My Three Favourite Fashions To Combine With Goth

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Goth fashion on its own is lovely, but through and through it is in itself an appropriation of many of styles: Punk, fetish, Victorian, Dandy, neo-romanticism. As a way to dress it’s pretty much as great match to appropriate any other style (as to weather appropriating cultural styles is ethical is a completely other question).

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Mainstream Fashion

I had a huge obsession
with appropriating mainstream fashion lately, but I’m slowly growing
further away from it again. There’s no doubt that there are certain
trends or simply certain basic pieces of clothing that everyone needs in
their closets, ours may just have more rips.

Skinhead Fashion

If you didn’t guess this, I’m disappointed! Skinhead remains one of my favourite inspirations (fashion wise, I’m not too fond of Oi! or Ska). What exactly goes hand and hand with Goth, you say?

  • Military accents.
  • Doc Martens, military boots.
  • Shaved heads/ partially shaved heads. I’ve always wanted a Chelsea cut.
  • Tartan.
  • Cardigans.
  • Suspenders.

Should I go on?

Historical Fashions

The best way to describe this would be “historical fashions” since it usually isn’t only one and isn’t at all historically correct in itself. Victorian, Elizabethan and other period pieces are wonderful and I hope to be adding some more lovely blouses of this kind to my wardrobe. It’s certain to say it takes a lot more effort getting dressed in this way. But I miss the out-of-place flavour it gives with things such as jabots, princess sleeves, traditional cuffs and brocades!



  1. June 28, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    It seems the mainstream fashion sources have been dabbling in goth again! Spikes and studs abound, and I've been seeing skulls on things at random…mwahahah! More for me once it goes "out of style."

  2. June 30, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    I definitely agree! I generally tend to pick out clothing that I like, nevermind the style, but it tends to be a mash of different types of Gothic fashion combined with modern mainstream elements and more punk influences. It all depends on how each outfit looks to me! My own style is pretty casual but I also like to dress so that "fancier" dress is made more functional (i.e. a lot of knee-length skirts).

  3. July 7, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    I have always liked to mix and match different kinds of styles and that definitely shows in my wardrobe ^^

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