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Day of the Dead clothing and accessories

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Day of the Dead-inspired looks

The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is an annual festival celebrating the reunion of dead relatives with their families. On Nov. 1 (All Saints' Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls' Day), what might seem morbid is actually a time for celebration for many people. Brightly colored skulls and skeletons are symbolic of this unique festival and we're honoring it with some fun fashion finds inspired by the Day of the Dead.

1Necklace

Add some edge to your accessory collection with this Femme Metale necklace featuring an intricately detailed skull framed by roses (Couture Candy, $246). We love the fine metal work on the sterling silver skull and the delicate balance created by the roses.

Femme Metale necklace


2Tank top

Wear this brightly colored Day of the Dead tank top under a blazer to create a unique and eye-catching outfit (Urban Outfitters, $24). The soft gray scoop neck, racer back top features a skull graphic on the front covered in splashes of bold color.

Day of the Dead tank top


3Earring pack

We love this set of six pairs of Day of the Dead-inspired stud earrings (Fred Flare, $18). Rotate your way through colorful skulls, flowers and hearts that will give any outfit some added interest. They may be small, but they will definitely get noticed.

Day of the Dead-inspired stud earrings


4Clutch wallet

Stash your essentials for a night on the town in this cute faux leather clutch wallet covered in a skull and flower print. This cute clutch is perfect for pairing with anything from your favorite little black dress to jeans and a T-shirt (Amazon.com, $25), and we especially love the pretty lining – black with purple daisies.

faux leather clutch wallet inspired by The Day of the Dead


5Hand painted heels

We found these sky high suede heels on Etsy and couldn't resist sharing them (Etsy.com, $150). Each pair of dark purple heels features a hand painted design on the sole inspired by the Day of the Dead, so you'll be sure to turn heads with every step.

Hand painted Day of the Dead heels


6Tunic dress

While you may not want to sport this playful Day of the Dead print dress at the office, it would make a fun outfit for a casual night out with friends (Sourpussclothing.com, $32). The black body-hugging dress has a flattering scoop neck and large skull graphic on the front.

Day of the Dead print dress


7Skull bangle

Spice up any outfit with this lime green bangle featuring multicolored Day of the Dead skulls in various sizes (Amazon.com, $17). The vivid accessory is a great way to incorporate fall's bold hues into your wardrobe without going over the top.

lime green Day of the Dead inspired bangle


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