I can't believe it's almost Halloween.
It seems like only yesterday that the ghoulish day was last with us, but this year I'm more excited about it than ever before.
We're turning our little home into a haunted house for a halloween bash for our nearest and dearest this weekend and I'm really, rather excited about it indeed.
I've never hosted a Halloween party before so I'm spending this week getting my decorations, costume and catering game on, I'm really excited to see what all our most loved friends will dress up as, but more intrigued as to what I'll decide to go as. Right now, 5 days before the devilish day, I have nothing, nothing at all... Any ideas, do share with me as at this rate I'll be wrapping myself in toilet roll and calling myself a mummy...
This year, dressing on a budget for Halloween is easier than ever before due to the awesome gothic trend that has graced catwalks and high-streets alike, don't believe me, then take a look at this video here for all things gothic for AW16.
If it's black, lace, ruffled or velvet then get your mitts on it as I can assure you, this one won't be going anywhere fast thats for sure.
I regularly discuss how I love to encompass a different character when I get ready in a morning. How I like to channel someone from a film, a certain era or that of a stereotypical social group, it all depends on my mood, the weather and of course what I'm vibing off on that particular day.
That's what I love so much about Halloween; you can tackle a character that you wouldn't normally on a day-to-day basis, that particular someone or something is acceptable, for that day only and it's always so much fun to channel that thing through and through.
Although this is so much easier to do on days like Halloween, I'm regularly pushing myself to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to fashion. To try new things, new trends, new styles, new cuts and new colours to ensure I get the most out of everything that fashion has to offer. Fashion is fun and life is too short to stick to your old faithfuls, to the same colour palette and to the same but different jeans... You catch my drift?
It's always so nice to step out of your comfort zone and to try on something that "isn't you" only to be surprised that you freaking love it and it is in fact oh-so-totally-YOU after all.
That's what this skirt is for me. It's a piece I bought as some trend inspiration for you guys in the video I shared above, whilst also providing the perfect Halloween piece for a fancy dress outfit ideas video that you can see here.
However, with the skirt having turned up on the day of George's Manchester pop up restaurant launch it proved to be the upmost perfect piece to wear.
And it's still proving to be oh-so perfect now. I've worn it countless times already, whether that be with a nude coloured tee, an oversized chunky knit or a polo neck with EPIC fluted sleeves like I have here, it's a true beauty of a piece, a statement that can easily be subdued with some clever styling friends and really has that whole gothic vibe nailed with it's sheer and ruffled black nature.
The full length shape of the skirt lends itself so well to be paired with platform boots, these are by Public Desire and completely deserve a cheeky mention as the comfiest platforms of all time!
So thats how I'm stepping out of my comfort zone this Autumn; with gothic inspired pieces, teamed with typically Megan attributes which all work to make a fresh new take on some of my favourite combinations. I would truly love to hear if you're throwing caution to the wind and stepping out of your box once and for all, do let me know how and what with 🙂