Costume Couture: Our Guide To Dressing as a Style Blogger for Halloween

Several years ago at NY Fashion Week, when it was still at Bryant Park, we remember the collective gasp over WWD‘s headline that fashion bloggers were being seated in the front row. What then brought on cries of  quelle horreur from fashion heavys at the time has now become de rigueur, and some of the biggest crowds these days at Lincoln Center seem to be for fashion bloggers. Take, for example, one of our absolute #totesamaze faves: P’Trique, the haute-est “It girl” of It girls and star of the insanely popular viral video series, The Sh**t Fashion Girls Say. The series has now garnered over 3 million views on YouTube, and landed P’Trique an invitation from CNN this past season to attend Fashion Week with the network, as well as plum interviews in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, WWD and more.

So, in homage to style bloggers/vloggers this Halloween, we suggest working your fashion cred and dressing as one of the fashion blogosphere’s biggest stars, instead of opting for the usual sexified standbys for Halloween. We’re guessing that you probably have all of the building blocks right in your wardrobe, but if not, one visit to a local re-sale shop will get you street-style photo ready this Halloween in no time. Check out our how-to guide to for dressing like your favorite style blogger, and don’t forget to work your favorite street-style poses!



P’Trique, the Platform

Style signatures: Long blonde locks, impractical shoes, under-the-radar brands such as Nasty Gal and cult favorites such as Jeffrey Campbell. P’Trique is all about style over function, so don’t worry if you can’t breathe or your outfit will cause a mild case of hypothermia. While some might peg you as a fashion victim, you know better.

DIY: Should you get bangs? Yes. C’est chic. Channel Stevie Nicks with long, draped silhouettes and pile on the accessories. Gild the lily and then add a few more finishing pieces to really push the limits of good taste. And make sure there’s nothing stuck in your beard. And don’t forget a different perfume for each pulse point!

Must have: Jeffrey Campbell Lita booties, high-low skirt, personal assistant for morning wake-up call and pre-bedtime ritual. Muffins, sans tops.

Leandra Medine, the Man Repeller

Leandra Medine, the Man Repeller

Leandra Medine, the Man Repeller

Style signatures: Arm parties (bracelets, bangles, watches, more bracelets, all at once), borrowing from the boys, exaggerated peacocking and morning-after hair.

DIY: Grab a shirt from your dad, brother or best guy-friend, tuck it into your highest-waisted shorts or drop-crotch harem pants and you’re halfway there. For the finishing touch, mix up that color scheme and make sure you’ve got shoes that not only defy gravity, but all notions of comfort. Man Repelling isn’t easy, and it isn’t comfortable, either.

Must have: Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. clutch. Medine is a fan and collaborator with the NY-based brand. Harem pants. Shirt borrowed from boyfriend/husband/man of any sort.

Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson, the Style Rookie

Style signatures: Grey/purple hair, octogenarian eyewear and statement millinery. The finishing touch? Envy-inducing front row seat invitations.

DIY: Raid your granny’s closet or just head to your local thrift store and grab blindly from the racks. To get that wise-beyond-her-years look, mix thick knits and heavy fabrics with yards upon yard of tulle. Also arm candy such as John Hamm, Paul Rudd and more doesn’t hurt and neither does having the Rodarte sisters on speed dial. Acting like you’ve never had a childhood is the way to add another layer of authenticity.

Must have: Stephen Jones-inspired hat, gray or purple spray for hair, eyeglasses, organza and tulle for dramatic effect.




Style signatures: Skinny pants, statement eyewear, bold colors and designer best friends.

DIY: The front row fixture has a signature style that screams luxury, so make sure you’ve got your designer bases covered. Got a Balenciaga bag? Make sure it’s oversized. Same with your coat. Tailor your pants so they graze your ankles (no break, naturally) and accessorize with every over-the-top add-on you can reach. Big glasses, big bling, big watches and more practically drip off his lithe frame, so make sure you the same and practice your “smeyes” [Smiling with your eyes, as popularized by Tyra Banks]. He’s the newest judge on America’s Next Top Model, after all.

Must have: Fur collar coat and one-of-a-kind sunglasses. Oversize luxury man bag. Big personality.

Susie Bubble

Susie Bubble

Susie Bubble, the Style Bubble

Style signatures: Bubble’s big bangs and topknot have endured fashion’s most fickle trends, so it’s a good thing that they’re something you can add with little effort. She’s also known for pattern mixing and embracing colors that would send Carine Roitfeld into instant epileptic fits. One saving grace for your Halloween plans? That would be her love of flats, which means you can trick or treat with the best of ’em all night long.

DIY: Take last summer’s neons, this season’s tailored suiting, a bright bag and throw your hair in a messy bun (no sock required) for this simple look. Bright red lips will give you Susie’s signature pout, but for real authenticity mingle with your friends while practicing bad posture and an air of all-knowing aloofness. You’re one of the old guard, after all.

Must have: Straight-from-the-runway looks from Alexander Wang, Liberty prints and other patterns all in one outfit. Hair pins for bun.

Photos courtesy Style Bubble, the Style Rookie, Bryanboy, Man Repeller and WWD

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