Fashion-y Stuff You Can Wear On Halloween

For every Halloween aficionado, there are tons of people who low-key hate the idea of full-on costumes. And that’s totally fine. Not everyone needs to plan their outfits out months ahead of time, go HAM at the local craft store, and rack up a list of savvy pop-culture references sure to blow everyone’s mind. But even those who would rather stay home in their pajamas on October 31 have likely experienced the FOMO that comes with missing out on the holiday (or at least, the parties) altogether — and that inevitably leads to throwing on a pair of cat ears at the last minute and calling it a day.This year, why not be a little more prepared? The fashionable costumes ahead are made with items your closet already knows and love — a.k.a no “sexy” spandex will be found here — but are still completely low-maintenance. And though some may require a slight explanation, at least they don’t call for any hot glue, wigs, or wings; meaning you can probably wear them again post-10/31. Click on for our ideas, and who knows? You might even have a little fun dressing up this time around.Costume: Political Taylor SwiftCloset Item: Plaid shirtHow To Make It Work: It may have taken a while for the starlet to speak up, but Taylor Swift finally took a political stance on Instagram this week.  For a timely, pop culture-related costume that’s easy to pull off, grab a plaid shirt like the one she wore in her post. And while you’re at it, make sure all of your friends are ready to vote in the midterms.Roebuck & Co. Women’s Flannel Shirt Plaid, $13, available at SearsCostume: Remember Wednesday Addams? Here’s What She Looks Like Now!Closet Item: A trendy LBDHow To Make It Work: Just add braids. Foundation a few shades lighter than your skin tone may help out as well. When anyone asks, just say you’re Wednesday Addams all grown up. We can see the nostalgic clickbait headlines already.Opening Ceremony Plisse Short Sleeve Dress, $475, available at Opening CeremonyCostume: Budget LolitaCloset Item: Red, heart-shaped sunglassesHow To Make It Work: It may be worth the effort of toting around a copy of the book for this one. For some extra touches, feel free to add a bold red lip, a crown braid, and an off-the-shoulder crop top.Takesh Eyewear Jadore Red, $169, available at Takesh EyewearCostume: Mary PoppinsCloset Item: A long, black coatHow To Make It Work: Just a spoonful of sugar, an umbrella, and a bucket hat if you have one (if not, just say it blew away while you were flying in), will make this look complete. The kicker to this costume is that you’ll be toasty warm while anyone who elected for a short-skirted ensemble will be freezing their butts off. It’s October, people!Vanessa Seward Wool-blend felt coat, $378, available at The OutnetCostume: Aubrey Hepburn’s #1 FanCloset Item: A black beretHow To Make It Work: Think back to the college girls who plastered their walls with Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe posters (bonus points if they were adorned with cursive quotes from the starlets). While well-meaning, their adoration was often misplaced and full of inaccurate tropes. To channel them, pop on a beret, some black skinny jeans, a plastic cigarette holder, and speak in textbook Hepburn phrases all evening long.Anthropologie Fall Forward Beret, $38, available at AnthropologieCostume: Dorothy Off-DutyCloset Item: Red heelsHow To Make It Work: If you have to D.I.Y. one thing for Halloween, let it be this. Glue on a quick red bow and roll-on some liquid glitter to turn these puppies into a pair of ruby slippers. Add some boyfriend jeans and any blue gingham top (I know you have one, they’re the only thing anyone’s been wearing the last two summers), and voila! You’re now a hot Dorothy without the itty-bitty mini skirt.& Other Stories Suede Ballet Pump, $95, available at & Other StoriesLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Fact: This 2-in-1 Dress Will Be Your Go-To This FallIt’s Time To Swap Out Your Hipster Beanie For One Of TheseIt’s Time To Start Thinking About Coats […]Read More

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