There’s no time of year quite like Halloween. It’s the one night when kids and adults alike can don costumes and become completely different people (and enjoy guilt-free gorging on candy). Now, we’re not recommending that you start going to work dressed like Morticia Addams (even though she was pretty fab), but these Halloween-inspired pieces will add a touch of mystery to your October outfits. Whether you’re at work, out to dinner, or enjoying a cocktail, try one of these ‘spooky’ accessories to get in the holiday spirit!
Women’s Wedding Band from Kay Jewelers, $140
Um, what? We’re not sure what Kay Jewelers was thinking when they listed this stainless steel skull and crossbones ring as a women’s wedding band, but skip wearing this at the altar – unless it’s the sacrificial altar at a haunted house. The skull and crossbones symbol is a not-too-subtle indicator of death, danger, and poison, and will enhance any creepy costume, from pirate to grim reaper.
Nevermore Brooch from Blood Milk Jewels, $165
If you want some crazy cool jewelry with creepy undertones, head to Blood Milk Jewels. This chic shop has it all, from hummingbird skulls to rattlesnake fangs. There’s something old-fashioned and spooky about this raven’s claw brooch – can’t you just picture it on a wrinkled old woman running an orphanage, or a blind hag with a mysterious past? It’s definitely got some sinister vibes going on!
Hobart from Heidi Gardner, $572
Ladies, get your gentlemen in on the Halloween fun with these dapper skull and crossbones cufflinks from up-and-coming designer Heidi Gardner. ‘Hobart’ sports a crossbones bowtie, and echoes the sentiments of the season without being overly creepy or weird. It can be hard to pull off the skull and crossbones jewelry without looking too costume-y, but these strike the right tone!
Dinosaur Bones Rib Cage Cuff from nOir, $450
What do Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Gwen Stefani have in common, besides their status as stunning celebrity icons? They’ve all been spotted wearing this dinosaur bones cuff from the Walt Disney Fantasia collection. Available in gunmetal, rhodium, and gold, there’s something slightly odd about sporting a dead animal’s ribcage on your wrist, but it’s perfectly in line with the Halloween spirit!
Verne Knuckle Ring from Stephen Webster, $310
Continuing the bone theme, this knuckle ring from Stephen Webster combines Halloween aesthetics with the recent knuckle ring trend. This spiny ring inches its way up your entire finger for a sinister style that can stand on its own. You don’t need to pair this knuckle ring with bracelets or other rings. It’s a statement piece that’s perfect for the season.
Evil Eye Charm Necklace from MeiraT, $650
Spooky spirits abound during All Hallow’s Eve, but you can ward off bad luck with this evil eye talisman. Myths of the evil eye, a curse cast by a nefarious stare, are found in cultures from Hawaii to Turkey. This necklace may or may not protect you against any intended misfortune or injury, but at the very least it will put you in the Halloween mood!
Shark Tooth Charm Bib Necklace from Luv Aj, $150
With a slithery snake chain and detailed shark tooth charms, this plated brass necklace reminds us of a cannibalistic trophy displaying the teeth of your most recent victims. Pair with a belt of shrunken heads for a classy and complete cannibal costume, or just wear this necklace with your classic work attire to remind colleagues of your ferocity!
This cobra bangle from Alex and Ani represents “immortality, regality, and power,” which are traits we’d stand behind any time of year. Pair it with other bangles from this trendy company, or wear it on its own as a little nod to the Halloween season. You can take the Egyptian theme a step further and sport this serpentine piece as part of a Cleopatra or Isis costume. Accessorize with it throughout the year to add a dash of spice to any dull outfit.
Juste Un Clou Ring from Cartier, $2,550
While Cartier may claim that this ring “is the expression of a rebellious nature and the reflection of self-belief,” we can’t help but think there’s something deliciously dark about the idea of adorning yourself with twisted, bent nails. Maybe it just reminds us of those bolts in Frankenstein’s neck. Either way, this ring is a great choice because it doesn’t scream ‘HALLOWEEN!’ You could wear it any time of year.
Menuet Cuff from Fabergé, price on application
Like the Cartier ring, this isn’t an in-your-face, over-the-top accessory that looks like it came from Party City. In fact, depending on the rest of your outfit, this cuff could give off one of many different vibes. It’s got kind of a spider web feel to it, which you can play up with a gauzy black dress and obligatory witch hat. For the rest of the year, it would be a gorgeous accent to a festive holiday dress, classic pantsuit, or slinky LBD.
Any of these accessories (okay, maybe not the skull and crossbones ‘wedding ring’) could be worn throughout the year, and will add an extra dose of creepy to your Halloween outfit. At Lavalier, we love versatile jewelry like this, because you don’t have to splurge on a piece you’re only going to wear once. Every day can’t be Halloween (which is probably a good thing), but you can still play dress-up with wisely chosen Halloween-inspired jewelry.