Quilted Cardigan Jacket, $89, Joe Fresh locations

Fashion: Capital Style Scout

WEST COAST STYLE - High style Halloween

Helping your kids choose their Halloween costumes can be just as fun as the freaky fashion show itself. Do they want to dress up as the Paper Bag Princess or the dragon? Or maybe they want to set their sights higher, and be an astronaut for one night. Once the paper bag has been cut just right and the onesie pajamas have been installed with “oxygen tubes,” it’s time to turn your attention to your own trick-or-treating outfit.

Our chance to dress up like fairy princesses and ask neighbours for candy passed decades ago, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get creative crafting our own cool “mom costume” for a night of traipsing up and down Moss Street, making sure the kids don’t overdo it on the mini Snickers bars and Sweet Tarts.

The key element to this trick-or-treat outfit is this pair of chestnut-yellow, high-rise skinny Yoga Jeans (Second Yoga Jeans, $120, see secondclothing.com for retail locations). Not only is the rich, golden colour seasonally appropriate (hello, fall leaves!), but also the high concentration of spandex makes these jeans super stretchy (read: super comfy).

The waist falls about an inch below the belly button, which means everything is nicely contained when you inevitably have to bend over to pick up an exhausted Paper Bag Princess. The jeans’ super slim silhouette also makes tucking the cuffs into the stretch-fabric tops of these black Danish-designed boots (Ecco Abelone GTX boots, $210, eccocanada.com) a total cinch.

Thanks to a 100-per-cent-waterproof Gore-Tex membrane, these walkable-wedge boots are perfect partners for what could be one rainy night of walking around Fairfield, (wet) little ones in tow. Topping off this weatherproofed, ready-for-anything Halloween outfit is a cute, light-yet-oh-so-warm coat from Joe Fresh (Quilted Cardigan Jacket, $89, Joe Fresh).

Combinations of black and white dominated the fall 2013 designer runways, and now we can get a little piece of the action, while also warding off the autumn chill (and a sugar crash). See? There’s nothing spooky about personal style – costumes really do come in all shapes and sizes.

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