How to Look Cool on Halloween Without Really “Dressing Up”

Whether you have big Halloween plans to hit an over-the-top costume party, pass out candy in bunny ears, trick-or-treat with your little ones, or simply catch up on your annual Hocus Pocus viewing (and you know I’ve already recorded it!), it’s always fun to get into the Halloween spirit. Even if you just want to dabble in it! Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up?  Halloween is the best time to let your inner freak flag fly and show-off your goth side. (Can you tell I’m a total product of the 90s? Wednesday Addams is my spirit animal.)

I’m a pretty big fan of an edgy chic Halloween look that can go from day-to-night without requiring an elaborate “costume”; a.k.a., a little black dress or cute black top and jeans with spooky accessories that have a Halloween vibe, black nail polish, and a great big bag of candy corn.

How to Look Cool on Halloween Without Really



I also love the idea of snatching up a few cute things to wear on Halloween that I can switch over to my everyday wardrobe pretty effortlessly. That’s the beauty of dressing for Halloween without really “dressing up”. I have my eye on this adorable dress, these studded boots (that I might never take off my feet), and those Charlotte Olympia velvet kitty loafers that I’ve basically had a crush on for years now.

What are you wearing this Halloween? Do you go all out or don a little burgundy lipstick and call it a day?

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  1. Kristen

    How cute! I love all of these ideas, especially the little headband! So perfect to be festive without a costume!



  2. Tiffany of Macarons and Coffee

    Love these!! Especially loving the kitty flats.

  3. Shelby

    Love all of these! I am still trying to figure out if I am going to have a costume or not this year. I always wait until the last minute for some reason! Thanks for sharing these!!

    xo, Shelby

  4. Anna Cobbs

    This is such a cute post! I love the “Don’t hex and drive” shirt!

    xx – anna

  5. Mollie

    Love this post! I always struggle with Halloween because I hate dressing up but also don’t want to be the only one whose not! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Alex

    I’m all about this! I’ve never been one to dress up for Halloween since I’ve gotten older, but like the idea of still being a part of it.

  7. Nina

    These are great ideas! I love the idea of being festive but without a costume

  8. Ashley

    Love this! I’m definitely obsessed with that black lace up dress!

  9. Sara

    This post was totally up my alley because I loathe spending money on costumes or anything I’ll wear only once, for one day – so I love your ideas of getting festive without breaking the bank!

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