October has finally arrived, and I figured it was the perfect time to glean fashion inspiration from a movie that both intrigued and scared the bejeezus out of 8-year-old me: The Craft.
In case you haven’t seen it, the 1996 film follows three teenage outcasts who convince the new girl in school, Sarah, to form a coven in order to dabble with witchcraft. Of course, they soon realize just how powerful—and dangerous—it can be.
The plot is good, but the ’90s fashion is even better. Scroll on down to see three outfits inspired by The Craft.
1. Ever heard of invoking the spirit?
To recreate their probably-not-dress-code-compliant school uniforms, start with the basics: a white blouse and a pleated skirt. Edge it up with chunky, low-heeled booties and tights that give you the look of knee-high socks without all the hassle. For the finishing touch, be sure to accessorize with an attention-grabbing layered necklace.
2. Relax, it’s only magic.
This ensemble is perfect for casting spells, calling the corners, or, you know, just spending time on campus. Start with a maxi dress in a dark floral print, then throw on a slouchy knit cardigan. Lace up your faux-suede booties and accessorize with a choker necklace or two for good measure. Slip on your tinted, retro-look sunglasses and you’ll be good to go.
3. I bind you, Nancy.
When you need a break from all that spell-casting, rock this cool, low-key look. Start with a loose-fitting striped t-shirt dress and a long olive green utility jacket. Clearly, boots are a central theme here, so opt for a heeled combat-style version with a hint of plaid detailing. Try a dark, moody lip color, then wrap things up with these snake-adorned drop earrings.
What do you think?
Have you seen The Craft? What do you think of the fashion? Would you wear any of these looks? Leave a comment below and tell us your thoughts.