The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina exists in a perfect eternal fall, even during its Christmas episodes. The show's Academy Award-winning costume designer Angus Strathie plays around with styles from the '40s, '50s, '60s, and today to create autumn looks that make CAOS's fashion the best there is, a blend of modern tastes and the classic lines of fashion's Golden Age.
We've rounded up our favorite looks from the series' first two parts for some serious #styleinspo. Whether you're taking tips from Sabrina Spellman, her aunts, her enemies, or even her hunky boyfriend, there's something for every aesthetic out there.
There's a lot happening in this photo, we know. Hilda Spellman's headband. Sabrina Spellman's newly gothic baptism dress. The guy wearing a bloody rabbit's head in the background. Just a normal day in Greendale. What we're really excited about in this still is Zelda Spellman's coat. It's unlike anything we've ever seen. A copper border, fur shoulders, and leather arms that seamlessly blend into gloves. And is that a golden neck clasp we see? This must have been custom made for the Spellman matriarch because mere mortals could never pull this off as well as she does.
The Weird Sisters have more than their fair share of entries in this post because of their Queen Bee-worthy witchy style, but here, our heroine Sabrina joins in on the action. We love Prudence, Dorcas, and Agatha's daily uniform, it's very Salem Witch Trials-chic and we're always here for a good color story. This iteration, where the girls wear black and Sabrina wears red, is the perfect adjustment to show Sabrina's leading role in the trouble she was about to cause. The devil, Praise Satan, is always in the details, and it's a testament to Angus's skill that each dress has its own lace collars to match the characters' distinct personalities.
Speaking of the Weird Sisters' iconic style moments, this trio is reclaiming berets for the Dark Lord. Once again, the coats are similar enough to be a strong clique uniform but distinct enough to show that each of the sisters are individuals that just so happen to be stronger together. Everything from their brooches to the lace detailing on their sleeves and the way they wear their berets are just different enough to be noticeable, but not so much so that it deters from the overall picture.
Greendale's eternal fall is enviable. PSLs year-round, constant colors in the leaves on the trees, and it's always ideal weather for a good sweater with no light jacket necessary. 'Brina has more autumn sweaters than your average fledgling witch, but this one is definitely her peak. We love the crochet detailing, the crystal necklace (very witch-appropriate), and the burnt orange coloring that just screams "October." The turtleneck is just the right length to compliment her lob, and no Sabrina Spellman outfit would be complete without a black headband to tie it all together.
Sabrina did a complete style transformation after she signed the Book of the Beast. If you're going to be *bad*, you might as well look like the baddest while doing it, right? Another strong turtleneck moment, Sabrina pairs her matching black headband and tight turtleneck combo with a truly adorable red plaid skirt perfect for the Yuletide season. Her black tights and leather saddle shoes tie the classic look together, but her silver hair gives it a modern touch in the perfect metaphor for this entire series. Add a splash of red lipstick, and this witch is unstoppable. Power outfit or nah?
Another outfit perfect for the winter Yule is Sabrina's turtleneck and sweater vest combo. 'Brina forgoes the traditional ugly Christmas sweater for a less-ugly Christmas sweater vest, with subtly festive colors to match the mulled wine turtleneck she's layered the piece with. Her lipstick stays in the festive spirit with a shade of red that can make the spirit bright. She's also got a red bag to tie the look together, and naturally, she chose to wear this 'fit in a conveniently red and green room. You know you've nailed your look when even the furniture matches your sweater.
Praise Satan, indeed. When The Dark Lord traded his cloven hooves for some cut abs, no one was complaining. His next move, which was to make the executive decision that shirts were unnecessary and go straight to mostly open blazers, had an equally high approval rating. The best of his short-lived experimentation with fashion was this dysfunctional take on a Father-Daughter dance. The detailing on Sabrina's dress is, ironically, ethereal, and the strapless number somehow ~still~ manages to be a turtleneck, which is impressive in and of itself. Satan pairs it with a matching nearly floor-length golden coat because style runs in the family.
Okay, hear us out. We know this look isn't anything special on first glance, but look at Nick Scratch in that bow tie. Seriously, look at him and his perfect hair. Nick has rocked a white bowtie on the show in the past, and we appreciated the effort, but he pulls off this traditional look like James Bond (as opposed to some men who pull off this look like a cater waiter). The bowtie is loose because he's a ~rebel~ but otherwise, we respect that he went with a classic look and didn't try to do anything fancy like ruffles like our boy Harvey probably would have.
Madame Satan is the GOAT of this series. Lilith honestly deserves to be the queen of the apocalypse after all the hard work she's done, and she's been doing it while looking fabulous even though she really could have just dressed like an actual high school principal. Here, Mrs. Wardwell is channeling Neo in a full-length pleather trenchcoat and oversized glasses, the best way to go incognito (while being completely "cognito"). When Mary commits to a bit, she commits to a bit, and if you Google super spy, this picture absolutely should pop up.
Sabrina may be the one who picked out this outfit in the morning, but what can we say? The Mandrake wore it best. This is the pinnacle of Chilling Adventures's '60s inspiration, with a plaid overall skirt, a denim shirt for layering, and an untied bow tie. Or would that be considered a bolo tie? A cloth necklace? Whatever it is, it's amazing. The Mandrake's pale skin, grey hair, and white eyes really bring out the blue in the shirt. Just because she's made of mud doesn't mean she's dusty.
Remember how we said Madame Satan is the GOAT of Chilling Adventures? There is no further proof needed after seeing how she answers the door for the pizza guy... before murdering the pizza guy. This green satin and velvet dress has buttons up the middle, which is sexy, a cinched waist, which is also sexy, and shows off cleavage that could honestly be the body of a woman half her age. Clearly, Lilith sold her soul to the Devil because she has no business slaying this hard after multiple centuries of living.
Honestly, we'd much rather watch a television show about Agatha and Dorcas, but we'll take the glimpses of their dark and glamorous life we're given through Sabrina's eyes. The Weird Sisters and Ambrose are absolutely slaying in their BDSM-chic party attire. Agatha is rocking a strategic and tasteful sheer top, Dorcas is wearing a corset and no pants like the bad witch she is, and Prudence is in a deep-cut pleather romper. Ambrose rounds out the attire with a regal necklace and open shirt. Meanwhile, boring old Sabrina is wearing like some glittery dress she could have found at Windsor. We love you girl, but take notes.
Okay, Hilda, go off! We'd love to talk about Sabrina's New Look-inspired formal dress in the background, but this is Hilda's time to shine. The usually reserved Spellman sister took a complete makeover where a little bit of the actress portraying Hilda, Lucy Davis, actually gets to shine through for a moment. The pouf in her hair is amazing, but her full embrace of the cheetah craze that is sweeping the nation is both admirable and skillful. The black accents make the look a tasteful type of trashy that we should all aspire to, and Hilda is ready to get her mans.
This is why Angus gets paid the big bucks! We're obsessed with this throwback to a classic Johnny Depp scene from Nightmare On Elm Street, and we're hoping to see more Easter Eggs from horror history on this spooky Netflix series. The flash of Ross Lynch's abs didn't hurt, either. Harvey Kinkle is an adorable small town man, so he doesn't have many fashion moments in the series. Single-handedly bringing back the male crop top more than makes up for the outfit repeating during the rest of the season.
When you think of Chilling Adventures Part One, there are a few fashion moments that stand out above the rest: Sabrina's dark baptism dress/Halloween costume, her second dark baptism slip dress, and this one outfit that stands above the rest. Sabrina carries most of the '60s energy of the show, whereas her peers are slightly more modern and her aunts rock looks from the '40s and '50s. Sabrina's red coat paired with her walk through the woods gives off major Red Riding Hood vibes, but in a fashionable mod way.
While the last look is classic Sabrina, nothing encapsulates Zelda more than her casual tanning accessories. A classy lady never smokes without her golden cigarette holder, and a sassy lady never tans without her cat eye-inspired sunglasses. We love Zelda's stack of pearl bracelets and her spikey golden brooches (because CAOS loves its brooches), but her best accessory is her scowl. While the actual dress that serves as the base of the outfit is drab, that only makes it so that the accessories can be the true stars of this look. Zelda's black nail polish is just the cherry on top.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, you have Zelda's brainwashed housewife look, which really hammered in her 1950s inspired style. This Zelda is not the Zelda from the previous photo, and it's the look that shows all is not right with the Spellman bad*ss. While we appreciate how well her pink lipstick matches the pink in the flowers on her satin dress, and the neckline is a work of art, we're even more impressed by how well the look communicates what was going on during Zelda's character arc at the time. That is the hallmark of a well-costumed production.
Ambrose puts in a surprising amount of effort for someone who's been on house arrest for over seven decades. Ambrose has been known to rock some fancy robes, but we were struck by how well this scarf matches his tank top and the fact that he can rock a scarf without looking like Harry Styles in 2011 (in a bad way — we know Ambrose is also British, but some things are best left in the motherland). The red base of the outfit matches the red accents in his robe, which he wears off the shoulder à la Ariana Grande, the fashion savant of a generation.
We've really saved the best two looks for last, and they both come from Part One's Feast of Feasts episode. With Prudence in white and her sisters in black, this look is tied together by their shared sheer fabrics. Prudence's features embroidered flowers as the guest of honor, and her look matches her stark white hair. Dorcas's hair is having a fantastic moment with this black dress, and the sisters look fantastic in their darkly sensual floor-length gowns. We went to Instagram to find a full-length photo because these looks deserved to be seen in their entirety.
Tatiana Gabrielle said this dress made her feel like Beyoncé, and we must say, we agree with the comparison. The regal embroidered fabric is the first and most important thing to notice about this dress, but the dramatic cut manages to evoke respect and youthful energy befitting of a Queen, be it Queen Bey, Queen Tati, or Queen Prudence. The look is finished with a strappy white heel, spikey bracelet, and statement pendant. This is some Met Gala-level sh*t right here.