How to Get a Gothic Style This Fall with Olivia Emily

Gothic style is marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, and antiquated features, which is sometimes confused with heavy metal fashion. In fact, the gothic styles are often borrowed from the punk fashion, Victorians, and Elizabethans. A dark, sometimes morbid fashion and style of dress is typical to a gothic style and it includes a pale complexion with colored black hair, dark lips, and black clothes. From Manchester, London, Olivia Emily is a style blogger known for her gothic style featuring Victorian pieces and black outfits in an expressive way. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to wear the gothic style this fall, keep on reading to scoop some of her tricks.

Resort to a gothic color palette and fabrics suitable for fall season.

black fur dress with ankle strap sandals

gothic outfit with hat and edgy shoes gothic hat with wrap leather skirt and crop sweater patent leather skirt with crop top and black kimono

Gothic fashion can be recognized by its stark black clothing. However, black isn’t the only color that exists in the gothic lifestyle. In fact, dark red, violet, blue, green, gray, and white are often used as side colors to the general color black, while cyber or industrial gothic opts for neon shades. Rich jewel colors, sensual textures such as velvet, satin, and lace combined with leather and PVC are also common in the gothic style. Though black is not the only shade you can wear to create a gothic look, it can be the easiest shade that would look gothic-inspired especially if you don’t have Victorian ensembles that scream gothic. Like Olivia, you may start by wearing your black jacket with your burgundy shorts, especially if you don’t have edgy or Victorian ensembles in your closet.

Dress up your looks with gothic-inspired accessories.

gothic bangle with patent leather skirt and bandeau top moon crescent necklace with gothic outfit lace choker with off shoulder gothic dress sheer black lace dress with punk accessories

Remember, there are variations of the gothic fashion like haute goth, gothic lolita, cyber goth, romantic goths, cabaret goths and medieval, Victorian, Edwardian and aristocrat that may alter your way of dressing. Some women like a romantic look with lace and period items, tightly laced corsets, gloves, precarious stilettos, and silver jewelry, while others prefer punk, with bondage pants and spiked bracelets, as well as cyber or futuristic goggles, yarn extensions, latex, and industrial boots. Like Emily, you may simply opt for a pair of Dr. Marten boots, floppy hat, chokers, spiked bracelet and such to complete your looks.

Embrace Victorian ensembles on your street style.

collared dress with high socks and edgy shoes victorian tiered dress with coat victorian dress with gothic accessories victorian velvet dress with gothic hat

Gothic fashion is usually known for Victorian ensembles, black velvets, lace, fishnets, and leather tinged with scarlet. Like Olivia, you may resort to Victorian lace dresses, velvet dresses, collared dresses and such that can channel your gothic style in a romantic way. If you don’t have Victorian-inspired ensembles, remember that gothic clothing can both hide the body shape with loose, flowing clothes and emphasize it with tight corsets and trousers. Also, it can be aggressive with the use of leather, PVC, studs, laces, buckles, and zips, as well as luxurious fabrics such as velvet, lace, and satin.

Indeed, a gothic style can make your fall looks more expressive and edgy as long as you know how to pick the flattering details that reflect your individuality.

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