It was the ‘80s (okay, maybe even the early ‘90s) and I will admit to owning a very thematic holiday wardrobe—sweaters, turtlenecks, T-shirts, socks, scarves—for nearly every major holiday. One of my favorites was a Halloween sweater that I found in a small boutique outside Louisville, KY.
While similar themed clothing is still available today, it can be a little over the top. Holiday dressing isn’t for everyone. But for those of you who enjoy bringing the holidays to your wardrobe, there are more subtle ways to incorporate a nod to a holiday without being too theme-y and still looking work appropriate. Consider these tips this week when putting together your outfits.
- The colors of Halloween are so basic, it’s easy to put together an outfit with just a hint of the holiday without breaking the bank. Look through your closet and drawers and pull out clothing, accessories and jewelry in black and white, and shades of orange or purple.
-Iron on a small appliqué or sequined Halloween icon, such as a witch’s hat, black cat or pumpkin) to a scoop neck tee or shell in white, black or orange. Wear under a black suit for a surprising pop. (Appliqués are available at fabric and craft stores.)
- Add a Halloween lapel pin to any black and white outfit.
- Wear an orange shell or blouse under a black suit; add a graphic black and white neckerchief or black and white jewelry.
- Wear a pair of fun earrings, such as skeletons or rhinestone skulls, with an otherwise conservative outfit.
By using what you already have, you can put together a couple of looks to wear this week to gear up for Halloween madness on Saturday.
Have fun with some holiday style!