Dressing up in the Halloween spirit as an adult typically consists of just a few generic outfits, many of which tend to be a little bit tacky. Coming up with fresh, creative and trendy outfit pairings can be hard as you get older. To help combat this, we’ve come up with a few ideas to inspire your Halloween outfit this year. 


Wearing a cardigan is a great way to add a little bit of the Halloween spirit to your outfit. Wearing an orange cardigan with a pair of jeans or leggings can create a subtle but stylish look for the day. 


Themed leggings may come off as tacky, but if you pair them with a simple jacket or sweater and a pair of sneakers, you can have a festive look for Halloween. 


Earrings can traditionally be thought of as a very tacky way to incorporate seasonal style into your outfit. Looking for gold over silver earrings that are shaped to fit a Halloween theme is a more modern approach to incorporating the holiday into your outfit. 


Bracelets are another piece of jewelry that can be seen as cheesy for the holiday. Adding a simple charm bracelet with a ghost, pumpkins, or any other Halloween themed item can be a great way to make your outfit a little bit spookier. 


Although it may seem like a small detail, wearing Halloween socks can be a fun way to incorporate the spirit of the day into your outfit. Pulling your socks up so they stick out of your boots a little bit could make a huge difference in the festivity of your outfit. 


Adding a necklace to your Halloween outfit can be seen as unoriginal, but taking a more modern approach is possible. Choosing a simple necklace with neutral colors will allow for a more modern approach to your style. 

Graphic Tees

Graphic t-shirts have the potential for being a very stylistic approach to achieve a spooky outfit. We suggest looking for shirts that are on the simpler side of things, as they can be paired with the most outfits possible. 

Halloween is a holiday that traditionally has a few tacky outfits, but using some of these techniques will help modernize the style you are going for. It can be simple changes in your typical style that allow you to have fun with dressing up to celebrate Halloween. Most importantly, make sure that you are picking out items that make you feel confident and ready to celebrate Halloween!

October 04, 2021 — Allison Theken

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