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How to Be Edgier With Your Clothes

Guest Post: How to Be Edgier With Your Clothes

When it comes to fashion, we rarely see anything other than the classically pretty, traditional feminine styles gracing the covers of the magazines. You’ll get a twist here and there, like exaggerated silhouettes or ripped jeans, but it’s rare to see elements of the true goth or other alternative styles becoming popular. But what if you’re bored of the same old conventional styles? What if you’re tired of looking just like everyone else? Even deciding that you want to embrace the new lifestyle doesn’t mean you’ll automatically become good at it. Figuring things out can take some time, but if you want to start dressing more boldly, here are some tips and ideas that will give your wardrobe an edge. 

Start small 

If you’re new to it, you don’t have to go from zero to one hundred and become Morticia Addams on acid within a day. Goth and alternative styles are not easy to pull off, so you’ll need to build a good sense of style to know how to do it. Basically, you need to start small and take the time to really understand and love the pieces you’re wearing so you’d learn how to incorporate more of them. Simple black nail polish can be your starting point, small things like that. A leather jacket, black lipstick, thick studded belts, or chunky shoes. Pick one, but not all, and start from there. Changing our style can feel uncomfortable at first, but if you start with details you’ll get used to it and you can build up to other things. 

It’s all about the attitude 

Clothes should be a mere accessory to your attitude. Clothes are a way to express yourself, to show the world what you are inside, but they mean very little without the right mindset. Lift your chin up and own what you wear. Strut around, be confident and be comfortable in your own skin and anything you put on will look good. 

Know how to use black 

Black looks good on anyone, and it can be your go-to colour for any occasion. It’s classy, it’s sexy, it can be taken into any direction. Gothic fashion clothing often relies on black elegance, so if you like the colour you’re going to have plenty of fun. Pay attention to the material of your clothing. Black lace and velvet are alluring, and chiffon can look romantic. Black does not mean you can’t be seductive and feminine – quite the opposite. It’s dark and edgy, and if you play with cuts and materials you can easily create a look that works well with your style. 

Don’t be afraid of colour 

How to Be Edgier With Your Clothes

Just because black is a popular choice for alternative styles doesn’t mean you can’t wear anything else. The whole rainbow of colours is at your disposal, and wearing a pink dress won’t make you any less goth. Details like jewellery, scarves, belts and hair bands can really make a mostly-black outfit pop. Fashion shouldn’t be constraining, it’s supposed to be a guideline which you can modify to suit your needs. Don’t be afraid to wear whatever you want to wear.  

Hair and makeup to complement your looks 

The devil is in the details, and hair and makeup can really make or break an outfit. If you’re a beginner, there are some handy makeup tutorials around, and when it comes to hair, don’t be afraid to go wild. Darkest black, neon colours, opal hair, pink and silvery grey – it all works. 

The last things to remember are piercings and tattoos. Your skin is your canvas, so use it to paint a story with a meaningful tattoo, and consider piercings for that truly edgy, eye-catching cool look. 

Article by: Peter Minkoff – be sure to check him out on Twitter!

How to Wear High Waisted Ripped Jeans

How to Wear High Waisted Ripped Jeans

How to wear high waisted ripped jeans
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High waisted ripped jeans are a punk staple and definitely a trend we love and is here to stay!

I don’t think I’ll ever give up on my ripped jeans, and the high waisted trend makes me not only look good but also feel good. It’s very figure flattering as it hugs the curves in all the right places and elongates your legs.

The only question remains – what should I wear them with? To be honest, I wear black jeans and black shirts so much, I’m getting tired of myself! So let’s look at some fresh ways how you can wear the high waisted ripped jeans in the summer and fall! (see picture below:)

1 Ripped bermudas

A summer version of your fave jeans, looks cool and is practical for hot weather

2 Fishnet denim skirt

A combination of our two favorite trends, combined into one piece! Who knew?!

3 Classic black skinny jeans

The type of jeans that are perfect with a graphic Tee, band shirt, sweatshirt or even a corset!

4 Army green shorts

I am not a shorts fan, but as opposed to usual blue jeans, the army green looks                          actually pretty cool!

5 Classic blue high waisted ripped jeans

The more ripped – the better! Like I said, it’s best to combine them with fishnets, as it gives them an extra ’90s grunge feel! You can combine them with a super trendy black or green bomber jacket, or a military blaser for a more fierce, sophisticated look!

All this and more you can find on the Rosegal website at very affordable prices! Best of all – the shipping is included.

You know I’ve been working with Rosegal for a while and I absolutely love their stuff and how lovely their staff is!

Check out their website and comment below: what’s your favorite? do you wear ripped jeans?

  1. How to wear high waisted ripped jeans
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Blogiversary Special OOTD & What Not to Do As a Blogger

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Outfit details:
Velvet thigh high boots: see HERE
Rose gold watch: see HERE
Leather harness: see HERE
Veil & fur coat: H&M
Rings: Sixx
Bracelets & skirt: New Yorker
Skulls bag: Banned
I’m back with the second outfit I wanted to show you – how to wear thigh high boots! This outfit is all about boots and accessories, and I got it all from – Zaful.

Zaful is a huge online store, with an especially big selection of shoes and accessories. I mean it, when you start browsing, you won’t know where to stop. The second think I liked is that they have bigger size shoes, which is not the case on other Chinese online shops. I’ve wanted thigh-high boots for quite some time, and with a normal heel, so I immediately decided to take these ones. They are very comfy, the heel is only about 6cm, so you can wear them every day They are also warm and lined up with thin fur inside but I definitely plan on wearing them in the spring as well. The lace at the top is adjustable, so really anyone can wear them.
I’m also obsessed with rose gold, so I decided to take this watch, and it’s a beautiful piece of jewelry, though I don’t wear it every day. It also works perfectly.
The 3rd thing I got is the goth-nugoth musthave – a harness. Don’t ask me why, but I started to really like chokers, so I got this “extended version”, though still minimalistic.
The shipping time was about a month, again because of the holidays, and also the customs. The customer service at Zaful is also great and very polite.

The second part of my post is about my 2nd  blogiversary, which was in fact three weeks ago, but whatever.
Besides the marketing that I studied at the University, I’ve been really working on expanding my skills, taking an internet marketing course, reading a lot, listening to seminars and webinars. I’m always eager to expand my activity –  I tried Snapchat yesterday, I’m working on my video making skills, I’m always looking for something new, besides and related to my job. So, always expect something new and exciting from me :p

The blogiversary means also– time for a rant!
Though I’ve already talked about this, it’s never too much, because new stuff is always surfacing:

WHAT NOT TO DO AS A BLOGGER
Most of this stuff seems pretty obvious, but the fact that people are still doing it makes me think it should still be pointed out.

1.      Don’t make blogger enemies
If someone wants to help you, respect that. You never know when you’re gonna need someone. Do not get into unnecessary arguments.

2.      Don’t unfriend/unfollow bloggers
Remember what I said about making enemies? Don’t do it. Believe me, I remember everything.

3.       Don’t friend colleagues bloggers on FB

Only to spy on them. Facebook is something private, so if you added them as a friend, it goes without saying you should follow them publicly on the blog as well. If you’re there just lurking and not showing mutual support – it’s obvious what you’re doing.

4.       Don’t follow/unfollow on Instagram

I know it’s been said a million times, and you think “well I’m not the one who’s gonna change the system”, then no one will. I follow the account I like even if they unfollowed me. There’s something to be learned from everyone. So if I have the courtesy to check out your profile, you should do the same, otherwise – how are you better than me?

5.       Don’t sell yourself short

This is another one I’m gonna keep repeating until the last one understands. Don’t do a post for $10, you are doing a disservice to the whole blogging industry. If you keep letting Chinese companies exploit you, you won’t go any further than that, and I know ya’ll dreaming of becoming rich and wearing Dior, well, it’s not gonna happen, unless you build your brand with integrity.

6.       “Nice post. NOW GO CHECK OUT MINE – LOOK HERE CLICK HERE: WWW.SOMEB*TCHWHOKNOWSNOTHINGABOUTMARKETING.BLOGSPOT.COM”

-Don’t leave comments like this! I have nothing against putting a link to your blog, actually I appreciate it so I can respond, but please, this is spammy and insulting

7.  “I was just browsing through the net for wedding dresses and found this great store…”

Really? You’re getting married 4 times a year? Congratulations!
Seriously, don’t treat your audience like we’re stupid. Tell us if it’s a sponsored post.
I hope you find this helpful and don’t take it the wrong way. After all, blogging is making your online brand.
What do you think about all this?
What else would you like me to write about?
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