Lastly, another thing I like about being/dressing goth is the non-conformity. Reading and watching shows/articles along the lines of "What Not To Wear" and "What clothes should I wear in my thirties" really rots my socks. These articles showed up on my Facebook news feed the other day and I take it that the interwebs are trying to tell me something. Out of curiosity, I read those articles and I began to laugh.
I laughed because I committed so many "fashion faux-pas" and the whole tone of the articles made me laugh even more. Basically, if I do not conform to these "rules" no one will take me seriously, after all, a woman my age should dress the part. I should have a look of maturity to me. Me and maturity? The idea behind that also makes me laugh!
|I wore this to work. Every single item here are listed in these articles Oh no! Call the fashion police!|
|My weekend outfit. Again, I am wearing things I shouldn't. Like leggings, a graphic t-shirt, my skirt and boots. I should wear jeans, shiny polished sneakers and a plain top to take my kid to the park. Screw that.|
All our lives, we were told as children to be ourselves, why does this have to change as an adult? What kind of example are setting for our children?We have to sell out?
So yes, I will wear my leggings and tutu-skirts, I will wear my Doc Martens and bedazzled tank tops. If you think I am immature .... well you started it! If people just got the pole removed from their behinds and minded their own business, instead of being concerned over clothing someone wore, the world would be a much better place!
Life is too short to live by such constricting rules. If you want to laugh and see how you commit these heinous crimes, here is a link to two articles I found: http://www.whowhatwear.com/turning-30-fashion/slide28 and www.rantchic.com/2014/10/24/20-things-women-should-stop-wearing-after-age-30/