My Goth Wardrobe Turnover And Tips

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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Photo by SoulStealer on Flickr

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.

Photo by Comiquero on Flickr

 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.


  1. February 14, 2013 / 8:50 am

    >striped stockings, tutu, corset, boots

    Is this clich├ę? Omg, that's pretty much all I ever wear XD and I called that "cabaret goth" lol XD

  2. February 14, 2013 / 11:43 am

    Love your blog honey <3 Happy Valentine┬┤s day! <3

  3. February 25, 2013 / 9:07 pm

    Haha, this reminds me of the time I first started discovering alternative fashions. I'm glad I don't have too many pictures of that time xD

    I think your tips are quite useful :3

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