Not Dressing Up for Halloween? 5 No Costume Outfit Ideas

How do you dress for Halloween when you don’t have a costume? Whether you’re saving the halloween costume for a special event, want a subtle nod to the season or just aren’t that into costumes – we’re going to show you our favorite festive looks that are great alternatives for fall parties, festivals, Halloween hangouts and more!

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Looking Good in Leather

It’s no secret that leather is in full force for Fall! This year, head-to-toe chocolate brown looks are just as popular as familiar black leather. The textural shine makes these outfit ideas great for parties and festivals.

Shop Leather Pieces

Vegan Leather Trench Coat 
Olympia Faux Leather Blazer
Bardot Black Leather Trench
Long-Length Vegan Leather Coat Blazer (Available in Brown and Black)
JOE’S JEANS Coated Black Wide Leg Jeans
Available in Plus or Reg

A Pop of Halloween Color

With a head-to-toe black or chocolate brown outfit, insert a fun pop of Halloween color like Purple, Orange, Green or Red in your coat, shoe or bag! This subtle nod to halloween is great for parties and going out.

Shop Pops of Color

Neptune Lavender Mini Pleated Bag
Green Gia Borghini Sandals
The ’80s Orange Blazer
Single-Breasted Lavender Boyfriend Blazer
Orange Anais Heeled Sandals

The Quintessential Fall Festival Look

2022’s quintessential fall outfit is defined by a chunky sweater, adorable mini skirt and a variance of knee high boots, ankle boots or chunky loafers. Add chunky socks or sheer tights and you have the PERFECT look for casual parties, festivals and cozy hangouts at home.

Margot Skirt Plus Size

Shop Fall Skirts and Boots

Centie Mini Skirt
Adidas Plaid Pleated Skirt
Houndstooth Skirt in Petite, Tall and Regular
Houndstooth Wrap Skirt
Sea NYC Plaid Midi Skirt
Sam Edelman Loafers
Skims Perfect Chunky Socks
STAUD Tall Boots
Cannes Tall Suede Boots

The Holiday Sweater

There’s nothing like a chunky pumpkin-themed holiday sweater to usher you into a season of cozy board game parties, apple picking and those cozy nights at home reserved for scary movies and fall baking. Pair your sweater with straight leg jeans, easy pleated skirts for ultra casual ease. Elevate the look by layering it over a white button up and skirt, or throw it over a slip dress!

Shop Holiday Sweaters

Pilcro Mock-Neck Cable-Knit Sweater
The Cozy Pumpkin Sweater
All Hallows’ Eve Sweater
Madewell Orange Crop Cardigan
Doen Field Sweater

Channel Gothic Glamor and Burton-esque Flair
(In 3 Ways)

Give your party outfit a hint of “Tim Burton” with stripes and vampiric flounce! We love this look with black flair pants or leather skirts.

Shop Oversized Shirts and Vampiric Blouses

Stripe Oversized Shirt
Sevilla Thong Bodysuit Blouse
Jenica Lace Blouse
Will Oversized Shirt

Gothic-Chic Corset Tops

Layer a gothic-chic corset top over a white button up, or pair it with a blazer!

Shop Corset Tops

Faux Leather Corset Top Available in Reg thru Plus Sizing
Miller Basic Black Corset Top
Leia Corset
Knit Bustier Top

Hauntingly Fabulous Dress Layering

Layer your dress with a corset top, sheer layers or wrap belt!

Shop Fall Party Dresses

Isabel Marant Wrap Belt
Tulle Ruched Zimmermann Dress
Sea NYC Rayna Dress
Dark Navy Tammie Dress
Monique Organza Ruffle Sleeve Mini Dress
Drapey Suiting U-Neck Midi Dress
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