whole outfits from Saint Laurent’s witch style runway show (check it out a la the image above). But alas, some of us are wannabe witches on a
While there are so many styles of witchy style (nineties
Craft style, Stevie Nicks style, even American Horror Story: Coven style) if
you’re a beginner in witchy style, I believe it’s best to start with the most versatile essentials that work with any kind of witchy look, automatically add a touch of magic and can be worn over and over.
Theses staples don’t have to break the bank to be versatile and reusable. Which is why each of these collages are budget friendly Asos products – just to show that you don’t have
to spend a fortune on specific witch style brands to build your witchy wardrobe.
Here are my essential witchy basics to start, then it’s up to you to add the dimensions of the witch you want to be!
Those Witchy Boots
woods in the middle of the night? Any type of boots work well with this look
but there are some must have staples depending on the look you’re opting for.
Doc Martens are
great for a nineties inspired look and on a budget they’re super easy to find
at thrift stores or knock-off designs.
For a more modern-traditional look I’m personally a fan of pointy toed boots; Even better if they’re
Victorian inspired granny boots.
These have a traditional vibe to them that lend a spooky historical atmosphere.
Long Loose Layers
Long Loose Layers.
Long, whether that’s a maxi skirt or a mid-thigh kimono. Some of us can’t rock maxi lengths(cough cough me), so whatever long means for you!
tends to be a witchy staple. But that doesn’t mean you have to wear a sack. Witchy
staples like Kinderwhore style dresses, Stevie Nick’s style slips and long
chiffon maxis are examples of styles that are loose and flattering.
I suppose most dark style love layering! Add dimension by layering textures of lace, velvet and
fishnet, or add layering with combinations of long and short pieces and my
Witchy accessories tend to act more as a layering piece than minimalist accents. Pieces like Saint Laurent’s signature floppy bow ties, long layered jewellery, chokers and large floppy hats work well at adding more dimensions, especially to all black outfits.
Oh and we can’t forget they tend to hold occult and wiccan accents like stones, palmistry hands, pentagrams and more witchy must-haves.
Of course my essentials might not be the same as yours own. If you have any must-haves
sticking out in your mind let me know! I might have to go hunting for them too.
The header image is an image taken from Saint Laurent’s S/S 2013 ready to wear collection.