Halloween is approaching quickly. It is one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing people en route to a costume party or just running an errand dressed in full Halloween attire. The creativity of the costumes seen on San Francisco streets is an inspiration to behold. Many of the costumes seen on Halloween are extremely ornate and beautiful or shockingly frightening. I may not be dressing up in my traditional costume ball attire this year, but I do have my eye on some spooky clothing and skull inspired handbags to join in the frightening fun on October 31st.
Designer Markus Lupfer sets a frightening tone on this scary but chic Flower Skull merino sweater (upper left, $390 at Net-a-Porter). Perhaps the perfect when paired with black leggings and ankle booties for a ghoulish and chic night on the town.
British bad boy Alexander McQueen brings his rebellious style to a golden Skull Box Clutch, (upper right, $1199 at CoutureZappos.com). This gorgeous and greedy with gold clutch is covered in metallic crackled leather and adorned with the signature Alexander McQueen skull-shaped clasp. The skull closure is encrusted with genuine Swarovski crystals. For green-minded ghouls a Skull and Crossbones Applique Bag (right middle, $27.49 at Overstock.com) are perfect for Halloween party hopping. The roomy fair trade totes are made in India of 100% locally grown, natural cotton and hand-applique with a skull and crossbones design on the front flap. Betsey Johnson’s ‘Tote-ally’ Reversible Tote, (bottom right, $110 at Nordstrom.com) is fronted with a bold skull and crossbones design. Turn this tote inside out and reveal a red and black rose print design.
The Treesje Mortale Travel Tote in Black (bottom right, $575 at ShopDressOnline.com) is a roomy leather tote is embossed with a skull pattern. Key details to keep you organized include a key hook, inside zipper pocket, and pockets to hold a cell phone and PDA.