Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Things I'm Gravitating Towards Lately

My style is always rooted in the Goth scene, but how I express that tends to change on a fairly regular basis. I get bored when I wear the same things all the time, so I'm constantly on the hunt for something that will spice up my wardrobe. Normally, I just latch on to another style and combine it with my dark aesthetic, but lately I've noticed that when I'm in stores or online my eyes tend to gravitate towards particular things. Here are some of the more common offenders.

Dark Green and Maroon

When paired with black that is.  I've always liked jewel tones, but lately I've been favoring maroon and green over others. They're just so enticing.... I recently bought a top that's roughly the color of the middle nail below, and I love it to death. I'm also on the hunt for a darker green military jacket (The one I bought years ago is far too light and just screams junior section...)

Dress Shirts

I've always liked dressing up, but for me that normally means throwing on an actual dress and getting creative with my makeup. Lately, I've been wearing a lot of jeans (Partly because it's easy, partly because it's COLD and a skirt and tights ain't gonna cut it) and I've been hovering on the more androgynous side of the spectrum by breaking out my ties, suspenders, etc. So of course, I need a better dress shirt to pair all of that with.

I could also go for something like this.
Funky Jackets

If you saw the recent purchase I showcased in the last Sophistique Noir challenge you know I've got a very funky jacket that's been getting a lot of use. Unusual jackets have been high on my list as of late. Of course, I'm a bit obsessed, so jackets are always at the top of my list, but I've been striving for more creative designs in my recent searches.

Leopard Print

I've loved leopard for ages. I'm not sure I should count it as something I'm gravitating towards lately, because I always covet it, but my closet has seen a larger influx of leopard prints than normal in recent months so I suppose it counts. (A little while ago I bought a leopard print sweater and yet another scarf in the same week..)

Polka Dots

I've been feeling the vintage vibe strongly this last month. However, I don't have a lot of opportunity to express that vibe because my 'vintage' items are few and far between. The 50s are one of my favorite time periods for fashion (Along with the 40s and 20s. We're not counting the alternative 70s/80s wardrobe because that's half my life already) and I've been trying to at least incorporate some of that in my everyday life by looking for more polka dots. It's a stretch, but at least it's a bit of an homage.

Round Sunglasses

I don't know where it came from, but I've been struck by this inexplicable urge to own a pair of circle lenses. I think I may have seen a picture on Tumblr, and then later realized I just had to have a pair. The only problem is that I'm not sure they'll fit my face shape, but I'll deal with that hurdle as it comes. Is it a bit hipster-ish at the moment? Maybe. Do I care? Not particularly.

Are there any trends or items you've been gravitating towards lately? Feel free to share, I'm always open to inspiration!


  1. I love green and maroon (paired together too!). Black, dark green, maroon is exactly the color scheme for my living room. (though I'd never recommend anyone paint their walls green if they want to take outfit photos in that room.) I love round sunglasses. And round glasses...I have a pair of clear-lens round glasses and I love them. Aside from the occasional Harry Potter jab, of course. I'm personally loving the purple jewel tones like amethyst. Also gold jewelry, which I've always hated. And more ethic-inspired stuff that doesn't look too ethnic or hippy.

    1. Round sunglasses are seriously right at the top of my list right now. Purple is also a color I love, but recently I'm seeing a lot of it what with my new room so I don't need more clothes that color XD I used to hate gold jewelry too! But then I decided it worked with green and black after seeing Loki... ;) Not to mention, my winklepickers have gold buckles so I need things to match ^^"