I got all dressed up yesterday, with new boots, one of my favourite dresses and my old trusty tights when my mum informed me that I looked 'like a goth'.
I asked her why and she said it was because I'm apparently always in black. This isn't quite true. I'm mostly in greyscale. I definetely wouldn't call my style 'goth' and I thought I'd make a post to clarify.
Dressing 'goth' isn't really about all black. Similarly, a lack of colour doesn't make the style 'goth'. Greyscale can look smart and cute at the same time. Here are some examples of outfits that stand out, even without colour.
This coat is stylish a sophisticated, with just a hint of natural earthy colours with the skirt and tights. It's very suited for winter in the workplace or romps in the city. The next outfit is great for winter with the added bonus of being super cute.
I love the stripes, the frills at the bottom, the teddy-bear pin, the awesome hood and those cute eyes and ear flaps. There is nothing about this that I don't like! It just makes you want to go :3 if that were humanly possible.
This is a great example of splashing colour into a greyscale outfit. The necklace create a center focus and looks dainty surrounded by those cute white frills. I'm not too sure about the headband and the bag, I would've chose one or the other if it was me. But it's not, and she looks good, so this combo is still a winner.
This is a more casual look - for get togethers with friends or shopping trips or just being comfortable in general. Baggy clothes look cute, carefree and fun when paired with some awesome tights. Flats or heels go well with this outfit, but if you're short (like I am) you might want to opt for the heels so you don't disappear under that oversized tee.
This is one of my favourite examples. The dress looks angelic, sophisticated but so so comfortable. It also looks like it would be quite warm if you threw on some jeans, tights or long socks under it. The turtleneck and cute pom-poms really add the finishing touches on a gorgeous winter dress.
I hope I've shown how greyscale doesn't have to look drab or depressing - it can be cute and sophisticated. A splash of colour here and there never hurt anyone, but if you can't find one that suits your mood, it's not the end of the world. Black, white and grey can make some awesome outfit combinations!