Gothic Clothing: How to Build a Goth Wardrobe
I wanted to share my shopping secrets with you on how to build a goth wardrobe. I talk about where I shop for gothic clothing basics, where to buy branded gothic items, and where to find accessories. I even discuss a bit about DIY.
I filmed this video the day that I found out my grandma had a stroke and we didn’t know how bad it was, so I was rattled and upset.
Cruelty-free Makeup Look
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Milani Prep Set Go Setting Powder
Viseart Cool Mattes Palette
Urban Decay Desperation pencil
Milk Makeup Kush Mascara
Colour Pop Jet Set Black brow pencil
Kat Von D Brow powder in Graphite
Idun Minerals Perfect Eyebrows in Dark
Smashbox Primer Water in So Chill Coconut
Milk Blur Stick
Idun Minerals Nordic Veil in Jorunn
Nudestix Nudies Tinted Blur Stick in Light 1
Physicians Formula Plum Rose blush
Wet n’ Wild Beauty the Princess Daiquiries blush
Milk Supernova Stick
Wet n’ Wild White Raven highlighter
Wet n’ Wild Moon Tears highlighter
One thing that I do (that I forgot to really expand on in the video) is DIY gothic clothing, jewelry and other accessories. Either I make my own item or I buy an existing item and then add gothic touches to it. For the bracelet above, I loved the burgundy beads but it had a flower charm. So I switched it out for a bat charm. I’m stocked with bats and moons in my bead crafting kit.
Killstar Lucine Skater Dress
Dress – Killstar Lucine Skater Dress (size L)
Belt – Torrid Studded Cage O-Ring Belt (size 00)
Shoes – Killstar Starlight Biker Boots (size 8)
Sunnies – Bunny Paige Sugar Cookie Heart Sunglasses in Lavender
Bag – Lux De Ville Elvira Coffin Mini Tote in Electric Purple
See more photos of this gothic clothing, along with my review of everything at Killstar Lucine Skater Dress.
HerbanDevi Hooded Mini Dress with Pockets
See more photos of this gothic outfit, along with my review of everything at HerbanDevi Sexy Hooded Mini Dress with Pockets.
Summer Goth Queen of Darkness Lace Up Top
Top – Queen of Darkness Lace Up Shoulder Top from Sourpuss
Shorts – Rock & Republic Kimber Side Slit Jean Shorts in Plum Pie from Kohls
Jeans – (not pictured) Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Jean in Sweet Burgundy from Amazon
Handbag – Christian Louboutin Large Loubette Satchel in Maroon from the Real Real (similar bag, bag 2, bag 3, bag 4)
Shoes – Clarks Privo Sneaker Ballet Shoes (similar shoe)
Jewelry – Bunny Paige Volcano Micro Spiked Heart Necklace
See more photos of this summer goth clothing, along with my review of everything at Queen of Darkness Lace Up Top.
Killstar Bella Morte Lost Babydoll Dress
Dress – Killstar Bella Morte Lost Babydoll Dress
Handbag – Valentino Lacca Fleur handbag in Burgundy (similar style in black)
Shoes – Naturalizer Danya Sandals in Black
Bracelet – Burgundy wrap bracelet similar style in red & black
Sunglasses – Burgundy sunglasses
Necklace – Bunny Paige Micro Spiked Heart in Volcano
See more photos of my gothic clothing, along with my review of everything at Killstar Bella Morte Dress.
Places I Shop for Gothic Clothing
- The Real Real
- Hot Topic
- Good Goth
- Heavy Red
- Dolls Kill
- Witch Worldwide
- Blackcraft Cult
- MoWest Creations
- KMK Designs
- Black Milk Clothing
- Starchaser (formerly Kawaii Machine)
- The Pyramid Collection
- Lux de Ville (handbags)
- Avelina de Moray (handbags)
- Bunny Paige (also on etsy as Bunny Paige) (jewelry)
- Rogue & Wolf (also on etsy as Rogue & Wolf) (jewelry)
- Curiology UK (jewelry)
- Of Stars and Wine (jewelry)
- Bloodmilk (jewelry)
Almost every single one of these stores where I built my goth wardrobe is currently having a sale! Check out the details in my 4th of July Sales Roundup!
Gothic Clothing: How to Build a Goth Wardrobe Video
In my Gothic Clothing: How to Build a Goth Wardrobe video I talk about where I shop for basics and where to go for branded goth clothing. It’s so important to keep an open mind with shopping goth! You can find something to help you build your gothic clothing wardrobe almost anywhere you go.
One of my tricks for successful online shopping for anything, whether it’s gothic clothing, makeup, shoes, or household items, is to read 4 star reviews. 4 Star reviews tend to be the most balanced because they usually say both positive and negative things about an item. They’re the most compelling and helpful to me.
Now, I’m considered plus size but I can often shop at ‘straight sized’ stores because I’m on the cusp of plus size since I wear size 10 & 12. I find that really helpful because sometimes I buy a women’s junior XL and other times I buy a plus size XS. My friend Dawn just started a new blog and has written a post specifically on Goth Plus Size Buying Guide. She’s a US size 22, so I KNOW her posts will be helpful to some of you. Plus she’s a real sweetheart. You can also follow her on Instagram!
If you need help with gothic clothing shopping, you can always reach out to me in the PhyrraNyx Facebook Group!
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