* Target is now offering free shipping on all orders for a limited time. No code needed!

* Threadsence will give you 30% off all tops and cardigans with code TOPPED30. Hurry, offer ends today, 10/24!

* Tilly’s will give you 20% off a single item for a limited time. Enter promo code FALL20 at checkout.

* Torrid is offering 25% off sitewide with code YESPLEASE through 10/28. Plus get 10% off any order with code TD10AF14 through 11/5.

* True Religion will give you 25% off all bottoms, plus free shipping for a limited time. No code needed, prices as marked.

* UrbanOG will give you 35% off sale items with code SALE35 and 35% off Halloween costumes with code SCARY35. Both offers are available for a limited time only! Also, get 15% off any order, plus free shipping on orders of $60 or more. Use code AF15 through 10/31.

* Walgreens has select L’Oreal, Revlon, Aveeno and Nivea products BOGO 50% off through 10/25.

* Wallis is offering free shipping on orders over $50 with code WALLIS50.

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Hautelinks: Week of 10/23/14

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Hautelinks - your weekly source for the best of the web

* In case you didn’t hear, Oscar de la Renta sadly passed away this week. The Cut is remembering him with a look at his best red carpet gowns. He will certainly be missed.

* And here are some inspiring quotes from the man himself, via PopSugar.

* If you haven’t already seen it, Drunk J.Crew will become your new favorite Tumblr.

* If you are generally on board with fashion-forward looks but just don’t GET Alexander Wang’s H&M collection, Buzzfeed Style’s take on it is for you. (I personally love it, but I LOLed at this.)

* Agreed: There’s Nothing Wrong With Wearing a Lot of Makeup, via Refinery 29.

* 17 Things Every Girl Should Have In Her Closet By The Time She’s 21, via Seventeen. Do you have these staples?

* So cool: Man Sees for the First Time in 33 Years.

* Still need a Halloween costume idea? Vogue has 20 TV and movie-inspired suggestions.

* Lucky Mag shares 9 must-follow YouTube channels for Halloween makeup ideas.

* Speaking of which, xoVain’s Princess Bubblegum makeup tutorial is AMAZING!

* Free People shows you how to create a lace mask with makeup. Genius.

* More Halloween ideas: How cute is this Olaf costume?! It’s surprisingly wearable.

* Cosmo has some Halloween nail art ideas to try.

* What does your favorite Halloween candy say about you? Bustle has the answer.

* We are loving this Day of the Dead and Halloween fusion board on Pinterest. Hello, sugar skull pumpkins.

* Speaking of delish, we are dying to make these salted caramel buttery crumb bars. NOM.

* Love this idea: A new tool from Savyist will match you with your perfect YouTube beauty guru based on your skintone, hair and eye colors, and eyelid type.

* The Saddest Homecoming Queen in Ohio is look into the reality of living with depression.

* Michelle Obama’s “Turn Down for What” parody is amaze.

* Love this DIY phrase bracelet from A Beautiful Mess. It’d be perfect for sororities or groups of friends…

* Not sure how I feel about this: Even classic Hollywood stars were basically Photoshopped.

* Buzzfeed has some majorly useful tricks for repairing and caring for your jewelry.

* 10 Tips for Surviving Your Senior Year of College via Thought Catalog.

* 20 Princess Bride Quotes Still Good for Everyday Usage. Need to re-watch this movie soon!

* 5 easy ways to de-wrinkle clothes without an iron, via WhoWhatWear. Wrinkle spray is my fave.

* Also from WhoWhatWear, 10 Halloween costumes under $30.

* 5 Steps for Tackling Anxiety, from Cupcakes and Cashmere.

* has a guide to packing your clutch – perfect for the organizing-obsessed (like me).

* For our fellow Duchess obsessors, she’s back and looking great as always!

* The Every Girl blog has transformed the turtleneck and puffy vest into gorgeous looks for winter. We are definitely bookmarking this for future inspiration.

* Long but worth reading: “Basic” is Just Another Word for Class Anxiety, Buzzfeed argues.

* JennyPurr has some things to do when you’re having a bad week.

* For writers, How to Write 10,000 Words in One Day (And Survive).

* Not sure how accurate this is, but it’s interesting nonetheless: Mean Stars ranks your favorite celebs based on real-life encounters. T. Swift is looking pretty good!

* If Disney Characters Took Selfies, via BoredPanda. LOL!

* CUTE: Dogs Who Like Starbucks Way More Than You Do. <3 <3

* Two of the world’s greatest wonders, combined on one Tumblr. May we present to you Shoe Kitten, where cats frolic by coveted footwear.

* And finally…. PLATYPUS!

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