Thursday, 12 February 2015

How To Goth Up An Outfit With Accessories

Imagine you have an very plain black outfit - it could be a dress or a skirt and top but essentially it's just black, not particularly gothic. Here's where you can go to town. Accessorising gothic style couldn't be easier and really needn't cost a lot of money. It's a great way of seeing if the gothic look suits you're unsure. You may be considering embracing the whole gothic thing or it might be for just one night out. So - probably the first thing to think about is an item of jewellery, in particular necklaces and chokers. It's not just all about crosses, there is some beautiful gothic themed jewellery around which can be very dramatic or quite subtle and it won't break the bank. A single piece of statement jewellery on a plain black canvas can really lift the whole outfit. This may be all you need.

However, if this isn't enough, let's think about other accessories. If you're wearing a short sleeved or sleeveless dress or top, how about gloves? Gothic gloves come in a wide range of designs from the classic fishnet to satin, lace or netting and in different lengths from wrist gloves to elbow gloves to full arms. Sometimes just simply slipping on a pair of gloves can instantly goth up an outfit and they do make you feel very ladylike!

Still not enough? How about a gothic bag? The choice of gothic and alternative bags is huge and range from casual everyday bags to sophisticated evening bags. And as we all know, a girl can never have too many bags!

A gothic parasol is always a good way of accessorising an outfit, especially if your style tends to be leaning more towards the Victorian goth look. A lot of our Whitby going customers buy parasols from us here at The Gothic Catwalk. Not only does a parasol complete an outfit but it's also very useful for shading your pale skin from the sun.

A belt, particularly a wide underbust style belt, is always a good way to goth up an outfit and it's so easy to do. It can break up a plain block of colour and draws the eye to and accentuates the waist.

Finally, don't forget to accessorise your hair. Again, this is a very easy and affordable way to gothify those lovely locks.

Never under-estimate the effectiveness of accessorising any outfit, gothic or otherwise. It's extremely unlikely that anyone else will team together exactly the same accessories as you so you can rest assured that your look will be unique and individual.

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