How to be a Transitional Goth

Or in other words, wtf with this weather? So this is from the first time round the Beast from the East graced our shores, but […]

March 21, 2018
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Or in other words, wtf with this weather?

So this is from the first time round the Beast from the East graced our shores, but it happens to be snowing this weekend in York too for some reason…

We’re currently in what #fashion people call the “transition” between winter and spring. Sometimes it’s sunny and fresh and springy, sometimes its just, y’know, snowing like its the dead of winter. My birthday is at the end of March (not hinting, not hinting at all…) so I remember this time of year in particular, and I can recall it being snowy and it feeling hot like summer. And it can be hard to know what the f to wear.

I feel like typical transitional outfits that glamour/cosmo/typical womens’ mags or whatever tell you to wear are all very focused on the idea that it’s gonna be warm and they have no regard for people like me who have terrible circulation and have cold hands and feet most of the time.

So without any further ado I give you my take on a “transitional” outfit. For when it’s snowing.

This is pretty much what I wore to LondonEdge, minus the hat and with a different coat.

We’ve got the doc martens, which come *literal* rain or shine are great. Chunky and warm, you feel like you can take on the world in them, which is what you want from a pair of boots, right?

Then we’ve got some matt vinyl trousers from Lip Service, which were great in the snow because it didn’t sink in, it just slid right off. They’re also *perfect* spring weather wear because they’re not as in your face as shiny PVC, but they definitely give any outfit an edge, and they seem to be relatively warm in cold weather and relatively cool in warm weather. The perfect transitional piece, some might say…

Layered over the top is a sheer shirt that you may have seen before. It’s one from H & M from years ago. You know when they do those mini gothy/grungey collections. Yeah, it’s from one of those. I haven’t actually worn it in a really long time because it was always a little too tight on my arms. But, since going vegan I’ve lost a bit of weight so it just fits a little nicer now, so I imagine I’ll be wearing it more. I popped a harness bra on over the top and it was looking pretty freaking fly even if I do say so myself.

Because it was snowing, and I haven’t shown you guys my ombre mongolian style fur coat yet, I decided to go for something warm. And boy was it warm! I actually forget how warm it is – all I have to do is pop my hands in my pockets and I’m as snug as a bug in a rug.

In exciting life news, we’re moving to Leeds next month! I can’t wait to have more room and less of a commute, and a big city to go play in. Yaaaaaay!


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Hi, I’m Darcie.

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