3 Office Appropriate Halloween Costume Ideas

work appropriate costume ideas for the office halloween party

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.

Work Appropriate Halloween Costume
Where to buy this costume idea:

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!

Katniss Halloween Costume

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.

Work Appropriate Halloween Costume Idea #3

Where to buy this costume:

Charlotte russe boots
charlotterusse.com

Straw cowboy hat
windsorstore.com

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.

What costume do you plan on wearing to your office’s Halloween party?

Flip Slips Save the Day!

So, a while back- my sister  who blogs at I Have A Degree In This! won a pair of Flip Slips from a giveaway from Midtown Girl  - but the shoes didn’t come in her size (she wears a 4). So she graciously ordered them in my size, and sent them to me. I put them in my drawer at work, basically forgetting about them… until…

I had a City Council presentation to make, which means it has been a very long day. I get to work at 7:30 am and the Council meeting begins at 7 pm. I had a new pair of shoes on, and my feet are KILLING me. My boss offers to go grab a Starbucks before the meeting starts. And I think to myself, “Sure that would be great, if I COULD WALK!” Then, I remember that I had my Flip Slips!

I threw them on, and walked across the street. My feet were so happy! I hadn’t through these foldable flats would be so comfortable! I love that they come with a tote bag, for storable. And they take up absolutely no room, so you can stash the anywhere. I highly recommend them, thanks Sis!

New Spring LOFT Clothes!

Went shopping this past weekend, and I was so excited by all the spring clothes!  My favorite store for ‘work clothes’ is definitely LOFT. My sister at I Have A Degree In This! says that I need to incorporate color and patterns into my dull wardrobe- so I’m trying! I’ll show you what I picked up, and you can tell me how I did!

1. Accessories: I added a ‘cool tone’ long necklace, to accompany the many blues, greys and purples that I have in my closet. I love how this necklace picks up the color of whichever top I put on!

LOFT Long Multi Stone Illusion Necklace

2. A new top: I fell in love with this top when I saw it on a model in the LOFT store. It is light and airy, but still form fitting enough so that it doesn’t completely take over!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Pants: I love these seersucker pants. I had to have them! I can’t wait to wear them with a pink top and wedge shoes. I love the bow!

I am pretty sure that the Maternity section in LOFT got me through my pregnancy with Baby Mayhem. Now that I’m FINALLY back (or pretty close to) my pre-pregnancy body, I’m excited for their new clothes!

What are you excited about for Spring?  Have you picked up any new clothes? Share with me!