So here we go:
I think most people would agree that a big part of style has to do with adaptability. I don't remember who said this, I believe it was a designer and I'm pretty sure I read it in a magazine, but I've heard that "fashion is what we give you twice a year, style is what you make of it" or something along those lines. This is very true. I think this speaks to the fact that an important part of style is being able to find inspiration in "fashion" and trends, interpret it in your own way, and adapt it to the different situations you find yourself in. Example: you have to channel your style in different ways when you are getting dressed to go to a party and when you are getting dressed to go to an interview. You want to express yourself, but you want to fit the situation.
Now, how does this apply to Halloween?
Well. Some people are more into Halloween than others. For example, some people like to hold Halloween parties on nights other than Halloween. Others like to hold, well, regular parties on the nights leading up to Halloween. Tonight, I have two events on the agenda. One has a Halloween theme, one does not. I do not have time to change in between. I had to find a way to make myself presentable enough for a non-Halloween gathering, and immediately afterwards, I had to be ready to look Halloween-y enough for a costume party.
So without further ado, I give you my solution.
Black tank top, black tights, black cardigan, leopard skirt (H&M). Ready for a regular party.
For my next trick, I will turn into a leopard!
Changes: Black cardigan swapped for leopard cardigan (Ann Taylor), black flats swapped for leopard heels (Target).
Et voila! Heels and cardigan in the purse. Regular outfit on. Ready to go.
In a perfect world I would have ears and a tail, but this is not a perfect world and I had too much studying to do and no time to shop for costume appendages. For throwing this together at the last minute (I'm sorry, Halloween snuck up on me this year!), I don't think I did half bad.
Hope you like the claws in the second photo. You know, for effect.