Fashion Goes Goth
Did high fashion take from Halloween this fall? You watched the shows, you saw the collections, you followed the photos. There is no doubt fall fashion went dark — so dark, in fact, goth glam was coined as the new look for autumn and winter 2012. Along with all that darkness came a whole lot of wine hued lips, smoked out eyes, black lace, velvet, leather and brocade, some crosses, and a lot of drama. We love this look, and now it’s time to translate the over the top trend for your daily life. Black on black on black anyone?
Into The Darkness
Designers from Yves Saint Laurent and Mugler to Gucci (above) and Versace set the pace of fall fashion, and the gothic trend came in all different forms. We loved Versace’s rebellious take, and how Gucci combined many textures of black and that on-trend dark lip for a luxe combination.
Make It Yours
Copying the gothic glam trend can be simple for night with haunting black separates in romantic textures like lace, and with severe black-cherry lips. But what about for daytime? We’ve picked the perfect pieces to create a look that’s definitely dark, but not too severe, ideal for shopping, grabbing coffee, or a brisk fall walk. Start with a black tee with gothic details like the lace cross of this Topshop one. How great are these Elizabeth & James skinnies? Add touches of leather, without being too extreme, to make the look day appropriate. A gorgeous black cape is our most coveted item for fall, and what better way to ease into the darkness than with a semi-matte burgundy lip and stunning statement necklace in opulent inky noir? The pleasure’s all ours.
Shop The Look: Lace Cross Tee, $44, Topshop
Shop The Look: Elizabeth And James Stretch Jersey and Leather Pants, $197, The Outnet
Shop The Look: Steffen Schraut Black Leather Trimmed Austin Cape, $452, Stylebop
Shop The Look: Hoss Intropia Anthracite Crystal Embellished Necklace, $162, Stylebop
Shop The Look: 3 Semi-Matte Lipstick in Cool Burgundy, $21, Dermstore
[Photo via Style.com]