Halloween Style Tips for the Conservative Fashionista

This time of year means sipping cider, picking pumpkins and (eye roll) Halloween outfits that either bare more cleavage than Kim Kardashian wearing a push-up bra, OR are so gory they’ll give kids nightmares. I say let everyone else show skin and rock bawdy or gruesome Halloween style — I’d rather show my spooky spirit without showing my…(fill in the blank here with any female body part that’s covered when you’re at work).

For ladies who love the spirit of Halloween minus the garter belts, gore and over-the-top excess, we found some very wearable items. “Wearable” as in:

  1. You won’t be mortified, or exposed, if you run into your boss.
  2. You won’t make small children cry.

Here are what-to-wear Halloween style tips for the conservative fashionista.  From adorable tops to classic accessories, there’s something for everyone. Happy Halloween!

6 Halloween Style Ideas to Try This Year

Skip the gore and step out in cuteness with these subtle ideas.

halloween style - woman wearing halloween themed sweater

You could wear this casual black sweater all winter long, which makes the $20 price point even more appealing.

Halloween Cat Tunic Sweater, $19.99, TJMaxx

halloween style - halloween themed choker and earrings

Halloween gives woman of any age the excuse (or, opportunity!) to wear a choker! Pair this set with a black t and jeans for easy Halloween spirit.

Halloween Charm Necklace Set, $9.80, Kohl’s

Halloween style: spider earrings

Subtle fashionistas — I know you’re out there — can pair these themed earrings with any outfit for a quiet nod to Halloween spirit.

Spider Earrings, $8.40, Kohl’s

halloween style - baseball cap with cat eyes and ears

Halloween Cat Baseball Cap, $9.99, TJMaxx

Halloween Phone Case, $9.99, CaseGorilla

halloween style - spider web infinity scarf

Fall is scarf season! Why not done a spiderweb infinity scarf this Halloween?

Grey Halloween Spider Web Infinity Scarf, $9.99, Walmart 

What’s your favorite accessory to show off your Halloween style?

(Editor’s note: updated 9/2016)



Jennifer is an award-winning creative writing and communications professional who loves heels (even her flip flops have wedges) and pencil skirts, and has seen her hair through more shades than a Pantone color wheel.

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