Getting in the Halloween Spirit

Halloween Spirit Fashion
Halloween Spirit Fashion
Halloween Spirit Fashion

ON ME: Tilly’s High-low skull tank * | Cotton On leggings | Forever 21 vest | Grey City booties | Marc Jacobs watch
ON CRISTINA: Tilly’s Leo muscle tank * | Tilly’s leopard print leggings * | H&M moto jacket | Zara heels

Halloween snuck up on me this year. In the past, I would start brainstorming by January because that is how much I normally love the art of costume making. Costumes have included everything from the little boy in Up! to the Golden Snitch in Harry Potter to French Toast to DeadMau5 (actually a dead Minnie Mouse), all mostly homemade and presented with excessive eagerness. This time around, the enthusiasm has considerably dampened in comparison, and I find myself contemplating just staying at home with a glass of wine and good candy to pass out to adorable trick-or-treating mini-ghouls, mini-goblins and hopefully – keeping my fingers crossed – no mini-twerking Miley Cyruses.

But there are ways to get in the Halloween spirit without going to the extreme, as well as making the look work- or school-appropriate for costume contests or spirit days. The lovely people at Tilly’s and I styled the two festive outfits above, and I suckered my beaut of a friend Cristina to try on one of the two looks. (More behind the cut!)

I don’t normally wear a lot of skulls (but I love skull motifs around the home). However, the faux leather leggings and studded boots were fitting complements to the edgy style, and the vest added a chunk of color to an otherwise monotone outfit. Cristina wore a muscle tee with a fabulously colorful lion graphic and paired it with very feline-worthy leopard print leggings. No cat ears? No problem! Two top knots will do the trick as a playful allusion to cat ears.

Halloween Spirit Fashion
Halloween Spirit Fashion
Halloween Spirit Fashion

Tell me, what are your Halloween plans? Are you dressing up this year?

photographed by me + Linda V.

  • Ellen Kim

    I’m dressing up as a Ring Leader :) love your blog now following!

    xo spreadfashionblog

  • Stephanie

    Love your coat and top! And ah, I wish I celebrated Halloween, but my plans didn’t work out this year, haha. Maybe next time! :)

  • katrina of

    I love how you styled this skull top with the draped vest! I accidentally just ripped the lace on my skull top (that looks almost exactly like yours), so I’m back on the hunt to replace it.

    Hope your costume turns out! I’m excited to see the end result :D

  • Jacy Tilton

    You gals both look awesome! I love your pretty skull top and how you styled it! I absolutely love your jacket as well…amazing.