We love dressing up for Halloween. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we want to wear a costume. That’s why we’ve put together these five outfits, to prove you can still be festive without pretending to be someone you’re not.
1. Nightmare dressed like a daydream
This look is admittedly a little bit femme fatale, but if you can’t take a walk on the wild side for Halloween, then when can you? We also like that the Halloween nods in this outfit are subtle—the bat print, orange/black combo, the slightly scary face on the clutch. Put them all together, and you’ve got a killer ensemble.
2. Indoor trick-or-treating
What is indoor trick-or-treating, you ask? Well, it’s basically sitting in your lounge clothes watching Netflix while devouring bags of Halloween candy while your roommate is out at some party or other. You may not feel like going out for Halloween, but you can still look the part within the confines of your apartment. Just make sure you’re comfy, and turn out the lights lest you encounter trick-or-treaters attempting to steal your tasty snacks.
3. Witch better have my candy
October 31 may come at the same time each year, but you’ve got to stay relevant. This Rihanna-inspired sweatshirt should do the trick. Add faux leather leggings and these insane shoes that, trust us, you can only get away with on Halloween. Your costume? A feisty gal, what else?
4. From: your closet
Realistically, this is the avenue we all take. Pick some orange and black items from your existing wardrobe and carry on as normal. But for the girl aiming to show she really tried, a cat ear-adorned headband makes this everyday outfit into a costume all its own.
5. Horror chick
Whoever said orange is the new black was lying. You don’t need a drip of it if you’ve got an all-black ensemble like this one. A midi dress with considerable bite can be excellently accented with bat accessories—we love sneaks with a sleek dress any day! A bucket bag that transcends the month of October is the final piece to the puzzle.
Will you be dressing up (sans costume) for Halloween, collegiettes?