I have to be honest. I can't stand Halloween. I don't like not being able to see people's faces. I don't like anything that's purposely gross. I don't think kids should ever be given 15 lbs of candy at once (!). And I have always, always had a serious aversion to the color orange. But today is Halloween, and I felt I should figure out how to make some sort of reference to it, just in my own style.
Henceforth...the "Putney Sweater Dress" from one of my very favorites, Rag & Bone. The designers behind this label always manage to make each piece just a little cooler, a little edgier, and a little more unexpected. So being a fan of the brand, as well as a big fan of a good sweater dress (cozy and sexy!), this one was a no-brainer to feature here. In a great shade of universally-flaterring charcoal with rich (not at all Halloween-y) orange stripes, this is figure-hugging without being at all tight, feminine without the expected puffed sleeves, and edgy without being too out-there.
Wear this now with bare legs and patent-leather chocolate brown booties. Wear it when it's a little colder out with black tights and black knee-high suede boots. Or come up with your own spin on styling. Either way, make sure everyone notices the details like the vertical insert along the back seam, the perfectly just-revealing-enough scoop neck, and how orange can be used in a way that doesn't make anyone want to yell "Trick or treat!"