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10/1/2018: It’s Almost Halloween!

Practically a month later, I’m returning just in time to introduce the month of October. If you’re like me, you’ll be celebrating “Spooky Season” all month long. To help you guys out with this, I’ve made a guide on how to work Halloween fun into your daily wardrobe!

Jewelry

Themed jewelry is probably the easiest way to work in Halloween style in whatever you wear. Earrings are great and come in so many different variations. As I write this, I’m wearing black cat earrings that match my black top and skirt. I also have candy corn ones sitting on my desk at home, waiting for their turn to be worn. You can find earrings like this in ghosts, skeletons, spiders, pumpkins, witches and so on and so forth — basically, whatever your favorite spooky things are, they probably exist as earrings. These are usually the most accessible and easy-to-find — I bought three pairs at my local Walmart for just $3. However, if you’re not much of an earrings person, there are other options as well! You can find rings, necklaces (especially chokers, if you want to get really into the spirit of the season), and just about any other form of jewelry you want to wear. Check online, in jewelry shops, in general stores, at local markets — anywhere you usually hunt for your jewelry — and you’ll probably find something you’ll fall in love with. Don’t be shy of getting experimental with these!

Socks and Tights

Another fun and easy way to get into the Halloween holiday spirit is with stockings (in all their forms). Crew socks, knee highs, thigh highs, and tights come in countless themed patterns. The patterns often mirror those of Halloween jewelry. Crew and knee high socks often have the most variety in their patterns and work in easily with almost any casual outfit. Thigh highs, knee highs, and tights are a little harder to work in, but are great for keeping your legs warm in skirts and shorts as the weather cools down. These usually have their own breed of patterns as well, such as stripes or witch stocking themes. Socks in general are great for fall. While Florida isn’t quite on its way to cooling off, most other places are, and it never hurts to get prepared!

Graphic Tees, Hoodies, etc.

One of the most well-recognized ways of working Halloween into your wardrobe is graphic clothing. You can find graphic tees, hoodies, jackets, etc. etc. etc. You can find them easily as well, in most of the same places you’ll find jewelry, socks, and everything else. These are easy to throw on and match with more basic bottoms, and are generally appropriate for most everyday situations and events. They do limit your choices a bit, especially with their usually vibrant colors and patterns, but they’re a fun, cutesy way to wear your holiday love on your sleeve (sometimes quite literally). You can find patterns, faces, characters, images, or slogans of every size, shape, and color around this time of year. I’m not usually much of a graphic tee person, but I do make the occasional exception, especially for patterns along holiday themes. This is a fun way to get your daily looks into the October spirit with you!

“Costumes”

If you REALLY want to get into the spirit of things, why not embrace the holiday and dress up? By this, of course, I mean more subtle costumes. I wouldn’t recommend going to work or class in a full-on zombie costume. However, why not subtly dress up in the everyday clothes of a favorite character? If it’s close enough to what you usually wear, why not do a bit of a themed outfit along the lines of something fun? You don’t have to go too crazy, but you can totally incorporate some iconic outfits into your wardrobe. The best part about these types of costumes is that you can either find these pieces in your closet already, and if you don’t, you’ll probably keep wearing whatever you go out to buy! There are plenty of options for appropriate, casual costumes to wear around during the month without going too far and looking like you’re on your way to an early Halloween party. Think about your favorite movies, TV shows, books, just about anything you enjoy. There’s almost a guarantee that you can find something fun to subtly dress up as.

A Summary

Halloween is awesome. Dressing up however you want is a fashion lover’s dream, so naturally I’m all about fully embracing this holiday. My room is covered in little ghosts and skeletons, my desk covered in jewelry, and my Halloween costume in progress. While the anticipation builds, you can get yourself ready by following some of these tips and growing your October, spooky-themed wardrobe like me! Don’t be afraid to get geeky — embrace your inner child and let yourself have fun with one of the best celebrations of the year! Get spooky with the season and have tons of fun this 2018 Halloween. I know I will!

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