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5 Days, 5 Ways: The Ringer Tee, Halloween Edition

Ring in the holiday right

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Oct 8 2019

If you guys have been reading Style Girlfriend for a while, you know that Halloween is my favorite holiday.

While I know plenty of people aren’t nearly as into getting dressed up as I am (I have a running list on my phone of possible costumes), that’s no reason to not participate.

I promise you have a million costumes hiding in your closet, and with a little Netflix bingeing and maybe one of two additions to the wardrobe (that you would actually wear anyway) you can have some seriously stellar costumes.

Take, for instance, the ringer tee. A favorite athleisure style popular in the 70’s and 80’s, this tee can act as a base for many well-known (or niche) characters from movies and Netflix series made – or set in – these style-dense decades.

Below how to wear a ringer tee for five different Halloween costumes:

A ringer tee is the classic tee that offers a little something extra.
McKINLEY in WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER

 
 
Running Shorts: Ebay, $16 | High Socks: American Apparel, $10
Sneakers: Saucony, $55 | Watch: Casio, $12 | Bracelet: Etsy, $6

Get into character: Use a stencil and washable marker to get the track logo to really nail the details. Or just get the actual shirt here.

Buddy Up: Get your best friend to go as your secret lover Ben, or your two best friends to go as Gary and J.J.

LUCAS in STRANGER THINGS

 
 
Jacket: Acne Studios, $560 | Jeans: Jean Shop, $195 | Shoes: Saucony, $55 
Bandana: Party Palooza, $2 |Backpack: Adidas, $50
 
Get into character: Accept that you are going to be the voice of reason amongst your friends.

Buddy Up: Get you gang together as Toothless, Will and Mike, and don’t forget Eleven!

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

Jeans: Han Kjobenhavn, $180 | Boots: Tecnica, $200

Glasses: Bleudame, $19 | Watch: Casio, $12

Get into character: Pick up iron on letters at your craft store to get that authentic, uneven lettering. And make sure you learn all your moves here.

Buddy Up: Partner up with Pedro, Deb, Kip or Uncle Rico.

EZIKIEL in THE GET DOWN

 

Jacket: Augusta Active, $41 | Jeans: Saturdays NYC, $185

Sneakers:  Converse, $139 | Belt: Maximum Henry, $105

Belt Buckle: Montana Silversmiths, $31

Get into character: Brush up on your rhyming skills in case you *actually* have to MC.

Buddy Up: Get the Fantastic 4 plus one together in matching looks for performance night

FRANK from OLD SCHOOL

 

shirt: Afends, $68 | jeans: Carhartt, $104

sneakers: Adidas, $80 | socks: Gildan, $18 (for 6 pack)

Get into character: This costume is your excuse to go completely wild.
 

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Buddy Up: Bring along Mitch and Beanie, and maybe your boy Blue.

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