Since I was a young child, I have had an affinity for the goth style, and other dark styles like it. I was drawn to the look because it was different, and weird runs through my blood. When I was in middle school, if you dressed goth or wore all black, you were outcast and ostracized, for no reason other than that it was considered “weird.” But that didn’t stop me from being me! I had too much fun dressing like I stepped out of a Marilyn Manson video.
So, my reason for bringing this up is because your own personal style is too precious to allow it to be diluted by a random person. Individuality is the only thing that keeps us apart from the next person. Let your freak flag fly and remember to always be you and be brave. You will eventually meet people who do get you, and that day will be amazing.
Lace was once considered sexy, and something you’d only see in intimate apparel. These days, that isn’t the case. Lace is a perfect fabric to help show off other garments, without giving away the whole look, like the jacket I’m wearing. While it isn’t the most appropriate thing for the current weather, you can’t blame a gal for wanting to look good. Plus, it makes me look even more witchy and goth like.
Plaid can be a difficult pattern to style. It’s a very loud pattern that really makes a statement, but is still considered a classic. Personally, I think of plaid as a staple in the goth look, but some people may beg to differ. As I stated in last weeks blog post, there’s nothing wrong with being a bit trendy every now and then. Corsets are on the rise and I’m so happy about it. I have always loved the way they make you look and because they’re becoming popular, they’re more readily available.
Platform shoes are one style that I can’t stay away from. I try to keep my shoe collection diverse, because I want all of my looks to stand out. But, unfortunately, my shoes almost always have some form of platform to them. The pair of plaid platforms I’m wearing are not only stylish but really in your face. Making a statement and looking good is what I’m all about! On top of that, they’re the most comfortable pair of shoes I own, and that’s something I always harp on.
So, what styles did you follow as a kid? Did you dress like one of the stereotypical popular kids? Or did you dress like one of the outcasts? Let me know in the comments below!