Friday, 20 February 2015

Burn the Witch: The Fashion of AHS Coven on a Budget

 I have joined the army of American Horror Story fans, finally! As a horror fanatic, it took me a while to come round to the idea of a horror series, expecting it to be tacky and cheesy. I couldn't have been more wrong. The series has been very classy and well executed, and is now high on my list of favourite TV shows. 

The biggest debate surrounding this show is which series is the best. Everyone has their favourite, and mine was most definitely Coven. I love all things macabre, but I'm fascinated with the Salem witch trials and the history of witches in general, so it was fascinating to see the theme brought into the 21st century, whilst still holding onto traditional notions. 

One thing that I think brought the characters to life and reflected their witchy personas was the wardrobe choices. I was green with envy as I watched the season, wanting practically every item of clothing. I did a little bit of research and found that a few of the most iconic pieces (Misty Day's red dress, Madison's black maxi dress) were from Free People. Obviously these items are now sold out, and many of the other items featured in the show are out o my price range, so I decided to put together a post about how to achieve the look of each character on a budget. I can't be the only person who wants to be Madison one day, and Misty the next. 


Vintage Black and Gold Dress: Modcloth 
High Neck Sweater: SheInside
Floral Midi Skirt: SheInside
Pearl Necklace: JulesB
Pointed Heels: Asos
Peplum Top:Choies
Sunglasses: Dior

Floppy Hat: Topshop
Slogan Tee: New Look
Bow Shirt:Mango
Distressed Sweater:Zalando
Skull Ring:JulesB
Vintage Sunglasses:Topshop
Buckle Boots:Wallis 

Bow Dress: Romwe
Collar Necklace: Blue Fly
Hair Bow: Black
Frilly Socks: River Island
Brogues: Office

Dr Martens Heeled Boot: Modcloth
Floral Maxi Dress: Romwe
Long Lace Dress: H&M
Boho Earrings: Boticca
Silk Scarf: Overstock
Turquoise Belt: Forever 21
Bowler Hat: Nordstrom
Sequin Cami: Abercrombie
Maxi Skirt: Chicwish
Necklace: Revolve

Cleated Sole Boots: John Lewis 
Pagoda Umbrella: Brollies Galore
Silver Bodycon Dress: New Look
Lace Maxi Dress: Miss Selfridge
Studded Hat: H&M
Velvet Choker: Topshop
Faux Fur Headband: Oliver Bonas
Fluffy Crop Jumper: Boohoo
Sequin Hotpants: John Lewis


  1. Love this post! Especially the black bow dress! Rebecca | xx

    1. Awww thank you. Isn't it adorable?! And it's so cheap too x x x