By Venus Tsang
Defect to the dark side with elegant picks that make being bad look oh-so good
Stay the Corset
A corset-style top that mixes Victorian-era elegance and goth-inspired sex appeal-how to say no? Especially since, at this time of year, it's also a little bit reminiscent of a witchy costume--but infinitely more wearable. A slight sheen keeps the top playful, whether you're pairing it with skinnies and lace-up boots for a girl's night out or a black maxi, peaked hat and pet kitten for something a little spookier.
Get it now: All Saints 'Viola' corset top, $160 at allsaints.com
Vamp It Up
Bloomingdale'sOne of the best things about Halloween is that no one gets to (really) judge you, or even think twice if you're wearing something totally out of the ordinary-like say, that deep rouge you never thought you could pull off. You can. Tonight is your night, sister!
Get it now: Clarins Rouge Prodige lipstick, $24 at bloomingdales.com
Long black gloves are a good investment-for Halloween and beyond. We like the luxe feel of this velvet-trimmed pair, plus their lambswool knit will keep your fingers warm come winter.
Get it now: Alice Hannah long black gloves, $40.25 at asos.com
On the Snake
Elizabeth Cole Jewelry
These earrings are killing it-we could see them on everybody from Mary-Kate Olsen to Helena Bonham Carter, so that's two solid costume options right there. But on the day after the scariest day of the year, we'll make these stunners our own by pairing with a chic neutrals and our hair pulled back. Happy Halloween!
Get it now: Elizabeth Cole 'Crystal Snake' earrings, $285 at elizabethcolejewelry.com
To be clear-Halloween is the only night you can wear these boots without pants underneath (and even then it's iffy). That said, we think they are fierce-complete the look by going pirate-inspired for a costume, and with a pair of opaque leggings and a floaty dress for drinks and dancing.
Get it now: Matiko 'Cora' lace-up boot, $149.95 at solestruck.com
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By Venus Tsang