Halloween In Your Closet: 1920’s It Girl

“All the time the flapper is laughing and dancing, there’s a feeling of tragedy underneath.

She’s unhappy and disillusioned, and that’s what people sense.”

Clara Bow


Hat:  Delia*s (similar)

Shirt:  Banana Republic (similar)

Scarf:  Unknown

Cardigan:  J. Crew

Skirt:  StyleMint (similar)

Socks:  Target

Shoes:  Nine West (similar)

flapper girl

While I love the glitz and glam of the traditional flapper costume, I think this year calls for a twist.  Inspired by 1920’s It Girl Clara Bow, this look is about having fun but still being covered up.  After all, the end of October can be pretty chilly.

roaring twenties girl

This outfit was pretty easy to put together since the key pieces (cloche hat, long cardigan, pencil skirt) were already in my closet.  The makeup is where things got a little tricky.  MissJessicaHarlow’s The Glittering Flapper: Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorial has some great tips for getting the 1920’s smokey eyes and pencil thin eyebrows.

1920's it girl