What the hell is a wardrobe turnover? Is what I said when I first read this. It didn’t help that all the blogs that I stalk (or, er, follow) have taken this phrase to mean entirely different things. Some use ‘turnover’ to mean the transitioning time into your Goth/Lolita/etc wardrobe and others use the more common usage of how often you update your wardrobe. I’ll be using a bit of both.
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Transitioning My Wardrobe
These are the days that I’m starting to fully understand the broke Uni-student thing so that I have no time or money for transitioning my wardrobe. Otherwise I’m not one for a tranditional go out and buy ten pieces of clothing at once kind of person – I’d rather add what I need throughout the year and sell, give away or throw out throughout also.
My Jump Into Goth Clothing
The first time I pulled on a Goth outfit was a horrendous display of fashion. Growing up I had a basic knowledge of what constituted a nice-looking outfit in my own eyes and when I delved into Goth unknowingly I attempted to throw that out the window and dress is all the cliches I could fit – striped stockings, tutu, corset, boots.
This was around the same time I was hanging around some older alternatives that were nice enough to give me tips and second-hand clothing and an alternative store had just opened in my town.
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Tips For Transitioning Your Wardrobe Darker
- Make a list of all the things you think you need in your wardrobe and look out for those items. You could also make a lot of the things you certainly do NOT need for your wardrobe. Mine would be dresses and blouses.
- Think of your overall goal for your wardrobe. Is it versatile, statement, business?
- If you think about what you wear and ask yourself what you’d like to change or expand on it’ll get easier to understand what’s missing.