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October is the spookiest month of the year, but this time around you can forget about the tricks, because the Clarendon Oxford is giving you ALL the treats! Whether you have a Halloween party on the 31st or you plan on celebrating all month long, our stores have just what you need to help transform you from a hot human to a gorgeous ghoul.

If you’re a strong believer that when it comes to fashion, black is best, then you’re in luck! We’ve taken inspiration from the timeless LBD and given it a beautifully bold makeover to bring you an all-black outfit that’s certain to get some chills multiplying.

First things first, you need a killer dress! As it’s October and the temperature has dropped, we suggest something with long sleeves to ensure your skeleton isn’t shivering from the inside out! We love this jersey zip dress from French Connection- It’s not only practical, but seriously stylish and seductive too. To complete the outfit we suggest these polyester peep-toe ankle boots from H&M. The best thing about this combo? Not only is it the perfect Halloween outfit, it can be tailored into your autumn/winter wardrobe with a few seasonal extras such as a suede jacket or scarf.

French Connection- Teresa Ponte Jersey Zip Dress- £90
H&M- Peep-toe Ankle Boots- £29.99

If you’re the type of girl of who can’t leave the house without a bag, we feel you sister! Not everything on Halloween has to be scary, so why not opt for this cute cat purse from Claire’s? Alternatively, if you prefer to keep your hands free for dancing, then we have the perfect substitute- This recycled leather purse belt from French Connection.

Claire’s- Glitter Cat Round Zip Coin Purse- £8
French Connection- Uli Recycled Leather Purse Belt- £55

Summer may be over, but who said the trends had to be? The glitter and sequin phenomenon is here to stay, and there’s nothing we love more than Halloween glitz and glam. This Swarovski cosmic rock watch will sparkle so bright that it will leave people in a trance in disbelief at how beautiful it is!

Swarovski- Cosmic Rock Watch- £259

Some may say Halloween is for kids, but kiss the haters goodbye with this devilish deep purple lipstick from Kiko, one of our favourite shades for fancy dress. If you’re dressing to impress, these tasselled earrings from H&M are bang on point this season. We suggest wearing them with your hair up to really show them off to their full potential.

Kiko- Metal Lipstick- £5.90
H&M- Tasselled Earrings- £6.99

And lastly, to make sure you’re the most boo-tifully smelling witch in town, be sure to add a few sprays of The Body Shop’s Black Musk Night Bloom.

The Body Shop- Black Musk Night Bloom Eau de Toilette- £18


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With love, Clarendon Oxford x