These Pop Culture Witches Are Low-Key Fashion Icons
There are two kinds of witches: the Halloween-costume version, who wears long black robes, a pointy hat, and a perma-menacing scowl, and the pop culture version, who can look, well, a lot like you or me. In fact, TV and movies have provided an impressive number of witchy fashion icons over the past few decades, some of whom abide by some of the style conventions laid out by the "double, double, toil and trouble" set (Gothic jewelry, a penchant for black) and some of whom ignore them entirely.
What the witches you'll see below have in common is a killer sense of style—which is worth emulating whether or not you have any experience dabbling in the dark arts. If they got together, they'd make for the most fashionable coven of all time. Read on to see how five pop culture witches (or in some cases, groups of witches) dress, and shop pieces they'd each wear today.
Turns out, teenage witches in the '90s looked a lot like every other high-school bad girl—or at least they did in The Craft, a movie in which the style was every bit as memorable as the plot. ("Light as a feather, stiff as a board," anyone?) Nancy especially can usually be found in head-to-toe black—lipstick included—leather lace-up boots, and a rosary or two (and not because she's a particularly devout Catholic).
On the other side of the spectrum is Samantha from the popular '60s series Bewitched, whose perfectly coiffed blond hair and rotating wardrobe of colorful shift dresses are about as far from threatening as they come. Naturally, a pointed hat would mess up the 'do, so instead she favored sensible pumps and a simple heart pendant.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
The youngest and spunkiest witch of the bunch, Sabrina favored collared short-sleeve shirts, bright colors, tank tops, chunky boots, and chokers (not to mention an array of era-appropriate hair clips). In fact, come to think of it, her wardrobe wasn't too different from our own in the late '90s—which is to say, you could totally get away with wearing it to homeroom.
The White Witch of Narnia