7 ways to celebrate Halloween without wearing a costume

If you love Halloween, you're probably a little bummed that the holiday only lasts for a day. With so many amazing potential costumes and adorable accessories, how could you possibly choose just one?! For girls who want to get into the Halloween spirit a bit early, here are some cute, subtle ways to incorporate Halloween into your outfits. 

Psssst! These outfits are also great if you're not really feelin' the whole costume thing this year but still want to be festive.

1. Let your fave character inspire your outfit

Choose your favorite character, like Sandy from Grease or a Disney Princess, and coordinate the colors and accessories of your outfit based on that character's style. It's *like* a costume, but won't look like you're trying too hard. 

2. Add a festive headband to your outfit

Make an adorable bat headband, rock cat ears or a small witch hat, or choose a bow with a fun Halloween print. 

3. Add a pop of orange to your outfit 

Rock black jeans with an orange sweater, or add an orange statement necklace to your outfit. Speaking of...

4. DIY a Halloween statement necklace

This spider necklace is totally spooky. Find a fun necklace to DIY or buy one at the store (Claire's has *tons* of perf options). It will add just a small touch of Halloween to your outfit.

5. Wear a pumpkin tee

Jack-O-Lantern T-shirts work as easy-peasy pumpkin costumes. Make your own by painting on a plain orange t-shirt or find one at WalMart, Target, etc.

6. Spice up your nail art

A Halloween-inspired mani is subtle. Plus, you can keep it on after Oct. 31 to extend the Halloween season just a *little* bit. 

7. Experiment with bold lipstick or eyeliner

Don't want to paint your entire face to commit to a costume? That doesn't mean you can't experiment with makeup. Try an orange or purple lipstick if you're feeling bold, or a cat eye for major #felinevibes. 

How do you show off your Halloween spirit? Let us know in the comments.  


by Paige Sheffield | 10/29/2019