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5 Modern Goth Looks We Love & Tips

Explore 5 gorgeously ghoulish modern goth styles & find out how to recreate them for yourself with tips. Own the night with KILLSTAR!

Dive into the bewitching realm of modern goth fashion as we unveil our top 5 spellbinding goth looks that will captivate your dark soul.

Our KILLSTAR babes, a haven of style mavens, constantly amaze us with the stunning, gorgeously ghoulish styles they create with the unique interpretations they conjure. Join us as we break down these edgy aesthetics and show you how to master them yourself!

Top 5 Modern Goth Looks: 

  1. Witchy Vibes: Conjuring a Gothic Fantasy
  2. Nu Goth Look: Embracing the Yin and Yang of Style
  3. Corporate Goth: Power Dressing with a Gothic Edge
  4. Pastel Dreams: Soft Hues in a Dark Realm
  5. Rockabilly Style: Vintage with an Attitude
 

1. Witchy Vibes: Conjuring a Gothic Fantasy

Witchy Outfits, laced black dress

Embrace your inner witchy vampire queen with a captivating blend of enchantment and elegance, where fashion becomes a spellbinding expression of the mystical.

The witchy style embraces sumptuous fabrics like velvet and lace, often paired with corsets and statement belts to create an equally otherworldly and fiercely chic outfit. Achieving a Witchy style involves embracing enchanting, mystical elements in your wardrobe.

 

Here are tips to help you achieve a Witchy aesthetic:


  • Drape yourself in sumptuous velvet and lace. Opt for flowing and ethereal fabrics like velvet, lace, and chiffon. Long skirts, flowing dresses, and billowy sleeves give a witchy and mystical vibe. 
  • Embrace a dark colour palette with deep hues such as black, dark green, burgundy, and navy. These colours evoke a sense of mystery and magic, essential for a witchy style.
  • Incorporate statement accessories to enhance the witchy feel. Think wide-brimmed hats, stompy boots, and layered necklaces. Adorn yourself with symbols like moons, stars, or pentagrams for an extra magical touch.
  • Cinch your waist and experiment with layering and textures, with a corset or a statement belt to add depth to your outfits. Combine different fabrics and materials, like wearing a lace shawl over a velvet dress or adding a textured belt to define your waist.
  •  Integrate mystical patterns into your wardrobe, such as celestial prints, stars, moons, or occult symbols. These elements reinforce the magical aura of your witchy style. Layer on necklaces with multiple necklaces and put a ring on every finger.
  • Embrace dark and magical makeup with bold eyeliner, dark eyeshadows, and deep lip colours. Consider adding mystical elements like a crescent moon or star-shaped makeup for an extra touch of enchantment.

@thewickedlady's witchy style is the epitome of gothic elegance, transporting you to an ancient castle where ghosts are dinner party guests. Infiltrate the ancient castle with our Witches Sabbath Collection and Dracula's Daughter Collection

Remember, Witchy style is about expressing your mystical and magical side, so feel free to personalise your look with elements that resonate with your own sense of enchantment and wonder. Unleash your dark, romantic and magical side!

 

2. Nu Goth Look: Embracing the Yin and Yang of Style

Nu Goth Fashion in Black & White

We love a graphic black and white look, and @aeroplvnes pulls it off perfectly in this ‘fit! The contrast, the perfect half-and-half, the simple yet stunning end result - *chef’s kiss*.

Nu Goth is a bold fusion of streetwear and occult aesthetics, creating a contemporary twist on classic goth vibes. Embrace the yin and yang with graphic black and white masterpieces with our Wednesday x KILLSTAR Collab Collection and Core Essentials Collection.


Here are tips to help you perfect your Nu Goth look:


  • Play with contrasts by combining fitted and oversized pieces. Layering is key in Nu Goth style, so experiment with combining different lengths and textures to create a visually dynamic outfit. 
  • Stick to a monochromatic colour palette dominated by blacks, whites, and greys. 
  • Combine a white top with black bottoms for an effortlessly chic vibe, and experiment with a split down-the-middle look.
  • Integrate graphic designs into your wardrobe to infuse a streetwear vibe. Explore clothing with bold prints, occult symbols, or abstract graphics that add an edge to your overall look. Think graphic tees, hoodies, or leggings.
  • Infuse occult symbols for that distinct Nu Goth charm. Incorporate items like pentagram jewellery, harnesses, occult symbols, or statement chokers to add a touch of mystique to your ensemble.
  • Opt for modern silhouettes that blend traditional goth elements with contemporary cuts. This could include asymmetrical hems, oversized hoodies, platform sneakers, or chunky boots, giving your look a fresh and updated feel.

Remember, Nu Goth is all about personal expression and blending different styles, so feel free to mix and match these tips to create a look that resonates with your individual taste and personality. It's a modern twist on classic goth aesthetics!

 

3. Corporate Goth: Power Dressing with a Gothic Edge

Corporate goth Outfits in all Black | KILLSTAR

The Corporate Goth style is a sophisticated fusion of dark elegance and professional power dressing. Perfect for transitioning from the office to night out, corporate goth style proves that gothic fashion knows no bounds. @theresafractale effortlessly radiates sophistication in her corporate goth ensemble, creating a look that seamlessly transitions from the office to date nights. This look demands attention. 

Achieving a Corporate Goth style involves infusing elements of gothic fashion into a professional and polished look suitable for the workplace. Check out our curated Corporate Goth Collection and Own The Night Collection to feel the dark elegance vibe!


Here are tips to help you master the Corporate Goth aesthetic:


  • Opt for classic, tailored pieces in dark, sophisticated colours such as black, charcoal, or deep burgundy.
  • Opt for figure-hugging dresses, pencil skirts, and blouses with subtle gothic detailing like lace or subtle embellishments.
  • Add depth to your ensemble by incorporating different textures. Consider fabrics like velvet, lace, or leather in your clothing choices. This not only adds a touch of gothic flair but also elevates the overall richness of your outfit.
  • Choose accessories that strike a balance between gothic and professional. Elegant gothic-inspired jewellery, such as dark metal earrings or statement rings, can add a touch of an edge without being too overpowering.
  • Complete the ensemble with killer shoes. Pair your outfits with sophisticated footwear such as sleek ankle boots, classic heels, or loafers in dark colours.
  • choose well-tailored pieces that provide structure to your silhouette. Blazers, structured jackets, and well-fitted dresses contribute to a professional appearance while maintaining a hint of gothic elegance. 

Note: Choose a dark and refined makeup palette that complements your professional attire. Neutral eyeshadows, well-defined eyeliner, and deep lip colours can add a touch of gothic sophistication without being too bold for the workplace.

Remember, the Corporate Goth style is about blending gothic elements seamlessly into a professional environment. These tips aim to help you achieve a style that is both polished and true to your ghoulish gothic aesthetic. Power, confidence, and a touch of gothic allure. – The ultimate combination!

 

4. Pastel Dreams: Soft Hues in a Dark Realm

Pastel Goth Aesthetic | KILLSTAR

Pastel Goth is a delightful fusion where the dark allure of traditional goth, meets the whimsical charm of pastel hues. Pastel goth is a captivating style that blends edgy elements with soft, dreamy colours, creating a unique and visually stunning fashion statement. 

Escape the sea of black with pastel goth vibes inspired by @v.zozimo. Opt for soft pastel shades like lavender, mint, baby pink, or powder blue with our Pastel Dream Collection. These hues are the cornerstone of the pastel goth style.


Here are tips to achieve the Pastel Goth look:


  • Pair your pastels with traditional gothic pieces. For example, combine a pastel sweater with a black leather jacket or a pastel dress with dark boots. 
  • Experiment with layering to add depth to your outfit. Combine pastel tops with fishnet stockings, or layer a pastel skirt over black leggings.
  • Choose accessories that strike a balance between cute and edgy. Think chokers, spiked bracelets, and studded belts in pastel shades. 
  • Consider pastel-coloured hair to complete the look. Soft pinks, lilacs, or mint green can add an extra touch of whimsy.
  • Incorporate iconic pastel goth patterns like crosses, moons, stars, or even cute animals. These can be featured on clothing items and accessories.
  • Play with pastel-hued makeup, including eyeshadows, lipsticks, and nail polishes. Experiment with subtle, ethereal looks that complement your outfit.

Own your style confidently with our Pastel Dreams collection and Laced With Poison Collection both offer accessories, lingerie, and more. Achieve that adorable, cosy look with long socks and slippers.

Pastel goth is all about expressing yourself, so embrace your unique combination of sweetness and darkness. Because who says goth can't have a softer side?

 

5. Rockabilly Style: Vintage with an Attitude

Rockabilly Style | KILLSTAR

Take a walk on the wild side with rockabilly style featuring the timeless allure of leopard print. Follow @bitter_sweet_zombie’s lead and spice up your black outfits with a touch of jungle in this killer body-con ‘fit! Achieving a Rockabilly Goth style is all about blending the rebellious spirit of rockabilly with the dark and edgy aesthetics of goth.


Here are tips to help you master the Rockabilly Goth look:


  • Incorporate leopard print into your wardrobe. Whether it's a statement leopard print dress, a rockabilly-inspired handbag, or even a subtle belt, this iconic pattern adds a touch of vintage rockabilly flair.
  • Embrace classic vintage silhouettes for your clothing. Think high-waisted pencil skirts, fitted dresses, or A-line skirts that capture the retro essence of rockabilly fashion.
  • Accessorise with rockabilly-inspired accessories to enhance the retro feel. Consider adding polka-dot headbands, retro sunglasses, or even a floral hairpiece. Add a hint of gothic rebellion to your ensemble.
  • Experiment with bold hair and makeup styles. Victory rolls, pin-up hairstyles, and bold red lipstick are classic rockabilly choices. For a gothic edge consider darker lipstick shades and more dramatic eye makeup.
  • While rockabilly often embraces vibrant colours give them a darker twist. Choose deep reds, rich purples, or emerald greens as your base colours, and then add pops of classic rockabilly hues like red or baby blue for contrast.
  • Elevate your look with vintage-inspired footwear. Choose styles like platform boots, ankle boots, or peep-toe heels to capture the essence of both rockabilly and gothic fashion.

Whether it's a leopard print handbag, belt or a full-on ensemble let your inner ghoul shine. Unleash your inner sex kitten with vintage vibes that scream rockabilly chic with our Alt-Core Collection and Wednesday x KILLSTAR Collab Collection.

Remember, the key to Rockabilly Goth style is finding a balance between the bold, vintage elements of rockabilly and the dark, rebellious vibe of goth. Feel free to mix and match these tips to create a style that feels authentic and uniquely yours!

 

What is considered goth fashion?

 

Goth fashion is like the ultimate playlist of dark, mysterious vibes. It's not just clothing; it's an art form expressing the beauty found in the shadows. Traditional goth style often includes a sea of black, leather, lace, and all things that make you feel like the gorgeous ghoul of the night. It's about embracing the darkness with a touch of romantic rebellion. Picture Victorian elegance meets rebellious spirit – that's the essence of classic goth fashion.

 

What is modern goth fashion?

 

Modern goth fashion is like the cool remix of the classic track. It takes the soul of traditional goth and cranks up the volume. It's about breaking boundaries and infusing gothic elements into various styles.

From Nu Goth's streetwise edge to the sophistication of Corporate Goth, modern goth fashion is a versatile and ever-evolving kaleidoscope. It's not just about the clothes; it's about owning your unique dark elegance, whether you're conjuring a gothic fantasy, embracing the yin and yang of style, or rocking a rebellious animal print with an attitude. In the realm of modern goth fashion, the night is yours to own!

 

Final Bewitching Words

 

In the realm of modern goth fashion, your style choices are as limitless as your imagination. Channel your inner goth muse, mix and match these looks, and own the night.

Explore the dark elegance that defines your unique persona with KILLSTAR's bewitching collections. Elevate your wardrobe and embrace the allure of modern goth fashion today. - Because in the world of goth, the night is yours to own!

 


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