For better (writing more poetry!) or for worse (neighbors bothered by endless loud New Order), the goth in me is creeping back this summer.
For your (and my) consideration, a few black, white and otherwise moody frocks to punctuate one's fear, anguish and ennui.
Simple, sexy, cool (who knew Western clogs could do that?). I dig the shape of the sleeves and the bag hanging lower than the hem of her skirt.
Black and white can too often be graphic or crisp; this is gloriously neither thanks to the grey jacket and unobtrusively brown satchel (methinks the grey is the "bridge" here). The white stockings are innocent-looking, without being precious or childish thanks to the square, heavy shape of the bag.
Nubby Twiglet via Wardrobe_Remix
Easy and familiar shapes to wear, but the pure white of the top and black-black of the pants accentuates the contrast between flowy shirt and tight, structured jeans. A pair of sweet shoes and Oscar-Wildish neck-action don't hurt one bit!
Simply adorable! And "normal" enough to wear in mixed company, but with a swipe of some red lipcolor and gel-slicked hair, instantly, darkly glamorous.
So unapologetically glamorous, and yet completely downtown and lowkey. I love the light denim in this context -- to de-white the bright white and recall hair metal fashions when paired with the black. The gold converse are a serious delight but for me, the real icing on the cake is the little clutch which takes the whole thing from being teenaged mix-and-match to elegant lady just trying to get her casual on.