Fashion – Style – Trends

Halloween-Inspired Outfit Ideas

People in Halloween-inspired looks like a Ramones tee, orange velvet dresses, and a green sweater with purple drip graphic
If you’re like me, then your Halloween celebrations start sometime in August. Yes, I’ve already decorated my home from floor to ceiling in bats and skeletons, so now it’s time to add a head-to-toe touch of the spooky season into my closet. Celebrate 31 days of Halloween (or more!) with these spooky style tips!

When in Doubt, Go Goth

Whether you’re more into classic midnight, dark black, eggshell black, mud black, black ice, Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl black or Blackbeard the Pirate black, there’s a shade for you. But seriously. Go monochrome and mix in different textures like leather, mesh, suede and lace!

Person standing in front of mural wearing oversized black shirt, black beanie and black and white face mask
Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)
person standing in front of colorful mural wearing all black outfit and giving the peace sign
Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)
Two people standing at top of steps with tree in background wearing all black outfits
Buffalo Exchange Tempe
2 people in front of a wood fence laughing and wearing orange tops and black pleather pants
Buffalo Exchange Dallas

Orange You Glad it’s Almost Halloween?

If monochrome’s just not your thing, opt for shades of orange, purple, brown and green. From cozy, PSL-inspired looks perfect for a pumpkin-carving party to slime greens so bright they’ll light your way through the toughest corn maze.

Three women standing outside in front of red brick wall wearing orange velvet
Buffalo Exchange New York (NoHo)
Person standing in front of graffiti wearing orange maxi dress and holding basket bag
Buffalo Exchange Kansas City
Person wearing bright green and purple outfit
Buffalo Exchange Eugene
person wearing purple top and striped pants holding teddy bear backpack
Buffalo Exchange New York (NoHo)

Hocus, Pocus, Patterns

You can’t go wrong with classic black and white patterns like houndstooth, stripes and polka dots. Make your look even more spooktacular when you incorporate dark florals, plaids or any halloween element like spiders, bats, pumpkins, stars and skulls.

Person standing in front of green wall wearing star pattern dress and black hat
Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Person standing on steps with tree in background wearing white pants with black flame details and black top and jacket
Buffalo Exchange Tempe
Woman standing in doorway to Buffalo Exchange wearing black dress with sheer overlay polka dot dress
Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach)
Person standing in front of black brick wall wearing black boots, black and white striped pants, Ramones tee and black accessories
Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)
Person standing beneath neon signs reading Buy and Sell with back turned showing hand-painted spider web on brown jacket
Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)
Person standing outside in front of vines wearing black boots, red plaid shirt and leather jacket
Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis

Accio, Accessories!

Of course, nothing gives spooky style vibes quite like witchy accessories. First on my list? Detachable granny collars! Pair them with sweaters, dresses or just a regular T-shirt. Harnesses, corsets, fishnet tights and belts with chains or studs are also great for taking your typical fall look up a notch. Finish the look off with jewelry featuring pumpkins, spiders or skulls and you’re sure to be the talk of the coven.

Granny collar on black sweater with black cat and moon graphic
Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Person wearing granny collar, graphic sweater, mini skirt and neon accessories
Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)
Person in front of cream brick wall wearing white dress with black harness and gloves
Buffalo Exchange Austin
Person wearing black corset belt over white, Victorian-inspired dress
Buffalo Exchange Phoenix
Hand with pink and purple long fake nails wearing several rings
Buffalo Exchange New York (Chelsea)
Close-up of legs with fishnet tights, white frilly sock and black platform loafers
Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)
Chain necklace, hand earrings, choker with butterfly graphics and bat earrings
Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Orange beret , fishnet socks, doily socks and Halloween socks that say Here for the Boos
Buffalo Exchange Tucson

Are you getting into the Halloween spirit yet? Stop by your local Buffalo to shop for your spooky season finds, plus get a headstart on your costume shopping! If you’ve been prepping your closet for fall, even better. Sell your closet cleanout and you could pick up 25% in cash or 50% in trade to put towards your new-to-you finds!