Halloween Accessories for Your Work Wardrobe

AD | It’s no secret that Halloween is my favourite holiday, and honestly, if I could get away with wearing my Ghostbusters leggings all month, I probably would! However working in an office environment five days a week, I know how difficult it can be to embrace your love of all things spooky.

Often I’ll opt for something a little more “mainstream”, with my spooky items solely reserved for evenings or days off. So instead I look for subtle Halloween accessories I can use with my work wear.

Accessories can be a great way to spice up an otherwise plain outfit and still keep within your companies dress code… But if you work from home, by all means, reach for your own Ghostbusters leggings (or other spooky items). Haha. πŸ˜‰

Halloween Accessories for Your Work Wardrobe

Halloween Socks*

Unless you mistakenly flash your ankles while walking from your desk to the printer, the horror(!); it’s very unlikely anyone will notice if your socks are covered in pumpkins or striped in candy cane colours.

Which make Halloween socks the ideal subtle way to add something spooky to your office wear… Full disclaimer my socks currently have bats on them. πŸ¦‡

Dancing Skeleton Knee High Socks

Pins / Brooches

I know a bunch of you are pin addicts, so what better way to combine your love of pins and Halloween, than by adding them to your clothing? Whether you choose a pin or a brooch, they’re both great additions to cardigans or jumpers, can be used to decorate hats or scarves, or even for brightening up your work space or cubicle.

They don’t have to be creepy to fit in with a Halloween theme either! This IT Clown pin by Guts and Glitter, that I found on Sarah’s Instagram, is very cute, and (unless your colleagues have a clown phobia?!) non offensive too.


I received some lovely Halloween style studs for my Secret Ghoul present last year. They’re subtle enough to wear for work, but I can also hide them behind my hair if I need to.

If you’re looking for something spooky and stylish, Kerry of Selkie Crafts** has a beautiful range of jewellery that is perfect for this time of year. For something traditionally Halloween-y, her spider necklace or earrings would be a great addition to your collection. Or, for something more subtle, her Tree and Moon necklace is a beautiful celestial design which fills me with full moon vibes.

Spider Necklace

Use code ChimmyvilleSpooks19 for 10% off any of her spider jewellery.

Hair Accessories

At Christmas time you see people wearing tinsel scrunchies, seasonal hairclips and Santa hats to work, so why not adopt similar ideas for Halloween? Like a simple bat hairclip, bow or a colourful headband.

Etsy is my favourite place to look for hair accessories but you could also try making your own. The Purple Pumpkin Blog has a great selection of Halloween Crafts or, there’s always Pinterest of course. Check out my Halloween or accessories boards on Pinterest for some ideas.


Probably one of my favourite Autumn / Winter accessories is a cosy scarf, from Autumn leaves to pumpkins and black cats, there’s plenty of spooky themed designs to choose from.

Last year I found one with a gold pumpkin design from a local indie store (similar), the pattern is tasteful enough for the office while still being perfect for the Halloween season. I’m planning to wear mine to work on the 31st October.

When in doubt, there’s always stationery!

If you’re unsure whether your office would be happy with your choice of Halloween accessories, then stationery can be a great alternative to bringing Halloween to work. And, let’s face it, who doesn’t love cute stationery?

LittlePencilDesigns** has a cute range of Halloween and Autumnal stationery including planner stickers, cards and paperclips, which I’ve been using to decorate my work planner and notepads. My favourite designs (at the moment) are her fall date ideas and fall bucket list** stickers.

Fall bucket list stickers

I’m hoping to tick all of these items off this year. πŸ’—

Use code FALLLOVE to receive 15% off until 15th November 2019.

What Halloween accessories have you been buying recently? Let me know in the comments. πŸŽƒπŸ‚πŸ


**Discount codes kindly provided to me by some lovely indie Etsy sellers!


  • Ashley

    October 24, 2019 at 22:52

    I love this post! The socks can be such a subtle way to make you feel more ‘halloweeny’ – I do love some good old stationery too! xxx

  • Alice Megan

    October 21, 2019 at 16:20

    Ahhh the stationery is super cute

  • Jackie

    October 20, 2019 at 15:08

    I love the idea of brooches! I hadn’t considered that at all… I’m still not totally sure what I’m going to wear for work and I’m getting down to the wire haha! Thanks for sharing!

  • Nicole

    October 17, 2019 at 19:39

    This was a brilliant post! I love those skeleton socks!

  • Sahara

    October 17, 2019 at 19:21

    The Pennywise broach is so so interesting, love the idea behind it! Halloween Stationary is so much fun to shop for, could stay in that section in a store for ages – the socks are also my favorite, perfect to wear all October!

  • Jenny in Neverland

    October 17, 2019 at 18:00

    I love that Pennywise brooch! I need that! I work from home so I could literally sit here in full Halloween getup if I wanted to haha! Might scare the postman! x

  • Sophie Naylor

    October 17, 2019 at 17:49

    I love them socks! Definitely need to introduce them into my wardrobe soon haha πŸ™‚

    Soph – https://girlvsworldblog.com x

  • Britt

    October 17, 2019 at 17:09

    Great post! When I was still working outside the home, I was all about the spooky jewelry. There were so many great options and you could get them so that they looked dressy and professional while also rocking the Halloween vibes. I also have a great skull scarf!

  • Sarah @ Raiin Monkey

    October 16, 2019 at 22:45

    Spooktacular post! Thankyou so very much for the mention, I’m so glad you like my cutesy pennywise pin πŸ™‚ Guys & Glitter makes such fantastic accessories! I’m absolutely lovin’ that spider necklace from Selkie Crafts… I’d happily wear it all year round!

    Also, Secret Ghoul is such a brilliant idea!!

    – Sarah x

  • Lisa Alioto

    October 16, 2019 at 17:52

    Love the socks – fun socks are great all year round!

  • Casey

    October 16, 2019 at 12:35

    I love the Halloween socks! I feel like these are something anyone can wear regardless of where you work. They are also super comfy and cozy for the upcoming chilly nights!

  • Ellie

    October 15, 2019 at 19:58

    I love getting into the festive spirit of things at work! I have a pumpkin scarf I love so much, a bring orange t-dress with a black pumpkin face on it and a black and white ghost dress which I like to crank out, plus pumpkin earrings and some glow in the dark skeletons. I love these socks – but I think I would give the spider jewelry a miss!

  • Caz / InvisiblyMe

    October 15, 2019 at 16:43

    I’m a sucker for jewellery & my scarf collection is also growing out of control, but Halloween is too good of an excuse not to get some new accessories. I love the gothicy designs so this is like prime shopping time for me with all the awesome designs πŸ˜„ You should take a pic of your work outfit complete with Halloween themed scarf!
    Caz xx

  • Lisa

    October 15, 2019 at 15:14

    I have to admit I’m not a fan of Hallowe’en but that’s because it’s always me that has to trudge around our village with Flora and her friends in the rain, wind, cold, and dark while they go knocking on doors for sweets. That said, you’ve got some great accessories ideas here – those socks are too cute and I would LOVE to see your bat ones! Lisa X

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