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You know what’s more fun than wearing that omnipresent field jacket every day from October to December? Wearing a long, ideally velvet dress accessorized to high heaven. The nice, crisp days of fall are the only time when it’s cool enough to wear a floor-scraping dress with a scarf and boots, but not so cool that you’ll need a puffy coat. And nobody does the Gothic-witch look better than Stevie Nicks (or her American Horror Story: Coven dopplegänger, Lily Rabe).
Nicks, while not to our knowledge an actual witch, makes dressing like one look like so much fun. The top hats, the capes, the layers of necklaces all fall in the middle of the Venn diagram of “yes, I tried” and “no, it didn’t take too long.” Why not embrace a full witchy wardrobe while wandering around with your coven. Don’t be scared — it’s not too Halloween-y.
The Velvet Dress
Feelin Myself Velvet Wrap Dress
at Nasty Gal
The dress is the cornerstone of the look, and this one is packed with bohemian staples like velvet and fringe.