Low Maintenance, Alternative Halloween Ideas

Editor's Picks, Fashion v October 19, 2015


Halloween is less than a week away! For those who aren’t feelin’ the restricting spooky masks, uncomfortable body suits, or the caked on makeup, there are still many ways you can participate in the festivities and look great (with less maintenance). Here are several unconventional tips for showing your spirit without being a party-pooper. 


Black is the New Black

Perhaps the easiest way to dress up for Halloween is to wear all black; It never goes out of style.

Tip: Try wearing an all-black outfit that embodies a unique or interesting shape and allow the silhouette to speak for itself.

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Vegan, Faux Leather Tunic with Cut-Outs – Rogue Minx



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High Low Dress – Cossac


 hi tee unisex shirt

Organic Hi Tee Unisex Shirt – Harlequin Romance





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Raffaele Plunging V-Neck Bamboo Jersey Blouse – Devinto



Put a Skull on it

Being that Halloween represents the “night where the line is blurred between the living and the dead”, skeletons and skulls tend to be pretty predominant. As a symbol of mortality, they are also highly celebrated for Dia de los Muertos (or the “Day of the Dead”).

Tip: If you don’t want to get all decked out this 31st, wearing a simple skeleton accessory will show some spirit. “Being” a skeleton for Halloween is also a quick and easy look that can be achieved by wearing an all black outfit of your choice painted or printed with white “bones”.

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Organic Butterfly Skull Bandeau – Electric Tees



day of the dead necklace

Day of the Dead Skull Necklace – Blair Lauren Brown 


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Organic Skulls Body Suit – Electric Tees



Vanitas Skull rings

Vanitas Skull Ring with Diamond Eyes – Blair Lauren Jewelry



gold skull bracelet

Gold Skull Bracelet – The Socialmen Shop



Add Some Fall Flair

Just because the holiday is filled ghosts and ghouls, doesn’t mean you have to go dark.  

Tip: Inspired by the turning leaves, bring a pop of autumnal color into your outfit.

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“Siren Sunset” Shadow Stacker – Savage Jenny


indigo apparel scarf

Harvest” Bamboo Infinity Wrap Scarf – Indigo Apparel



lapel flower

Lapel Flower – Ubiquitous Style



orange bow tie gingham

Orange and White Gingham Now Tie – Ubiquitous Style



Go Bold or Go Home

Let’s be real though… Halloween is all about shock factor. Give them something to talk about by going bold. 

Tip: Use the holiday to your advantage by being able to wear just about anything you want. Make it especially chic by going simple and adding one or two bold pieces from your wardrobe. 

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Memory Wire Retazos Tagua – Amano Artisans



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Faux Furry Hat – Myrrhia Fine Knitwear



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Shark Bag- Platinum Dirt



Santa Muerte by Sunday Dancers

Santa Muerte Necklace – Sunday Dancers



andrea-photo-1Andrea Plell is EcoHabitude’s Director of Communications and the Editor-in-Chief of the EcoHabitude blog. Since 2007, Andrea has been on a mission to support a paradigm shift in the fashion industry. She currently runs her own PR and ethical fashion production company in San Francisco, CA.

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