Costumes in Your Closet

Shop your closet and spin your sailor stripes, cowboy boots and leopard dress into a sexy get-up for Halloween.

Celia L. Smith Oct, 29, 2012

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Spending tons of money on elaborate costumes you'll only wear once is one option, but why not dig deep in your closet and get creative with the pieces you own? We'll show you how.

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Spin this spring's sailor stripe trend into a naval-inspired costume with wide-leg trousers, and nautical accessories to anchor the look.

Striped top, J.Crew, $69,

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Anchor necklace, Max & Chloe, $50,

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Wool pea coat, Sperry Top-Sider, $279,

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Captain cap, $30,

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Sailor pant, Max Studio, $58,

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Chain necklace, Max & Chloe, $88,

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Anchor stud earrings, Betsey Johnson, $25,

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Striped platform sandals, Jessica Simpson, $90,

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Leopard is a dead giveaway to the sexy kitten costume. Pair your printed dress, jeans or blouse with thigh-high leather boots and your husband's bow tie for a fierce feline feel.

Leopard print dress, Just Cavalli, $295,

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Chain and tassel belt, Diane von Furstenberg, $295,

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"Sea.NN Girl," Christian Louboutin, price available upon request,

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Studded cat ear headband, Topshop, $20,

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Silk bow tie, Turnbull & Asser, $95,

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Be risqué and take your sexy slip laying around inside of the bedroom, outside. When accessorized with pearls, a glam turban and T-strap heels, it will take it to another era.

Silk and lace slip, Gold Hawk, $93,

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Pearl strand necklace, Accessorize, $16,

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Crochet knit turban, Missoni, $250,

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Tassel earrings, Ann Klein, $32,

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"Ginger2" lace T-strap pumps, Ivanka Trump, $95,

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The western look may be one of the easiest costumes to pull off. Dig into your vintage stash for that wool flannel (worn tied-up for a sexier feel), those old flared jeans and your vintage cowboy boots for a little country-meets-city-chic style.

Flannel button down top, Madewell, $50,

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Flared jeans, Old Navy, $15,

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Western boots, Ariat, $170,

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Wool cowboy hat, Bailey Renegade, $35,

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Grab that silk asian-inspired robe hanging in the back of your closet, add your highest wedges, a top knot and red lip –– and your a geisha girl on-the-go!

Silk Kimono, La Perla, $980,

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Suede heel-less platform wedge, Charlotte Russe, $48,


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