Need a last-minute idea for a Halloween costume? Consider going as an Old Money WASP. You can build the costume from your everyday wardrobe.
In addition to black-and-white saddle shoes and yellow socks (above), you will need the following.
Patchwork tartan trousers:
Yellow striped surcingle belt:
Matching grosgrain watch band:
Purple gingham shirt and yellow polka-dot pocket square:
And finally, an ascot:
Throw them together and you’re all set. Because really, what better day to wear “go-to-hell” clothing than Halloween?
(Plan B: If these WASPy items are not part of your regular wardrobe, simply take some grey flannels and a knit tie, add a pipe and floppy tweed cap, and go as Joe College.)
Happy Halloween from Ivy-Style.com. — CC
This post originally ran on 10/31/11. Reposted in loving memory of the blogger formerly known as WASP 101.