Not a Halloween person? Join the club. Here at the STYLECASTER office, there are plenty of Halloween haters. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to sit out on the party entirely—it just means we want a lazy alternative to going all-out on a real costume. And since anything worth wearing on Halloween should obviously also be incredibly ’grammable, why not make it easy on ourselves and just wear stuff that represents our favorite things to post and hashtag?
In the past few years, actual Instagram costumes have been big—as in, people holding or wearing big cardboard posters designed to look like the (old!) Instagram logo. You could go that route with any one of these costumes, if you’re feeling ambitious, and frame them that same way. Or you could take it all a little less literally and just wear something that’s kinda-sorta visually similar or at least inspired by one of the Instagram trends we all see popping up on our feeds constantly. Your call.
Instagram Trend: #minimalist
instagram / @laurencaruso_
Tie your hair back and go super-natural with your makeup. White shoes are a nice finish.
Cotton Spandex Long Sleeve Double U Bodysuit, $36; at American Apparel
Instagram Trend: #monsteraleaf (and #palmleaf and #bananaleaf and #anykindofleaf)
instagram / @sincerelyjules
Grab an actual monstera leaf from a local florist, or carry a convincing fake version while you rock a tropical leaf-print outfit.
Unisex V-neck Shirt, $24; at Society6
Instagram Trend: #tumblrpink
Put on one of these Tumblr logo stickers, and let the rest of your outfit do the talking.
Cupcakes & Cashmere Mini Dress with Tie Detail, $116; at Shopbop
instagram / @war621
Carry a fork in one hand and a knife in the other if you really want to commit.
Happiness is... Favorite Tee, $49; at Wildfox
Fried Kim's Sweater, $85; at Wildfox
Instagram Trend: #matchalatte
Wield a to-go coffee cup to drive the point home.
'See the Light' Ombre Long Sleeve Tee, $46; at Nordstrom