How to look boo-tiful this Halloween — even without a costume
By Brittany Anas
The idea of wearing a costume to work on Halloween is a great one — until you realize that you’ve got face paint smeared all over your car’s upholstery and your Minnie Mouse paw makes typing 90 words per minute difficult. Maybe you didn’t tell your new client you’d be the guy wearing the Top Gun jumpsuit and aviator sunglasses?
Or, worst case scenario, you work in a conservative office setting and you get called into the HR office because that catwoman or superhero costume is just too over the top?
For those who can’t get away with a full-on costume at work this year (Halloween falls on a Thursday), here’s how you can still show some holiday spirit and look boo-tiful. These are great looks, too, if, say, you’ve got errands to run and don’t want to be pulled over while wearing a jail jumpsuit costume.
We’ve found some affordable pieces at Old Navy, where you can get up to 4 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com. Most of these pieces can be worn throughout the fall — not just on Halloween.
- Boo! For a Halloween-chic look, toss a black blazer over this heather gray T-shirt that is adorned with a bat and the word “Boo.” Pair with a black pair of jeans or cords and you’ve scared yourself up a perfect daytime look. (Shirt is on sale for $13).
- Orange you glad you have a scarf? Weave a little hint of Halloween in with some accessories, like this orange gauze scarf for just $8 or, for a chilly day, this honeycomb knit infinity scarf for $20.
- Dress up. We found some gorgeous dresses in Halloween hues — like this tab collar tunic in “torch song” or this crepe shift dress in the same color. Accent with some black jewelry for a spooktacular look.
- Strict rules? If you absolutely can’t bend the dress code at work, put a lil’ jackolantern candy basket on your desk with some candy. This soft felt bucket-shell will bring trick-or-treating co-workers and bosses to your desk. (And while they’re there, go ahead and pitch that idea that’s been on your mind).
- No bones about it. Can you see through my T-shirt into my rib cage. Guys, if you’ve got a semi-lenient dress code, try wearing this skeleton T-shirt with jeans and a contrasting cardigan.
- Halloween colors. This multi-colored striped crewneck sweater for men has a nice hint of Halloween — without being too literal. The best part? You won’t be relegated to wearing it just in October.
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