The countdown to Halloween has begun! Halloween is a chance when you can go crazy and style yourself up in the most creative ways possible. The traditional icons of the festival include the scary masks, carved pumpkins, and even ghost costumes for the “Trick or Treat” festive rituals. However, if you’re not into the idea of dressing up in spooky costumes, keep reading for styling tricks on embracing Halloween without a costume.
Adding some Halloween-inspired or spooky accessories to a basic outfit enables you to embrace the holiday without going overboard. You may go for oversized chokers, spooky brooches, skull rings, cross necklaces, stud rings, gothic style hat, corset belts, lockets, spiked necklaces, amulets, Victorian bib necklace, and such to channel your holiday vibe. If you’re not into jewelry, then simply wrap a spooky print scarf around your neck.
Orange and black are the traditional colors of Halloween that you may go for to show your support of the holiday without wearing a costume. You may simply go for an orange-colored tee paired with a black leather jacket and black skinny jeans or a black cardigan with an orange-colored tee for a casual look on your street style. Also, if you want some Halloween-inspired office outfit, you may go for an orange-colored dress that’s appropriate for work and wear black tights underneath to complete the theme without looking spooky at the office.
Black and orange may be the two colors the most associated with Halloween but there are other colors that can be used to create a look inspired by this holiday. You may think of green and red to match with your black ensemble that may still support the holiday celebration in a subtle way. You may go for outfits that evoke feeling of dark and spooky moods like overflowing fabric, dark color palette, and other witch-like vibe. Red and black combination is classic but can be involved in the celebration when worn dramatically. A black fur coat looks glamorous but can be adapted to the Halloween when worn with an all black outfit. A tulle skirt may look girly and whimsical but a black shade paired with brocade top may evoke a Victorian era that can be suited for the celebration too. Speaking of Edwardian and Victorian fashion styles, they look vintage and fashionable but when worn in an exaggerated way, it can be a perfect outfit for you on a Halloween without wearing a costume.
Spooky prints and graphics like skeleton, bones, skull, drops of blood, witches, pumpkins and such are a means of channeling your holiday vibe in an expressive way. You may look for dresses and blouses with these kinds of prints and style them in a way you want.
If you want a more subtle style, just go monochrome with black. Think of classic black dresses, blouses, skirts, and shoes that you can wear on your street style without looking spooky but still resembling to the holiday’s theme.
You may tone down your black maxi dress with sude or leather jackets and corsets. Instead of looking witch-like or spooky with your black outfit, this outerwear simply gives them an edgy and cool vibe without looking overdone.
For Halloween statement, be creative with your makeup. You may go wild with elaborate eye shadow and dark lipstick as well as smoky eyes or you may just simply go with a burgundy, red, or black lipstick to channel your holiday vibe.
As you have seen, partaking in the celebration don’t necessary mean wearing spooky or witch-like costume. It’s all about the creative styling on what level you want your looks to be inclined with the Halloween celebration. Be fashionable this upcoming holiday and be a head turner with your stylish statement.