I didn't make any official New Year's resolutions this year because I suck at them, however having said that I have joined BatFit, started giving myself more beauty treatments and mini-makeovers and have vowed to sort out my biggest wardrobe crisis.
What's that, you might ask. Well, my wardrobe (or rather, floordrobe) is enormous, but it contains such a baffling mix of things that fit, things that don't, things that only work with certain other things, things I can only wear in certain weather, things I can only wear in a certain mood and things that I'm not sure why I own them and things I can't bear to live without that often in the mornings I give up trying to pull together a decent outfit and pull on black skinnies and the nearest clean T-shirt. This is because I tend to buy based on three criteria - it's cheap, it's black, it 'looks Goth', or some combination of the above. Not all the time, but mostly.
So my not-a-new-year's-resolution was to start buying things BECAUSE I LIKE THEM. Or because I can imagine wearing them with a lot of things I already own. To this end I started a bit of a 'scrapbook' on the computer, and discovered that I like a bewildering array of styles, including Goth (obviously), punk, hipster Goth (aka nu-Goth), boho, Lolita, gyaru, decora, mori girl, casual steampunk, rave and many myriad sub-styles within those style sets. So yes, my wardrobe is beginning to look a little schizo, when I'm using images as diverse as this, this, this, this, and this for inspiration. But I like it, and it's 100% me. ^^
Why this long, rambling block of text on an outfit post? Well, mainly, to explain these pants:
T-shirt: TK Maxx, £15 (it glows in the dark!)
Wristbands: Topshop sale, £3.50
Bracelets: British Heart Foundation, £2.99
Necklace: charity shop, £2.50