In college, less was more when it came to Halloween. I would walk out in my fairy costume, which was just a sequin green minidress with wings, without a coat on, in 50 degree weather. It was either brave the cold or risk having a stranger spill jungle juice on my jacket, so I braved it. I survived all four years of wearing barely-there costumes, huddling with my friends as we waited for car rides to parties.
Fast forward to post-college life and I can not imagine leaving my house on October 31 in anything other than my puffer coat. (If I leave the house at all. Grandma life is the best.) I now pick out my costumes based on the level of warmness it provides. A koala animal onesie? Very warm. A "sexy" Alice in Wonderland dress? Not so warm.
Though I am tempted to dress up as a koala again, I do want to try a new costume this time around. Thus, I came up with several cute yet cozy and warm Halloween outfit ideas. The looks all center around a jacket or coat. If you hate the cold too, join me in staying covered up on Oct. 31.
Channel Andy Scahs' laidback journalist vibes in a brown leather jacket, black turtleneck, and dark blue denim. If you've watched this movie a hundred times (no? just me?), then you know the outfit is an iconic representation of who Andy is pre, and even post, Miranda Priestly. Plus, the look gives you a reason to stay in your fall clothes in lieu of skimpier ensembles.
Cole Haan moto jacket, $240
Wolsaba black turtleneck, $20
Everlane jeans, $68
Chinese Laundry slouch boots, $73
Aldo messenger bag, $65
There's no one else that can rock furry outerwear like Kim K. She has since renounced wearing any real fur(we like the sound of that), though this outfit she wore to a Yeezy Season 3 show might be her most iconic yet. If you're really trying to live your best Kim K lifestyle, dropping $1k for an almost exact replica of her coat wouldn't be extreme, below.
Paco Rabanne faux fur coat, $1,533
Free People bodysuit, $30
Endless Rose fringe skirt, $70
Former strip club employees come together to turn the tables on their rich Wall Street clients in Hustlers. Every outfit in this film is so over-the-top good, you'll find plenty of outfit inspo for Halloween. We particularly love J.Lo's rainbow-colored vest and python bag.
Shein color faux fur vest, $29
Z Supply crewneck top, $48
Lee ankle jeans, $98
Timberland boot, $190
Oct. 31 has arrived and you need to whip up an outfit in a flash. Use Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's for a quick outfit inspo. Toss on your trench coat, black dress, and black heels complete with a chignon that tops all other beehive hairstyles. PSA: You'll definitely need some kind of strong hairspray.
London Fog trench coat, $119
Chelsea28 dress, $50
Topshop pump, $45
For Julie Andrews' Mary Poppinsoutfit, all you need is a long navy coat, red stripe, scarf, and, of course, an umbrella. This will come in handy should it rain or drizzle on Oct. 31.
Proenza Schouler navy trench, $239
Halogen scarf, $35
Sole Society duffle bag, $70
Atoful black umbrella, $9
Even if you haven't watched the movie The Royal Tenenbaums,chances are you've seen this Gwyneth Paltrow look, especially around Halloween. Her character Margot, in the Wes Anderson film, wore this iconic outfit, which you can easily recreate with a few pieces.
Avec Les Filles faux fur coat, $200
Saks Fifth Avenue cashmere gloves, $85
Dasein satchel bag, $41
Kate Middleton is the queen of outerwear and gravitates towards classic coats with peter pan collars or double-breasted button designs. Use Kate's feminine pink look from 2015 as inspiration for channeling your inner royal. Don't forget a matching fascinator.
Sears pink coat, $47
Free Yoka pink fascinator, $14
Steve Madden pumps, $36
Do you think Katniss Everdeen is afraid of the cold? Of course not, she has kickass leather jacket. Channel your own inner warrior with a similar look. One prop you definitely need in your costume? A bow and arrow.
Guess faux leather jacket, $60
Jerzees gray tee, $17
Levi blue jeans, $22
Bow & Arrows prop, $20
Tap into your villainous side for Halloween by channeling Cruella de Vil. If you get too warm in your furry white coat, take it off to reveal your black dress underneath. The best part is this cozy outerwear works as an everyday coat for winter too.
Each x Other fur coat, $910
Boohoo black dress, $20
Red gloves, $8
Who could forget Meghan Markle's engagement photo call outfit? If you're a fan of the royal, you'll definitely want to re-create this special look—it was the first time the public saw her engagement ring.
Club Monaco white trench coat, $129
Eliza J fit & flare dress, $128
Lulus beige lace-up heels, $44
Willy Wonka and candy go hand in hand, so dress as this fictional character for Halloween. People won't expect this #throwback outfit and you might just win best dressed at the party. If not, drown your sorrows with a handful of Reese's Pieces.
Purple velvet duster, $101
Shein white pussybow blouse, $17
Brown top hat, $6
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