No fancy dress guide – Choose style over a Halloween costume

30th October 2019

Feel like opting for a more stylish look this Halloween? Say no to the usual Halloween costumes and instead choose a subtle look that works perfectly for the season from the fashion pieces you already own. From a chic black dress to the leather trousers or black jeans you love to wear, piece together a simple and easy Halloween costume this year that gets you in the mood with a little more style.

Try these no-fuss Halloween costume ideas for women

Whether you’re dressing up or keeping it casual you can create a Halloween look in just a couple of simple steps.

  • A knit LBD – The perfect little black dress that will never go out of style.
  • A red puffer jacket – Be bold with colour this Halloween and paint the town red.

Choose a chic knitted LBD

The perfect little black dress for autumn also works wonders when creating a DIY Halloween costume for women. Stick to simple and fitted silhouettes in textured knit fabrics and style it with this season’s patterned tights trend and your go-to black ankle boots.

Long sleeves tend to elongate your figure and for a little more warmth, opt for a classic black wool coat to keep the cold out. However you style up your black dress, it’s an easy and simple way to create a Halloween look from a piece already hanging in your autumn winter wardrobe.

Make a statement with a bold red puffer jacket

It’s all about the oversized statement puffer jackets this season and when it comes to creating a Halloween look, why not inject some colour with a splash of vibrant red. Up your style game with a head to toe black look topped off with a red puffer jacket. Teaming perfectly with anything from black denim to leather, this Halloween outfit idea says style over costume.

This season, silhouettes are longline and oversized, which means extra comfort coming your way. Wear it with or without a hood and enjoy the winter comforts that come as standard with this fall style staple.

Easy Halloween costumes for men

A Halloween costume isn’t your only choice for a seasonally-appropriate outfit. Choose from these autumn trends or pick up a look from the pieces you already have in your wardrobe.

  • Layer up black – Make layering work for Halloween by keeping it monochrome.
  • Cool in camo – Subtle and stylish, camo works for Halloween and all of autumn.

Layer on the black

One quick way to create a men’s Halloween outfit with what you already have in your wardrobe? Layer up the black. Start simply with your go-to black skinny jeans and style with either smart black ankle boots or keep it more casual with some dark-hued trainers. Choose simple knitwear or a sweatshirt that layers with a lighter jacket to create warmth with several pieces. Finish with either a black denim jacket or a thicker black puffer jacket if you’re headed out-out.

Layering is all about choosing pieces that work together. Combine a few hints of red or green colour into the layers for a subtle nod to the Halloween season or keep it simple and monochrome with head to toe all-black-everything vibes.

Stay comfortable in camo print

Get all the camo print comforts this Halloween and add this subtle print to your wardrobe for a seasonal outfit that focuses on style. A camo jacket pairs with everything from jeans to chinos so choose a classic style that you can dress up and down depending on where you’re headed.

Keeping things casual? Stick to styling up your joggers and go for camo print for a laid-back look that feels slightly more put-together. Team with cosy sweats or an oversized black hoodie and trainers for a look that’s influenced by the season but you’ll wear all winter long.

Make things a little easier for yourself this October and create the perfect Halloween outfit from the classic pieces already in your wardrobe. Layer plenty of black and add texture with knitwear and leather or inject a splash of blood-red to your look with statement jackets that you’ll wear all season. From the perfect knitted dress to a pair of simple black trousers, opt for a no fancy dress look this Halloween.

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