Sunday, 22 May 2016
Can you wear colour and still be Goth?
When I was younger, I thought that if you were a Goth, you could only wear white, black, red, maroon, purple, dark blue and dark green. For years I stuck firmly to this colour palette. At some point, I started wondering who I was trying to impress.
These days, I have friends who identify as Goth and friends who identify as non-Goth. Most of them wear colour at least occasionally and none of them seem to care if I do.
The way I see it, if Goth is really about rebelling, you can wear what you like. If it's really about being yourself, you should wear what you like. If one month I want to be a dark sorceress and the next I want to be a faery princess, why not?
Most of my favourite music falls under the Goth, Gothic Metal or Goth friendly banner; I love cemeteries; I have studied the history of the Gothic genre and Gothic literature. No one can take my Goth card away.
Wear what makes you happy!