I have created a challenge for myself to look into, learn and play around with different alternative styles, Style Me Thursdays. Every Thursday I thought it would be fun to look into a different style. I think as well as learning about new fashions I will also be add new things to my own wardrobe. My own style changes a lot I find myself buying things that I like rather than fitting in with a certain aesthetic. I am also going make an item of clothing or accessory that will go with that style.
So today I am going to look into a relatively new fashion style….
So anyone that is into the alternative fashion scene has probably heard all about the Nu-Goths. There is some hatred going around because of some of the hipster aesthetics that are included in this look, however I think it is just another new branch of the goth scene.
The style includes mainly black clothes using influences from Gothic clothing, music and interests. It also uses a lot of occult and religious icons like crosses, inverted crosses, pentagrams and other Pagan/Norse symbols. Other features of the style include large brimmed hats (that look a bit like witch hats), cropped tops and round sunglasses.
So here is my experiment into the style of Nu-goth…
I stupidly didn’t take a picture of my legs! So I created a polyvore image to go with my own photos.
I am wearing dark make up thick eyeliner with wings, some dark lips and I laid of the blusher. My hair has been put up in buns and some fake hair hairband adding some volume to give that pom pom look.
The top I handmade using the pentagram tutorial by Annika Victoria
I also added a plain black short skirt and ripped up a pair of old tights.
I feel like this style doesn’t have much room to play around with different clothing looking the many pictures on tumblr and instagram a lot of the people wearing the style are wearing similar clothing. However this is a new style and this may grow and start having more of a variety. I do feel like this style of clothing is more in favour with the younger generation and is social media influenced. I did enjoy this top and will definitely add it to my everyday clothing.
Mad Magpie x