Fashion Inspiration: Hocus Pocus

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If you’re anything like me, it doesn't quite feel like Halloween without an annual rewatch of Hocus PocusThis film follows three kids living in modern day Salem, Massacusetts, who accidentally resurrect the Sanderson Sisters, three evil-doing witches from the 17th century on Halloween night.

Not only is this film (in my opinion, at least!) the ultimate Halloween movie, but it's also an excellent source of fashion inspiration. The Sanderson Sisters' colorful witch attire is definitely memorable, while Allison, Max and Dani wear comfortable and practical early '90s gear.

Before we continue though, let's listen to little mood music, shall we?

Now that you're in the Halloween spirit, scroll on down to check out some stylish outfits inspired by the characters from Hocus Pocus:

Max, Dani & Allison

Hocus Pocus- Max, Allison and Dani


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Max doesn't really care for Halloween -- especially when he's stuck taking his little sister Dani trick-or-treating -- and scoffs at the legend of the Sanderson Sisters. However, while exploring the old Sanderson place with Dani and his crush Allison, Max inadvertently summons the soul-sucking witches and realizes the stories are true. The kids then team up with Binx (a 17th-century-teen-turned-cat thanks to the witches, FYI) to send the evil hags back to the great beyond.

Outfit Inspired by Allison & Max

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Max and Allison Outfit


Product Info: Jacket- Mango, Jeans- Mango, Sweater- Kohl's, Ring- Shopbop, Necklace- Ann Taylor, Shoes- Charlotte Russe

Since Max and Allison wear similar jeans/sweater/jacket combos, I decided to take pieces from each of their outfits to create a cozy fall ensemble. Start with a pair of classic straight-leg jeans and a neutral-colored cable knit sweater, then add an olive green quilted jacket. This pendant necklace is similar to the one Allison wears, while lace-up combat boots give the outfit a menswear-inspired vibe. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a lighter-shaped statement ring. (Just don't try to use it to light the black flame candle!)

Outfit Inspired by Dani

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Dani Outfit


Product Info: Cardigan- ModCloth, Dress- ModCloth, Necklace- Windsor, Earrings- Betsey Johnson, Lipstick- Revlon's "True Red", Shoes- Old Navy

Dani wears her Halloween costume throughout the film, but that doesn't mean we can't turn it into a cute, college-appropriate outfit! Start by pairing a printed LBD with a polka-dot cardigan for a stylish way to wear orange and black. Next, add a pair of comfy ankle strap flats and a sun-shaped necklace, which is reminiscent of Dani's sweater. Accessorize with cat earrings -- a fun nod to Binx -- and paint your lips a bright red shade to complete this look.

The Sanderson Sisters

Hocus Pocus- The Sanderson Sisters


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When the long-dead Sanderson sisters are temporarily resurrected 300 years later, they're in for quite the culture shock. In order to make their comeback permanent, Winifred, Sarah and Mary must suck the lives out of the children of Salem before sunrise or else they turn to dust.

Outfit Inspired by Winifred

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Winifred Sanderson Outfit


Product Info: Top- boohoo.com, Ring- Etsy, Blazer- AX Paris, Pants- Gap, Earrings- 1928.com, Shoes- ASOS | Image Credit

Oldest sister Winifred is the ruthless ringleader of the bunch who wants nothing more than to stay young and beautiful forever. Turn Winnie's witchy robes into a fashion-forward fall outfit by pairing a peplum brocade top with forest green cords. Next, create a cool color-blocked look with a structured purple blazer. Cap-toed ankle booties add some edge, while emerald drop earrings are an ornate touch. Finish this look with a spooky eye ring, which is eerily similar to Winifred's beloved spellbook.

Outfit Inspired by Mary

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Mary Sanderson Outfit


Product Info: Top- Lord & Taylor, Cardigan- Uniqlo, Ring- amazon.com, Brooch- Etsy, Skirt- Kohl's, Earrings- Nordstrom, Shoes- DSW | Image Credit

Middle sister Mary has the unique ability to sniff out children, but she's often treated as a doormat by Winnie. For a modern look inspired by Mary, start with a pretty tweed pencil skirt in a dark red hue. Pair the skirt with a rust-colored top, then layer on a dark red wrap sweater. Adorn your feet with some slightly witchy heeled oxfords, then accessorize with a few glamorous pieces of ruby red jewelry, like drop earrings and a unique "poison" ring. Lastly, add a hint of whimsy with this vacuum cleaner-shaped brooch, which alludes to Mary's favorite broom replacement.

Outfit Inspired by Sarah

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Sarah Sanderson Outfit


Product Info: Bustier- Topshop, Blouse- Wet Seal, Skirt- ASOS, Bracelet- boohoo.com, Shoes- Target, Necklace- Topshop | Image Credit

Although youngest sister Sarah is able to lure children with her enchanting singing voice, she's not exactly the brightest crayon in the box. Channel her look by pairing a lacy bustier top with a fitted purple maxi skirt. A crimson colored sheer blouse adds coverage, while these platform Mary-Janes have a bit of a bad girl vibe. Accessorize with an edgy claw-shaped cuff bracelet and charm necklace then feel free to run amok. (Amok!)

Your thoughts?

Have you seen Hocus Pocus? What do you think about the fashion in this movie? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which one is your fave? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below!