It’s Halloween season and I’ve enlisted my fashionable sister at I Have A Degree In This! to share some office appropriate costume ideas. Every year, our office goes all out for this holiday. If you don’t wear a costume, you definitely stand out. It is a struggle nowadays to find ‘work appropriate’ costumes- especially for women!
Some general guidelines:
- Avoid controversial topics.
- Keep it classy.
- No alcohol references.
- Avoid weapons, masks, or armor. You don’t want to sit in your office with that on all day.
Idea #1: 1950s retro. Get inspired by Sandy from Grease with poodle skirts and ice cream dates. This is a good decade to find demure style inspiration. Where an off the shoulder sweater for a more covered up version of Olivia Newton John’s look. Red converse give you comfort but also still fit the retro look. Lastly, tie a bandana in your hair for the finish touch!
Idea #2: TV/Movie Character. Go as your favorite TV/movie character because dressing up as a character is what Halloween is all about. You can seem up-to-date on pop culture references without getting too controversial.
Idea #3: Classic costumes. Witch, super hero, Wizard of Oz character, construction worker, etc. Sure they may be boring but classics work. Most likely you’ll be able to find many of the pieces in your wardrobe so you’ll save money as well.